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U8 Developmental Program

During the season this page will be updated for parent's and coaches with important information on the season and events.


  Thank you for signing your child up for the CSA Developmental Program. Each player will have a training group and a team. Your child's team information should have been emailed to you, or it can be found by logging into your Blue Sombrero account. Below are the training groups for the Fall 2018 season. Please make sure your child is aware of both their training group and team name.

Jack OknefskiElliot Chambers
Sayf-Adeen BenkiranFabio Simon
Gavin BrasherChenfeng Xue
Carter HanfordHenry Cleveland
Olivia MannoEllie Lago
Jack MwangiJulian Pinto
Michael KufnerGabriel Brannick
Riley SilvisNevin Mulfinger
Philip AlteroAudrey Wigfield
Charlie CorleyHanbing Xue
Aryana McClearyJullian Sherman
Lupe Stitt

u8 Developmental Schedule (All training and games at Young Scholars field, unless noted differently below)

Monday         6:00 pm      |        Thursday     6:00 pm (optional)      | Saturday   9:00 am                U8 DP Google Calendar

Fall 2018 Schedule - Document




Thank you for volunteering your time to coach our kids. CSA strives to offer affordable soccer opportunities for the Centre County Community. This requires a mixture of professional programing run by volunteers. Below you will find the sessions for the season designed by our professional staff to meet the needs of this age group. Please feel free to offer suggestions as you are the ones on the field.

6:00 - 6:15 pm | 9:00 - 9:15 am    -   Start at Home Base - activity 
6:15 - 6:30 pm | 9:15 - 9:30 am    -   Rotate to new Coach - activity
6:30 - 6:45 pm | 9:30 - 9:45 am    -   Rotate to new Coach - activity
6:45 - 7:00 pm | 9:45- 10:00 am   -   Back to Home Base for  4v4 Games


6:00-6:45 – Training, drills, skills run by the coach(es) of each team

6:45-7:00 – Game Play = no larger than 4v4

Teams and schedule can be found in your account, below is the lay out for game days. Thank You again. Enjoy the Season.





Developmental Program - For intermediate to experienced players. Focus is on technical development but some basic tactical principles are introduced. Players are put into larger groups. Players often move from the CSA Developmental Program on to CSA Travel Teams.

Training to Game Ratio 3 to 1

Session 1:   Training Session: Soccer skills and movements in Ability Groups
Session 2:   Training Session: Soccer skills and movements in Ability Groups
Session 3:   Training Session: with Team Coaches
Session 4:   Game Day with Team Coaches
GAMES:   4 v 4  | 4 x 12 min   No GK’s    Throw In's



If an activity dose not fit the needs of the player, the player will show either frustration or boredom, depending on if the exercise is too easy or too difficult. By ability grouping we are able to make sure that the training activities are neither. Children grow at different rates, even within the same age groups, some are shorter or taller, some have better balance, are stronger, etc. If a player is new to the game, they can learn in a safe, fun environment. If a player has been playing for years and needs to be challenged they will be. All players are then able to find success and learn in the activities within their groups.

For more look up *The “Slanty Line” concept. Built on the belief that with every activity, each participant should have the opportunity to participate at their own ability level. 


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