Training Expectations for U6-U19
Official season training begins in Mid-April at area schools, and then moves to our home fields at the Tree Farm Recreational Facility the first week of May. Trainings run through May and June until our annual Essex United Tournament & Shootout. ALL TEAMS are off Memorial Day and Father’s Day except U10+ teams that choose to participate in tournaments those weekends.
Teams form if there is a minimum of 10 interested players. They meet every Saturday morning May-June for age appropriate gross-motor activities to familiarize themselves with the ball, the field, their coach and friends.
U8 teams are small-sided as they play 4 v 4 in the league. Teams size is about 8 players. All trainings are age approriate and last one hour once or twice a week (depending on the team needs) to maximize the attention level of this age group.
Trains 2 times weekly for 1.5 hours and receive increasingly adapted instruction as their skill levels grow and improve.