Pre-kinder (u5) and kinder (u6) train and play together. The sessions are generally divided into 3 parts, with water breaks dividing them. The first part is a skill teaching drill. The second is a series of kinder games, such as Simon Sez, modified to include the soccer skill they have just trained on. The third part is a soccer game.
U6 players are divided by gender. You may apply for your child to "play up" if your child is kinder age but you feel your child is more advanced and can enjoy the faster pace of the U7 teams. If your child has been playing soccer in another program, is athletic for their age, and you feel they could take on the demands of twice a week training plus a game on the weekend, you may request that they play up, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A parent is required to remain at the field with their child, must register as a volunteer, and may be called upon by the coach to help with field tasks such as watching for the ball going out of bounds. The parents will be trained as "Assistant Referees" while the kids are in the first part of their session on the field. While registering your child, check the box titled, Kinder Parent, and afterward you will receive instructions on the 10 minute registration process and how to watch the 30 minute Safe Haven video.
When you register your child to play you must indicate whether you wish to attend the morning or the afternoon session on Saturdays.
The Kinder League is a gentle and fun introduction to organized group athletic activity and the game of soccer, starting with individual drills and working up to small-sided, informal games.
Teams are generally 10 players.
Specific dates for registration and play
Spring Kinder League usually begins in mid-March and continues through to the weekend prior to Memorial Day.
Fall Kinder League begins after Labor Day and continues until the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Each player will be issued a two-color, reversible jersey. The jersey is to be returned at the end of the season. See the subject, Parents - On Game Day, to the right.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
PARENTS - ON GAME DAY
COACHES - ON GAME DAY