Grasshopper Program 2021

 

                                                                   

Grasshopper games are played on Saturdays at Independent Elementary from August 21 to October 30th. No game September 6th, Labor Day Weekend. Click your age group to view and download your schedule.

Grasshoppers U05Boys (born 2017)

Grasshoppers U05Girls (born 2017)

Grasshoppers U06Boys (born 2016)

Grasshoppers U06Girls (born 2016)

 

 

We now have a Return to Play (RTP) plan for the 2021 recreational season. 

  • Player and community health and safety are the first priority.

  • Approved safety plans have been created and will be followed for each venue/field. 

  • Our procedures follow Cal North and local guidelines for youth sports.

Calling All Pre-School - Kindergarten U5 & U6 Soccer Players

Come join in the FUN sessions that attract over 200 four to five-year-old boys and girls each season.

 

The CVSC Grasshoppers Program is age and gender-specific, non-competitive introduction to soccer that will build the foundation for your child’s future soccer enjoyment and development. Come along and join in the FUN-packed sessions where your child will learn correct soccer techniques through fun games in a safe and friendly environment. For 45 minutes every Saturday during the fall soccer season, your child can participate in organized activities designed to maximize your child’s enjoyment and learning experience in soccer.

 

Who can join the 2021 Grasshopper Program and how do I register my child?

Boys and girls who are born in 2016 are eligible to join the U6 (Under 6) Grasshopper Program. Boys and girls who are born in 2017 are eligible to join the U5 (Under 5) Grasshopper Program. You can register your child online here.

 

What does it cost to join the Grasshopper Program?

Player registration with the CVSC and the Grasshopper Program is $240. Your registration fee includes a custom Grasshopper t-shirt, Adidas shorts, and socks as well as an Adidas size 3 soccer ball for all new and returning players. Parents to Supply Shin Guards, soccer shoes, and water bottles.

 

Be advised that registration closes on June 30.  Players registering after June 30 will be added to waitlist and placed on teams only if we have room.

 

When and where do Grasshoppers play?

Grasshoppers practice 1x a week and have game-like sessions on Saturdays during the regular fall soccer season and will run for approximately 10 weeks. There will be no sessions on Labor Day weekend. In the event of a rainout, additional sessions may be added at the end of the 10 weeks. The Grasshopper sessions will take place at a CVUSD site to be determined. Specific dates and times will be published after player registration is complete.

 

What happens at a typical Grasshopper Session?

Age and gender-specific Grasshopper teams of 8-10 players will be pre-assigned specific one-hour time slots. For the first 20 minutes of the session, 24-7 UK Soccer Academy staff will lead the Grasshopper coaches and players in fun drills designed to improve the players’ ability with the ball and introduce the basic concepts of the game. The last 35 minutes will consist of a small-sided game between pre-formed Grasshopper teams, where players and coaches will get a chance to put their new skills into play. For further information on 24-7 UK Soccer Academy visit their website at www.24-7uksocceracademy.com

 

What happens if it rains on a Grasshopper Session day?

Check our website for Field Status in the morning for any field closures. CVSC also has field status text alerts and you can follow this link to SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS!

 

Can I play with a buddy?

When you register with CVSC online you will have the ability to request one mutual buddy although this request cannot be guaranteed.

 

How do I get involved with the program?

If you still have questions, wish to volunteer as a coach or need additional information about the Grasshopper Program, please contact the Club’s Grasshopper Program Director, Jordan Figueiredo at grasshoppers@castrovalleysoccer.com

   


Phone: 510-537-2902  • www.castrovalleysoccer.com

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Grasshopper & Bumblebee Photos

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