Grade 1/2 (formerly U8)
Grouping: Separate sessions for boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grade who generally are 6 to 7 years old as of August 31st of the fall season
Duration:
  • 8 weeks per season
  • Fall programs run from September to November and Spring programs run from April to June
League: This is a non-travel, in-town program with the exception of possible jamborees with nearby towns
Schedule:
  • Two group practice/skills clinics per week on assigned weekdays (no “team” practices)
  • Small-sided, jamboree format games on Saturday mornings
  • See graphic below
Timing:
  • Group practices/skills clinics run for 50 minutes on assigned weekdays
  • Small-sided, jamboree format games run for about 1 hour on Saturday mornings (four 12 minute quarters plus breaks)
Games: Format is 4V4 with 4 FT x 6 FT goals, size 3 ball, no goalies, and Revolution Academy coaches facilitating the games with help from volunteer parent assistant coaches
Practices:
  • The first half of group weekly practices/skills clinics focus on training and the second half on small-sided games
  • Revolution Academy coaches lead the group practices/skills clinics with the suppoort of volunteer parent assisstant coaches
  • Revolution Academy coaches build upon Revolution Academy weekly themes at weekly scrimmages
Location: See graphic below for location of group practices, skills clinics, and scrimmages
Equipment:
  • All players must purchase a Hudson Youth Soccer uniform including shirt, shorts, and socks
  • All players must wear their Hudson Youth Soccer uniform to small-sided games each week
  • All players must bring a size 3 ball
  • All players must wear cleats or sneakers (cleats are not required but are recommended)
  • All players must wear shin guards and soccer socks (socks must be worn over shin guards)
  • All players should bring a water bottle
  • Players cannot wear earrings, hats, hooded sweatshirts, jewelry, or other metal on their person

Here are all the practices, skills training and games for each program. Right click the image to open in a new tab or save.