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U5 Program

4U/5U Program

The 4U Playground and 5U Schoolyard are AYSO soccer programs developed for children 5 and under (born in 2018 for 4U and 2017 for 5U for 2021 season) which seek to provide an age-appropriate introduction to soccer skills. Children receive a pressure free introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer. This program relies on the following components:
  • Parent Participation – children at this age learn best when they are comfortable. At least one parent must participate in the weekly activities with each child. Parent participation gives parents foundation and understanding of coaching at this age group
  • Professional Coaches – Each practice session is led by master UK coaches
  • Skills and Drills – Players are exposed to soccer by playing simple, fun activities and games.

4U/Playground Practice Sessions



5U/Schoolyard Practice Sessions

Time 9/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/13

CLICK HERE for a Region 9 Field Map.  All 4U/5U activities will take place in the field labelled 10/11 (just beyond the 2 6U fields).

Please make an effort to attend your child’s assigned meeting time. If you cannot attend your assigned time for any reason, please contact us so that we can accommodate your needs.  We strive to have the same number of children in each group each week.  

Uniforms (shirt/shorts/socks) will be distributed on [insert date].  Soccer cleats and shin guards under socks are required.  Please also bring a size 3 soccer ball and water for your child.  

Important Dates
9/11 – Opening Day!
9/25 – Picture Day
10/30 – Halloween Costume Day!  Kids can come dressed in their Halloween costumes!  Please no masks, and be sure they are still wearing their cleats and shin guards under socks.
11/13 – Last Practice Session

AYSO is fully staffed by volunteers!  We need parents like you to help us be successful.  We will have some volunteer opportunities available throughout the season.  Please contact one of us or any of our trainers for more information:

Contact Information
For questions, please contact the following:
Kathryn Moore – Region 9 Commissioner [email protected]
Patrick Hobert – Region 9 4U/5U Program Director [email protected]
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PO Box 4914 
Thousand Oaks, California 91359

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