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U8 Boys Information

2019 Spring U8 Boys Update

U8 House Division plays 4 v 4 on a small field (approximately 30x20 yards) with a size 3 ball. In soccer lingo, this is known as a small-sided game

Game day will consist of three, 13 minute split-squad games with 5 minute breaks in between.

U8 teams practice 2x week for 1 hour.  Practice days/times are determined by the volunteer coaches.  Games are played on Sundays and scheduled between 12-3pm.

U8 SPRING Program Update


Our U8 division (boys and girls) will have Monday practices from 5-6pm, location TBD with the Celtic professional staff.  Coaches of the U8 teams are strongly encouraged to attend these training sessions also as to encourage knowledge and continuity with further training sessions.  U8 coaches will choose a 2nd practice day/time, so U8 will continue to have (2) practices per week.  As with our practice policy, they are not required to be made up due to weather related cancellations by the Palatine Park District.


U8 Boys Team Information

TEAM # TEAM NAME COACHES
1 Ajax Scott Robertson, Kenny Royal
2 Manchester United Christopher Molenda, Natalie DiCosola
3 Arsenal FC Chris Thrall, Waseem Salamah
4 FC Barcelona Kyle Wiemann
5 Real Madrid FC Jonathan Thompson, John Lyall
6 Paris St. Germain FC Juan Jacobo, Robert Roeser
7 Tottenham FC Eddie Hebert, Jim Tileston
8 SL Benfica Jerry Stark, Martin Da Costa

U8 Boys Spring Schedule

GAME 1 GAME 2 GAME 3
FIELD/TIME 4/28/2019 FIELD/TIME 5/5/2019 FIELD/TIME * 5/11/2019
           
GBUR 4A   GBUR 4B   GBUR 4A  
12:00 PM 2 v 1 1:00 PM 3 v 4 1:30 PM 6 v 2
1:00 PM 3 v 8 2:00 PM 1 v 7 2:30 PM 7 v 8
           
GBUR 4C   GBUR 4C   GBUR 4C  
12:00 PM 4 v 7 1:00 PM 8 v 6 1:30 PM 4 v 1
1:00 PM 5 v 6 2:00 PM 2 v 5 2:30 PM 5 v 3

 

GAME 4 GAME 5 GAME 6
FIELD/TIME *5/16/2019 FIELD/TIME 5/19/2019 FIELD/TIME 6/2/2019
           
GBUR 4A   GBUR 4A   GBUR 4B  
5:30 PM 7 v 5 12:00 PM 1 v 3 1:00 PM 4 v 5
6:30 PM 8 v 4 1:00 PM 4 v 2 2:00 PM 8 v 1
           
GBUR 4B   GBUR 4B   GBUR 4C  
5:30 PM 2 v 3 12:00 PM 5 v 8 1:00 PM 3 v 6
6:30 PM 6 v 1 1:00 PM 6 v 7 2:00 PM 2 v 7

U8 Training Sessions

Notes on U8 Spring

U8 2nd graders will participate in (2) practice games on the U10 field before moving up to the U10 division in the fall. Directors, with coaches, will place 2nd graders onto 'teams' and coaches will have a 15 min player intro to the field/rules and then play (2) 15 min halves. (1) referee will be provided for support and coaches are encouraged to be on the field, as needed. Schedule to follow

U8 Field & Maps

All games are played at Ron Gbur Park located 1037 N. Smith. See the field map below. 

Questions or Concerns?

Chris Molenda

U8 Boys Division Director