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What is U5 Jamboree? – The Jamboree format is a way to help kids get introduced to soccer and the basic elements of play. Each Saturday (there are NO practices during the week), the players will come together as a group for an hour. They will go to a field where a Field Coordinator (Coach) will be waiting and will get 30 minutes of soccer instruction and practice (a parent/sibling/responsible adult must accompany each player on the field during this time to assist with the teaching). By having each player work directly with their parent/adult it enables them to feel more confident and get more touches on the ball – thereby increasing their learning rate. After 30 minutes of practice, the parents will leave the field and watch as the little ones play a 3vs3 small-sided game. The Field Coordinator serves as the Coach and the Referee.
Field Coordinators – Those of you who put down a willingness to coach or referee will be contacted next week to serve as Field Coordinators or you can sign up at the uniform pick-ups. As a Field Coordinator (FC), you will be trained on how to coach. Each week, a curriculum will be provided so that all players are learning the same thing each week. If you are concerned about never having coached before – be assured that we will give you all the tools to do a great job. In addition to the curriculum, there will be master coaches at the sessions to assist you with the training. THIS IS A GREAT, LOW-PRESSURE WAY TO FIND OUT IF COACHING IS FOR YOU