Feel Free to Adapt this as a Handout for U4 & U6 Soccer Coaches
By David at SoccerHelp and Coach Doug Burgoyne
Below is part of an article published in the Sept/Oct 2013 Issue of the NSCAA Soccer Journal
Below are suggestions for soccer leagues about how to organize and manage a great U4 and U6 soccer program. The suggestions are based on letters we have received from hundreds of experienced coaches. In this case, it is true that "Hindsight is 20/20" and experienced coaches can see in hindsight the best way to train U4 and U6 players. We are writing this article at the urging of U4 and U6 soccer coaches.
** We recommend you allow unlimited "on the fly" substitutions and 2 minute breaks between quarters.
U3 (2 year olds) - Four 4 minute quarters**
U4 (3 year olds) - Four 6 minute quarters**
U5 (4 year olds) - Four 7 minute quarters**
U6 (5 year olds) - Four 8 minute quarters**