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U5 - U8 Development Program

Start them young! If kids love to play the game, this is great for them!

Player development > Winning

We make teams for U5 – U8 and play games in SAM REC / EDP FUTURES in a 4 v 4 Format of Play.

Focus –> Dribbling, Footwork (foundations), striking the ball (pass/shooting), Player Intelligence, Team Shape, & Player Roles (Responsibilities).

Letting players think on their own is the best way to learn!


We hold tryouts for players to participate in the 10 month program. Even though we accept all players at this age, players joining must show up for tryouts in order to be eligible to participate. 
Teams are broken up into a roster of 12 which would mean 2 subs per field (4 v 4, 2 small fields at the same time).


Player development is very important to us! This is the best age to start! Kids are like sponges and absorb a lot of information, specially skills.


We teach players different skills with the ball so that they can perform during games. We teach them that it is ok to make mistakes and to keep trying until they feel comfortable applying the skill. From the 6U & Up, all of our players know the different turns, moves, and foundations with a ball.


At Xeneizes MD, we encourage lots of teamwork! We allow players to solve game situations on their own so that they can speak, and think with each other (problem solving). We also teach them the rules of the game, Ex: If ball goes out of bound, we start with a dribble in or pass in (older groups is a throw in).


If you are playing in the SAM Rec. league, you will need to register through SAM Soccer for the league play.

If you are playing in EDP Futures League, the league fees are covered when you register with Xeneizes MD.

Usually U6-U7 will be SAM Rec. & U8 will be EDP Futures. 

**Some players that are U7 may play up a year at U8. The technical director and the coach will let you know ahead of time**


This is a 10 month commitment so Winter practices are available as well! We will have once a week practice and we usually throw in extra practice for Futsal during the week (Depending on gym spaces available, locations vary).

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