EUSA Foundations is a great place to begin playing soccer. EUSA Foundations utilizes small-sided games to provide a positive experience for children ages 5 to 10.
The concept behind the Foundations League is for children to play with small teams on a small field (3v3 or 4v4) and build to 5v5 with goal keeper, then to a larger field playing 7v7. Small-sided games provide opportunities for more touches on the ball, for a constant transition between attacking and defensive situations and for players to be in a goal scoring position more often.
The smaller field size brings the game down to the children’s size. Small-sided games compel each player to become involved in the game, therefore, everyone gets a chance to kick, dribble, shoot and score.
The game is the great teacher. Foundatons Soccer simplifies the rules so that the game is age-appropriate, easy to learn, and FUN. This provides an environment where the players can develop their soccer skills and will learn over time where to position themselves on the field. By letting the kids learn at their own rate, without the pressure to perform, they will become lifelong lovers of the game.
EUSA Foundations encourages players to play competitively, but an antagonistic or un-sportsmanlike attitude will not be tolerated and is not in keeping with our philosophy. This applies equally to players, coaches and parents.
We do not keep score in Foundations. This keeps everyone, players, parents and coaches focused on THE GAME and not an end score. There are no winners or losers, only positive development.
All training and games are on Saturdays at Spencer Rockman Soccer Complex. Time slots are from 9am - 3pm and will rotate weekly. Teams are based on schools and children are placed accordingly per registration dates. Teams will have 10 sessions per season (weather permitting - no makeups are guaranteed). Each session consists of 45 minutes of training with our professional training staff and then up to a 45 minute scrimmage/game. All teams are run by volunteer parents.
Everyone plays to learn and have fun!