RYSA MINI SOCCER PROGRAM (U7 – U10)
While RYSA follows all COYSA rules, here are some addition ones just for us.
We are very pleased to have Papa John’s as the sponsor of our Mini Soccer Program.
This program is for all players from 7 to 10 years old. The skills needed to play soccer will continue to be developed in the Mini Program. Players are given instruction in dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, and ball-control. In addition to skill awareness, the program encourages teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship, and most of all fun!
Season: Mid-April to the end of June and September to the start of October.
Practice: Once a week at a time and field determined by RYSA.
Coaches can provide input regarding preferred practice location and time. Although not always possible, RYSA tries to accommodate preferences.
ANY extra field times MUST be booked through the RYSA Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Games: Will always be on Saturdays at the same time. The game location will vary weekly.
Coaching: A Coach and Assistant Coach for each team, both are volunteers. Their must be same-sex parent on the bench. This could be a team 'mom' or 'dad'
Each player will receive a jersey, shorts, and socks.
All players are required to wear shin guards and soccer cleats.
Each age group will be divided into gender-specific squads. Mini Soccer squads play with small numbers of players on the field at a time. This is done to maximize the number of ball touches by each player and to ensure each player is involved in the game. For games, U7 and U8 squads are divided into two teams. These teams play at the same time versus the two teams from the opposing squad. After two 12 minute halves, the teams switch and play another game. U9 and U10 squads play one game made up of two 25 minute halves. Games will be played against squads from RYSA and other COYSA Clubs. Games take place within the entire COYSA area and will not always be in the Rutland. Scores are not recorded for games.
RYSA players are required to participate in the Mini World Cup in June. Each year other area clubs are invited to participate in the tournament as well.