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Wallkill Valley Recreation Soccer - Hardyston, Hamburg, Franklin, and surrounding areas.

Wallkill Valley Recreation Soccer

U8 - Beginners

U8 - Beginners

Local Rules of Competition:
Match Duration: 4, 10 minute quarters
Players: 4v4, can be done with subs or split fields
Size of Ball: 3
Substitutions: Unlimited, at stoppage in play
Offside:  No
Referees: Parent or Coach Referees.


  • Attention span beyond U-6 but still not extended.
  • Inclined more toward group activities.
  • Still in motion.
  • Still very sensitive. Dislike personal failure in front of peers.
  • Beginning to develop physical coordination. Most can ride a two-wheeler at this point.
  • Still enjoy running, jumping, climbing and rolling.
  • Prefer real balls through imitation of the big guys. Sports heroes becoming important.
  • Still lack sense of pace. Go flat out.
  • Activities should be individually based and with pairs of players.
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