Program Information - U5 and U7


Under 5 & 7 Program Information 2021 

Program Structure 
The goal for the summer is to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement. Practices will consist of four stations (roughly 7-10 minutes each) followed by a game to wrap up the session. The four main categories for development are General Movement, Coordination, Technique and Small Sided Games. 
 

  • Soccer technique is focused on core skills such as receiving, passing and controlling the ball. 
  • General Movement works on the overall agility, balance, and coordination of the player. This looks like focusing on speed, jumping, coordinating movements with both their body and the ball as well as running. 
  • Coordination involves drills pertaining to the players' movements with and without the ball. Ultimately working towards getting lots of touches on the ball, using the whole foot and controlling the ball from the air. 
  • Small-Sided Games is the fun aspect that will challenge players to use the skills learned in Technique, General Movement and Coordination in game-like situations. 
The mini program will be held at the Canada Games Field at Three Oaks Senior High School this year (10 Kenmore Ave, Summerside, PEI). Parking is available in the school parking lot. 

Equipment
All players need to be equipped with soccer cleatsshin guards, water bottles and, where applicable, hair tied back using headbands or ponytails. Also, jewelry is not permitted while playing. For the Under 5 age group, cleats are not a requirement but may prevent injury should the soccer field be in wet condition. Players need to arrive at the field dressed and ready. 

Weather Cancellations 
Soccer is generally played rain or shine. However, at this age level, the safety of these young players will be first and foremost. In situations where the weather is questionable, it will be up to the Mini Program Director to make the final decision. This will be done by way of an update on our website, as well as by way of email to all those signed up on our email list. Notice will be posted by 4:00 pm on the day in question. 
 
Season Schedule (Start Dates in Parenthesis) 
Mondays
U5 - 5:00- 5:45 (June 23rd )
U7 - 6:00- 7:00 (June 21st )
Wednesdays
U5 - 5:00- 5:45 
U7 - 6:00- 7:00 
 
Registration Payment
If you have not already paid online, you will be able to make a payment shortly via our website. You must be paid in full prior to orientation night. An announcement will be sent out when this becomes live. 
 
Player Requests
If you have a request for your player to be on a team with another, please email suscminiprogram@gmail.com as soon as possible. Requests will be taken until June 7th. Teams will be posted and emailed out on June 18th

COVID-19 Changes 
Social Distancing will be observed at all times on the field, when possible. Players will be required to sanitize their hands upon arrival and departure of the field (this will take place at a marked sanitization station). 

There will be no washrooms available at the field.
 
Players will not be permitted to touch the ball with their hands. All equipment will be sanitized by workers before and after the sessions. 
 
For the U5 program, one parent can accompany the player on the field.  Parent coming with the child will be asked to wear sneakers and participate if possible. Other parents or spectators must remain 20 yards back from the field (behind the marked line) or in their vehicles. All spectators must respect social distancing, being 6ft away from others at all times unless they are from the same household.
 
For U7, only parent volunteers are allowed on the field . All other parents must remain 20 yards back from the field (behind the marked line) or in their vehicles for the duration of the session. We are requesting a limited number of parent volunteers for this session. If you are interested and are able to attend the sessions, please email suscminiprogram@gmail.com
 
Orientation Night
When arriving at the field, please first check in at the table with one of our coaches. They will then direct you to your players team location where you can pick up your players jersey and get them acquainted with their team. 
 
U5- Wednesday, June 23rd at 5:00pm 
U7- Monday, June 21st at 6:00pm
 
If you have any questions at any time please contact me at suscminiprogram@gmail.com
 

Looking forward to a fun-filled summer of soccer! 
Thank you, 
Hannah Hardy 
SUSC Mini Director 
suscminiprogram@gmail.com

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