Grade 1/2 Program Specifics:
Who is eligible: Players who reside in Stow or attend Stow Public Schools
Groupings: Separate sessions for boys and girls
Schedule: 8 week program. Games are on Sunday afternoons 2:30 Girls and 3:30 Boys. Games are played at Mary Rowlandson Elementary, Stow Community Park and Pine Bluffs.
Fall 2022 Schedule:
Timing: Practices run for 1 hour on weekdays
Duration: Fall program runs from September to November and spring program runs from April to June
Specifics: Players use a size 3 soccer balls, small goals and set up for games as 4 v 4.
Practices: Practices will be conducted by team coaches with tools and drills provided by Mass Youth Soccer.
- To help each player reach their full potential in the sport of soccer
- To develop players that are comfortable with the ball at their feet
- To improve each player’s knowledge and understanding of the game
- To create a positive and fun atmosphere where players can learn and develop at their own pace
- To learn how to win and lose graciously and the full meaning of fair play
- Players must wear cleats or sneakers. Soccer cleats are not required, but are recommended
- Shin guards are required and soccer socks must be worn over shin guards so they are not exposed
- Each player should provide a size 3 soccer ball, black soccer shorts and their own water bottle
- Players are not allowed to wear jewelry, earrings, hats or anything metal in their hair for safety reasons
Parent Coach Volunteers:
- Parent volunteer coaches are essential to successfully run this program
- Parents can sign up to volunteer on their child's AdminSports registration account
- Nashoba United will provide all necessary equipment required to conduct weekly practices and games.
- Each team must have two coaches for the program to work effectively
- No previous coaching experience is required.
- Coaches will be provided with a weekly session plan developed by the Nashoba United Director of Player Development
- A criminal background check (CORI) will be conducted on all youth coaches per state law