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U5 & U6 Coaches Information


US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities
Link to printable version of the form: U6-U8 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of varying characteristics of Under-6 and Under-8 players in regards to sports.
- How to play Small-Sided Games with "large" rosters.
- Activities focus on individual soccer skills that build on one another.

TOPSC U5 & U6 Coaches Manual
Link to printable version of the form:  U5-U6 Coaches Manual
- Provides basic rules of the game
- Coaching Tips
- Age appropriate skills objectives
- Suggestions for warm ups & activities

First Time Coaching?
Link to some helpful tips to start your season right:  New Coach Handout

Welcome Letter for Parents
Link to printable version of the form: Start of Season Letter
- Customizable form letter with helpful information that our Coaches can send to parents at the beginning of the season.
Basic Rules of the Game
  • Players:  4v4 (5v5 at coach's discretion - preferred for U6 only)  No goal keepers.
  • Recommended Roster Size: 7-10
  • Ball Size:  3
  • Goal Size:  4'H x 4'W
  • Field Markings: USYS Age Group Addendum (touch, goal, center and circle only)
  • Out of Bounds: Throw Ins, Corner Kicks, Goal Kicks
  • Duration:  4 quarters and a brief half-time.  The coaches will determine how long each game's quarters will be based off of current field and weather conditions.  Usually, quarters will be between 8 - 10 minutes long.
  • All kicks are direct kicks.
  • No penalty kicks.
  • No offsides at this level.
  • Rule details can be found here