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5U/6U Program 5U/6U Program

The 5U/6U program is specifically developed to introduce soccer to children in a fun and safe environment.  The program is administered by Challenger Sports and their coaches and is setup to have a short practice once a week at a local park or school, followed by a Saturday game.  There is no post season at this age level; however, each player receives a participation trophy at the end of the season. 

Challenger Information Flyer HERE

Season Length

The season runs 8 weeks from September through October.

Time Commitment

Practice approximately 45 minutes once a week, followed by a Saturday game lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Equipment

Each player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts, and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin-guards, and a size 3 soccer ball.

Certification Required

All volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.

Coach - 5U/6U Coach Cert, Safe Haven Cert. and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert.

Game Format

The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs 3 formats with no goalkeeper. Two 20 minute games are played at the same time with substitutions occurring every five minutes. There is no halftime break and the clock does not stop for substitution. At the end of the first game there is a short break, and then the away team switches sides and another 20-minute game is played.

Team Formation

The teams are formed with the intent of allowing the children to play with their friends and other children from their school. There are normally 8 players on each team. Please place special requests on the registration form. We try very hard to meet all requests.
Challenger NotesOur staff creates a positive learning environment that focuses on the varied repetition of key techniques to maximize skill development to prepare for match environments. All players will learn various moves, tricks, and turns as seen on TV and take their soccer confidence to the next level! All players receive a 2x 1-hour training sessions which includes small-sided games each week for 8 weeks. 








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