Player/Coach Zone

This section of the website, will allow coaches and players to find helpful resources to improve the development of everyone in the academy.

Code of Conduct

Information coming soon.

Gameday Rules

FIFA Laws of The Game enforced with the following special rules...

  • Scores not recorded.
  • Field size is 20x30 yards, with a 6 foot arc around the goal, where only the GK can go.
  • 5v5 (with GK) - Leaves 4v4 on field.
  • Goalkeeper Arc (6 foot arc lined around goal) - Only the GK is allowed in the arc. If GK gets the ball, he must either roll the ball out, or put the ball down in the arc and pass out. NO PUNTING.
  • If another player enters the arc, play is restarted with a goal kick (offensive player inside the arc), or a corner kick (defending player inside the arc).
  • GK are allowed to leave the arc, but cannot handle the ball outside the arc.
  • Goal Kicks - GK to take kicks from anywhere inside the Arc. GK can roll the ball out or place it on the floor and pass (NO PUNTS). A goal kick happens after the offensive team kicks the ball off the field, behind the opponent's goal. Opposition should stand five yards back from arc.
  • Corner Kicks - Taken from the corner of the field. A corner kick occurs after the defending team kicks the ball behind their own goal. Opposition should stand five yards back from ball.
  • Kick in's replace throw in's. Place ball on the ground and pass it in. Opposition cannot stand directly in front of passer (at least five yards back). A kick in happens after the ball goes out of bounds on the side of the field.
  • Roll on/roll off substitutions during any stoppage.
  • Offside rule is not enforced.

U7:

  • 25 minute game (coaches can give two minute water break midway through if desired).
  • 10 Minute rest before second game begins.
  • Games to be started and finished by a horn - One referee will be there each weekend to oversee.

U8:

  • One game with two 25 minute halves.
  • Five minute half time.
  • One referee for each game.

COACHES ARE EXPECTED TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE GAMES RUN SMOOTHLY FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE TO ENJOY. 'HONOR THE GAME'

Technique Guide

Here are some weblinks to just a few of the skills and techniques that the players are learning at the U7/8 Academy. Players can watch the videos below and get extra practice at home...

Dribbling
Inside of the foot
Outside of the foot (1)   Outside of the foot (2)
Sole of the foot
Laces
One foot only

Feints & Disguises
Matthews Move (1)    Matthews Move (2)
Scissors
Reverse Scissors
Double Touch (1)     Double Touch (2)
Inside-Outside
Jay-Jay

Passing
Push Pass

Receiving
Inside of foot (1)    Inside of foot (2)

Turning
Pull back (1)    Pull back (2)
Inside hook
Outside hook
Cruyff turn (1)    Cruyff turn (2)
Stepover turn

Shooting
For power (1)     For power (2)

Goalkeeping
Balls on the ground
Balls into chest
Balls above head
Balls to the side (1)    Balls to the side (2)

Download the complete technical guide, with coaching points and step by step instructions breaking down each and every skill in the U7/8 Academy Syllabus...

Session Dates

The table below shows you, which sessions you will be working on each week, as well as which page you can find it in your manual...

 

Week #

Dates

Session One

Page(s)

Session Two

Page(s)

Week 1

Aug 4 - Aug 8

Basic Dribbling 1

7 - 9

Basic Dribbling 2

7 - 8 

& 10

Week 2

Aug 11 - Aug 15

Basic Passing 1

13 - 14

Basic Passing 2

13 & 15

Week 3

Aug 18 - 22

Basic Shooting 1

22 - 23

Goalkeeping 1

25 - 27

Week 4

Aug 25 - Aug 29

Basic Turning 1

18 - 20

Basic Turning 2

18 - 19 

&  21

Week 5

Sep 1 - Sep 5

Basic Receiving 1

16 - 17

Basic Passing 1

13 - 14

Week 6

Sep 8 - Sep 12

Basic Shooting 2

22 & 24

Small Sided Games

28

Week 7

Sep 15 - Sep 19

Basic Dribbling 3

11 - 12

Basic Dribbling 1

7 - 9

Week 8

Sep 22 - Sep 26

Basic Passing 2

13 & 15

Basic Receiving 1

16 - 17

Week 9

Sep 29 - Oct 3

Basic Shooting 1

22 - 23

Conditioned Games

29

Week 10

Oct 6 - Oct 10

Basic Turning 1

18 - 20

Basic Turning 2

18 - 19 

&  21

Week 11

Oct 13 - Oct 17

Basic Dribbling 2

7 - 8 

& 10

Basic Dribbling 3

11 - 12

Week 12

Oct 20 - Oct 24

Basic Shooting 2

22 & 24

Small Sided Games

28

24-7 UK Soccer Academy is open to players around the East Bay Area and Northern California including: Alameda, Castro Valley, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Ramon, Union City, and Vacaville.