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Sachem Slammers Intramural Program

2021/2022 Age Groups

PROGRAMBORN IN
U3 Rising Stars Program2019
U4 Future Stars Program2018
U5 Micro Program2017
U6 Program2016
U7 Program2015
U8 Program2014

U5-U8’s Intramural Program

New: Sachem Soccer – Coach Training Sessions (SEE COACHES CORNER)

Our goal as Intramural Coaches is to work together to make Sachem Players the best they can be to start competing against other clubs when they are ready.

SYSL is counting on our Intramural Coaches collaborating to improve all our player’s skills more to make this happen, winning games in house is secondary, partner up to help each other out and prepare our players to compete with other clubs.

Team Practices : SYSL will be providing all U5-U8 Players weekly training sessions with their coaches.

Intramural Coaches are asked to NOT to practice during Intramural Development Program sessions for their age groups to allow players opportunity to seek additional professional training

Sachem Intramural Development Program (IDP)

Fridays – 5:00-6:00 PM | (All U5, U6, U7 & U8 Boys)

Intramural Games: Intramural players will have 9 games per season (fall and spring).  The majority of these games will be on Sundays, however based upon field availability there may be some Saturday games as well. 

Required Equipment

  • Shin Guards
  • Cleats or Sneakers
  • Size 3 soccer ball

All U5 – U8 Game Formats

U5 – 3v3 Micro

The game format will be played on a 20W X 30L yard field with goals. When the ball goes out of bounds, coaches will play it in via by tossing a ball in play they are holding during game play. This method helps keep the play moving, allows the coaches to provide the tempo and allow players to get involved who normally may not have the opportunity to get the ball in other settings. Substitutions will be made on all game stoppages. Teams will play 3v3 game format. Game will consist of a size 3 soccer ball, no goalkeepers, no offsides. There will be no referee for game as the coaches are expected to maintain game tempo and manage from within the field of play.

U6 – 4v4

The game format will be played on a 20W X 30L yard field with goals. Methods of starting and/or restarting playing play will be kick offs, free kicks, throw ins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Kick Ins and/or dribble ins are also accepted. Since corner flags are no longer needed and a goal box is no longer indicated on field layout, the corner kicks and goal kicks should be taken in the general area of the respective goal or corner. Substitutions will be made on all game stoppages. All games will consist of four 10 minute quarters with a 5 minute break between each quarter. Referees are NOT provided to officiate each game so all coaches ARE EXPECTED to manage the game environment from the sidelines by using best judgement and the standards of play provided. There will be no offside, no penalty kicks. All free kicks should be indirect if used. Players are expected to be 10 feet from ball on all restarts.

U7 – 5v5 with a goalie

The game format will be played on a 20W X 30L yard mini field with goals having a maximum size of 6′ by 12′. Methods of starting and/or restarting playing play will be kick offs, free kicks, throw ins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Kick ins and/or dribble ins are also accepted. Since corner flags are no longer needed and a goal box is no longer indicated on field layout, the corner kicks and goal kicks should be taken in the general area of the respective goal or corner. Substitutions will be made on all game stoppages. All games will consist of four 10 minute quarters with a 5 minute break between each quarter. Referees are NOT provided to officiate each game so coaches ARE EXPECTED to manage the game environment from the sidelines using best judgement and the standards of play provided. There will be no offside, no penalty kicks. All free kicks should be indirect if used. Players are expected to be 10 feet from ball on all restarts.

U8 – 5v5 with a goalie

The game format will be played on a 20W X 30L yard mini field with goals having a maximum size of 6′ by 12′. Methods of starting and/or restarting playing play will be kick offs, free kicks, throw ins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Kick ins and/or dribble ins are also accepted. Since corner flags are no longer needed and a goal box is no longer indicated on field layout, the corner kicks and goal kicks should be taken in the general area of the respective goal or corner. Substitutions will be made on all game stoppages. All games will consist of four 10 minute quarters with a 5 minute break between each quarter. Referees are NOT provided to officiate each game so coaches ARE EXPECTED to manage the game environment from the sidelines using best judgement and the standards of play provided. There will be no offside, no penalty kicks. All free kicks should be indirect if used. Players are expected to be 10 feet from ball on all restarts.

Players also have an uplift Professional Training Option of scheduled days. For more information please see Clinics page.

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