This page provides details for the U6 soccer program (boys and girls).
For the Fall 2022 season, this will involve players born in 2017 and 2018.
(All players must by 4yo by 8/1/22)
- Each team will be made up of ~6-7 players
- Players can request to play with friends or particular coaches
- Each team is required to have one parent volunteer as the coach
- It is highly recommended to have a second parent as assistant coach
- Each team is required to have one (or more) parent volunteer as team referee
- Other parents can optionally support the team by organizing game-day snacks, end-of season party, etc...
The parent coach will have the following responsibilities:
- Attending a pre-season coaches meeting for league logistics information
- Collecting the team's uniforms and distribution to the players
- Collecting the team's equipment (including pop-up goals, cones and pinnies)
- Bringing the equipment to each game, setting out the pop-up goals, and taking them home
- Bringing the equipment to each practice and setting up as instructed
- Managing the team on game day
The parent referee(s) will have the following responsibilities. Note that this parent must be someone different from the team coach.
- Attending the pre-season U6/U7 referee clinic
- Referee half of each game (the parent ref from the other team will do the other half)
- You are free to teach other parents what to do and let them referee
- These reference documents give a good introduction of what is involved (it's very simple):
All U6 teams (Boys and Girls) will practice on either Wednesday or Friday afternoons at a common field (tbd).
Teams will be assigned a time slot and a field location, which will remain the same throughout the season.
Each week, a practice plan with age-appropriate activities will be provided to the coaches by SASC Director of Coaching (DOC), Andrew Ransome.
The team coach will run their session according to the practice plan. Coach Andrew will explain and demonstrate each activity, and provide support as needed.
Note that the team coaches will always be directly supervising the players on their own team (i.e. they must always be present).
Note that coaches are free to organize their own practice session at another time and location. This would be completely optional and could be in addition to the SASC session, or instead of.
Check with the SASC Recreational Director
for City of Sunnyvale fields where we have permits.
Each Saturday, teams will play their games at a common city field within Sunnyvale (exact field TBD).
There will be multiple fields laid out on the grass, and teams will receive a schedule shortly before the season starts telling them which field and what time their games are each week.
Games start at the top of the hour and are played as 4 quarters of 10 minutes each, with a maximum of 2-3 minutes break between.
Please be aware of the time, and reduce the length of the quarters if needed in order to complete the game in time for the following teams to get set up and ready to play. Have your snacks and oranges after the game, not at half-time.
Game Day Coaching
On each game day, the coach is responsible for the following:
- Set up / take down the pop-up goals
- Making sure a parent referee is available (not the coach)
- Getting 4 kids on the field, and the game started on time
- Rotate subs periodically (everyone plays)
- Finish the game and clear the area in time for the next game to start on time
Please ensure games start and finish on time by avoiding extended warm-ups, pre-game / half-time speeches, positions, plays & tactics.
Just let the kids play the game and have fun!
Coach Schedule conflicts
Note that the volunteer coaches will have an opportunity to provide the league any Saturday scheduling constraints they have before the schedule is published.
In particular, if a coach also coaches another SASC team in a different age group, we will make sure the games do not overlap.
Other 'noble' scheduling requests will be honored as best as possible.
However, this is provided only to the coaches, and only in order to maximize their ability to attend each game.
It is not meant to allow convenience scheduling for individual players/parents.