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    CISC COVID-19 Club Protocol - 8/2/20

    CISC has updated our current club protocol in light of the new Anchorage Municipality Emergency Order (EO-15), to go into effect at 8:00 AM on Monday, August 3, 2020. This includes cancellations of certain club and league activities, including the remainder of the 2020 Summer Rec Soccer session.This has been emailed out to all current club participants. For the full announcement and details of new club protocol, please follow the "Read More" link below.

    Thank you for staying up to date with current health policies with us. Please stay safe and keep on the lookout for future announcements regarding changes in club protocol!


    Under-8 (6 and 7 year olds)
    Posted Apr 23, 2017

    The CISC U8 Program is similar to U6. However, coaches will begin to place more of a focus on teamwork and passing as well as technical development.  Players will begin to recognize teammates and enjoy playing in a team environment.  

    The U8 program plays once a week during our Fall, Winter and Spring leagues (Saturday mornings) and twice a week during our Summer League (Tuesday & Thursday).  Each session is 1-hour long and contains a 30-minute training followed by a 30-minute game against an opposing team. Games will be in a 3v3 or 4v4 format.

    In order to make our U8 sessions run smoothly and be fun, it is important players, parents and coaches have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional, and physical developmental stage of the players.

    • Enjoy playing in pairs
    • Are now able to take another’s perspective.
    • Still unable to think abstractly – be patient.
    • Cooling system still less efficient than adults – still make sure to give frequent water breaks.
    • Still prefer playing to watching – keep everyone active during practice.
    • Limited attention span
    • Have an understanding of time and sequence – “if I do this, then that happens”.
    • Some now have a third or fourth speed in addition to stopped and as fast as possible.
    • Very aware of adult reactions – be very aware of your reactions.
    • Seek out adult approval and need reassurance – be supportive.
    • Begin to become aware of peer perception – a social order is beginning to develop.
    • Wide range of abilities between children at this age
    • Beginning to develop motor memories
    • Some become more competitive
    • Less active imaginations than U6 players 


    Volunteer Coaches:
    Our Recreation soccer program offers the opportunity for those interested in coaching to volunteer to become a coach. All volunteer coaches receive credit for their child’s participation in Rec. Before each season we will have a coaches clinic and all volunteer coaches are given age appropriate materials and training so that they can offer quality training sessions to their teams. If you wish to volunteer please register below.