The U8 Festival utilizes small sided fields and game format which allows for many more touches on the ball, increased playing time, and more fun for our players. The extensive positive feedback we received from our online survey underlined the positive impacts the festival format had on our teams in general.
Teams that were struggling during the fall league matches were competing much more confidently and effectively with the small sided 5v5 format, taking advantage of the more age appropriate fields and small pop up goals instead of the much larger 7" x 21" goals and much larger fields used during the weekly WYSL matches.
The fast paced style of the games with many multiple opponents in a round-robin tournament style also provided many appealing opportunities for our coaches to experiment with the player positions and playing style supporting their efforts to advance the player development for those participating in the event.
Details will follow shortly on our exciting spring event.
Philip Flynn Jr