Recreation Soccer

An updated schedule and calendar can be found at this link.

Another season of Fall Soccer is upon us and begins at the beginning of September. We are looking forward to 8 great weeks of soccer with your kids. All ages will focus on getting as many touches on the ball as possible.

You can register today by visiting tolland.cjsalive.org or clicking the link “Register / Member Login” at the top of this page.

Program Overview:

U5s – Practice is Coed and we will use a series of exercises and games designed to get kids comfortable with the ball but also with the physical activity of soccer (running, moving with the ball, jumping, playing within a large group)

U6s – Practice is Coed and we will use slightly more advanced exercises and drills. The kids will be divided into small teams and we will introduce scrimmage play (15-20 minutes in each session)

U8s – Boys and girls will participate in the same sessions but at different times. The groups are larger and the goal is to develop confidence on the ball and improve technique (ball control, shooting, passing, dribbling). Scrimmage play will be 20 – 30 minutes.

U10/U12/U14 – Boys and girls practice separately. Depending on the number of players on each team teams may be combined. Practices focus on improving technique (ball control, shooting, passing, dribbling) as well as positions. Games are scheduled with local towns and their respective recreational soccer programs.

Requirements:
Each child will be provided with a shirt and assigned to a group. They should come with the following:
– A ball: size 3 for U5/U6; Size 4 for U8/U10/U12; size 5 for U14
– Shin Guards – Optional for U5 but required for U6 and above
– A bottle of water (very important in September while weather is still warm)
– Cleats are optional U5-U8, sneakers and turf shoes are fine as long as they provide a sure footing. U10 and above, cleats are required.

Fall 2019 Schedule for Tolland Soccer U5, U6 and U8 Recreation Soccer.

First Session:
U5/U6 – Saturday – 9/7
U8 Boys – Wednesday – 9/4
U8 Girls – Thursday – 9/5

Weekly Schedule:
U5 – Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am at Upper Cross Farms
U6 – Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am at Upper Cross Farms
U7/U8 Boys – Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45; Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am at Upper Cross Farms
U7/U8 Girls – Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:45; Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am at Upper Cross Farms

Season Schedule:
For U5/U6, we will have practice every Saturday or weekday (weather permitting) starting on Saturday, September 7th. All exceptions to these are listed below. If there are any cancellations we will send a notification by email either the day before or day of practice. In the event of a cancellation the make-up sessions will be communicated shortly thereafter.

– No practice on Saturday 10/5 due to the Cider Mill Road Race, practice will be held on 10/6 instead.
– No practice for U5/U6/U7/U8 on Saturday 10/12 due to Columbus Day Weekend.

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