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Under 5 Years Old (5-U)

The 5-U Program is an introductory soccer program for 4-year olds conducted in the "jamboree" format recommended by the AYSO National organization. The jamboree format differs from the traditional team-based approach used at the older divisions.

In jamboree a parent or other adult will work 1-on-1 with the player to introduce basic soccer concepts and skills. Teams are formed each week based on player turnout. An organizing coach will lead the session. The coach will introduce a game/activity designed to practice a certain skill or concept using explanation and demonstration. Each player/parent pair will then attempt the activity while the coach circulates and provides feedback and assistance. The session will end with your child participating in a 15-20 minute short sided game of 3 vs 3.
The two primary goals of the 5-U Program are:
  • To allow the players to enjoy the activities
  • To let the game be the teacher
There are typically eight 5-U sessions during the Fall season and eight more sessions in the Spring. 5-U sessions run about one hour and begin the first week of scheduled games.
Your child must wear the following equipment:
  • AYSO uniform
  • Shin guards (available anywhere sporting goods are sold)
  • Socks large enough to cover the shin guards (soccer socks are preferable as they are purposely oversized)
  • Size 3 soccer ball (a limited number of community balls are usually available but it is recommended you bring your own ball to be safe)
The following are not required but recommended:
  • Soccer shoes or cleats
  • Water or other drink (community water is usually not provided)
The 5-U program is an extremely popular and age-appropriate way to introduce young children to the fun of soccer and it will help prepare them for the team-oriented 6-U program the following year.

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