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Mini Kicks 5U-8U

Registration Open!

How do I determine soccer age and what does it mean?

Soccer team registration is determined by a birth year rule.  

The year used to determine soccer age for this summer is 2018 - (player birth year), please see MYSA's Birth Year Chart for details.

The result will give you the "U" soccer age the player can participate at.  The rules follow a soccer age and under participation guideline, i.e. 8U means soccer age players 8 and under can play on a team.  For the younger age groups, we try to keep kids on squads with the designated soccer age listed.  Occasionally players can play up a year, but this is usually avoided in the U8 and lower level of the Mini Kicks program.  A player can never play "down" (at a lower soccer age) in tournament play, but may be allowed to do this in the Mini Kicks program.


Registration Deadline

Registration deadline without a late fee will be 03/14/2018.  After that date, registration will be accepted with a late fee of $25 and all practice slots will be assigned by coaching.

Program Details

The 2108 Euro FC Mini Kicks Summer Season starts the week of April 30th.  

Mini Kicks is Euro FC's youth development league.  We introduce soccer to our youngest players in a fun and less expensive environment.  Our goal is to help young players learn to love soccer and prepare for the tournament league as they grow older.  Coaching will be provided by Tetra Brazil and some of our selected Academy Soccer players.

For 2017, we are expanding on our program even more, and expanding the training options.  We will offer one day a week or two days a week training.

Matching players skills and experience is extremely important in this age group.  Because of widely varying skills in players at this level, we will be doing assessments of players during the first week of the program.  Please plan on the fact that coaches will make recommendations for team changes after these assessments are completed - initial team formation is not final, and we will avoid asking players to change practice days.

All registered players will get an official Adidas Euro FC Mini Kicks Uniform! 

The registration fee is as all-inclusive.  There are no additional tournament/player fees or uniforms to purchase.  There may be one or two days where we play outside of Rochester, but that will be limited very limited.

The most important consideration here is for the players to have fun with soccer.  Although there are games, they are structured more for activity and fun.  If you have a U8 child that wants a more competitive environment, they could consider "playing up" on a U9 Competitive team instead of playing in the Mini Kicks program.  Talk with Angelo Tartaglia ( if you have questions on this.  You child could be practice only on a U9 team, or play tournaments on a U9 team.  This would require an assessment by coaching to make sure the player is ready for this step.

Here are some of the specific attributes of the program:

  • Training Schedule
    • 2x per week (M/W or T/Th) 5:30-6:30
    • 1x per week (M/T/W/Th) 5:30-6:30
    • ‚Äč60 minute practice sessions
  • Season:  Runs April 30th to June 29th (no activity in July)
  • Location:  Kepp Fields in Rochester (Click Here for Google Map)
  • Age Groups
    • 5U/6U Coed 
      • 1 or 2 day a week training
      • planned 8 players per training session, max 10
    • 7U/8U Girls and Boys
      • 1 or 2 day a week training
      • Boys teams separate from Girls Teams
      • planned 10 players per training session, max 12
  • Cost (includes uniform)
    • $180 per player for 2 days a week training
    • $115 per player for 1 day a week training
  • Uniform
    • Each player will receive a Euro FC Mini Kicks Uniform
    • Uniforms will be numbered on the back, with Euro logo on the front
    • Do NOT purchase a Euro uniform for these players
  • Games
    • Friday Games 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, and 6/29
    • 6/29 will be a big celebration with Brazilian Day and the last game
    • The kids will also be given the opportunity to play at half time of the Coaches vs Alumni soccer game at RCTC Stadium on June 12th! This is always a big hit with the kids.

Anticipated Training Schedule (Subject to change based on registration)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
7-8U Boys 1 7-8U Girls 1 7-8U Boys 1 7-8U Girls 1
7-8U Girls 2 7-8U Boys 2 7-8U Girls 2 7-8U Boys 2
5-6U Coed 1 5-6U Coed 2 5-6U Coed 1 5-6U Coed 2
5-6U Coed 3 4-6U Coed 4 7-8U Boys 3 7-8U Girls 3

7-8U Boys 1&2, 7-8U Girls 1&, and 6-8U Coed 1&2 practice two days a week

7-8U Boys 3, 7-8U Girls 3, 5-6U Coed 3&4 practice one day a week

Questions? Please contact our Director of Coaching, Angelo Tartaglia

Angelo Tartaglia

Director of Coaching