U5 – U6 Fall/Winter Program
The CFC “Timbits” program is based on a smaller version of the “big game”. The emphasis is providing fun & sportsmanship, basic skills concepts, rules of the game and allowing players to learn & enjoy the game in a positive, low pressure environment.
Teams play Saturdays and the season runs until early December. U5 & U6 will practice as a group once per week with games on Saturdays, see details below.
For more information lease contact Lisa McLean U5-U10 Fall Recreational Coordinator.
Chilliwack FC is excited to introduce two new programs for our U5 and U6 age group players for the Fall 2018 season.
We have revamped our recreational mini ball program for these two age groups. We feel that the new programming will further engage our youngest players and help to nurture a real love for the game. The weekly practices will also aid in getting them off to a good start as they develop into young soccer players. The new format will take effect this coming fall and will also be implemented in our spring programming.
U5 AGE GROUP – Dynamite Dribblers
GAMES: Players will not be assigned to specific teams as in the past. They will all gather on Saturday mornings and be placed onto weekly teams using coloured pinnies. They will then play three 15 minute games against other coloured pinnies. This will provide more variety for player in terms of opponents and team mates. The games will be 4v4 without a goalie. We will look to recruit volunteer parent “game day” coaches to run teams through their three games. This format will provide more opportunities for players to experience success each Saturday morning and score more goals. Which is what they love to do!
PRACTICES: All U5 players will gather once per week on a weeknight for a group practice overseen by CFC coaching staff (day, time, location TBA) We will look to recruit the help of our “game day” coaches to help implement these practices. The practices will have a large focus toward fun with lots of ball contact and will last for 45 mins. Practices will take place on one of our artificial turf fields throughout September and October and move indoors for November.
U6 AGE GROUP – Shooting Stars
GAMES: Players will be placed onto specific teams and a volunteer parent coach will be assigned. The teams will gather on Saturday mornings and play three 15 minute games against other teams of the same age group. The games will be 4v4 without a goalie to encourage more opportunites to score goals! The multi game format on Saturdays will provide players and teams with more opportunities to experience success each week.
PRACTICES: All U6 players will gather once per week on a weeknight for a group practice overseen by CFC coaching staff. We will look to recruit the help of our “game day” coaches to help implement these practices. The practices will have a large focus toward fun with lots of ball contact and will last for 60 mins. Practices will take place on one of our artificial turf fields throughout September and October and move indoors for November.
The mini ball season will kick off in early September and will continue until December. There will be no games scheduled during the Thanksgiving weekend. Games are played Saturdays.
Chilliwack FC provides team jerseys, shorts & socks. Jersey and shorts must be returned at the end of the season.
Teams are based on number of registrations and area of public school catchment in specific areas, this is not always possible. Due to the challenges of attempting to create parity within all the teams, movement of players after teams are formed will only be allowed under exceptional circumstances.
Only late registrations will be considered if there is room available on a team.
U5 – Born in 2014
Games are played 4 v 4, no goalies with pop-up nets (field 20yd x 30yd)
U6 – Born in 2013
Games are played 4 v 4, no goalies with pop-up nets (field 25yd x 35yd)
What is needed for the season:
Soccer boots, shin pads, water bottle.
Coaches are always needed for teams. If you are interested in coaching your child’s team (no experience necessary) the CFC will provide “tools” to help new coaches. Please indicate on your child’s registration form or contact Lisa McLean if you can coach.