SMALL-SIDED Program – U7 & U8

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Norpoint's Small Sided Soccer is for boys and girls who are ages 6-7 (U7 & U8) who want to continue their soccer development to advance their recreational soccer skills and/or tryout for select soccer beginning at age 10. The goal of this program is to get more touches on the ball in practice and games. Our SMALL SIDED teams practice and play at the Brown's Point Playfield at Curly Slide Park. Games are played with three and four players based on age and size of fields (U8 introduces goalies to the game). The field and goals are modified (smaller) to allow the players to fully develop their soccer game. Teams at this age will travel to other clubs in Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association (TPCJSA). Registration for SMALL SIDED soccer typically starts in mid-April for returning players and mid-May for new players. The SMALL SIDED season begins in September and typically goes into November. SMALL SIDED teams use a size 3 soccer ball. Norpoint Soccer Club provides new uniforms for all U7 players. To help keep club registration costs down, U7 players are expected to keep thier uniform for use at the U8 level. Any player new to Norpoint at the U8 level, will also receive a new uniform.

Small-Sided Soccer… at a glance:

Age: 6

Division: U-7

Roster Size: 6

Field Players: 3 (no goalie)

Ball Size: 3

Game Length: 40 min

Goal Size:
6' x 6' (max: 6' x 6' | min: cones)

Field Size: 90/105' x 60/75'


Division: U-8

Roster Size: 8

Field Players: 4

Ball Size: 3

Game Length: 50 min

Goal Size:
8' x 6' (max: 12' x 6' | min: 6' x 6')

Field Size: 105/120' x 60/75'