It was an exciting Sunday of soccer for our U9/10 Classic players as they participated in our Fall 4v4 Classic. The festival style event featured three divisions (Pumpkin, Candy Corn, and Skeleton) of 4v4 games played in a ladder format where the winning team moved up the ladder. Over 100 players participated and were split into teams then given full autonomy to select formation, positions and take charge of substitutions. Teams were named after Halloween Candy and the champions in each division won a bag of Candy.
At the end of the action, our Champions of each division of each division were -
Pumpkin - Skittles
Candy Corn – Kit Kat
Skeleton – Sour Patch
“The Fall Classic was a huge success and one of the most fun events our kids have taken part in.” commented U9/10 Director, Ross Mackenzie “From a player development standpoint, the small-sided format created more touches of the ball, 1v1 opportunities and decision-making opportunities. However, biggest thing for me was how much fun our kids had and seeing lots of smiling faces.”
This is the second 4v4 festival style event our U9/10 players have participated in this year and these events will play a bigger role in our player development philosophy. Scheduling these events into the windows around league and tournament play is a great additional benefit for our Classic players.