Greetings U7 Parent,
Fall soccer is almost here. We will start on Sunday September 9th. I will email you the team assignment on Tuesday. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help the Coaches. Please reach out with any questions. There is no experience necessary, it is literally to help the head coach organize the kids and keep track of breaks. Since you will be at the field anyway, it is a great way to get involved and help the kids.
Games will be played at Pine Banks Field inside the track. Pine Banks is on the corner of Main St. and Sylvan St. in Melrose. The schedule will be on the U7 blog. The link is below and is also on the Malden Youth Soccer website. Please pay attention as the times your child will play can change. The blog is also where we post any cancellations or changes.
Parents will need to supply:
-If your child already has the correct uniform color, please use it. If not, the league will supply a shirt, shorts, and socks on the first day.
-A #3 ball, please put their name on it.
-Cleats are recommended but not necessary. They can wear sneakers.
-Shin pads are a must. Your child will not be allowed to play without them.
-Water for frequent water breaks.
-Snack in case they need it.
- Long pants and long sleeved shirts may be worn under the team uniform if desired.
-Players must not wear earrings during the practice or game.
-Parents must remain at the field with their children during the entire session
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.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns as the season moves forward and we all look forward to a great season.
Thanks very much,
Malden U7 Soccer Coordinator