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UMSC Lil' Strikers FUNdamentals - U6/U7/U8 Divisions for Children Born 2010, 2011 and 2012

Lil' Strikers FUNdamentals:

  •    Divisions are separate for boys and girls
  •    Sessions are guided by a certified/qualified staff trainer and parent volunteer coach
  •    Small team numbers so players get maximum touches
  •    No scores or standings are kept


Program Details:

  •    Runs from June - August
  •    2 evenings per week for 1 hour (1 practice, 1 game)
  •    U6: Games will run for 30 minutes
  •    U7/U8: Games will run for 40 minutes
  •    Boys' sessions are Mondays and Wednesday evenings
  •    Girls' sessions are Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Program Overview:

  •    Game duration is 30-45 minutes for U6/U7/U8
  •    U6 Players play 3 v 3 no GK with size 3 ball, maximum of 6 players for game day roster size with an ideal team size of 6 players for every coach
  •    U7 Players play 4 v 4 no GK with size 3 ball, maximum of 8 players for game day roster size with an ideal team size of 8 players for every coach
  •    U8 Players 5 v 5 with size 3 ball, maximum of 10 players for game day roster size with an ideal team size of 10 players for every coach
  •    No throw-ins, pass in or dribble in when the ball goes out of bounds.
  •    Retreat line will start at the 1/2 way line.
  •    No trials necessary for these age groups, everyone is welcome with equal playing time in all  positions.
  •    Small Sided Games will be facilitated by OSA Certified Game Leaders.
  •    OSA Recreational Matrix will be used for goal size and field size.
  •    Lil' Striker Trainers and Coaches are required to have a Fundamental, MED and RIS certification.


Lil' Strikers FUNdamentals Soccer Sessions are divided into 3 parts:

  •     Physical Literacy; repetition of movement to develop balance and motor skills
  •     Introduction to Soccer; establish a relationship between the ball and player
  •     Players learn basic rules of soccer through fun games

Registration Includes:

  •    Full uniform (jersey, soccer socks & soccer shorts)
  •    Participation award presented at the end of the season
  •    Digital Team Photo
  •    Size 3 Soccer Ball
  •    Soccer Day

Click here to register your son or daughter!
If you are new to UMSC, set up the profile in your name (parent or guardian) and then add your child as a player. Once you do that you will see the Lil' Striker Soccer Development options for your child's age group.

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