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TYKES

Welcome Tykes!!

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!

Summer 2024 Details:

Summer schedule:

  • Monday June 24 2024 through Thursday August 1st 2024

  • *No soccer 7/3 or 7/4*

  • Boys and CoEd U4 are Monday/Wednesday 

  • Girls are Tuesday/Thursday

  • Location is Terry Taylor Elementary School

Tykes Age Matrix:

U4: 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2021
U6: 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2019
U8: 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2017
 

Questions:

If you have any quesons or concerns, please feel free to reach out to either:

Jessica Niell – jniell001@gmail.com

Jenny Marciano – jamarciano6@yahoo.com

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.

 

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. 

US Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Manual

 

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