Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Soccer Week 1 is Cancelled April 15th

Hi Everyone,

Chuck our VP just got back from Pine Banks and the current condition is very cold and windy with extreme chance of rain coming. If the kids were older we may have tried to play as long we could but we are going to cancel for today.

Next week we will follow Week 2 schedule. You have been sent your schedule already, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Nicole Doucette

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Schedule and Field Assignments


















Spring Soccer Is Here! Spring Season starts Sunday April 15th

Spring Soccer Is Here!

Because of field conditions, due to weather, the first game is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th.  The season will run thru June 10th.  We play at Pine Banks inside track field. Pine Banks is in Melrose on the corner of Main St. and Sylvan St.

If you are interested in helping with coaching, please let me know.

The Season

We will have a 10 game season this Spring.  All U7 games will be on Sunday mornings. The times your team plays will change. 

The last game will be June 11, weather permitting.


The Blog

This Blog will be the primary source of information for schedules, cancellations, etc.
Cancellations due to weather will be posted to the blog... please check it within an hour of the start time on game-day morning.  If you do not have access to the internet on Sunday mornings, please let me know.

Parents will need to supply...

  1. If you already have the correct uniform color, please use it.  If not, the league will supply a shirt, shorts and socks on the first day
  2. Appropriate shoes.  We'll play on real grass, cleats are recommended (but are not required)
  3. Shin pads are required.  Your child may be excluded from the game if this important piece of safety equipment is not used.
  4. Players must come to the game with their own size 3 ball with the players name on it
  5. Long pants and long sleeved shirts may be worn under the team uniform if desired
  6. Water - for frequent breaks
  7. A snack for between the practice and game may be desired
  8. Players must not wear earrings during the practice or game
  9. Parents must remain at the field with their children during the entire session 

Our Philosophy

At the U7 level we continue focusing on basic skills, and begin incorporating more of the basic rules into the experience.

Our primary focus remains providing a fun and healthy environment for the kids to discover their emerging soccer skills.  We do not focus on winning.  We don't keep official score, celebrate wins, or mourn losses.  We strive for every player to get equal playing time, and try to keep the number of players on the field small in order to maximize opportunities to play.  We reward skillful play, good attitudes and sportsmanship.

Basic Rules for Parents
  1. Players must play within their designated age group.
  2. Players must play on the team they have been assigned to.  Requests for specific teams will be honored if availability permits.  Requests made close to the start of the season are often hard or impossible to accomodate.
  3. At least one adult supervisor must stay during the entire session and is responsible for watching kids if they wander away from play.
  4. Parent involvement is appreciated and encouraged when appropriate but please try not to interfere with the session.
  5. Due to insurance rules players who are not registered with the league cannot play
  6. Players must not wear jewelry such as earrings, watches, necklaces, etc.  



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Winter Week 10- Final Week for Winter Session

Hello Everyone,

This is our final week March 25, 2018 for winter soccer. Please let me know how it went for you. I would love to hear feedback. Here is the schedule for today.


Thanks,
Nicole

Friday, March 16, 2018

Winter Week 9 Schedule

Hello Parents/Guardians and Coaches,

We only have two weeks left of the winter soccer session. Spring session will start Sunday April 8th. There are only 18 spots left for the Spring Session. If your child planned to play in the Spring, you need to register them immediately on the Malden Youth Soccer website. If you have any issues registering, please reach out to me quickly. If you know of a family that is planning on signing up, remind them to do so right away. These spots will fill up.

Coaches-please be aware that the registration process has changed. You will need to register your child online. Helen has already set up your coaching credit. If you have an issue please get in touch with me or Helen.

If you have any cleats or shin pads that your child has outgrown, we will be collecting this Sunday and next, for famillies that could really use them. If you are in need of assistants for any of these items, please let us know.

Thanks very much,
Nicole Doucette
Malden U7 Soccer Coordinator


Friday, March 9, 2018

Winter Week 8 Schedule

Hi Everyone,

If your child is playing soccer in the Spring, please go on the Malden Youth Soccer website to register them. There will be a stricter limit on the number of players for each team this season.

Let me know if you would like your child on a certain team, with a certain coach or with another child. Let us know if you would like to assist coaching this coming session. We are always looking for volunteers. There will be training by the MA Youth Soccer Association this season.

Below is this weeks schedule.

Thanks,
Nicole

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Week 5 2/18/18

Above is the field assignment for this Sunday (Week 5). Just so you are aware, we do play every Sunday during this 10 weeks. We will be playing the week of February vacation.

As a reminder, if you already know your child will be playing in Spring, consider signing them up now. Please do not wait until the last minute, as Spring session does fill up. If signing up early, please let me know if there is a specific coach/team/friend your child would like to be with and I will do my best to accommodate that request.

Also, please consider becoming an assistant coach. If you have experience that is great, but it is not necessary. After your first session of volunteering, your child will play for free.

Thanks and have a great day!

Nicole Doucette
Malden U7 Soccer Coordinator

Friday, February 2, 2018

Winter Week 3

Good Morning Parents/Guardians/Coaches,

Below is the field assignment for this Sunday (Week 3). Just so you are aware, we do play every Sunday during this 10 weeks. We will be playing the week of February vacation.

As a reminder, if you already know your child will be playing in Spring, consider signing them up now. Please do not wait until the last minute, as special requests will not be able to be worked out. If signing up early, please let me know if there is a specific coach/team/friend your child would like to be with and I will do my best to accomodate that request.

Thanks and have a great day!

Nicole DoucetteMalden U7 Soccer Coordinator


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Week 2 Winter session Schedule

Schedule for Week 2 is here. You will always play at the same time 10-11:25.

If your child is planning on playing in the Spring, please do not wait until the last minute to sign them up. Registration is open now. If you would like your child to play on a certain team, with a certain coach, or friend add your request to your comment section of registration. Late registers are not guaranteed to have requests granted as teams are already formed by then.Thanks for your cooperation.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Thanks,
Nicole
U7 Soccer Coordinator

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WINTER SOCCER STARTS SUNDAY JANUARY 21ST

Hello Parents/Guardians/Coaches,

Location and Time:

Winter session is upon us. Our first week starts this Sunday the 21st. We will play at the Salemwood School Gym which is located behind the school, 529 Salem St. Malden, MA. U7 plays every Sunday from 10-11:25. The first 40 minutes are for warm up and some drills. The second half is playing another team each week. We have less players in the winter so you may not be on your usual team.

What players should wear:

-New players and players on new team will be issued a uniform. If you are playing on the same team you have been, you can keep the uniform and number you have.

-Players must have shin pads. They will not be allowed to play without them.
-Players can wear sneakers or turf shoes. No cleats for winter soccer.
-Please do not wear watches, jewelry, or baseball hats
-Please bring a size 3 soccer ball for practice
-Players should bring a water bottle each week

You can always come back to the blogger for updates on cancellations due to weather. Field schedules will also be posted here as well as being emailed to you.

Have a great session. Feel free to email me anytime you have questions or concerns. My email is nicoledoucette1@gmail.com and my phone number is 781-389-2168.




Week One Field Positions at Salemwood School ,  Sunday Jan 21, 10-11