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Micro Soccer



JIYSC are delighted to announce the details of the upcoming Spring 2017 Micro season. The season will commence 2/7 with practices taking place each Tuesday and Thursday. The season will conclude 4/1 with an end of season jamboree.

The Micro Soccer program provides educational and developmental training for our youngest players, born between 2011-2009. The rules for micro-soccer emphasize basic skills while having lots of fun. Micro Soccer is broken up into three age-groups. Teams are formed on a co-ed basis and will practice and play under this format. The three age-groups are:

2011 (U6)
2010 (U7)
2009 ( U8)
The age-groups are based on US Youth Soccer guidelines and as a club we believe following these we will be able to offer a beneficial development program for the players.

The concept behind micro-soccer is to allow more touches on the ball by having small teams playing on small fields. The practice are led by professional GPS coaches alongside volunteer micro team coaches. The sessions are designed to expose kids to the basic fundamentals of the game of soccer while promoting a "fun first" atmosphere based on GPS curriculum.

Micro Soccer uses small-sided games with fewer players, smaller fields, and shorter game times as a way of keeping kids engaged. As they get older, more emphasis is place on learning and additional players are added to the field to allow interaction and promote teamwork.  

This approach has many advantages:

  • Modified soccer will develop players faster with more touches
  • Opportunity to improve decision making
  • More scoring and faster paces keeps kids engaged
  • Offers parent/coaches an opportunity to grow in progressions also

Practice Format

All players spend two days a week training with professional GPS coaches alongside the team coach. Our training program is designed to continue the development of the soccer player, whatever his or her skill level may be. The player will be challenged to improve and excel in his or her skills through a progressive and efficient method based on national GPS curriculum.


All players must have adequate soccer equipment at the start of each season. If your player is new to the club, you will need to purchase a Size 3 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards and shorts. Team jerseys  will be provided by the club. Registration fees include a match day jersey.


JIYSC is committed to keeping the Micro Soccer program a fun and learning experience for both children and their parents. All practices and games are held at the James Island Youth Soccer Club’s main facility, at the corner of Fort Johnson Road and Lighthouse Blvd.

For map details please click here.

To register for the program, please click here. Due to high demand numbers will be limited. If you have any issues with registrations please contact td@jiysc.org or call 843-633-2836. Registration will CLOSE 2/6 23:59pm. Deadline is strict, anyone registering after this date may not get a spot in the program

The program has a flat fee of $125 for all participants. The fee includes a total of 16 practices led by professional GPS staff, a minimum of 8 games and participation in the soccerween event. The fee also includes a match-day jersey.  The club is wavering the fee for the volunteer coaches for the Spring 2017 Season.

*Early Bird Discount of $25 for those signing up before 12/1.* 

For any questions about the program, please contact Poorya Mortazavi on td@jiysc.org