About the U4 Program

The U4 Developmental League is an age appropriate way to teach our 3-4 year old beginners the fundamentals of soccer.  We employ Professional Trainers (from Golden Boot Soccer) who have the skills and experience to properly teach these young players, leading to a better experience for both players and parents.

Special themed practices were developed for BRYC by Golden Boot. The practices teach soccer skills but they wrap them in fun stories. One week might be Pirate Week, the next Cats vs. Dogs... the kids have a LOT of fun with it, and so do the trainers!

Along with the Professional Trainers, each team could have one or more Parent Assistant Coach(es). The Parent Assistant Coaches work in the sessions with the Golden Boot Trainer to help themselves develop a comfort level in front of the team and to give them an opportunity to ask the Professional Trainer any questions they might have. (See more about Parent Assistant Coaches in the article at the bottom of the page.)

The U4 league is non-competitive and focuses on basic skills in a clinic type format. Players meet in groups (“teams”) once a week on Saturdays. Their instructors lead them through games designed to teach good skills and keep soccer fun and interesting.

The season for the U4 league is 6 weeks long instead of the 8 week season that the older teams play.

Reminders

  • Each child needs: his or her own size 3 soccer ball and water bottle with his or her name on it at each training session.
  • Uniforms are not required. However, each team is color coded (red, yellow or blue) and we ask that players wear a t-shirt in their team color to their sessions. We have special small BRYC t-shirts available at Uniform Night in team colors (especially for parents of players with older siblings. The younger ones like to have a uniform too). To find the date for Uniform Night, please refer to the Season Schedule (find the radio button to the left on the Home page).
  • Shin guards are required.
  • Cleats are not required (some of our player's feet are too tiny for even the smallest cleats!)
  • NO pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed on school grounds.
  • There are no restroom facilities on site so plan accordingly.
  • Weather Line: 703.354.7101

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