Bringing Soccer to Pinellas County Families Since 1970

U8 Recreational Information


Practice Schedule:

8U -  6pm-7:30pm ( Wednesday Night is the primary 8U training night unless coach requires a different night and field space allows ) -  Practices begin in October.  

Practice Format: 

90 mins with their Parent Facilitator/Coach

Team Formation: 

1.   Team rosters will be drawn using the Blind Draw system per GYSA rules.  Rosters will have a maximum of 8 players per coach/team.


League Format: 


 1.   Provided that we have enough players registered to keep our teams as an in-house ( no travel, minimum 6 teams ) program, games will be on Saturdays. If we do not have enough teams as required to keep the teams in-house ( less than 6 ), we will join the GYSA U-8 travel program. If this occurs, games will be on Saturdays beginning the 1st week of November and continuing thru 2nd week of February.

Game Format

1.   Game play will be 4v4 ( 4 field players and no goal keeper ).

2.   Goal Kicks – game is restarted with a Goal Kick from anywhere in the goal area. Play resumes once the ball has cleared the Goal Area. On Goal kicks, all opposing players must retreat to the halfway line. 

3.   Games played on Saturdays beginning 1st week of November. 

      4 - 12 minute periods with 2-3 minute break period. Referee will be used. 



League and Affiliations


US Club Soccer

West Ham United






Vernon Photography

Fold a Goal

3 Daughters Brewing

After School Kicks

ACU Logo