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U5/U6 Coaching resources
Age Group Guidelines
Link to Required Clearances If you are coaching U5/U6 through Hempfield Parks and Rec, they can assist you with completing these clearances. However, they can also be completed on your own at no charge. The same three clearances are needed for both Hempfield Parks and Rec and HASC travel teams in PA West. They can be found on the linked page under "How to Obtain the Required Documents."
Link to Age Appropriate National Coaching License There is no license required for this age group. But, US Soccer does offer the 4v4 Grassroots license both online and in-person that would be appropriate for U5/U6.
Recommended Practice Format Hempfield Parks and Rec's U5 and U6 programs utilize an "Academy Style" practice format. Click the link for details about this format.
Recommended Formation There is no need to teach this age group any type of formation. Simple concepts like "back, forward / left, right" are sufficient.
Drills and Games for Practices
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