U8 Guidelines

UpdatedTuesday June 7, 2022 byMYS.



Forward Soccer UK Trainers/Coaches with the help of Parent volunteer will run age

appropriate activities, which will provide a developmentally appropriate

environment for the players.

The Forward Soccer UK trainers will run an age group training session. They will

provide copies of the lesson plan to the managers, so that they can help

run activities.

Trainers will then break the groups into smaller groups with

pinnies of not more than 4 players and with the help of the parent

volunteer will run small sided scrimmages at the trainers discretion..

The Field:

Marked with lines or cones.

The Ball:

A size 3 ball is used for U8


The Players:

There will be approximately four per team on field; no goalkeepers.The

players will be separated by all levels of play. Only players should be

allowed on the field, with the exception of a Forward Soccer UK Trainer/Coach and parent


Player Equipment:

Shoes and shin guards, covered by the socks are mandatory at all

practice and game activities. Soccer shoes, tennis shoes, or similar type

athletic shoes are recommended. The type and condition of cleated shoes

must be inspected for safety before use.