Saturday, September 14, 2019

Season starts TODAY!!

You should have received emails with team assignments. If for some reason you did not, please email me. I will also be at the field tomorrow to direct any players to the right location. 

Please report to your practice field location to start the session tomorrow 9/14 at 9am at Amerige Field. You will meet your coaches and get your uniforms.

If for any reason there’s is a cancellation in the future, you would hear it from myself directly through email and on this blog.

Also, please note parking restrictions are strictly enforced at Amerige Park. Parking is allowed on the Fellsway side of the park only. Parking onHighland Ave and  Savin St is allowed only on the side opposite the park. Please respect the restrictions and the residents.  The same holds true for leaving the field as we find it.

Our main goal is to provide every child with a fun and friendly opportunitiy to learn to play soccer. Our league is run entirely by Volunteers, from our Board straight through to our coaches. It is because of the volunteers that we are able to provide these opportunities to our players. There is always room for more volunteers so if you are interested, please contact me or reach out to your coaches directly. 

Below you will find the Practice Field locations. Please report to this field at the start of every session.

Thanks,
Brooke Little
U5 Director
Malden Youth Soccer Association
Proudsoccermomcoach@gmail.com
781-420-5076





U5 Practice Field Assignments

Field 1 is the Field on the Fellsway side of the park.
Field 2 is on the Highland Ave side of the park.

Each field will be broken into thirds (a,b,and c)
-a will be the section closest to the basketball court/playground/hill
-b will be the middle section of each field
-c will be the end of each field closest to Savin St



2A
Red Foxes


2B
Blue Jays


2C
Purple Heroes


1A
Orange Tigers


1B
Yellow Canaries


1C
Black Cats








Skills Focus

Weeks 1-3 Ball Control and Dribbling
-Get as many touches on the ball as possible
-keep the ball close to your feet
-changing direction
-protecting/ shielding the ball

Weeks 3-6 Passing and Trapping
Work on strength and directionality
-close vs far passing
-pointing hips at the target
- using instep and/or laces

Weeks 7-8 Offense/Defense









Game Schedule
Home team is the team with the *.. Visiting team starts with the ball at kick off.
Coaches are encouraged to work together to decide how many players per side based on their #s but games of more than 7 a side are not recommended.


Week 1
* Red vs Blue on 2a
*Black vs Purple on 1c
*Orange vs Yellow on 1a

Week 2
*Blue vs Black on 2b
*Purple vs Orange on 2c
*Yellow vs Red on 1b

Week 3
*Orange vs Blue on 1a
*Black vs Yellow on 1c
*Red vs Purple on 2a

Week 4
*Purple vs Black on 2c
*Yellow vs Blue on 1b
*Red vs Orange on 2a

Week 5
*Blue vs Purple on 2b
*Orange vs Black on 1a
*Yellow vs Red on 1c

Week 6
*Blue vs Red on 2B
*Purple vs Orange on 2c
*Black vs Yellow on 1c

Week 7
*Red vs Purple on 2a
*Yellow vs Orange on 1b
*Black vs Blue On 1c

Week 8
*Purple vs Yellow  on 2c
*Blue vs Orange on 2b
*Black vs Red  on 1c

Friday, September 6, 2019

WEATHER CANCELLATION

Greetings U5 Parents and players,
DUE TO THE RAIN/BAD WEATHER FORECAST FOR TOMORROW 9/7, WE WILL CANCEL THE FIRST SESSION FOR PLAYERS, WHICH WAS INITIALLY GOING TO BE HELD DURING OUR COACHES TRAINING. THE TRAINING WILL BE HELD, BUT ONLY COACHES WILL ATTEND. PLAYERS WILL OFFICIALLY START THE U5 SEASON NEXT SATURDAY 9/14 AT AMERIGE FIELD 9AM - 10:15AM. See below for important season information!
Fall soccer is starting!! Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Brooke Little and I'm the U5 League Director. I've been coaching with Malden Youth Soccer for about 7 years, from U5 intown all the way up to U12 travel and I hold coaching licenses for each age group. My son currently plays in U12 and my daughter plays in U5. I am looking forward to helping create a great foundation and love of soccer for so many boys and girls! Additionally I hope to create a love of coaching for our volunteers!
Starting on 9/14 our practice and games will be held every Saturday from 9am to 10:30am at Amerige Field, with our final session on 11/2. Players will be assigned to teams prior to the 9/14 session and we will distribute uniforms to all players that day. Each session will start with 45 minutes of practice drills to learn the basics. For the last 30 minutes, we put all those skills to use in a friendly game with another U5 team. A match where everyone is excited, smiling, and motivated is my definition of a win.

