Super 8 - U11 & U12 Program
Super 8 U11 & U12 Program (2006 - 2007 born)
In the Super 8 game play once again advances a level as offside and reduced retreat lines are introduced. Rules are tightened with respect to calling of fouls and incorrect corner kicks and throw-ins. Game time is extended, and fields and net size are increased. Players will continue to work on their physical, social and emotional soccer abilities. Players will have equal playing time and are still encouraged to try all positions, however, players who are continually late or absent for practices or games may sit out portions of the following game. At this level, players who favour certain positions will play those positions more often and will train accordingly.
All teams in the Super 8 program attend one game and one coach-led practice each week. Players that participate in a high-performance stream also attend a technical practice each week. All players looking to improve their soccer skills are encouraged to sign up for the PMSC Euro Pro Academy Sessions – Mondays for high-performance players and Fridays for all players (players from other clubs are welcome).
Boys continue to play on Saturdays and girls on Sundays, however, some of the high-performance teams may have games on the alternate days depending on final schedules.
High-performance teams are determined in March through an ongoing (year-round) evaluation process, and recreational teams are formed in July once coaches have been confirmed. Consideration will be made to place players from similar neighbourhoods together, but balanced teams is key; so do not assume that your child will be placed on the same team with the same players and coach each year. Special requests to be paired with a friend can be considered prior to our June 15 registration deadline. Requests for teams to remain together or multiple players to play together cannot be accommodated.
Each player will be provided a team jersey, soccer shorts, and soccer socks – this uniform may be worn for practices and is required for all games.
Your child will need the following:
- Soccer cleats (for games)
- Shin pads
- Water bottle
- Dry fit sports wear for under uniforms
For more information about the Super 8 programs, please contact your Super 8 Rep.