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Division Details

The Under 8 Division teams are co-ed and are made up of six to eight players, ages of 6 to 7 years old. U8 teams play Monday and Wednesday at 6 PM and Saturday Mornings beginning about the first week of September to the second week of October. 

Games are held at Fortin Field on Field 2 (the pitch next to Nutt Pond) which is marked out into three fields.  Each night includes 30 minutes of training (fun games to help teach basic skills) and a 5v5 match consisting of four, twelve minute periods.

Other details: 

  • All players MUST play a minimum of 50% of the match.
  • No goalkeepers are used
  • One (1) coach is allowed on the pitch (field) during match play.  Assistant coaches will remain on the players’ side of the field and are not allowed to coach from the spectator side of the field at any time.
  • No standings will be kept.
  • There is no scoreboard, playoffs or all star team.
  • All games as all games are played at the same time.
  • All games will stop promptly upon hearing the whistle.
  • Slide tackling is NOT allowed.
  • Intentionally striking a ball with a head is not permitted.
  • Referees are not used.

At the end of the season there is a graduation game played by all seven year old players moving up to the U10 Division the next fall.  The match is played on a U10 field under U10 rules with referees.

U8 is a great place to begin coaching and sharing the soccer experience with your child as they grow.  Read more about becoming a youth coach here, or contact the division manager.

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Division Manager: Damien Belanger