Catasauqua Youth SA

U6 Soccer
  • Practices will be held at the N. Catasauqua Park on Wednesdays (6-7pm) and Sundays (12-1pm)
  • Weather and other updates will be posted on the Catty U6 Facebook page.
  • Registration is $60 for Fall 2019 and includes free Spring 2020 registration.

Age Brackets

US Soccer mandates official age brackets to be based on birth year and not school grade level. CYSA follows this recommendation. Based on the US Soccer Birth Year and Season Matrix, the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 seasons will be for players born from 2014-2015. If you child was born in 2016 but particularly advanced in motor skills please contact the U6 Coordinator before signing-up. We recommend that one parent serves as at least an assistant coach for children younger than 4.

 
FAQs

Q. Who is U6 for?

A. CYSA’s U6 program is for children ages 4-6 years old. For the Fall 2019 season this will be children with birth years of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Q. Who coaches U6?

A. U6 does not function without parent cooperation. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary to coach U6, as long as you have a willingness to help you can coach. The U6 Coordinator plans out a practice schedule to have each session focusing on one or two drills. There will always be an experienced U6 coach on hand if any questions or concerns arise during practice. We are all in this together and we will make sure you have everything you need to make sure you and the kids have a great time playing soccer.

Parents aren’t the only ones who can help. If you can’t but your child’s grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousin, older sibling, next-door neighbor is willing contact U6’s coordinator with their information.

Q. What do I need to coach U6?

A. All equipment required to coach U6 is provided by CYSA, however, all coaches do need a simple background clearance and to take online concussion and designated reporter training. Details can be found on the Coach & Volunteers Registration Page. All Head and Assistant Coaches MUST have their clearances and training certificates on-file with CYSA before interacting with the players. 

Q. What does my child need to play U6 soccer?

A. Socks – any color
Shorts or pants that can get dirty – any color
Soccer Cleats
Shin Guards
Soccer Ball – Coaches are provided a few balls, but it's preferred that each player also brings their own if possible. If you do bring a ball, please be sure it's a size 3. It's very important for player development to use an appropriately sized ball.

A Catty Soccer T-shirt in the color of your players team will be handed out at the Parent Meeting held at the beginning of the season. This T-shirt should be worn to every practice.

Dick's Sporting Goods in Whitehall regularly runs a special at the beginning of the Fall and Spring season where a ball, cleats, and shin guards are sold as a package for a discounted price.

Q. Where does U6 play?

A. U6 plays at the North Catasauqua Park. Seasons usually run 6 to 8 weeks, and practices run an hour twice a week. Practices start with a 3-5 minute group warm-up with the U6 Coordinator who will go over the skill each team will be working on for that practice. The teams then break up back to their designated field, as stated in the game schedule handed out at the Parent Meeting, to play games and run drills designed to focus on the specific drill. The final 30 minutes is a scrimmage against another U6 team. Scrimmages are 3 v 3 and refereed by the coaches.

Q. Are there fundraisers?

A. CYSA holds a fundraiser in the Fall season. There is a buy out option that can be selected during registration. There is no formal fundraiser in the Spring.

You pay in full for the fundraiser during registration and receive the item to sell early in the Fall season. You sell the item for the amount specified and keep the money collected.

 
If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.