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Junior Development Program - Ages 6 and under (U6)

About the Junior Development Program

The junior development program is the next in-house program after the micro division. The junior development program builds off of the micro experience and continues to foster growth at the individual level of the fundamental concepts and skills of soccer. The program continues to promote the involvement of all players and as much opportunity for as many "touches" or activity with/near the ball as possible. Similar to the micro division, intramural teams are constructed to make sure participants can play as much as possible and so team sizes are intentionally limited to facilitate maximum playing time and adequate breaks. Training continues to stress growth with individual ball skills such as dribbling, passing, and reciving the ball. The field boundaries are first introduced at the junior development level to begin to familiarize the players with the concepts of a ball out-of-play and the different ways that play restarts.

Games are played on Sundays with start times varying between Noon and 4 PM. Games are typically 40 minutes for this age groups. All games are "small sided" or played on age appropriate field sizes.

Age Groups

The program is comprised of co-ed teams of boys and girls born in 2016 for U6 and potentially those born in 2017 that are advanced for their age.


The season is 8 in-house games played on Sundays beginning on September 12, ranging in start times from 12:00 - 3:30PM. Practices/training sessions are typically held on Mondays and Fridays in the evenings, though depending on state mandates and limits related to outdoor activity size, the number or duration of training sessions may be reduced. 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.

View the In-house program schedules >


For age groups from U4-U7 our in-house program fee is $95 and covers 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 is 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 regitration insturctions. Available programs will be displayed for each participant added to the account based on their birth year. Select the card for Junior Development Program 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.

View our registration instructions for in-house programs >

Game Rules

The junior development program provides small-sided game formats with 4 players for each team without goalies aligned to the United States Youth Soccer recommendations for number of players and field size. Continuing to build on and promote the developmental themes of the micro program, the junior level introduces the concept of the ball being out-of-play and familirizes participants with restarting play with throw-ins, goal kicks, and corner kicks. The junior development program continues to maximize the opportunity of participants to touch the ball as much as possible and promotes players gaining comfort seeking to "win" the ball and express their growing skills and ability.

View the rules and guidelines for junior development program games >


Highland Youth Soccer Club
Sicklerville, New Jersey 08081

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