EBU Juniors
Soccer programs for children in PreK through 2nd Grade

EBU Juniors soccer programs for children in 2nd Grade and younger. Registration is now for all EBU Juniors Fall 2021 Programs!

KINDERGARTEN LEAGUES (U6)
Teams coached by parent volunteers, with support from EBU Coaching Staff
1st & 2nd GRADE LEAGUES (U8)
Teams coached by parent volunteers, with support from EBU Coaching Staff
SOCCER SCHOOL (PRE-K - 2ND GRADE)
Weekday soccer classes with professional coaches, for children in preschool through second grade
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Soccer School
PreK - 2nd Grade

Weekly 1-hour soccer classes led by trained, positive coaches that love working with the youngest players. Groups are separated by age/grade, playing ability, and in some cases by gender. Soccer school classes are designed to be age-appropriate, engaging, challenging and fun, whether your child has never played before, or already wants to be a pro!

2021 CALENDAR & SCHEDULE

WINTER 2021/22 SEASON

December 2021 - February 2022

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SOCCER SCHOOL IS NOW OPEN!

December 6 - February 24th, 2021 (PreK - 2nd Grade Classes)

  • MONDAYS @ Rainbow Rec Center (Oakland) (Dec 6 - Feb 21)

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 3:30pm 4:30pm

    • 1st & 2nd Grade - 4:30pm - 5:30pm  (CLASS FULL)

  • TUESDAYS @ Bushrod Park (Oakland) (Dec 7 - Feb 22)

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • WEDNESDAYS @ Rainbow Rec Center (Oakland) (Dec 8 - Feb 23)

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    • 1st & 2nd Grade - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • THURSDAYS @ Bushrod Park (Oakland)  (Dec 9 - Feb 24)

    • 1st & 2nd Grade - 4pm - 5pm

FALL 2021 SEASON

Registration for Fall 2021 Soccer School Session is OPEN

September 13 - November 20th, 2021 (PreK - 2nd Grade Classes)

  • MONDAYS @ Bushrod Rec Center (Oakland)

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 4pm - 5pm (CLASS FULL)

    • 1st & 2nd Grade - 5pm - 6pm (CLASS FULL)

  • WEDNESDAYS @ Rainbow Rec Center (Oakland)

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 4pm - 5pm

    • 1st Grade & 2nd Grade - 5pm - 6pm (CLASS FULL)

  • FRIDAYS @ Alameda Point

    • PreK & Kindergarten - 4:30pm - 5:30pm (CLASS FULL)

    • 1st & 2nd Grade - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

 

 

SPRING 2022 SEASON

March 2022 - May 2022

Class Schedule To Be Determined

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U6 3v3 Program
Kindergarten

Kindergarten age children join a team coached by parent volunteers with support from our professional coaching staff. Teams meet on Saturdays for a one hour session that follows the "Play, Practice, Play" methodology:

 

SESSION FORMAT

- Team Huddle

- PLAY - 1st 15 minute 3v3 game with another team

- PRACTICE - 15-20 minutes of fun learning activities to help develop players technical skills. Sample practice plans provided by the club.

- PLAY - 2nd 15 minute 3v3 game with another team

- Closing Huddle

Games are "grassroots" style, with kick-ins (instead of throw-ins), no referees, no goalies, and no keeping score. The environment is designed to increase engagement, and maximize the time that each player spends with the ball (dribbling, shooting, and yes, even passing sometimes!). U6 3v3 Teams have a roster of 10-12 players.

FALL 2021 SEASON

Saturdays, September 18 - November 20th, 2021

@ Bushrod Park (Oakland)

U8 4v4 Program
1st & 2nd Graders
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1st and 2nd Graders join a team coached by parent volunteers with support from our professional coaching staff. Teams meet on Saturdays for a one hour session that includes two 4v4 games with another team.

Games are "grassroots" style, with kick-ins (instead of throw-ins), no referees, no goalies, and no keeping score. The environment is designed to maximize the time that each player spends with the ball (dribbling, shooting, and yes, even passing sometimes!)

During the Fall Season, 4v4 teams meet once a week on a weekday for a 60 minute practice with their parent coaches. During the spring our 4v4 teams do not have weekday team practices; however, players are encouraged to also sign up for Soccer School classes for more game time and development. U8 4v4 Teams have a roster of 10-12 players.

FALL 2021 SEASON

Monday, September 13th - Saturday November 20th, 2021

Weekday Practices & Saturday Games

 
 
 
 
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EBU JUNIORS 3v3 (U6) and 4v4 (U8)
PLAYER REGISTRATION

 

All players need to register for the Fall 2021 Program, even if they played during the Spring 2021 Season.

STEP 1 - Player Registration & Payment (Teamsnap)

Complete the Player Registration on Teamsnap using the correct link on our Program Registration Page (look for U6 Player, U8 Boys Player or U8 Girls Player Registration Link). There is $300 player registration fee that covers the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons.

 
STEP 2 - Informed Consent Waiver

Review sign the COVID-19 Safety Policies INFORMED CONSENT WAIVER.

