"Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We’re in it for the bigger goal — to move it along for the next generation."
— Landon Donavon, U.S. Soccer
The Gilbert FUNdamental Soccer Program is an in-house soccer program for boys and girls, ages 4, 5 & 6 years old (born 2013 and 2014) offered in both the fall and spring season. Our in-house program is designed to introduce young players to the sport of soccer while having FUN. This is a great opportunity for kids to be introduced to the game of soccer while getting the maximum number of touches on the ball in a fun environment through the use of drills and exercises. Participants will learn invaluable skills to build a foundation for participation in the game. Our teams play small-sided games (3 vs. 3 and 4 vs. 4) with no goalkeepers as we focus on improving each player’s technical ability with the ball.
For more information on how to register, please visit our registration page here.
Practices are ran by our U6 Commissioner along with parent-volunteers who use the age-group curriculum to run each weekly training session. Teams practice once a week (45 minutes) on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:45pm.
The Gilbert FUNdamental Soccer program includes:
- Seven weeks of instruction/practice
- Seven weeks of games
- Gilbert Soccer Club t-shirt to be worn on game days
- Size 3 soccer ball
All practices and games will be held west of the elementary school in Gilbert.
Equipment and Uniforms?
Each player will need to bring the following to each practice and game:
- Shin guards (Mandatory)
- Water bottle
- Soccer cleats
- Size 3 soccer ball
Games will be played Saturday morning at 9:00am. Random coed teams will be formed before each game and parent volunteers will help coach each game.
We are always looking for volunteer coaches. If you would like to be a volunteer coach, please let the U6 commissioner know.
Gilbert Soccer U6 Program Commissioner
My name is Taylor Ainslie, I grew up in southeast Asia where I learned to love the game of soccer. Shortly after I moved back to the U.S I began playing club soccer for Edina Soccer Club. After about 5 seasons there, I switched to Minnesota Thunder Academy where I played in the top division of the Minnesota youth soccer club leagues. I also played in the National Premiere league with MTA. After about 3 seasons there I switched to Tonka United for my last season in the MN premiere league. I was also able to get experience overseas trying out with the West Ham Academy in England for short stint. I love soccer and look forward to getting some coaching experience this fall, and moving forward.