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u7/8 FUNdamental Coaches Page


Thank you again for volunteering your time. Below you will find information on the Fundamental u7/8 Program.

Megan Monroig, a former Penn State Women's Soccer stand out player, will be the director for this age group and will be your first point of contact at CSA for anything on the field related. She will work in partnership with Melissa MacNeely, our FUNdamental Program coordinator,  who will handle all the off the field items. You will be the main point of contact for your team so please make sure you have a clear understanding of the programming and are communicating with your players and parents throughout the season. If you have questions please ask. You can email your team in one click on the Team Desktop by using Team Central directions are in your coaches package.
 For training we have organize the teams into 4 training groups and will work off the following rotation:
Coaches will be in charge of a activity for each session, the warm up and the final game. You will run the activity assigned 3 times as outlined and then finish with a game. DO NOT PLAY GAMES BIGGER THEN 4v4.

 Each week the 3 activities and warm up will be emailed to you from Megan.  Please be prepared to run your activity each week if you have questions please reach out to Megan prior to practice. She will organize the rotation for each group and use a whistle to indicate when teams should rotate to the next activity. You as a coach need to arrive at the field early, bring your bag of equipment, set up cones for your activity, bring over pug goals for scrimmages (2 for each team), check in your team and run the activity at your station. At the end of training please make sure the pug goals all are placed back in the shed where you found them and that all players on your team are picked up before leaving the session. 

Keys for the First Day
 1. Check in your team
 2. Introduce yourself
 3. Home Base - On training days they will always report to your field and they will always end at your field.
 4. Parent's are expected to remain on the outside of the playing fields.
 5. Have Parent's fill out emergency card.
 6. Get the players playing

Thanks, Lisa

  Typical Training Session
6:00 - 6:10 pm        Warm up with team, stay with team for 1st Activity...
6:10 - 6:20 pm        Activity 1  - rotate
6:20 - 6:30 pm        Activity 2  - rotate 
6:30 - 6:40 pm        Activity 3  - rotate back to team
6:40 - 7:00 pm        Small Sided Game in Teams

Game Field Set Up at Circleville

Fundamental Program Outline
U7/8 Fundamental - Coed         Thu - 6:00-7:00pm / Sun 1:00pm - 2:00pm              
Weekday Session:
45 min Training Session / 15 min 4v4 Scrimmage organized by CSA Volunteer Coaches
Weekend Session: Game coached by CSA Volunteer Coaches
u7 and u8 Fundamental Guidelines

4 v 4 - no gk's

4 - 12 min quarters (2 min breaks between quarters/5 min half time)

No Refs - coach as facilitator on field

Offside: None

Pass Ins are used to restart play from the sideline

Goal Kicks/Corner Kicks to restart play off the end line

ball - size 3

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