Gunners Practice Schedule

Practice Days, Times, Locations | 2020 – 2021 Season

  • All players will choose one practice day / location within their age group (see appropriate birth year).
  • Players that register for 2 practices per week, will simply choose an additional option.
  • Based upon the recommendation of the coaching staff, advanced U6 or U7 players may be moved up to play in the next age group.
  • Groups or practices may be combined based on registration numbers.

Please email us your practice choice(s): bholdford@msasoccer.com

U6 Group (2015 birth year)

U6 Options Location Day Time
Option 1 EPS Pennbriar TBD* TBD*
Option 2 EPS West Tuesday 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
Option 3 EPS West Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Option 4 EPS West Thursday 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM

*Last season, the Pennbriar practice was on Mondays. We are determining the availability at that facility due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please let us know if you are interested in EPS Pennbriar for practices. 

 

U7 Group (2014 birth year)

U7 Options Location Day Time
Option 1 EPS Pennbriar TBD* TBD*
Option 2 EPS West Tuesday 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
Option 3 EPS West Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Option 4 EPS West Thursday 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM

*Last season, the Pennbriar practice was on Mondays. We are determining the availability at that facility due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please let us know if you are interested in EPS Pennbriar for practices. 

 

U8 Group (2013 birth year)

U8 Options Location Day Time
Option 1 EPS Pennbriar TBD* TBD*
Option 2 EPS West Tuesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Option 3 EPS West Wednesday 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
Option 4 EPS West Thursday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

*Last season, the Pennbriar practice was on Mondays. We are determining the availability at that facility due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please let us know if you are interested in EPS Pennbriar for practices. 

 


Facility Locations

All facilities have synthetic field turf. Plastic or rubber soccer cleats may be worn (no metal).

EPS West EPS Pennbriar
Erie Premier Sports – West
4504 West Ridge Rd
Erie, PA 16506
Erie Premier Sports – Pennbriar
100 Pennbriar Dr
Erie, PA 16509
Main practice and game facility. Most game are at EPS West. We offer one practice option at EPS Pennbriar. Some games will be at this location.

Facility Directions

 


Important Dates

Program Start August 24, 2020
Labor Day September 7, 2020: no Monday practice*
Halloween TBD*
Thanksgiving November 26 + 28, 2020: no Thursday practice* or Saturday game
Christmas December 23, 2020 thru December 26, 2020: no Wednesday or Thursday practices* or Saturday games
New Year’s December 28, 2020 thru January 1, 2021: no practices – games resume January 2
Program End May 29, 2021

* Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas: If the players practice falls into one of these days off, he/she can attend a different practice that week.

 


What to Bring and Wear

  • Soccer Ball: properly inflated
    U6 players: size 3
    U7 players: size 3 or 4
    U8 players: size 4
  • Soccer Shoes: plastic or rubber cleats, indoor shoes, or sneakers
  • Shirt: Gunners t-shirt
  • Shorts: Gunners shorts
  • Socks: Gunners socks
  • Shin Guards: age-appropriate shin guards covered by socks
  • Water Bottle: with name clearly marked