Welcome to the Franklin Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) Pee Wee soccer program! The program introduces 4 & 5-year-olds to the beautiful game of soccer in a six-week series of "pick up" games.
The Pee-Wee games for the Spring 2013 season will be played at Dacey Street Field.
The three sessions of the Spring 2013 Pee-Wee Division will begin in April. The 6-week schedule is as follows:
- Friday, 5:00-5:45pm, starting April 26 (no class on 5/24)
- Friday, 6:00-6:45pm, starting April 26 (no class on 5/24)
- Sunday, 1:00-1:45pm, starting April 28 (no class on 5/26)
The cost for the six week program is $40.
The Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Pee-Wee Division program is intended for the group of children that are age eligible to enter Kindergarten in September 2013. For each season, a child must have been born between 9/1/2007 and 8/31/2008 to be eligible to play Pee-Wee.
Anyone wishing to play needs to register.
(1) The game is the teacher.
Players will learn to play all on their own. By design, only limited, formal coaching will be offered.
(2) The game is for kids.
This program is offered to let children play and they don't need adults to do that. Adult involvement will be minimal and will focus on safety -- keeping the players from wandering into the street, consoling players who might need it on occasion, policing overly-aggressive behavior, etc.
(3) The structure is informal.
Beyond setting up some goals, laying out some cones, and handing out some practice jersies, no formal organization will be done. No teams will be formed in advance; they will be created at random each week.
Upon arriving each week, players should check in to record their attendance. Players will warm-up together as a group with the coaches at the field. Players will then be given a colored practice jersey and be placed on a team of three players. The goal is for all players to be active for the full 45-minute session.
No planned periods of play are defined. If the players decide that a water break is necessary, it should be taken. The break times should be kept short (1-2 minutes, at most). Don't forget to bring a water bottle!
There are no strict requirements on attire. Shinpads are strongly recommended, cleats are optional, shorts and a t-shirt are probably best.
Richard J. Frongillo
Pee Wee Program Director