Our Tykes Program is a developmental, small-sided games program based on the US Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Initiative, incorporating player development with the small-sided game, promoting lots of touches on the ball and lots of fun!
In response to COVID guidelines, the Tykes summer 2021 schedule will be
MONDAY JUNE 28th 2021 THROUGH SATURDAY AUGUST 7th 2021
Location will be communicated when finalized.
U4 Co Ed players ($45) - Saturday mornings ONLY 9 - 10am
Boys U6 Monday nights 6:30 - 7:30pm and Saturdays 11am - 12pm
Girls U6 Tuesday nights 6:30 - 7:30pm and Saturdays 1pm - 2pm
Boys U8 Wednesday nights 6:30 - 7:30pm and Saturdays 3 - 4pm
Girls U8 Thursday nights 6:30 - 7:30pm and Saturdays 5 - 6pm
Tykes Age Matrix
u4 - 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2019
u6 - 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016
u8 - 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014
* We continue to navigate Covid policies and please note, they may change. At this time, spectators will likely be limited to 1 or 2 per player, as we keep social distancing a priority. When details are finalized, they will be communicated.
A note to families and friends...
The focus of this program is instruction on the basic techniques of ball control, dribbling and kicking using fun little games the kids can play, and having fun by playing small sided games, allowing for lots of touches on the ball.
Each session will begin with a period of instruction followed by the team being split up into 2 smaller teams where they play a small sided game vs their opponents on an adjacent field. Again, the focus of this game is to keep the ball moving, allowing the children lots of touches on the ball and the opportunity to run around and have lots of fun.
While the U8 level incorporates some of the aspects of the "real game" in that there are goalkeepers, throw ins, corner kicks and goal kicks. There are no referees, however and there is no focus on positional play, penalty kicks, offside or many other aspects of the "real game." That will come later in U9 travel or U10 MURSL.
Please see the US Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Initiative linked to below for more information regarding small sided games.