I have had the great pleasure to coach both A.Y.S.O. U7 and U8 soccer and am looking to the slightly larger and significantly more sophisticated play of U9.  As a child I both played and refereed soccer for several seasons and am wildly amazed as an adult watching the progress of our children learning this game.

For our first practice on Friday, September 5th, 5:30 pm, Ohlone School each child must bring water, shin guards, shorts and be warmed up and ready to begin.  Break in any new footwear before practice, perhaps wear a double layer of socks, and/or bring a pair of tennis shoes.  Our regular practice schedule is Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 pm.  Games start between 8 am and 11 am on Saturdays.

A quick team meeting will follow the practice at 6:20 please attend if at all possible.

Our first "Practice Game" will be on this Saturday at 9:45 am at New Hoover Park.  The format is as it was in U7 and U8 except a larger playing field and 5 on 5 teams (where it was 4 on 4 ).  A complete schedule is available at

Please reply so that I know that you have received this information and are able to attend the first practice.  I have received a number of telephone calls and I apologize for not being able to reply in a timely manner.

Coach Chris

More information and links at
Many more pages of information at

I will not publish the roster on a public internet site for the safety of the children.  Note that while has these names it is password protected.  I have in the past and wish to continue to publish pictures of our kids and other team related information on my personal web pages (a public site).  Please let me know if you have any concerns about this.  

Agenda for team meeting at the end of the first practice