U6 Coed Micro League

KEY DATES – Fall 2019

  • Regular Registration Period: May 1 – June 30
  • Late Registration Period: July 1 – Aug 31 (sign up for  U6 Wait List)
  • Teams form / Rosters Announced: Aug 1 – 15
  • Game schedules posted: Monday, August 19
  • U6 & U8 Parent Volunteer Training: Monday, August 26th (6pm – 7pm @ Bushrod Rec Center)
  • First Fall Games: Saturday, September 7th
  • U6 & U8 Coaches Training: Monday, September 16th (5:30pm – 6:30pm @ Raimondi Park)
  • U6 & U8 Coaches Training: Monday, October 21st (5:30pm – 6:30pm @ Raimondi Park)
  • Winter Program Registration Opens: Friday, November 1st
  • Last Fall Games: Saturday, November 16th (some teams my finish the previous week)

 U6 Micro League Fall 2019

  • September 7 to November 16
  • All U6 games kickoff on Saturdays at 12pm Games in Oakland at Bushrod Park
  • 25+ minute practice followed by 3 v 3 games
  • Coaching is by volunteer parent coach w/ support from EBU Juniors coaches
  • New Player Registration – $255
  • For children in kindergarten

Program Description

U6 Micro Soccer is a coed program for boys and girls ages six and under, with smaller fields, shorter games, and only six players (three per side) on the field at a time. The program is strictly developmental, with an emphasis on learning and fun rather than on winning or scores. Smaller teams and fewer players on the field allow each player to be more engaged in the game, and provides a better learning environment for all participants

  • Cost: U6 fees are $255 for the 2019-2020 program year—this includes participation during the fall and spring seasons.

About U6 Micro Soccer

During the season, teams meet once a week for one hour. The first half hour is reserved for team practice, and the second half hour is devoted to game play, with game monitors taking the place of referees to supervise play and help children learn.

Age Requirement

EBU Micro Soccer teams are for boys and girls who are entering kindergarten in the fall.

Team Size

Each team roster contains 9 – 10 players. A maximum number of players is set at 10. This ensures more playing time and further development for each participant.

Micro Soccer Format

EBU Micro Soccer occurs once a week for one hour. The first half hour is reserved for team practice and the second half hour is allotted to game play. Game play consists of two, ten minute games, with a five minute half time break in between. The last five minutes serve as a final wrap-up session and as snack time.

For the game portion of Micro Soccer, each EBU U6 Micro Soccer team divides its players into squads and plays games simultaneously on adjoining fields.

On each field there are six players, three from each team. This game format is more simply referred to as 3 v 3.

If there are more than three players from each team in each squad, substitutions must be made. Substitutions may occur at any time, and should be frequent to allow players equal playing time. The coach and assistant coach supervise each game. The coach monitors one game and the assistant coach oversees the other game on the adjoining field. There are no formal referees in Micro Soccer. Instead, a Game Monitor oversees each game. The Game Monitor is a volunteer, usually a parent, who serves as a supervisor, and also is responsible for restarting the ball if it goes out of play. Every game must have a Game Monitor; therefore, the team must produce two volunteer Game Monitors each week. Teams should be fairly even in Micro Soccer. Although standings and the score are never formally tallied during the season, the players are aware if they are winning or losing games by a substantial amount. Therefore, in order to keep Micro Soccer an enjoyable experience for all participants, teams should be pretty equally matched. Mismatches do occur however, and when they do, actions should be taken to balance the mismatch. Coaches may make substitutions or even change around the team before the next game in an attempt to create a more even match.

Uniforms and Equipment

Please use this link to order your child’s U6/U8 uniform from Soccer Post. Every player is responsible for acquiring a uniform from Soccer Post in Alameda (jersey, shorts and socks). For more info visit the Uniforms page.

  • Players must wear shin guards at all games and practices.
  • Cleats are not required. Players may wear turf shoes, sneakers, or cleats (no baseball cleats or metal/sharp cleats allowed).
  • We recommend Soccer Post in Alameda, Jade Soccer in Oakland, or Decathlon in Emeryville.