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Elizabethtown United U6-U8 Player Development Program

  • Program emphasis is on introduction of the game of soccer, technical skill development and having fun!
  • Register online at www.etownunited.org
  • T-shirt will be provided to each player
  • Boys and Girls divisions for both U6 and U8
  • U6 for players born in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • U8 for players born in 2010 and 2011
  • Players should bring a water bottle, shin guards, size 3 ball (U6) or size 4 ball (U8) and wear cleats to every practice and game
  • U6 will practice on Wednesday nights from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Masonic Homes Patton Field
  • U8 practice is on Tuesday & Thursday at Masonic Homes Patton Fields:
    • Boys - Tues 5:30-:6:30p; Thursday 6:30-7:30p (daylight permitting)
    • Girls - Tuesday 6:30-7:30p (daylight permitting); Thurs 5:30-6:30p
  • Practices begin Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  No practices the week of April 9-13 due to travel tryouts/evaluations.
  • All games will be played on Saturday mornings at Rheems Elementary School: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and June 2. 

      U8 Boys (All):  Start Time:  8:45am

      U6 Boys (All):  Start Time:  8:55am

      U8 Girls (All):  Start Time:  10:00am

      U6 Girls (All):  Start Time:  10:10am

  • Fees
    • U6 - $55 per child
    • U8 - $60 per child
    • Multi-child discount
    • Late Registration Fee - $10
  • Parent coaches that will help run practices and assist with game day coaching.   Coaches do not need prior soccer experience!!
  • If you are interested in being a parent coach please contact the U6-U8 Coordinator at
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Elizabethtown United Volunteer Coach Registration

The U6-U8 Player Development Program is successful because of your commitment as a parent coach.  Thank you for volunteering.  In order to register as a coach you will need to complete the following one week prior to the first practice:

 

 

Elizabethtown United U6-U8 Player Development Program Rules

Field Dimensions

U8:  35 by 25 yards

U6:  30 by 20 yards

Roster Size

U8:  4 x 4 with no goalie, max roster of 8 players

U6:  3 x 3 with no goalie, max roster of 6 players

Ball Size

U8:  Size 4

U6:  Size 3

Goal Size

The standard U8 goal size will be used for both U8 and U6 games

Duration of Game

U8:  4 quarters of 12 minutes with a 2 minute break between quarters

U6:  4 quarters of 8 minutes with a 2 minute break between quarters

Location of Game

All games will be played at the Rheems Elementary School

Laws of the Game

  • Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time
  • After a goal, the play resumes at the halfway line.  At the start of a kickoff, the player may pass in any direction to begin play.  The player may not dribble to begin play.
  • When the attacking player plays the ball over the end line, a goal kick shall be awarded to the defending team.  At this time, the attacking team must retreat to the halfway line to allow the goal kick to be taken.  Emphasis is to allow the team taking the goal kick to make a pass prior to any pressure is allowed.
  • When the defensive team plays the ball over the end line, a corner kick will be awarded to the attacking team.
  • At the start of any free kick the defending team must be at least 5 yards from the spot the kick is taken.
  • There will be no throw-ins.  When the ball crosses the touch line a kick-in will be awarded.  This is to encourage completing a pass or passing into space.
  • There will be no off-sides.
  • There will be no penalty kicks.
  • Goals must be scored from the offensive side of the half way line.
  • Substitutions are only made when the ball is out of bounds. 
  • If a team is short a player, they should “borrow” a player from the opposing team.  The purpose is for the players to play and get touches.
  • No score will be recorded.