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Southwestern Soccer Club

Southwestern Soccer Club

8U - 2014/2015

For Boys and Girls Born 2014 & 2015

8U Micro Soccer is a coed program for boys and girls ages eight and under, with smaller fields, shorter games, and only 10 players (4 field players and a goalie per side) on the field at a time. The program is strictly developmental, with an emphasis on learning and fun rather than on winning or scores. Smaller teams and fewer players on the field allow each player to be more engaged in the game and provides a better learning environment for all participants

About 8U Micro Soccer

During the season, teams meet twice a week for 1 hour and 15 mins on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first 25 minutes will be reserved for team practice, and then followed by a 40-minute game broken into four 10 minute quarters. All games will be controlled by one or two referees.

** There is NO HEADING AT ALL. Any headed ball will be ruled a dead ball and possession will be given to the team who kicked the ball at the spot of the infringement. Heading will not be taught at this age.

For more information please read about the U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover Player Safety Campaign
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Age Requirement

SWSC 8U Micro Soccer teams are for boys and girls who were born in either 2014 or 2015. 

Team Size

Each team roster contains 10 players. A maximum number of players is set at 12. This ensures more playing time and further development for each participant.

Micro Soccer Format

  • SWSC Micro Soccer occurs twice a week for 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • The first 25 minutes will be a dedicated pre-planned team practice
  • Each week's practices will be planned by the club's Director of Soccer Programming
  • Each team should follow these plans in order to make sure that every player has the same exposure to soccer
  • The next 5 minutes will be for transitioning to the game part of the session
  • The last 50 minutes is reserved for gameplay
  • Each game consists of four (4), ten-minute quarters, with a two-minute break between quarters and a five-minute halftime
  • Each game will be between two scheduled teams
  • Teams will play a 5v5 plus goalies format
  • These games will be played on fields A & C at Vukote/Loomis Bay Field with smaller goals measuring 5' x 10'
  • Size 3 ball will be used
  • Players must be rotated evenly throughout all quarters
  • No player is to play 3 quarters before all other players have played 2 quarters
  • Games will wrap up with a handshake and a snack


In order to keep teams fairly equal and limit "stacked" teams, no child older than 8 years old will be able to play in 8U Micro Soccer and all special team requests will only be discussed if the requesting parent is a volunteer within the club.


Updated: Feb 22, 2022. Continue to check back for updates.

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