About the Micro Program
Our Micro Program is for U4-U5 age groups, usually 3-4 year old's, or players born in 2018 and 2019. Micro soccer is for the youngest players to have fun while learning the basics of the game. The HYSC micro program is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts and skills in a fun environment using activities and drills appropriate for the age.
At a glance
- 8-week season beginning Sunday, September 11
- 1 training session per week for 1 hour with our partner trainers (day and time TBD)
- Sunday afternoon small-sided games (Times between 12:00PM – 3:30PM)
- Age groups/genders may be combined or separate depending on registration volume
- All participants receive an HYSC game shirt, sling bag, and size 3 soccer ball
- All participants need shin guards and shoes appropriate for soccer
How to register
Age Groups & Divisions
Our programs are aligned with United States Youth Soccer age groupings and international standards. The micro program is for participants who are in the U4 & U5 age groups, making them age 4 or 5 and under at the end of the seasonal year for which they are registering. Age groups may be combined and co-ed (most commonly U4 and U5 age groups are combined) or divisions may separated by gender and age depending on registration volume in each age group.
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The junior development program is offered twice during a seasonal year. The Fall program begins in September, and the Spring program begins in March of the following calendar year. Each program season is 8 weeks and combines weekend games and weeknight training sessions. 8 in-house games are played on Sundays ranging in start times from 12:00 - 3:30PM. Training sessions are held once a week (Typically Mondays at 6:00PM, but days/times are subject to change) and are conducted by our training partners who are vetted and approved youth trainers. Practice schedules by age group are communicated prior to the season start date. All games and practices will be held at Gloucester Township Community Park on Hickstown Rd.
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The registration fee for the micro program is $95 and includes a uniform tee, an appropriate sized ball, and sling bag as well as individual participation gift trophy. Training curriculum and sessions led by youth trainers are also covered in the registration cost.
Registration typically begins in July (for the Fall season) and January (for the Spring Season). To enroll for the intramural program you must register using our online registration system. New users should follow the online registration instructions. Available programs will be displayed for each participant added to the account. Select the current intramural program (Intramural programs will always have HYSC Intramurals/YDP in the title) and complete the registration process online. Once completed an email will be sent to the registered email address confirming the registration. Repeat the process for all participants.
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At this age group, soccer is usually one of the few sports where participation and play is not "turn-based'. In other sports, there are distinct opportuinties for each participant to take their "turn" to accomplish the game objective, such as batting in baseball or possessing the ball in basketball. Soccer requires participants to "win" the ball as part of play and is inherently less structured into "turns". In-house programming at the micro level is designed to maximize the opportunity of participants to touch the ball as much as possible, gain comfort playing a sport which is not turn-based, and to be comfortable with the group acitivity. To promote these goals the game play is aligned with United States Youth Soccer recommendations for number of players and field size.
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