About U7-U8 Academy Program 2020

Players born 2014 (U7) and 2013 (U8)

We do not have a Return to Play (RTP) plan at this time. We are meeting frequently over the next few weeks and we’ll keep you posted accordingly.

Official health and safety regulations are changing weekly. Here’s what we can confirm.

  • Player and community health and safety is the first priority.
  • We must have site/field safety plans approved and followed for each venue/field. Our plans follow CalNorth guidelines.
  • CalNorth guidelines specify:
    --A staged approach to RTP.
    --About 3 weeks between stages
    --Stage 1 starts with no contact/low risk.
    --The stages progress to stage 4 with full contact/high risk games and play.
    --Coaches either stay on the sidelines during practice or become part of the team bubble and only coach that team.
    --Teams are a bubble of up to 12 humans and said humans can only be on one team. For example, 2 coaches, 10 players.
    --Players won’t wear masks while exercising. 

Send any feedback you have to the club at this email.

Under 7/Under 8 Recreational Academy Program 2020

Players born in 2014 (U7), and 2013 (U8)

WHAT IS THE U7/U8 RECREATIONAL ACADEMY AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT?

This program is designed to build upon the technical skills learned in the Grasshopper program, and introduce a few basic concepts to help the players learn and understand the game, while maximizing touches on the ball. The main priority is ALWAYS to make the session a FUN learning environment.

WHAT DOES THE TRAINING CONSIST OF?

The program runs for 12 weeks. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays starting in August. Teams will train with a volunteer coach twice a week, and have 2 x 25 minute games on the weekends. Most games will take place on Saturdays but games may also be scheduled on Sundays.  All training sessions and games will be overseen by a 24-7 UK Soccer Academy professional coach.

The players will learn new skills and finish every session with a small-sided scrimmage. Your coach will contact you mid-July with practice dates, times and location.

HOW ARE U7/U8 TEAMS FORMED?

Teams consisting of approximately 7 players will be formed. Players can register for the program until May 31st. After this date, they will be placed on a wait list with players being placed where needed on a next player registered basis.

WHAT IF IT RAINS, WILL TRAINING & GAMES BE CANCELLED?

In the event of bad weather, games and/or training sessions may get cancelled. To help with this, you will be able to contact your coach, check the CVSC website, or sign up for SMS messaging. This will tell you of field closures for the day. Training sessions are cancelled will not be rescheduled.  We will do our best to reschedule games that are rained out, but in some cases, make-ups will not be possible.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO PLAYERS NEED?

Players new to the program will need to purchase a uniform from Soccer Pro in Dublin during the summer. They can use this for both training and games. Soccer cleats, ball, and shin guards will also be required. U7/U8 will play with a size 3 ball.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

The cost of the program is a registration fee of $240 ($275 after May 30) and $60 volunteer fee (refunded after 3 hours of service to club). Uniforms are an additional $60. All players will receive a participation award at the end of the season. There are no refunds after June 30. Please see website for more information and registration link (www.castrovalleysoccer.com).

Age group coordinator Lourdes Navarette email: U7-8academy@castrovalleysoccer.com

Registration questions: Registrar Diana Gulart email: registrar@castrovalleysoccer.com

Volunteer questions - Sue Smith email: volunteers@castrovalleysoccer.com

 

 

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

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