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Elizabethtown United U6-U8 Player Development Program

  • Boys and Girls divisions for both U6 and U8
    • U6 for players born in 2017.  2018 birth year is on a case by case basis.
    • U8 for players born in 2015 and 2016


  • Players should bring a water bottle, shin guards, size 3 ball (U6) or size 3 ball (U8) and wear cleats to every practice and game
  • Fall 2022 Practices begin
    • U8: Tuesday September 6, 2022
    • U6: Wednesday September 7, 2022
  • U6 will practice on Wednesday nights from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Old Trolley Line Park
  • U8 practice is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Old Trolley Line Park:
    • Boys & Girls - Tues 5:30-6:30p
    • Boys & Girls - Thurs 5:30-6:30p
  • Fall 2022 session: All games will be played on Saturday mornings at Old Trolley Line Park: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. 
  • Spring 2023 session: All games will be played on Saturday mornings at Old Trolley Line Park: March 265 April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, and 20 in Spring 2022. (no games Easter weekend; unless a makeup day is needed)

U8 Girls (All):  Start Time:  8:40am
U8 Boys (All):  Start Time:  8:40am

U6 Girls (All):  Start Time:  10:15am
U6 Boys (All):  Start Time:  10:15am

  • Fees
    • U6 - $50 per child
    • U8 - $60 per child
    • Multi-child discount
    • Late Registration Fee - $10
    • All registrations will pay a $30 fundraising fee up front.  If you sell the minimum number required, then the $30 fee will be reimbursed after the fundraiser is complete.
  • Parent coaches that will help run practices and assist with game day coaching.   Coaches do not need prior soccer experience!!
  • If you are interested in being a parent coach please contact the U6-U8 Coordinator at


Elizabethtown United Volunteer Coach Registration

The U6-U8 Player Development Program is successful because of your commitment as a parent coach.  Thank you for volunteering.  In order to register as a coach you will need to complete the following one week prior to the first practice: 

Elizabethtown United U6-U8 Player Development Program Rules

Field Dimensions
U8:  35 by 25 yards
U6:  30 by 20 yards

Roster Size
U8:  4 x 4 with no goalie, max roster of 8 players
U6:  3 x 3 with no goalie, max roster of 6 players

Ball Size
U8:  Size 3
U6:  Size 3

Goal Size
The standard U8 goal size will be used for both U8 and U6 games

Duration of Game
U8:  4 quarters of 12 minutes with a 2 minute break between quarters
U6:  4 quarters of 8 minutes with a 2 minute break between quarters

Location of Game
All games will be played at Old Trolley Line Park
475 Beverly Rd, Elizabethtown, PA, 17022

Laws of the Game

  • Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time
  • After a goal, the play resumes at the halfway line.  At the start of a kickoff, the player may pass in any direction to begin play.  The player may not dribble to begin play.
  • When the attacking player plays the ball over the end line, a goal kick shall be awarded to the defending team.  At this time, the attacking team must retreat to the halfway line to allow the goal kick to be taken.  Emphasis is to allow the team taking the goal kick to make a pass prior to any pressure is allowed.
  • When the defensive team plays the ball over the end line, a corner kick will be awarded to the attacking team.
  • At the start of any free kick the defending team must be at least 5 yards from the spot the kick is taken.
  • There will be no throw-ins.  When the ball crosses the touch line a kick-in will be awarded.  This is to encourage completing a pass or passing into space.
  • There will be no off-sides.
  • There will be no penalty kicks.
  • Goals must be scored from the offensive side of the half way line.
  • Substitutions are only made when the ball is out of bounds. 
  • If a team is short a player, they should “borrow” a player from the opposing team.  The purpose is for the players to play and get touches.
  • No score will be recorded.

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PO Box 26 
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

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