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Grasshopper Program 2017
Players born 2012 and 2013

Calling All Pre-School - Kindergarten U5 & U6 Soccer Players

Come join in the FUN sessions that attracted over 200 four to five year old boys and girls during the 2016 season.
 
The CVSC Grasshoppers Program is an age and gender specific, non-competitive introduction to soccer that will build the foundation for your child’s future soccer enjoyment and development. Come along and join in the FUN packed sessions where your child will learn correct soccer technique through fun games in a safe and friendly environment. For 60 minutes every Saturday during the fall soccer season, your child can participate in organized activities designed to maximize your child’s enjoyment and learning experience in soccer.
 
Who can join the Grasshopper Program and how do I register my child?
Boys and girls who are born in 2012 are eligible to join the U6 (Under 6) Grasshopper Program. Boys and girls who are born in 2013 are eligible to join the U5 (Under 5) Grasshopper Program. You can register your child online at our website. Check our website frequently for registration dates.
 
What does it cost to join the Grasshopper Program?
Player registration with the CVSC and the Grasshopper Program is $200 ($235 after April 30). Your registration fee includes a custom Grasshopper t-shirt, adidas shorts and socks as well as an adidas size 3 soccer ball for all new and returning players. In addition, all Grasshoppers will receive a participation medal and pin at the end of the season.  Parents to Supply Shin Guards, soccer shoes and water bottle.
 
Additional Grasshopper Program benefits
In addition to the regular Grasshopper sessions, all Grasshopper players can attend the FREE 24-7 UK Soccer Academy recreational skills sessions held Saturdays on 6/17, 6/24, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29 at 9:35 to 10:35 am at Stonebrae Elementary School, 28761 Hayward Blvd, Hayward, CA.  Only registered players can attend these drop in sessions. Once the season starts, your coach may hold an extra training session during the week, although attendance at these will be optional.  Dates and times are subject to change, check our website for any updates.
 
When and where do Grasshoppers play?
Grasshopper sessions are on Saturdays during the regular fall soccer season and will run for approximately 10 weeks. There will be no sessions on Labor Day weekend. In the event of a rain out, additional sessions may be added at the end of the 10 weeks. The Grasshopper sessions will take place at a CVUSD site to be determined. Specific dates and times will be published after player registration is complete.
 
What happens at a typical Grasshopper Session?
Age and gender specific Grasshopper teams of 8-10 players will be pre-assigned specific one-hour time slots. For the first 20 minutes of the session, 24-7 UK Soccer Academy staff will lead the Grasshopper coaches and players in fun drills designed to improve the players’ ability with the ball and introduce the basic concepts of the game. The last 35 minutes will consist of a small-sided game between pre-formed Grasshopper teams, where players and coaches will get a chance to put their new skills into play. For further information on 24-7 UK Soccer Academy visit their website at www.24-7uksocceracademy.com
 
What happens if it rains on a Grasshopper Session day?
Check our website for Field Status in the morning for any field closures. CVSC also has field status text alerts and you can follow this link to SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS!
 
Can I play with a buddy?
When you register with CVSC on line you will have the ability to request a mutual buddy although this request cannot be guaranteed.
 
How do I get involved with the program?
If you still have questions, wish to volunteer as a coach or need additional information about the Grasshopper Program, please contact the Club’s Grasshopper Program Director, Amy Ramos at grasshoppers@castrovalleysoccer.com   
 

3585 Castro Valley Blvd • Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: 510-537-2902 • FAX: 510-537-9726 • www.castrovalleysoccer.com
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Grasshopper & Bumblebee Photos