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U6/U8 Parent Information

Location  

All practices and games are held at East York Elementary School 701 Erlen Dr.

Game Time

Games start at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please attempt to arrive 10 minutes early.

Fields

U6 Fields are the 2 smaller fields closest to the main parking lot.  Field # 1 is closest to the parking lot, Field # 2 is on the other side of the baseball fence.

U8 Fields: Field # 1 is the field closest to U6 fields, Field # 2 is closest to the houses, Field # 3 is by the open grass area, Field # 4 is closest to the far baseball backstop, and Field # 5 is nearest the playground.

Game Duration

U6 Games will consist of four (4) eight (8)-minute quarters. There will be a two (2)-minute break between the first and second quarters and the third and fourth quarters. There will be a five (5)-minute break between the second and third quarters, i.e., “half-time.”

U8 Games will consist of four (4) eight (10)-minute quarters. There will be a two (2)-minute break between the first and second quarters and the third and fourth quarters. There will be a five (5)-minute break between the second and third quarters, i.e., “half-time.”

Restroom Facilities

There are no public restrooms at the fields, so try to plan accordingly. Nearest emergency restroom is at the Rutters on Haines Road.

Inclement Weather

Always assume that soccer will be held unless you are notified otherwise. Every attempt will be made to contact you as soon as possible in the event that games are canceled. However, if you do not hear from someone by the time you would ordinarily leave for a game, please assume that the game is being held. If a cancelation decision must be made closer to game time, there will be someone at the fields to give you notice. Also assume that we will play in a light rain as long as the field conditions are acceptable.

Required Player Equipment

All players must have shin guards, sneakers (soccer cleats are recommended), a No. 3 soccer ball and water or a drink for each game and practice. Players must also wear their team shirt (provided by the Program) for each game. For safety reasons, no jewelry is permitted with the exception of pierced non-dangling or post earrings.

Game Snacks

Parents will be asked by the Team Parent/Coach to donate snacks on a rotating basis for all players at each game. Snacks will be distributed at the end of the game.

Practice Time

Practice times and day (M, W, or F) will be established by the individual team coaches.

Note

Player Rewards: The Recreation Program prohibits the distribution of trophies to the players. The Program will be providing team pictures for all the players. An End of Season Rec Party will be held in the Fall and Spring, location and dates TBD.

 

A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be present with your child at all practices and games. This is not a “drop-off” program