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Ventura AYSO Region 39

(5U) Schoolyard Program (Formerly Jamboree)



5U - Schoolyard Program

Soccer is for people of all ages – even the little ones!  Schoolyard, or the U-5 program, is for children turning 4 years old this year.
In Schoolyard, children get to play soccer in an age-specific program, and you, the parents, get to participate with them. 

In Schoolyard, each team is made up of 5 players and each player will have a parent (or other adult) with them on the field. The children learn soccer skills like kicking, dribbling, and throwing in the ball, but in a low-pressure setting. Schoolyard is about exposing children to soccer, not grooming them for college scholarships. 
Parents help take turns organizing the teams, setting up fields and supervising the program. While their children are playing, parent volunteers keep time, but interfere with play as little as possible. There are only a few reasons to stop play in Schoolyard games. If a child is not playing well with others, or if play must pause for injury, substitution, confusion, or to watch a flock or birds fly by, parents can quickly direct attention back to the game. 
In Schoolyard, goals are not counted to determine who wins - every player is a winner. Young players need to get a feel for the ball and the field, so even though there are adults all around and many opportunities to offer instruction, the emphasis is on fun and play. It’s a different kind of game in 5U, but the children still wear uniforms, cleats and shin guards. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do. 

For more information, please contact our Schoolyard Director at [email protected] 

Sessions start Saturday, August 24th @ Community Park (Kimball), Ventura, CA

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Office Hours: Every Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm (Except 3rd Thursday), 1802 Eastman Ave. Suite 113
Ventura, California 93003

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Phone : 805-658-2976
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