Please bring/wear:
- Shin guards
- Sneakers with decent soles for good grip on dewy mornings (Cleats are optional)
- Comfortable clothing (Your child will receive a full uniform, but can wear layers underneath for cold mornings)
- A size 3 soccer ball with their name written on it
- A bottle of water for your all-star
- A snack if needed

Our philosophy for this age group is to provide every child with a fun and friendly opportunity to learn to play soccer. At this age it is mostly about introducing basic soccer rules and basic skills like dribbling/passing/shooting, familiarizing young players with the idea of group sports, including everyone, and most of all having fun! U5 is the start of soccer for many children and we aim to create a great foundation and spark a love of soccer in our players.

We are still in need of parent volunteers to help the Coaches!! There is no experience necessary, it is literally to help the head coach organize the kids and keep all engaged. The more volunteers we have, the smoother things run! Since you will be at the field anyway, it is a great way to get involved and help the kids! Please let me know, if you are willing to volunteer.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached anytime via email, call, or text. Looking forward to a great season! Also check out the U5 blog! Here you'll find up to date information for U5, schedule, and league happenings.  https://u5maldenyouthsoccer.blogspot.com

 
Brooke Little
U5 Director
Malden Youth Soccer
781-420-5076

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fall Soccer starts THIS WEEK!


Greetings U5 Parents and players,

Fall soccer is starting!! Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Brooke Little and I'm the U5 League Director. I've been coaching with Malden Youth Soccer for about 7 years, from U5 intown all the way up to U12 travel and I hold coaching licenses for each age group. My son currently plays in U12 and my daughter plays in U5. I am looking forward to helping create a great foundation and love of soccer for so many boys and girls! Additionally I hope to create a love of coaching for our volunteers!

 
We will start THIS Saturday 9/7. For this FIRST session we will run things a bit differently, as we are having a U5 coaches training that day and would like our players to participate in the "on field" portion of the training, for our coaches to practice what they've learned and give our new players a little warmup/intro to soccer. Also this a great opportunity for parents to get an up close look at our coaches training/development. (And maybe entice some of you to volunteer to coach in the future!) This Saturday 9/7 we will meet at the Linden School Field from 10:30am to 12pm. When you arrive, myself or another Malden Youth Soccer representative will point you to where you need to go.

 
Starting the following week on 9/14 our practice and games will be held every Saturday from 9am to 10:30am at Amerige Field, with our final session on 11/2. Players will be assigned to teams prior to the 9/14 session and we will distribute uniforms to all players that day. Each session will start with 45 minutes of practice drills to learn the basics. For the last 30 minutes, we put all those skills to use in a friendly game with another U5 team. A match where everyone is excited, smiling, and motivated is my definition of a win.

 
Please bring/wear:
- Shin guards
- Sneakers with decent soles for good grip on dewy mornings (Cleats are optional)
- Comfortable clothing (Your child will receive a full uniform, but can wear layers underneath for cold mornings)
- A size 3 soccer ball with their name written on it
- A bottle of water for your all-star
- A snack if needed

 
Our philosophy for this age group is to provide every child with a fun and friendly opportunity to learn to play soccer. At this age it is mostly about introducing basic soccer rules and basic skills like dribbling/passing/shooting, familiarizing young players with the idea of group sports, including everyone, and most of all having fun! U5 is the start of soccer for many children and we aim to create a great foundation and spark a love of soccer in our players.

 
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help the Coaches!! There is no experience necessary, it is literally to help the head coach organize the kids and keep all engaged. The more volunteers we have, the smoother things run! Since you will be at the field anyway, it is a great way to get involved and help the kids! Please let me know, if you are willing to volunteer.

 
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached anytime via email, call, or text. Looking forward to a great season! 
 

Brooke Little
U5 Director
Malden Youth Soccer
781-420-5076

Saturday, August 31, 2019

SEASON STARTING SOON!!

The Fall Soccer Season is upon us! It's not too late to register here: Registration 

U5 Soccer is held on Saturdays from 9am - 10:15am at Amerige Field. The first session will be Saturday, September 7th and will continue every Saturday for 9 weeks. More detailed information will be posted to this blog later this week. Also keep an eye on your email for important info and team assignment.

MYS recommends that the players have a size 3 ball, shin guards and comfortable running shoes (cleats not required but helpful in the mud). MYS provides a uniform including a jersey, socks and shorts.

We are always looking for volunteers to help coach/assistant coach. Nonexperience necessary, training is provided! It's a great way to get involved with your childs team and have fun at the same time! If willing to volunteer please email the address below.

We look forward to seeing you! If you any questions, feel free to email the director, Brooke Little, at proudsoccermomcoach@gmail.com

Monday, August 5, 2019

FALL REGISTRATION


FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN. IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO PLAY IN THE FALL PLEASE REGISTER. THE FALL 2019 SEASON BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER!  

IF THERE IS A SPECIFIC TEAM, COACH, OR FRIEND THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH, PLEASE ADD THAT TO THE COMMENT SECTION WHEN REGISTERING. I WILL DO MY BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST.

Register at:
https://www.sportsmanager.us/PublicLinks/OnlineRegistration.asp?Org=312