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.
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.
|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|
|GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3|
|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|
|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 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.
All games are played at Ron Gbur Park located 1037 N. Smith. See the field map below.
U8 Boys Division Director