Colorado Ice Soccer

U7

Player with birthdates 1/1/2012-12/31/2012 are eligible to play in the U7 age group

U7 Info: Teams practice once a week for one hour and games are on Saturdays. At this age, player development is key. While incorporating fun activities, coaches build and expand basic soccer skills including dribbling, passing, receiving, defending and the beginning of field positioning.

Twice a season all Micro teams will have special skills sessions with Colorado Ice's Recreational Director of Coaching.

Practices can be anytime from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and games on Saturdays can be anytime between 9am and 4pm. Most practices and all games are held at Golden Heights Park.

We rely on volunteer coaches for our Micro teams. Each team needs at least one parent to coach. Please consider volunteering for this position when you register online.

Parents: A fun, positive experience for the players depends on parents getting involved and helping out. Duties include: assistant coach, phone caller, snack/drink coordinator and party/special events person. In addition, there is a constant need of parent referees.

Thinking of Coaching? Our Micro soccer program relies on volunteer coaches. A good, responsible coach is the most important person for a successful and positive experience. Practice times can be scheduled at the coach's convenience after the workday. Level of experience doesn't matter, as it's a simple, wonderful game. Colorado Ice provides rules and procedures, easy to follow practice plans, coaching clinics and practice equipment. The Colorado Ice professional club coach is also always available to answer any questions.

Team Formation: Many factors are considered when forming teams. Every attempt to honor special requests is made, but team placement cannot be guaranteed. Players are placed by the area in which they live thereby encouraging early friendships with those they will go to school with. Teams are kept intact from season to season if numbers of returning players allows for it, if not then some combining of teams may have to take place.

Player Equipment: At the Micro level, each player should own a size 3 ball and bring it to every practice. Shin guards are mandatory as are athletic shoes or soft cleated soccer shoes. Dress for physical activity (no jeans). Bring warm clothes and water bottle to practices and games.