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8U Division

Welcome to the 8U Boys & Girls Division Page

Assessments: (are not try-outs, no player will be cut from the program)

Please read the following info from our DOC, Ed Anibal, about player assessments for 2020:

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 until Spring 2021.

8U players will be assigned to teams by our President, DOC and previous coaches of this age group for the Fall 2020 season.

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 Fall 2020 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 coaching@benningtonsoccer.org

 

Practice:

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday's from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. 

Coaches can reach out to Mark Wittland at competition@benningtonsoccer.org, for an additional practice time, based on field availability.

Please see the practice schedule on the TEAM SNAP app for official dates/times after registration has closed.

 

Games:  

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 2020 schedule will run from mid August - October depending on weather and Covid-19 restrictions.

8U primary play day is Saturday and secondary play day is Sunday.

 

Communication:

All communication for this division will be sent by Alex Saunders 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 TEAM SNAP app to receive team emails, schedules, rain-out notifications, and other club wide information.  If you do not receive this email for a Team Snap login, please contact Leah Kinworthy at administrator@benningtonsoccer.org 

 

Weather Cancellations:

Will be posted on the main page of the website, and will be emailed and/or texted out division wide via the TEAM SNAP 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.


Equipment

  • 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

Game Uniform

  • BENSC Uniform Shirt (no fee for shirts)
  • Black Shorts (any brand)
  • Shin guards (worn under soccer socks)
  • Soccer Socks
  • No jewelry 

Uniform

Please see our uniform page for more info, click on "Uniform Sizing Help" at the bottom of the page.

Coach Page

Coaches, KidSafe and Concussion Management Training instructions located here.

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