Welcome to U6!

The U6 league is for children ages 4 & 5 (2012 and 2013 birth years). This league is a mixture of children who have had some experience in the U4 league, and children who have never played an organized sport. The purpose of this league is for children to learn how to move the ball around the field, work with their teammates, and build their confidence.



U6 At a Glance

Ages:

4 & 5 Year Olds

Players per Team:

7

Game Format:

Scrimmage

Practices:

None

Required Equipment:

Size 3 soccer ball, water bottle, snack (team shirt and socks provided by league)

Recommended Equipment:

Cleats and shin guards

When & Where:

Saturdays at 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM West Road fields 2B-1 through 2B-6

Coordinator:

Alli Flaherty - alli.flaherty@lysa-nh.org

U6 In Depth

The U6 league is for children ages 4 & 5. This league is a mixture of children who have had some experience in the U4 league, and children who have never played an organized sport. The purpose of this league is for children to learn how to move the ball around the field, work with their teammates, and build their confidence. While some children may still need their parents close by, we hope that by the end of the season they will be able to excitedly leave their parents on the sidelines to join their teammates with confidence. When you arrive at the field for your U6 game, the children will meet up with their coach and teammates for some warming up, fun drills and games, and to work on some of their ball skills. They will learn to pass to each other and working together to get the ball in the net. After some skill work your child’s team and another team will have a short scrimmage where they will put all that practice to the test in a low pressure, fun filled way. There is no goalie in U6 so everyone gets a chance to practice being offense and defense. The most important part of this scrimmage is to use their skills while enjoying the game and having fun.

Each week your child will want to bring a size 3 soccer ball, a water bottle, and a snack. Cleats and shin guards are highly recommended in this league, but they are not required. Your child will receive a shirt and socks as their uniform.

Coaches are parents of players on each team who must pass a Kidsafe background check. We offer coaches clinics and resources for new coaches who are unfamiliar with the game and who want to coach.

Teams will alternate each week throughout the season working with professional trainer, Mark Ruest in an academy style setting.

The maximum number of players rostered for each U6 team is 7. There are no weekly practices in this division. Rather, drills and skills take place each Saturday during their scheduled games or with Mark Ruest. Games are held at West Road Continental Park, field 2A-1 and 2A-2. The FALL season typically runs for 8 weeks, beginning the Saturday after Labor Day (Opening Day), and ending the last weekend in October. There are no games scheduled during Columbus Day weekend. The SPRING season also runs for 8 weeks, beginning in early May and ending later in June, with no games played Memorial Day weekend. Players receive individual medals at the end of the playing season.