Divisions

For Fall 2017, Divisions are as follows

  • Kinderpints . U6 .... 12/1/11 – 11/30/12
  • Half Pints ... U8 .... 12/1/09 – 11/30/11
  • Pints ......... U10 ... 12/1/07 – 11/30/09                                                                       Click here for the 2017 Age Matrix
  • Quarts ....... U12 ... 12/1/05 – 11/30/07
  • Gallons ...... U14 ... 12/1/03 – 11/30/05
  • Kegs ......... U18 ... 12/1/98 –  11/30/03 

(Please note:  Division designations ( ie., U6, U8, etc.) are based on age as of December 1, 2016.  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. Our sponsor, Tim Horton's,  invites them to come after  practice to receive a complimentary treat if they are wearing their uniform jersey.
  • 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.  Half-pints teams also attend 1 hour practice/game sessions at Sahlen's Sports park one night a week for the first four weeks of the season. 
  • Pints (U10)* - Pints teams consist of 10-12 players per team.  Games are 7v7 including a goalie.  Pints teams also attend 1 hour practice/game sessions at Sahlen's Sports park one night a week for the first four weeks of the season.
  • Quarts (U12)* - Quarts teams consist of 12-14 players per team.  Games are 9v9 including a goalie.  Quarts teams also attend  1 hour practice/game sessions at Sahlen's Sports park one night a week for the first four weeks of the season.
  • 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. However, it is not required.