STEP 3 - Cal North Registration Form

Complete the Cal North Player Registration Form and email it to our club Registrar. Please note that you will need to print out and actually sign this form—electronic signatures will not be accepted by Cal North. We recommend downloading and using the Genius Scan or similar app that allows you to easily take a picture of a paper form and turn it into a pdf file that you can them email back to us. You will also need to provide a hard copy of the form to your child's Volunteer Coach/Team Manager.

STEP 4 - Team Placement

If your child played on team during the Spring 2021 season they will remain on that team unless you request otherwise.  When completing your registration you will be able to request placement with a friend, coach, school, etc. We our best to find the best fit for each child, and to avoid having any children get stuck on the wait list for a team placement.

STEP 5 - Equipment & Gear

Make sure your child has the right gear/equipment to play.

STEP 6 - Game On!

Hit the field, be safe and have fun!

 
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PARENT VOLUNTEERS

 

We always count on volunteer power to make our EBU JUNIORS soccer program successful! All volunteers get direct support on how to lead successful, fun and safe on-field sessions. Parent Volunteers will be required to complete an online safety training before hitting the field. Additional training & support for Parent Volunteers is available, including:

- US Soccer Learning Center (online courses)

- On-field support during activities
- SafeSport Certification

- Sideline Sports Injury Recognition Training

- Positive Coaching Alliance

- One-on-one support from our experienced EBU Staff Coaches

 
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SETTING UP YOUR EBU JUNIORS U6 or U8 TEAM

New and returning teams register for the Fall 2021 EBU Rec Season.

Coaches and other Team Volunteers who registered (including background check) DO NOT need to do that process again for Fall 2021 rec soccer season.

STEP 1 - Team Registration

Register your team on Teamsnap using the "U6/U8 Team Setup Fee" link on our Program Registration Page. The Team Registration Fee is $50 for the 2021-22 season. Only one adult per team needs to complete this step. If you are not setting up a team, see the "U6/U8 PLAYER REGISTRATION" instructions.

STEP 2 - Roster Setup

Email our Registrar to let us  know whether you already have a full or partial group/team of players registered to participate. Volunteer Coaches may either work with a team that's already formed, with a new group of players, or a mix of both. When players register they have the option to indicate which team/coach they would like to be with. Returning teams from 2020/21 should email us their expected roster for Fall 2021. Maximum roster size for our U6 and U8 Teams will be 12 Players.

 
STEP 3 - Recruit Parent Volunteers

Each team needs 2-3 committed parent volunteers. This includes the head coach, plus an assistant coach and/or team manager. All volunteer coaches and team managers MUST complete Steps 4 & 5 unless they already did so during Spring 2021 season. Teams will not be allowed to take the field until they have a fully registered/cleared Volunteer Coach.

STEP 4 - Informed Consent Waiver

All coaches and team managers must review and electronically sign the Safety Protocols and Informed Consent Waiver.

STEP 5 - Background Check, Training & Registration

Coaches and other Team Volunteers who registered (including background check) can SKIP THIS STEP Fall 2021 season—you are already cleared to volunteer.  All other on-field volunteers (coaches and team managers) must register with the California Youth Soccer Association. New coaches must also complete the background check, be fingerprinted, and complete the online SafeSport training. New coaches, please make sure to print the Request for Live Scan Form at the end.  You need to present this form when you are fingerprinted.  Check the OCA Numbers on the form they should read as follows"

 

District = 04

League = 14

Club = 07

 

To get fingerprinted, take this form to one of the approved Capital Live Scan vendors listed at this link.

 

You will not need to pay any Fee as long as you have correctly filled out the "Cal North Live Scan Form"

 

Upon completing Coach/Manager registration, you will receive an email with a link to begin the SafeSport training.  The link will direct you to an access code that you must copy and use to begin the training.

STEP 6 - Request Practice Time/Day/Location (U8 Teams Only)

Please stay tuned for more information on how to request a practice time for the Fall 2021 rec soccer season. U8 Teams will one weekday practice per week during the Fall in addition to their Saturday games. U6 Teams do no have a weekday practice, just the Saturday game sessions.

STEP 7 - Coaching Kit

Please stay tuned for more information on how to get your EBU Juniors Coaching Kit and Team Equipment before the start of the Fall 2021 rec soccer season.

 
STEP 8 - Team Binder

Please stay tuned for more information on assembling your Team Binder for the Fall 2021 season.

STEP 9 - Game On!

Hit the field, be safe and have fun!

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Equipment & Uniforms

Your child should wear/bring the following to every practice and game:

  • shin guards

  • soccer socks (worn over the shin guards)

  • soccer cleats (grass or turf cleats OK, NO football or baseball cleats)

  • water bottle with water (no sugary drinks please!)

  • uniform/jersey - children playing in our  U6 3v3 or U8 4v4 Program Leagues should purchase their EBU Juniors U6/U8 uniform at Soccer Post at South Shore in Alameda. This include shorts and a reversible blue/white jersey top.

Soccer School participants will receive a t-shirt that they may wear to class.

More Resources

Visit the Resources Page for more info about Referees, Uniforms, Teamsnap & more.