The GSA Soccer Sprouts (U-4) is an instructor-led, educational program geared toward teaching our youngest players the fundamentals of soccer. Players are placed in small groups to maximize the amount of individual attention from the instructor in each session. Sessions last a total of 45 minutes during which the players will participate in educational games that emphasize core technique and lots of exercise. Players are given several breaks during each session.
U-4 training sessions are run by professionally licensed coaches.
Training sessions will be held at Headley Park on Fridays at 6:00 PM. Participants will be split into groups and assigned a field prior to the first session.
All players are required to have a size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, socks that cover their shin guards completely, and weather appropriate clothing. Soccer cleats are recommended for all players, but they are not required at this age. Soccer Sprouts are not required to purchase a GSA uniform, however, many choose to do so.
We will not play in overly wet or cold weather. Call GSA at (614) 855-0506 or check the GSA website for rain-out information. If the weather turns bad during a session, the instructor may end the session early.
Pursuant to US Soccer Federation guidelines and the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association bylaws, GSA enforces the following rules regarding heading: