Welcome to the Franklin Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) Pee Wee soccer program! The program introduces 4 & 5-year-olds to the beautiful game of soccer in a six-week series of "pick up" games.
The Pee-Wee games for the Fall 2016 season will be played at Lower Dacey Field.
The sessions of the Spring 2016 Pee-Wee Division will begin on September 10. The 6-week schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm
- Saturday, 2:00-2:45pm
- Saturday, 3:00-3:45pm
The sessions will meet on 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/14, 10/21. No training Columbus Day Weekend.
The cost for the six week program is $40.
The Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Pee-Wee Division program is intended for the group of children that are age eligible to enter Kindergarten in September 2017. For each season, a child must have been born between 9/1/2011 and 8/31/2012 to be eligible to play Pee-Wee.
Anyone wishing to play needs to register.
(1) The game is the teacher.
Players will learn to play all on their own. By design, only limited, formal coaching will be offered.
(2) The game is for kids.
This program is offered to let children play and they don't need adults to do that. Adult involvement will be minimal and will focus on safety -- keeping the players from wandering into the street, consoling players who might need it on occasion, policing overly-aggressive behavior, etc.
(3) The structure is informal.
Beyond setting up some goals, laying out some cones, and handing out some practice jersies, no formal organization will be done. No teams will be formed in advance; they will be created at random each week.
Upon arriving each week, players should check in to record their attendance. Coaches will lead players as a group in fun activities to encourage dribbling, motion, and balance. Players will then be given a colored practice jersey and be placed on a team of three players. The goal is for all players to be active for the full 45-minute session.
No planned periods of play are defined. If the players decide that a water break is necessary, it should be taken. The break times should be kept short (1-2 minutes, at most). Don't forget to bring a water bottle!
There are no strict requirements on attire. Shinpads are strongly recommended, cleats are optional, shorts and a t-shirt are probably best.
Richard J. Frongillo
Pee Wee Program Director