Outdoor U9 & U11 Program

Outdoor

U9 Community Program 

A U9 match consist of:

  • 7 vs. 7 player structure (6 players plus keeper)
  • 20 minutes Skills & Drills. 2 x 20 minute halves = 40 minute game.
  • 180 x 120 ft. field
  • 10×16 ft. nets
  • 2 corner flags
  • Center referees

Teams play Tuesday & Thursday with a 6:15/7:30 pm start. Possible extra game day to make sure all games are played during the season and practice time (practice times are chosen by the coach).

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a challenging atmosphere. Skill demonstration is very important, and players learn best by doing. Physical literacy using the ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination) involving the ball is another key component of this stage. Sessions will be focused between practice time and game time. EMSA West encourages coaches to ensure all players have equal playing time and an opportunity to play all positions equally. Coaches create a positive environment with an emphasis on fun and development. All coaches are provided with opportunities for coaching development to ensure a caring, engaged and informed individual supports your child..

Please check with your community to see if they run a U9 Program and/or to register your child.

 

U11 Community Program 

A U11 match consist of:

  • 8 vs. 8 player structure (7 players plus keeper)
  • Two 35-minute halves
  • 235 x 180 Ft. field
  • 6 x 18 ft. nets
  • 3 flags
  • Center referees

Teams play Monday & Wednesday with a 6:15/7:30 pm start. Possible extra game day to make sure all games are played during the season and practice time (practice times are chosen by the coach).

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a challenging atmosphere. Skill demonstration is very important, and players learn best by doing. Physical literacy using the ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination) involving the ball is another key component of this stage. Sessions will be focused between practice time and game time. EMSA West encourages coaches to ensure all players have equal playing time and an opportunity to play all positions equally. Coaches create a positive environment with an emphasis on fun and development. All coaches are provided with opportunities for coaching development to ensure a caring, engaged and informed individual supports your child.

Please check with your community to see if they run a U9 Program and/or to register your child.