Recreational Age Group Program
3rd and 4th grade program
3rd and 4th graders play on teams of approximately 8-10 players and practice 2 times per week:
- 1 practice is with the volunteer coach and a TPSC rec trainer
- 1 practice is with the team and parent coach only
3rd grade is when the kids move up from a size 3 ball to a size 4.
Games are played on the weekend in either Tiburon, Corte Madera or Mill Valley.
3rd grade plays 5 vs 5 and 4th grade plays 7 vs 7. These small-team game formats are conducive to more touches per player and better long-term player development.
At the end of the season, there is an end of season jamboree (tournament) for 4th and grades. All teams play 2-3 games of pool play to accumulate points and try to make it into the semi-finals and finals. This is a great opportunity to get some competitive soccer experience for the kids. 3rd graders will finish their season with regular league play.