The WDMSC U5-U6 Soccer Cubbies Program is phase one in our Long-Term Player Development Pathway and is the foundation of the club’s player development model. For the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons , this program is for players born between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014. This age requirement is set by the Iowa Soccer Association. Children will enjoy a program aimed at introducing players to the game of soccer in a fun, no-pressure family atmosphere.
Game Format\Game Days:
Cubs play 3v3 with no goalkeeper. Players play in a basic league schedule, but no league standings or results are recorded. All players are encouraged to move freely and try all field positions; reflecting developmental principles. Players are also encouraged to continue participating in a variety of additional activities to help enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy. All children receive equal playing time. There are no weekly practices, plenty of do-over’s and no one keeps score in order to keep the focus on learning and having fun. The 3-on-3 format and much smaller field ensure that every player touches the ball often during the game.
Cubs teams play other WDMSC Cubs teams on Saturday mornings at Raccoon River Soccer Fields and do not have weekly practices.