San Ramon FC Recreational Soccer Program for U8 Players

U8 Age Group Coordinator: Ken Rabb

Questions, concerns or suggestions?

Ken Rabb is the age group coordinator who will serve as your first point of contact.  

If you have any questions regarding this program, please email Ken Rabb.

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U5-U19 Fall Program Registration - **Limited Space Available**

You can register for U5-U6 age groups until July 31, 2017.

Program Update -  July 3, 2017  

Limited space is available in some of the age groups in the U7-U19 Fall Recreational Program.

Register asap. Please contact the appropriate Age Group Coordinator or club office to check availability in the U7-U19 age groups.

Players can register to be added to the wait-list too.

You need to pay to be placed on the wait-list, but you will be refunded in full if we cannot accommodate you this season.


Our fall recreational program is designed for girls and boys ages 4 to 18. 

San Ramon FC’s mission is to develop players, character, and community through soccer. Players have fun and make friends through the game of soccer while developing healthy habits, self-esteem, confidence, and respect.  

Our program offers players a chance to enjoy a team sport while learning soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting.

PROGRAM PRICING: 

  • U5-U6 program: $180 and no volunteer deposit required (no early bird pricing available)
  • U7-U19 programs:
    • Early Bird Pricing (March 1 - April 15): $280 + $125 refundable volunteer deposit
    • Registration Pricing after April 15:  $330 + $125 refundable volunteer deposit

ELIGIBLE:  

  • U5-U6 Program - Players born in 2012 or 2013
  • U7-U19 Programs - Players born in 1999 through 2011

Note: In 2016, we implemented changes in how we form age groups. Please view our birth year registration chart.

DATES:

Generally, practices begin in mid-August and the final game of the season will occur on the first Saturday in November.

Games can be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays in the fall.  SRFC reserves the right to schedule games on either weekend day.

LOCATIONS:

Practices will be at fields or parks in San Ramon.

Game locations will vary depending on your child's age group.

REGISTRATION:

Click here to begin registration. 

QUESTIONS?

Please email our office manager, Dawn McQuiston, at dmcquiston@sanramonfc.com

U8 Recreational

Program Overview

Enjoyment and player development meet through the combination of technical skill practices and fun, soccer-style games focused on maximizing the time each player has with the ball. All players are placed on teams of up to eight players and meet once or twice per week, depending on the availability of the head coach, beginning early or mid-August through the end of October for training with the team’s volunteer head coach, and also play 10 league games on weekends starting the Saturday following Labor Day.

All U8 teams are assigned an available practice field in the general area of the head coach. Each team is allotted 60-minute practice sessions. Volunteer coaches are asked to focus on coordination and individual skill development during the practice sessions. The weekend games are formatted into small-sided 5v5 games (4 field players + a goalkeeper) which consist of two 20-minute halves. Volunteer coaches are designated to run the weekly practices and supervise the weekend games for their respective teams. All games are held at Pine Valley Middle School: 3000 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon CA 94583.

Coaching

Coaches are selected by the Development Director from parent volunteers who express interest. Volunteering to coach offers a rewarding opportunity to work with children and build their skills and self-esteem. All coaches and assistant coaches are required to register for the club and to get fingerprinted for background check (Get Disclosure Form**). SRFC provides support to volunteer coaches by providing coaching curriculum handouts and free coaching clinics beginning in August.

Team Formation

U8 recreational teams are formed in late July and players are assigned to teams by the San Ramon FC staff.

Coaches will notify players of their team placement by early August.

Playing Rules

Recreational Rules U7-U8  click here

Pine Valley Middle School Field Layout

PVMS Field Layout U7-U8 Recreational click here

Additional Programming

Players interested in supplemental training can improve their skills by registering for San Ramon FC’s Junior Skills Academy. The Junior Skills Academy professional staff specializes in youth skill development and the program runs during three separate seasons - spring, fall and winter.

In addition, summer camps, futsal leagues (indoor soccer), private training and special skills clinics are optional programs for those in search of additional training. The additional programming comes with additional costs and detailed information can be found by clicking on the Junior Skills Academy tab.

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