We would like to thank you for signing your child up for soccer. As you know soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in this country. Your child will part a huge soccer player family of over 5 million children playing soccer today.
Portland Youth Soccer Soccer Association is the largest youth soccer association association in Oregon. We have approximately 9,000 youth players and over 1,200 coaches being served by 19 clubs around Portland. With over 600 teams aged from 6 to 18 we use approximately 40 different parks or schools fields across the city every week.
We wanted to provide you some information on how this experience for your child and you can be one that will bring lasting memories.
Please note that the development of your child in the game can be related to what and how they learn in school, soccer / athletics is not any different. Tactics (Decisions in the game of where to pass and run) and the expectations that your child will understand these with the pressures of the game is a hard concept. The complexity of tactics your child can understand is essentially associated with the level of math complexity they are learning in school. This is explained within each age listed below.
What to expect from age 7 thru 18
- Age 7 - 8
- This is the age where children are really just beginning to learn how to share in sports. How this relates to soccer means that passing and receiving activities are more prevalent as they know there is a good chance they will get the ball back, unlike when they were six when they more than likely will not share (pass) the ball to each other..
- Tactics: Children are now adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. They are still talking about multiplication and division using the language of groups, BUT are not yet expected to know their multiplication tables.
- Age 9 - 10
- This is an age where