CPSC Just4Kicks Soccer
What is CPSC Just4Kicks Soccer?
Just4Kicks is 3v3 pick-up style soccer that is designed for kids ages 9 through 14 who want to have fun playing soccer over the Summer. Some of things you might see and hear at a Just4Kicks game besides soccer is music playing, kids eating freeze pops or snow cones, kids running through a sprinkler to stay cool, and whip cream pies.
No uniforms, no refs, no strict rules, no score standings to worry about, just kids having fun playing soccer.
Why 3v3 Soccer?
We chose the 3v3 game because it inherently helps players to develop quick controlled first touches, confidence in foot skills, the importance of give-and-go’s, understanding of shape, defensive strategy, good passing pace, trapping skills, good shot placement, etc. You cannot hide in 3v3 soccer because it forces every player to be involved. The game is the teacher and most importantly… it is a ton of fun!! That right….it’s 2,000 pounds of fun!
When is it?
Just4Kicks will occur over the Summer. It will run every Thursday from July 10th through August 28th.
What are the rules?
Players – 3v3 co-ed games with kids that are 9 through 14 years old. All teams will be randomly selected by the Game Assistant(s) . All children must have their parent(s) sign a waiver to participate.
Ball – FIFA regulation size soccer ball or a watermelon, whichever is readily available at the start of the game.
Field – Small grass fields at the Clifton Common.
Goals – Small mini-goals.
Games – 10 minutes each with small breaks in-between. Games will run from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm or until dark, whichever comes first .
Rules – Standard FIFA soccer rules apply with some minor exceptions: No slide tackling, no off-sides, and out-ofbounds balls can be played onto the field in any way the offensive teams wants to. And absolutely no yellow and pink socks!
Don’ts – Fighting, cursing, spitting or any other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. If a game assistant see’s this type of behavior, the player will be banned without fee reimbursement for the remainder of the Summer session.
Cost – $25 per player for the whole Summer session.
Registration – Registration is open to all Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Clifton Park Soccer Club players (REC and TRAVEL).
You can register at our Just4Kicks page on the Clifton Park Soccer Club website.
Please contact Patrick Rabideau/Program Coordinator at CPSCJUST4KICKS@yahoo.com.