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Nippers U-6 Age Division (Ages 4 and 5)

The Nippers program is for Kindergarten and Pre-K (ages 4-6, birth years 2015-2016) children, and serves as the fundamental age where the objective is to learn all elementary movement skills by building overall motor skills.

Nippers meet once per week on Saturdays at Franklin Middle School SGS Campus. The sessions will be conducted on grass field behind field SGS 4.

Nippers Parents Information:

1.      First day is September 18, 2021.

2.      There will be two sessions this season from 9:00 AM-10:15 AM and 10:30- 11:45 AM at Franklin Middle School SGS Campus every Saturday for nine weeks.

Upon arrival at SGS, parents are to escort their child to the field but are not to enter.  Parents will observe the session from outside the fenced field.

3.      Required for the program:

a.      Soccer Cleats

b.      Shin Guards/Pads (Needs to be covered by either soccer socks or sweatpants to avoid injuries)

c.      Size 3 Soccer Ball

d.      Water Bottles (It's thirsty work running around and having fun)

e.      Comfortable athletic wear (t-shirts will be distributed at the first practice)

4.     Cancellations will be posted on the website ( 7:30 AM onwards on the day of scheduled programs.

Components of the Game for the U-6 Age Group

Note: the components listed below are in order for the age group

1.     Fitness

1.1. Introduce the idea of how to warm-up and movement education.

1.2. Balance, walking, running, how to start and stop, jumping, hopping, rolling, skipping, changing direction, bending, twisting and reaching.

2.     Technique

2.1. Dribbling (stop and start)

2.2. Shooting

3.     Psychology

3.1. Sharing, fair play, parental involvement, “how to play” and emotional management

4.     Tactics

4.1. Where is the field?

4.2. Concept of boundary lines

4.3. At which goal to shoot

4.4. Playing with the ball wherever it may go


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