Kindergarten & First Grade Program

Kindergarten & First Grade Program Specifics:

Who is eligible: Players who reside in Sudbury or attend the Sudbury Public Schools

Groupings: Separate sessions for boys and girls

Kindergarten Schedule: 8 sessions on Saturday afternoons

1st Grade Schedule: 8 sessions on Sunday afternoons

Timing: 1.25 hour sessions with first half focusing on training and second half playing small- sided games against other teams

Duration: Fall program runs from September to November and spring program runs from April to June

Specifics: Players use a size 3 soccer ball, small goals and set up for games as 3v3 (Kindergarten) or 4v4 (1st Grade)

Practices: Each session will begin with an age group wide demonstration on the weekly skill by a coach from the NE Revolution    Academy. Skills will then be displayed and practiced during the training portion of the session and the small sided game

Season Goals:

  • To create a positive and fun atmosphere where players can learn and develop at their own pace
  • To improve the basic motor skills that are used in soccer: Running, Jumping, Kicking, etc.
  • To create players that are comfortable with the ball at their feet
  • To give each player a positive and successful experience each season

Required Equipment:

  • Players receive a SYSA tee shirt, with color specific to their team
  • Players must wear their team shirt each week. On colder days, the shirt must be worn over warmer clothing
  • Players must wear cleats or sneakers. Soccer cleats are not required, but are recommended
  • Shin guards are required and soccer socks must be worn over shin guards so they are not exposed
  • Each player should a size 3 soccer ball and their own water bottle
  • Mask requirements will be determined as we get closer to the start of the season
  • Players are not allowed to wear jewelry, earrings, hats or anything metal in their hair for safety reasons

Parent Coach Volunteers:

  • Parent volunteer coaches are essential to successfully run this program
  • Parents can sign up to volunteer on their child's AdminSports registration account
  • Each team must have two coaches for the program to work effectively
  • No previous coaching experience is required however all coaches are strongly encouraged to take the online USSA F Coaches Course.
  • Coaches will be provided with a weekly session plan developed by the SYSA Technical Director
  • A criminal background check (CORI) will be conducted on all youth coaches per state law