LANCASTER YOUTH

SOCCER CLUB

 

U6 & U8 PROGRAM

 

The top part of this page provides info on the current and upcoming season. Detailed info for the U6 & U8 divisions can be found below the seasonal info sections.

 

NO U6 or U8 DIVISIONS FOR FALL 2018.

Due to low numbers (not enough kids being signed up) we are unable to have the U6 & U8 divisions for fall 2018.

 

U6 & U8 FALL 2018 INFO

 

This section last updated 8/13/18.

 

U8 FALL 2018: (August - November)

Practice usually begins in early to mid September for the U6 & U8. The last games of the fall season are played approx the 1st Saturday in November.

 

U8 FALL 2018 FIRST PRACTICE:

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • The Last Game Date: TBA

 

PRACTICE DAYS & TIMES:

Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 PM & Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30.

 

Practice & Game Field Location:

The practice & game fields are located at Lancaster Twp. Community Park Field. You can park & access the fields from Atkins Ave. See Map Location Below. Click for Larger 'Bing' map.

 

Map

 

PRE-SEASON INFO EMAIL.

Parents are emailed info about the fall season in late August... and late March for the spring season. - Emails will be sent to the email address that you provide on the online registration form. If you did not provide an email address on the form send us your email address via our contact form.

 

 

U6 & U8 SPRING 2019 INFO

 

This section last updated 10-11-18.

 

U6 & U8 Spring 2019: (April - June)

Practice usually begins in early to mid April for the U6 & U8. The last games of the spring season are played approx the 1st Saturday in June.

 

Practice Days & Times

U6 & U8: Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 PM & Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

 

U6 & U8 SPRING 2019 FIRST PRACTICE:

  • First Practice Date: TBA but probably Saturday 4-13-19
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • The Last Game Date: TBA

 

Practice & Game Field Location:

U6 & U8: The practice & game fields are located at Lancaster Twp. Community Park Field. You can park & access the fields from Atkins Ave. Map Location.

 

Map

 

GENERAL PRACTICE & GAME INFORMATION

 

Practice & Game Field Location:

U6 & U8: The practice & game fields are located at Lancaster Twp. Community Park Field. You can park & access the fields from Atkins Ave. >> Map Location

 

What to expect on the first day of practice.

U6 & U8 Players & Parents can report to the area under the large trees which is to the left (north) of the utility shed. At this time the director will explain what to expect throughout the season, the kids will be assigned to their coaches & receive their jerseys. The first day of practice will then be underway.

 

First day meeting area location on map

 

What to bring with you on the first day of practice.

Have your child in full uniform (shorts, shin guards, socks that are sized to fit over the shin guards, sneakers or cleats and a T-shirt or light coat/sweatshirt if it's cool). The game jersey you will receive at the beginning of practice. For practices your child does not have to wear his/her game jersey but most kids like to wear them. Also please remember to bring a water container that is large enough to hold enough water to last the entire practice (or game). >>> Uniform info.

 

GAMES OVERVIEW

The first few Saturdays are practices, and then games are played on Saturdays for the rest of the season. Instructional games are played in-house (against other LYSC teams). If a game is cancelled due to rain the game is played the following Monday in place of practice.

 

U-6 Games:

Four players are used on each side during the games - two offensive players, and two defensive players. Playing with 4 players per side allows the kids a better opportunity to "play the ball" and be more involved. No goalie is used for the U6 level.

 

U-8 Games:

are played with 5 players per side (5 V 5). Goalies are used at this level.

The emphasis at this level is for the kids to start playing their positions (Left & right offence & defense) and not to chase the ball around the field. - "boy is this a hard habit to break"

 

ABOUT THE U6 & U8 DIVISIONS

 

At the instructional levels the emphasis is on learning the game & developing skills. Scores are not kept for these games. All games are played "in house" (against the other LYSC teams) at community park where practices are held. The coaches are also the referees allowing them to work with the kids on the field of play. Since the emphasis is on learning, the rules are not strictly enforced & coaches/referees allow a player to re-do an improper throw-in etc. as may times as it take to insure the child learns the proper techniques.

 

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to become involved with practice, & may assist on the field during the games. Please let your coach know if you would like to assist during a game, or at practice. Your help & participation is always greatly appreciated.

 

U-6 Games:

Four players are used on each side (4v4) during the games - two offensive players, and two defensive players. Playing with 4 players per side allows the kids a better opportunity to "play the ball" and be more involved. No goalie is used for the U6 level.

 

U-8 Games:

are played with 5 players per side (5v5). Goalies are used at this level. The emphasis at this level is for the kids to start playing their positions (Left & right offence & defense) and not to chase the ball around the field. - "boy is this a hard habit to break".