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JUNIOR SHARKS

JUNIOR SHARKS

Fall 2022 JUNIOR SHARKS

U8 (Birth year 2015) 

1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 8-9 a.m. 
1x a week in-house league games Thursdays 5-6 p.m. 

U7 (Birth year 2016) 

1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 9:15-10:15 a.m.

U6 (Birth year 2017) 

1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

U5 (Birth year 2018) 

1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. 

U5 & U6: Me & My Ball 
Sessions for this age group are 1x a week for 45 minutes, as recommended by US Soccer. At the first stage in the Junior Sharks program, the focus is on the individual player to use his/her imagination to become creators and inventors.

Consequently, fun activities are the primary focus as we introduce the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed). No attention will be placed on tactics, team shape or positions at this age. Small-sided games will never exceed the 3v3 format. SSC wants all players to love the game, and we begin with the foundations of soccer skills in this creative, play-based format as appropriate for their young ages.

The program for U5 and U6 includes technical training at Taugwonk Field (1x week) plus a SSC Junior Sharks uniform t-shirt if a new one is needed. 

U5 & U6 Fee: $90
U5 Saturdays 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. 
U6 Saturdays 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

Fall session: Saturday, September 10 - Saturday, October 29, weather dependent. 
Session runs for six week, and one rain date is built in.
Taugwonk Field, Stonington
(Sessions will be held on Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 8)

U7 & U8: Me & My Teammates (U7 & U8)

During this second stage in the Junior Sharks program, training sessions will add some complexity and introduce activities in pairs or small groups to promote communication, cooperation and teamwork. ABCs work will be similar to Stage I, but will include more advanced agility, eye-foot and eye-hand coordination activities.

Attention will be given to team principles of 4v4. The primary focus will be to teach the proper attacking and defending principles of play, both individually and with teammates. The attacking principles include penetration, width, support, off-the-ball movement and finishing. Defending principles include pressure, cover and team shape.

U7 Fee: $90 
1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 9:15-10:15 a.m
SSC Junior Sharks uniform t-shirt is included if a new one is needed

U8 Fee: $130
1x a week (technical training) Saturdays 8-9 a.m. 
1x a week in-house league games with referee, Thursdays 5-6 p.m
SSC Junior Sharks uniform t-shirt is included if a new one is needed.

Fall session: Saturday, September 10 - Saturday, October 29, weather dependent. 
Session runs for six week, and one rain date is built in.
Taugwonk Field, Stonington
(Sessions will be held on Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 8)

All Junior Sharks programming is held at Taugwonk Field, Stonington, by exit 91. 
Junior Sharks should wear shin guards, cleats and wear comfortable athletic clothing.
Please bring your own labeled water bottle. 

Junior Sharks shirts will be provided on the first day to new players and anyone who needs a new size. If your Junior Shark needs a new one, please email us with name and size to [email protected].

Volunteer parents will hand out shirts on the first day. (Let us know if you are interested in joining our active group of Junior Sharks volunteers, we love having our parents involved!)

Balls will be provided for use at training sessions, but if your Junior Shark would like a soccer ball for practicing at home, a size 3 ball is the right size. Junior Sharks don’t need to bring a ball to training sessions. Cancellations due to weather will be announced on Stonington Soccer Club social media only.

Please be sure to check www.instagram.com/stoningtonsoccerclub or www.facebook.com/stoningtonsoccerclub if the weather or field conditions are questionable, all notifications of cancellations will be posted there.

Portable bathroom facilities are available at Taugwonk Field.
No dogs are permitted at Taugwonk Field, even in the parking lot. Thank you.

QUESTIONS? The SSC Board is glad to welcome you to SSC!
E-mail: [email protected]


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STONINGTON SOCCER CLUB
Box 846 
Stonington, Connecticut 06378

Email: [email protected]

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