Divisions

For Fall 2022, Divisions are as follows

  • Kinderpints . U6 ....12/1/16 – 11/30/17
  • Half Pints ...  U8 ....12/1/14 – 11/30/16
  • Pints .........  U10 ... 12/1/12 – 11/30/14                                                                       Click here for theMatrix 2022 Age 
  • Quarts ....... U12 ... 12/1/10 – 11/30/12
  • Gallons ...... U14 ... 12/1/08 – 11/30/10
  • Kegs .........  U18 ... 12/1/03 –  11/30/08 

(Please note:  Division designations ( ie., U6, U8, etc.) are based on age as of December 1, 2022.  This coincides with the school entrance requirements). 

Following is a brief description of each division:

  • Kinderpints (U6) -   The Kinderpints program runs for 7 weeks and is an introduction to the game of soccer.  The children are not placed on teams;  they split into groups each week and practice together learning basic soccer skills while we make sure they are having fun.  The children are all provided a uniform shirt and ball. 
  • Half-Pints  (U8)* -  Half-pints teams consist of 9-12 children per team. Their 1.5 hour Saturday  session is divided in half with the first 45 minutes being a practice with their team and the second 45 minutes being a 'game' against another half-pint team.  The games are 'small sided' 4v4 with two games being played at a time.  This keeps all the children involved yet still gives them 'rest' time and water breaks.  Small, foldable nets are used; however, goalies are not used at this level.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays anytime from 9am to 1:30pm.  
  • Pints (U10)* - Pints teams consist of 10-12 players per team.  Games are 7v7 including a goalie.  
  • Quarts (U12)* - Quarts teams consist of 12-14 players per team.  Games are 9v9 including a goalie.  
  • Gallons (U14) - Gallons teams consist of  13-15 players per team.  Games are 11v11 including a goalie.
  • Kegs (U18) - Kegs teams consist of ~18 players per team.  Games are 11v11 including a goalie.

*  Games are scheduled on Saturdays anytime from 9am to 1:30pm.  EMW soccer asks coaches to schedule 2-4 practices before the season begins for U8, U10 and U12 divisions. However, it is not required and is based on the coach's availability.