At this age, children do not have the same capacity as adults to analyze the environment. They explore and have an egocentric conception of the world. Children are still gathering the experience necessary to interact with their surrounding and with others. Also, empathy and the capacity to consider the thoughts and feelings of others is very low. In order to help children build their own experience, many exercises will be individual. The tactical component of the game will be reduced to small sided games with basic explanations about space distribution. Training sessions will be treated more as physical education than specifically as soccer training.
Saint Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) is commited to provide outstanding opportunities for soccer players of all ages and abilities in the Greater Saint Louis area.
We are committed to make our U6-U8 Program the best in the Greater Saint Louis area with licensed professional coaches and an outstanding curriculum.
For those players seeking the advantages found in a competitive athmosphere, our U6-U8 program offers such chances, beginning with the U6 age group.
The U6-U8 program is for players who need a more rigorous schedule and competitive playing environment than can be traditionally offered in recreational soccer.
This program will primarily focus on technical development of a player within a frame work of small sided games and activities that have problem solving and decision making (tactical) components to them, all whilst growing their passion for the game.
These players are full of energy so these professional coaches also have licenced, but non-paid, assistant coaches to help them.
Fall Season: August - October (2 Training sessions per week + Games)
Winter Season 1: November - December (1 Training sessions per week)
Winter Season 2: January - February (1 Training session per week)
Spring Season: March-May (2 Training sessions per week + Games)
Summer Season: June - July (2 Training sessions per week)
Players will play small sided games against other clubs in the area
All training sessions will be held at the SLSG Soccer Complex in Collinsville, IL. All games will be played in within a 20 minute radius of Collinsville.