The U8 division is a developmental soccer program where players become more familiar with soccer and handling the ball with both feet and hands. They are introduced to a larger six field with new lines, more players, goal keepers, and a larger goal area, which presents new challenges for children in this age group. The main emphasis of the program is FUN, and learning the techniques of soccer (dribbling, receiving, passing, shooting, tackling/defending the goal, and goal keeping). On each U8 team there are generally 10 players, they play with a #3 ball, and goal keepers are used.
The U8 play game one night a week, with the girls playing on Monday or Thursday evenings, and boys playing on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (teams may be scheduled on either night, teams may not be selected by which day a player is available to play on). Practices take place one evening a week at a local elementary school, the exact day, time and location are determined by the coaches.