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Select 4v4 Skills League - Ages U7 & U8

John Bentley
Select Soccer Coach

(586) 359-3007
[email protected]

 4v4 Skills League Info

  Boys U7 4v4 Division

  Girls U8 4v4 Division

  Boys U8 4v4 Division


EastSide FC values lifelong learning and developing the 'Person' before the 'Player', which is why we see our U7s & U8s as the foundations of our program. At these ages we want to promote skill, individualism, creativity and enjoyment by placing players in an environment where they can make mistakes and learn without fear of failure.


Most teams place players as early as 6 & 7 years old in the MYSL, playing 6v6 or 7v7 on bigger fields, with League Tables, Points and Winning. This Fall 2016, despite US Soccer Federation suggesting that U7s/U8s play 4v4, MYSL is offering 4v4 U7s and 7v7 U8s. 

League Tables, playing for 'Wins', big numbers, long-distance Travelling i.e. driving to Saginaw to play a game at U8s does not promote learning and enjoyment. Travel Soccer in this way is too early for our youngest players and ESFC is pioneering what US Soccer will make mandatory in Fall 2017 based on what research tells us develops better soccer players and people.


Rather than travel over an hour to play a game, ESFC is running it's own 4v4 League with partner clubs, where we will play closer games with NO Goal-Keeper and NO Standings or Results posted. 

Our emphasis will be on Skill, Learning and Enjoyment, with players having to play 50% or more Game-time and Coaches limited to their interventions so that players gain freedom, get lots of touches on the ball, and enjoy the game without added ressure.


Our rules, run by our organization - Promoting our Values

Full Support of MSYSA – DOC (Paul Thomas) & US Soccer

Price is affordable - $750 for year, includes 'High Licensed Training' & 'Curriculum'

Less travelling to and from games, more game time and more emphasis on 'Skill' and 'Individualism.

Scheduling FAQ:

The Fall 2016 schedule will be populated once coaches have finished scheduling games amongst eachother.


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EastSide FC

PO Box 36156 
Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48236

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 313-458-8661
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