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Rochester Spring Summer 5U-8U Mini Kicks

Kelly Jacobs

Euro FC Mini Kicks Coordinator


HOW DO I DETERMINE SOCCER AGE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Soccer team registration is determined by a birth year rule.  

The current soccer year is used to determine soccer age.  The current soccer year runs from August 1st to July 31st each year.  So the fall season of each year is the time when a player's soccer year advances.  The year used to determine soccer age for the upcoming session is the higher number of the current soccer year.  The current soccer year is 2018-2019 - please see MYSA's Birth Year Chart for details.  Essentially, you take the current soccer year and subtract the birth year of your child (eg.  a child born in 2014 gives 2019-2014=5.  5U would be the soccer age)

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. 5U means soccer age players 5 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, in the Tiny Tots 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 and Tiny Tots programs.  As a rule, teams in these programs are formed based on age, but players move around a bit based on need to fill team slots.


Registration Deadline

Registration deadline without a late fee will be 03/1/2019.  After that date, registration will be accepted with a late fee of $25.


Program Details

The 2019 Euro FC Mini Kicks Summer Season starts the week of April 29th.  

Mini Kicks is Euro FC's youth pre-competitive program.  We introduce soccer to our youngest players in a fun 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 may be aided by some of our select Academy players.

For 2019, 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, as well as preferred training times.

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 try to avoid asking players to change practice days and/or time.

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

There are no additional tournament or player fees, other than the optional uniform if your player does not already have one.  There may be one or two days where we play outside of Rochester, but that will be 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 an 8U child that wants a more competitive environment, they could consider "playing up" on a 9U Competitive team instead of playing in the Mini Kicks program.  Talk with Angelo Tartaglia (atargalia@eurofc.org) if you have questions on this.  You child could be practice only on a 9U team, or play tournaments on a 9U 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) 
    • 1x per week (M/T/W/Th)
    • Early Session 5:15 - 6:00
    • Late Session 6:00 - 6:45
      • See below for details
  • Season:  Runs April 30th to July 5th
  • 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 (excludes uniform)
    • $150 per player for 2 days a week training
    • $90 per player for 1 day a week training
  • Uniform
    • Each player will require a Euro FC Mini Kicks Uniform ($65) 
    • 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
      May - 3, 10, 24, 31
      June - 7, 21, 28
    • June 8 -  will be a big celebration with Brazilian Day
    • The kids will also be given the opportunity to play at half time of the Coaches vs Alumni soccer game at RCTC Stadium on TBD! This is always a big hit with the kids.

Training Schedule

During registration, you will be given the opportunity to choose a preferred training day(s) and preferred time.  We will do our best to accommodate these preferences, but may not always be able to. 


Refunds

It is the Club's policy to not issue refunds except under exceptional circumstances.  If you feel a refund is necessary and your situation warrants it, a refund may be requested via the link below. 

Questions? Please contact our Mini Kicks Coordinator, Kelly Jacobs

Kelly Jacobs

Euro FC Mini Kicks Coordinator