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8U Team Info
Welcome to the 8U Boys & Girls Division Page:
Please read the following info from our DOC, Ed Anibal, about player assessments for 2020-2021:
(Assessments: are not try-outs, no player will be cut from the program)
Bennington Soccer Club (BENSC) conducts annual player assessments for all 8U and above players. As a club, we have determined that by conducting player assessments, we are better able to match "like" skilled players together which ultimately improves their individual development.
Due to Covid19 and social distancing guidelines, the BENSC Board of Directors have voted to delay player assessments.
8U players will be assigned to teams by our President, DOC and previous coaches of this age group for the Fall/Spring 2020/21 seasons.
All new players to BENSC will have individual assessments conducted by one of the following: Director of Coaching, Assistant Director of Coaching, Director of Competition and/or other select coaches. Individual assessments will be conducted prior to the start of the season and at a time agreed upon by the player, players parent and coaching staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Ed directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday's from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
Coaches can reach out to Mark Wittland at , for an additional practice time, based on field availability.
Please see the practice schedule on the TeamSnap app for official dates/times after registration has closed. All 8U coaches will upload the practice and game schedules to the TeamSnap app when that info is available.
8U NYSL (Nebraska Youth Soccer League) 5v5 games will be held on the weekends at Tranquility Park* (located at 120th and Maple St). Dates and times are TBD.
Fall schedules will run from mid August - October depending on weather and Covid-19 restrictions.
Spring schedules will run from mid March - mid June depending on weather and Covid-19 restrictions.
8U primary play day is Saturday and secondary play day is Sunday.
*Game locations maybe be moved to other fields in Omaha or surrounding areas based on need/availability as determined by NYSL.
Size 3 soccer ball, please label soccer balls in case they get left behind
Tennis shoes/soccer cleats; no baseball cleats
Shin Guards (worn under soccer socks)
Water; please label water bottles in case they get left behind
No jewelry; earrings, bracelets (medical alert is okay) or necklaces
All communication for this division will be sent by Rick Freed ADOC, Administrator Leah Kinworthy, or your teams head coach. After registration has closed, all players will receive an email that will include login info for the TeamSnap app to receive team emails, schedules, rain-out notifications, and other club wide information. If you do not receive this email for a TeamSnap login, please contact Leah Kinworthy at
Will be posted on the main page of the website, and will be emailed and/or texted out division wide via the TeamSnap app. Please note - we have GREAT fields, and they drain very well. If it has rained earlier in the day, but has cleared by practice time - we will most likely still hold practice! If there is severe weather in the area, we will cancel practice early - so please stay near our complex when weather is a potential issue.
Due to the number of dates this season, practice cancellations will not be made up.
8U Uniform Info:
BENSC Uniform Shirt
Black Shorts (any brand)
Shin guards (worn under soccer socks)
Soccer Cleats/Tennis Shoes
No baseball/softball cleats allowed