TCSL Fives

8U play dates to better prepare players for 9U

Winter 2024 Play Dates

Teams should expect to play 2 matches within a 2 or 3 hour block. Times will be generally in the 1-7PM range.

DateLocationSchedule
January 13Winter ParkCLICK HERE
February 4Academy of Holy Angels Star DomeCLICK HERE
March 3Academy of Holy Angels South DomeCLICK HERE

Summer 2024 Play Dates

Teams should expect to play 2 matches within a 2 or 3 hour block. Times will be generally in the 1-7PM range. Dates/locations subject to change.

DateLocationSchedule
May 5Chippewa Middle School (All)Released 10-14 days prior to event.
May 19National Sports Center (North)

TBD (South)
Released 10-14 days prior to event.
June 9Polar Lakes Park (North)

Lakefront Park (South)
Released 10-14 days prior to event.
June 16Chippewa Middle School (North)
Lakefront Park (South)
Released 10-14 days prior to event.
June 30Kingston Park (Cottage Grove) (All)
Matches played as part of Summer Festival
Released 10-14 days prior to event.

Club Administrators: Registering Teams, Players & Coaches

TCSL Fives – The Why

Provide fun, energetic, introductory program for these crucial ages.

Retain players at 9U that are better prepared with a better developed skillset.

Size 3 ball size.

Restarts per Laws of the Game (throw-ins, corner kicks, etc.).

Build-out line in effect (use midfield).

No offside.

All free kicks are “direct”.

No punting

No heading.

 

8U soccer should be its own brand and should not be a mini-version of older-aged soccer.

Support clubs by having a standards-driven experience for these young players.

Referee mentoring and development opportunities for first-year or second-year referees.

Format

  • “Match Day” Format
  • All games will be played 5v5 – 4 field players + Goalkeeper
  • 2×20 minute halves
  • Each team plays two (2) matches
  • Matches completed within 2-hour window as much as possible to make this program family centric

Numbers & Field Size

 

Existing Footprint – 2x 7v7 fields