Gahanna Soccer Association

GSA U-4 Soccer

What is the format?

Sessions will consist of 20 minutes of practice and 20-30 minutes of playing. Games will be 3v3 on a small field with no goalkeeper. Teams will be formed at the site at the time of each session. The goal is to make this fun and to build self-confidence in the players.

Who is the coach?

Parents run the sessions, both practice and game time. We will teach parents how to do this at the parent meeting before the season starts. At the first session, an experienced coach will be present to help get organized and monitor the session.

When and where will the sessions be held?

Sessions will be at Headley Park on Saturdays starting at 9:00 AM. There are 4 sessions in total.

What equipment do players need?

Parents must buy shin guards, which are absolutely required. A size 3 soccer ball is required. It is recommended, but not required, that each player wear the official GSA uniform. This makes it easier for players to understand who their teammates are. Uniforms consist of two shirts, one pair of shorts and two pairs of socks. These are the same uniforms players wear for U5 and all older divisions in GSA. Soccer cleats are optional (any athletic shoes are fine) but baseball style cleats (cleat at the toe) are illegal.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We will not play in wet or cold weather. Call GSA at 855-0506 or check the GSA website for rain-out information. If a session is in progress and lightning is seen or thunder heard, immediately end the session and go home.