Stow Grade 1/2 (U8)

Grade 1/2 Program Specifics:

Who is eligible: Players who reside in Stow or attend Stow Public Schools

Groupings: Separate sessions for boys and girls

Schedule: 8 week program. Games are on Sunday afternoons 2:30 Girls and 3:30 Boys. Games are played at Mary Rowlandson Elementary, Stow Community Park and Pine Bluffs.

Fall 2022 Schedule: 

Timing: Practices run for 1 hour on weekdays

Duration: Fall program runs from September to November and spring program runs from April to June

Specifics: Players use a size 3 soccer balls, small goals and set up for games as 4 v 4.

Practices: Practices will be conducted by team coaches with tools and drills provided by Mass Youth Soccer.


Season Goals:

  • To help each player reach their full potential in the sport of soccer
  • To develop players that are comfortable with the ball at their feet
  • To improve each player’s knowledge and understanding of the game
  • To create a positive and fun atmosphere where players can learn and develop at their own pace
  • To learn how to win and lose graciously and the full meaning of fair play


Required Equipment:

  • Players must wear cleats or sneakers. Soccer cleats are not required, but are recommended
  • Shin guards are required and soccer socks must be worn over shin guards so they are not exposed
  • Each player should provide a size 3 soccer ball, black soccer shorts and their own water bottle
  • Players are not allowed to wear jewelry, earrings, hats or anything metal in their hair for safety reasons


Parent Coach Volunteers:

  • Parent volunteer coaches are essential to successfully run this program
  • Parents can sign up to volunteer on their child's AdminSports registration account
  • Nashoba United will provide all necessary equipment required to conduct weekly practices and games.
  • Each team must have two coaches for the program to work effectively
  • No previous coaching experience is required.
  • Coaches will be provided with a weekly session plan developed by the Nashoba United Director of Player Development
  • A criminal background check (CORI) will be conducted on all youth coaches per state law