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MICRO SOCCER: AGE GROUPS U4 & U5

Questions:  Email our Micro Commissioner,  David Lively at [email protected]

Micro Soccer provides an introduction to the game of soccer in a positive, engaging, and non-competitive atmosphere.  At this level, our youngest players learn basic soccer skills while developing their gross motor skills and coordination. Players are encouraged to have multiple touches on the ball through fun skill-building games. They are introduced to soccer while making new friends and most of all, having FUN!

COVID Guidelines for Playing Micro Soccer:

Careful consideration and "practice runs" have been used to make the decision to hold a micro season with several guidelines and rules that will be strictly enforced.  Parents are ultimately responsible for the well-being of their children and should only register their children to play if they feel comfortable.

Guidelines:

1.  At the start of practice, all micro players will be escorted by one parent/guardian to a "player station," which will be marked by both paint and by an individual cone.  The parent can stay at this area or return to the car.  If a parent stays at the "player station," a mask or face covering should be worn.

2.  Parents should escort players off of the field or arrive at the "edges" of the field to guide players off.

3.  Coaches will use club-issued training sessions designed to keep players active while limiting contact.  No high-fives, handshakes, or team huddles will take place at practices or games.

4. Games will be scheduled throughout Saturday and Sunday to limit the number of people on a field at a given time.

5.  Up to two family members can attend a game, including the player.  Player + 1 Family Member

6. Game attendees must sit at designated "player stations" along the outside of the field (image to follow).

7.  All parents of participating players must sign and submit the "Hold-No-Harm Release."  

Important Fall 2020 Dates:

Practices may start the week of September 14.

Games start the weekend of September 26.

Registration ends September 11, 2020.  

Ages

Micro 1:  3 year olds Birth Year 2017

Micro 2:  4 year olds Birth Year 2016

Practices & Games

Micro teams generally have one practice per week with their volunteer coach. If you have any practice time conflicts, please note those in the comment sections during the registration process. Team requests are considered but not guaranteed.

Games will be held at various times during the weekend.  We will schedule up to 8 games per season.

All practices and games are held at H.C. Nesbit Park behind Kensington Elementary School.   

Games consist of 3 players on the field with substitutes on the bench.  Games consist of three 8-minute periods and typically last 30 minutes.

Equipment Needed

The registration fee for the micro program covers the cost of a team t-shirt.  The rest of the uniform consists of black shorts and black soccer socks that you will need to purchase on your own.

Each child will also need shin guards and a size 3 soccer ball at each practice and game.  Cleats are not required but are highly recommended.

Each child is required to bring a personal hand sanitizer and water bottle, marked with his or her name.

Fees

The fee for the Fall 2020 season is $40.  There are no refunds.


Coaches

Coaches at this level are volunteers.  They willingly give of their time and energy to our young players.  In return for their efforts they receive our appreciation, memories made with their children and a group of smiling faces.  Please consider becoming a coach and indicated your interest during registration.  You will be contacted.

Philosophy and Objectives

The Waxhaw approach to soccer education at this age focuses on developing a love of soccer.  At these ages, happiness is the most important achievement. However, Waxhaw fully intends to develop skill, balance and coordination, positive socialization, and early leadership skills.

  • Soccer Education:  1 ball, 1 player

    • Technical activities are disguised as fun, imaginative, role-playing activities

    • Emphasis consists of dribbling-starting, stopping, changing directions, and varying speeds

    • Passing into a net, passing/striking the ball into open spaces and nets will be game driven

    • Games will include problem-solving, teamwork, individual expression, and goal-setting


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