4U-6U Coaches

COACHES INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Location

All games and training will be held on PAC fields #4, #5 and #6. Smaller fields will be marked inside of the larger fields. Each field will be marked with a number on the corner.  Please click the "Fields" tab for field directions and locations.

Training and Games

All training will be held on Fridays prior to game. 

Training will consist of group practices led by Lazers' nationally licensed staff coaches.

Game Play

  • Games are 25 minutes in length and are played 3v3.
  • New Ball method will be used.
  • A team will start with a minimum of three players and finish with a minimum of three players.
  • No team roster is used.
  • No offsides.

Uniforms

Home - Black Jersey, Black Shorts, Black Socks
Away - White Jersey, Black Shorts, White Socks

Substitutions and Playing Time Requirements

Half of each game the mandated playing minimum per player, as long as the player has upheld his or her half of the player/parent agreement.  It is recommended that whenever possible all players should play three-fourths of each game, unless the player is unwilling or unable.

Goalkeeper Playing Time

No Goalkeeper will be used.

Game Cancellations/Reschedules

If games are cancelled due to weather, the field scheduler will reschedule all games at the same time.

Field Openings/Closings

In the case of inclement weather, the field status will be updated on the Lazers website www.lazers.soccer. The field status will be updated by 3:00 PM during the week and by 7:00 AM on the weekend. Ask all parents to sign up for field status notifications via email or text message through www.statusme.com.  Our club is listed as "PTCYSA/FCYSL/AFC".

Inclement weather procedure

In case of Lightning, please wait 30 minutes from the last strike of lightning before resuming training. During games, the referee has complete control of any suspension or canceling of games.

Parent Preseason Meeting

Hold a preseason parent meeting or send an email to discuss:

  • Game and training schedule,
  • Player participation - have parents contact you when they are going to miss.
  • Parent conduct, etc.

Rosters

Each coach will receive their rosters on the website.  Coaches can not add players to their own rosters! All players must be registered with Lazers.

Player Equipment

Players are required to wear shin guards under their socks during each game and practice. Additionally, they should bring a properly inflated size 1 ball and plenty of water to drink.  Georgia Soccer youth rules require that players 4U-10U, can only wear rubber molded cleats.

Match Suggestions

In our younger age groups where we play soccer “in-house” here are some suggestions for helping games run smoother.

  • When a team is short on players for a match the coaches should get together and mix the teams so that games are fair and remain fun for all the kids. At no time should a team be playing short players on the field. The youngest age groups are about player development, not winning.
  • When using the New Ball Method (4U-6U), coaches should knock the ball back into the center of the field. Do not play a new ball in towards one of the goals. Let’s be fair and have fun, it is not a world cup final but a youth soccer match.
  • Sometimes we have games where one team is scoring lots of goals and dominating play. It is suggested that the teams halt play and mix up so that every kid can enjoy the soccer experience. There is no need to win 10-0; it does not build confidence but turns players away from the game of soccer. Our objective is for kids to play soccer not quit because they are not having fun.