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U8 Program

U8 In-House introduces children to the game. It is the first level within NASC in which teams practice one night per week in addition to game play on Saturdays.

Practice sessions will incorporate skill development activities and small-sided games. Each session will be one hour long. Your child will be with the same team of 10-12 players each week. 

Games consist of four 10-minute quarters with a 5-minute halftime and 2-minute breaks after the first and third quarters. Small-sided 4v4 games promote many touches on the ball for players. There are no goalkeepers in the small-sided games. Small-sided games promote many touches on the ball for each child. They also provide the opportunity for the children to use the skills they learned during the training session earlier in the week. At U8, passing and team play are introduced.  Referees are used as part of the game. The coaches are on the sideline giving players instructions.

The field and time schedule changes from season to season.  However, practices are held one weeknight per week with a start time between 5:30 and 6:30. The night of the week is selected by the head coach after rosters are created. The day of the week will not be determined until a week or two before the start of the season. Games are always on Saturdays, usually scheduled in the morning and early afternoon.

Equipment needed:

  • A size 3 soccer ball
  • Reversible jersey
  • Water bottle
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer socks
  • Shoes

*Soccer cleats are recommended, but not required. Screw-ins are not permitted.

Program Cost

Registration fee – $140
Reversible jersey – $25

*The reversible jersey may be reused from season to season In-House.

Volunteers Needed! 

NASC is an entirely volunteer run organization. For each team, we need a minimum of 2 coaches to help with the drills and run the games. If you have ever considered coaching, now is a great time to start even if you have never played before! You can learn the game along with your child, and potentially continue as your child moves into older age groups. You’re going to be at the field anyway, so you might as well join in the fun! Look for the volunteer section as you register your child.

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