2017 Canton Pee Wee House Soccer League 

The 2017 Soccer regular season will run from August 14-September 22. The House League is open to children in Grades PreK-6. Grades PreK-2 practice on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm, likely behind Canton Central School. Grades 3-6 practice on MondayWednesday and Friday evenings from 6-7:30pm on the fields behind Canton Central School. Players are required to have shin guards at every level and cheats are recommended in grades 3 and higher. The cost is $50 per child (a family discount is available). Parents are asked to register online at https://cpwi.sportssignup.com . 

Two coaches are needed for each team at every level, volunteers are needed to work the information table on opening night as well as help with upper/lower field maintenance.  Team sponsors are appreciated for $125 per team. 

If you have any questions regarding the Pee Wee Soccer Program please contact Doreen Francey at dmcoyne@yahoo.com or 854-0700.

Our ultimate goal for Canton Pee Wee Soccer at the Pre-K- Kindergarten level:

To provide a positive learning experience for players that will build a strong foundation for future participation in soccer and any other sport.

We will focus on:

           Sportsmanship

           Teamwork

           The Importance of Practice

           Elementary soccer skills:

o          Dribbling- using both feet to move with a ball across the field.

o          Passing- pushing the ball to another player using either foot.

o          Shooting- shooting the ball w/ both feet [no toe balls, use shoelaces]

o          Throw-ins- with both feet planted on the ground just outside the field line and using both hands on either side of the ball, bringing the ball straight behind the head and straight forward to throw it to a teammate.

o          Positioning (not bunching)- realizing that offense and defense have two different roles on the team and playing the role assigned.

Games:

           Each team will have 4 field players (2 rows: 2; 2) with NO GOALIE.

           Sliding tackles are NOT allowed at any Pee Wee Soccer Level. Remind players to stay on their feet.

           Coaches for each team should officiate focusing on major changes of possession such as:

o          Balls kicked out of bounds

o          Any major fouls (intentional pushing, slide tackles or other rough play)

           Do not worry about hand balls

           Officiating coaches can coach players, explain rules etc.

           Bench Help (parent volunteers) should help monitor players that are not on the field and assist coach in implementing the patch reward system.

Our ultimate goal for Canton Pee Wee Soccer at the Grade 1-2 level:

To provide a positive learning experience for players that will build a strong foundation for future participation in soccer and any other sport.

We will focus on:

           Sportsmanship

           Teamwork

           The Importance of Practice

           Elementary soccer skills: Elementary soccer skills:

o          Dribbling- using both feet to move with a ball across the field.

o          Accurate Passing- pushing the ball to another player using either foot 

o          Shooting- shooting the ball with both feet properly [no toe balls]

o          Push passing- with ankle locked pushing the middle of the ball with inside of foot on the ground to teammate.

o          Assisting- identifying teammates in a position to score and passing to them.

o          Throw-ins- with both feet planted on the ground just outside the field line and using both hands on either side of the ball, bringing the ball straight behind the head and straight forward to throw it to a teammate.

o          Positioning (not bunching)- realizing that offense and defense have two different roles on the team and playing the role assigned.

o          Goalie skills- scooping ground and low shots up with two hands while feet are together and pulling ball to chest; using the “W” hand formation to catch higher shots and pulling them into the chest. 

Games:

           Each team will have 6 field players (2 rows: offense/defense) and one goalie

           Coaches for each team should officiate focusing on major changes of possession such as:

o          Balls kicked out of bounds

o          Sliding tackles are NOT allowed at any Pee Wee Soccer Level. Remind players to stay on their feet

o          Goalie Possession: Once a goalie has made contact with the ball, he/she has possession and all other players are expected to back off the ball. Players who continue to go after the ball once the goalie has possession will be warned and if continue to pursue goalie please remove from the game immediately. They may return at the discretion of the coaches.

o          Any major fouls (intentional pushing, slide tackles, goalie contact or other rough play)

           Do not worry about hand balls or off-side penalties

           Officiating coaches can coach players, explain rules etc.

           Bench Help (parent volunteers) should help monitor players that are not on the field and assist coach in implementing the patch reward system.


Our ultimate goal for Canton Pee Wee Soccer at the Grade 3-6 level:

To provide a positive learning experience for players that will build a strong foundation for future participation in soccer and any other sport.

We will focus on:

           Sportsmanship

           Teamwork

           The Importance of Practice

           Elementary soccer skills:

o          Dribbling- including the use of one foot dribbling

o          Accurate passing to teammates

*use of push pass: with ankle locked pushing the middle of the ball with inside of foot on the ground to teammate.

o          Long kick techniques

*goal kicks, direct / indirect kicks, crosses

* proper technique – strike under ball follow through with toe up, rotate hips for crossing

o          Shooting technique

* toe down using laces to strike ball and keeping toe down on follow through

*aiming for corners or away from goalie

*aware of where hips (belly-button) are pointing as following through

o          Throw-in technique

* both feet on the ground or step/drag one foot

* use both hands to throw straight over head

o          Positioning

*          including positioning when do not possess the ball

*          in best support of  teammates using triangle formations

o          Defensive strategies

*          defend goal-side of opponent

*          angles; backing up teammates

*          fullbacks utilizing a diagonal formation to provide support

*          closest player to ball provides pressure on ball with his teammates providing coverage of other opponents and space throughout whole field

o          Offensive strategies

*          Give and Go: one player passes to a teammate and then heads to the goal and the teammate passes to the first player who’s looking to shoot

*          Overlapping- halfbacks overlap the wings to assist in keeping the ball moving toward opponent’s goal

o          Goalie techniques / strategies

*          Ground ball technique- feet together, bend over, scoop up ball with both hands/arms ball and pull ball to chest (stay on feet)

*          Chest high shots- scoop ball with both hands/arms ball and pull ball to chest

*          Head high/higher shots- catch ball using the “W” hand formation and pull ball to chest

*          Positioning angles- come off the goal-line and position in an angle to cover as much of the net as possible

*          Punting techniques – lean over ball with ball in hands, drop ball over kicking foot, toe down-strike on laces attempting to achieve a 45 degree angle of ball trajectory

Games:

           Each team will have 6 field players and one goalie at the 3/4 level and 10 field players and one goalie at the 5/6 level

           Sliding tackles are NOT allowed at any Pee Wee Soccer Level. Remind players to stay on their feet.

           Goalie Possession: Once a goalie has made contact with the ball, he or she has possession and all other players are expected to back off the ball. Players who continue to go after the ball once the goalie has possession will be removed from the game immediately. They may return at the discretion of the coaches of both teams.

           Officials for each team should focus on changes of possession such as:

o          Balls kicked out of bounds

o          Any major fouls (tripping, slide tackles, goalie contact, pushing or other rough play)

o          Hand balls

o          Off-sides penalties

o          Sliding tackles -not allowed at all in Pee Wee (will result in a direct kick)

o          Substitutions for either team can occur whenever the play has stopped

o          Level 5/6 may play two halves of 20 minutes each with 5 minute halftime and with a 15 minute warm-up before game (NO overtime- games end at 7:30 PM or end of half)

o          A coach should keep the time for the game

           Coaches may coach on the playing field at the beginning of the season, but should eventually coach from the sideline by the end of the season.

           These are young officials (mainly experienced modified, JV, and Varsity players) will officiate games. Please keep in mind that these young volunteers may miss calls.  If there are any major issues with officiating, let Doreen Francey know.  If no officials can be found, coaches may have to officiate the game.

           Another coach should help monitor players that are not on the field