U5/6 Sandblasters Soccer Information

The U5/6 Sandblasters season usually begins the third weekend of September. Information will be confirmed during the week leading up to the start.

Introduction to Soccer for 4 and 5 Year Olds (U5/U6)

Sandblasters is about having fun and learning about soccer in a non-competitive, no pressure environment. The emphasis is on smiles, and laughter and learning to love playing with a soccer ball.

Rules & Set-Up

  • The allocated time is Saturdays 2:00-3:00pm on Braefoot Upper (#3) grass field. The session should comprise 25-30 minutes of activities, and maximum 20-25 minutes of games vs other teams.

  • Both teams can agree to not play against each other on the day, and stay within their group to do other soccer activities - especially considering that many players at this age are not as interested in the "game" portion.

  • There should be a maximum of 4v4 on each field in any game - no goalkeepers. 

  • Pass-ins(kick-ins) or dribble-in if the ball leaves the area. No throw-ins.

  • Please return all PUG nets to the middle at the end, and do not take white cones. This equipment belongs to the technical staff and is used for programming throughout the club.

Coaching

  • Activities with dribbling (like 'Squirrels & Nuts') and movement (like 'Knee Tag') should be used as much as possible.

  • 2v2 and 3v3 games are ideal as it gives the players time and space to dribble, and dribbling is the most important part of their physical literacy and all-around proficiency.

  • Physical literacy (ABC: Agility, Balance, Control) is key for these little ones and they need to be kept moving! Please ensure there are never any long lines or activities with players standing around.

Game Schedule

Complete U5/6 Game Schedules can be viewed and downloaded through the registration system. Braefoot Upper grass field will be divided up into 6 mini-fields according to the following diagram.

LSA Minis Schedule

Braefoot Upper U5-U8 Map