JIYSC Micro Soccer Program

Start Date: September 6, 2021
End Date: October 30, 2021

Age-groups (birth year):

2018 (U4) + 2017 (U5)
2016 (U6), 2015 (U7) + 2014 (U8)

FALL 2021

We are delighted to announce the details of the upcoming Fall 2021 Micro Season. The season will commence 9/6 with practices taking place each Tuesday and Thursday. The 6th Annual Fall Halloween Jamboree event will take place on the 10/30.

The Micro Soccer program provides educational and developmental training for our youngest players born between 2018–2014 (3–7-Year-olds). Players must be 3years old minimum to be eligible. The rules for micro-soccer emphasize basic skills while having lots of fun. Micro Soccer is broken up into two age-groups. Teams are formed on a co-ed basis and will practice and play under this format. The two age-groups are:

2018 (U4) + 2017 (U5)
2016 (U6), 2015 (U7) + 2014 (U8)

The teams will be split up into two leagues (U4-U5 & U6-U8) to aid and improve the development of our players. With the new structure, the games will become more competitive, and it will allow the coaches to focus even more on developing the player with specific age-appropriate drills.

The age-groups are based on US Youth Soccer guidelines and as a club, we believe following these we will be able to offer a beneficial development program for the players. The concept behind micro-soccer is to allow more touches on the ball by having small teams playing on small fields. The practice is led by professional JIYSC coaches alongside volunteer Micro Team Coaches. The sessions are designed to expose kids to the basic fundamentals of the game of soccer while promoting a “fun-first” atmosphere based on JIYSC curriculum.

Micro Soccer uses small-sided games with fewer players, smaller fields, and shorter game times as a way of keeping kids engaged. As they get older, more emphasis is placed on learning and additional players are added to the field to allow interaction and promote teamwork.

Practice format:
All players spend two days a week training with JIYSC coaches alongside the team coach. Our training program is designed to continue the development of the soccer player, whatever his or her skill level may be. The player will be challenged to improve and excel in his or her skills through a progressive and efficient method based on JIYSC curriculum.

The fee includes a total of 16 practices led by JIYSC staff, a minimum of 8 games and participation in the Spring Jamboree event. The fee also includes a practice jersey.

For more information, please contact Liam Watt at coachliamwatt@gmail.com