MSA Gunners

U5 – U8 Players

Birth Years: 2017 – 2014

MSA Soccer begins with Gunners for players U5, U6, U7, U8. Gunners will serve as an effective bridge into our competitive teams. Our professional staff will provide age-appropriate technical instruction in a training environment featuring exciting games and skill activities.

Typically, Gunners is for players that excel at the recreational level and desire an additional environment that is more competitive with advanced coaching. It is however, open to all players. Players will be divided into training groups based on age, skill level, and soccer experience. Training focuses on the development of individual player skills, which is necessary for success once players move into the competitive team environment at U9 and beyond.

The program follows the school year calendar, with a new season beginning each Fall (typically the last week of August).

We also offer a Gunners Summer Program that runs mid-June through early August.

MSA Gunners

2021/2022 Season Information

Age Groups / Birth Years

  • U5 = 2017 birth year
  • U6 = 2016 birth year
  • U7 = 2015 birth year
  • U8 = 2014 birth year
  • Based on the recommendation of the coaching staff, players may play in an older or younger age group if it’s a better fit for the development of the player.

Player Dues

  • Player dues are listed below within each age group program.
  • You may choose to pay in monthly installments or pay in full for the season.
  • 5% discount if paid in full at beginning of the year.

Open Enrollment

  • MSA Gunners has open enrollment.
  • Players may join or cancel at any time; dues will be adjusted accordingly.

Uniform Fee

  • Uniforms are purchased separately via the MSA Team Store.
  • After a completed registration, player names will be added to the Team Store. You will receive a link to order the required uniform items directly from soccer.com.

Season

  • Start: August 23, 2021
  • End: May 28, 2022
  • full program is 9-months

Practice Options

  • All players will choose one practice option within their age group.
  • Players that register for 2 practices per week, will simply choose an additional option.
  • After a completed registration, you will receive a link to submit the practice selection.
  • Groups or practices may be combined based on registration numbers.

Program Contact

Facilities / Locations

  • EPS West: main game and practice facility
  • EPS Pennbriar: alternate practice facility
  • Both indoor facilities have field turf. Sneakers, indoor soccer shoes, or plastic molded outdoor soccer shoes may be worn. No metal cleats.

Player Registration


Please review the details below for each age group / birth year.

U5 Age Group
2017 birth year

Format

  • 1 or 2 practices per week (60-min in length)
  • The program will feature a combination of practice and game play into each session
  • Game format: 2 v 2 (no goalkeeper)

Player Dues

  • 1 practice per week = $45.00 per month
  • 2 practices per week = $75.00 per month
  • One month typically consists of 4 (or 8) practices, but can vary during holiday breaks

Practice Options

Option 1Monday
6:20 PM – 7:20 PM
EPS Pennbriar
Option 2Tuesday
5:10 PM – 6:10 PM
EPS West
Option 3Wednesday
6:20 PM – 7:20 PM
EPS West
Option 4Thursday
5:10 PM – 6:10 PM
EPS West

U6 Age Group
2016 birth year

Format

  • 1 or 2 practices per week (60-min in length)
  • 1 game per week (Saturdays)
  • Game format: 3 v 3 (no goalkeeper)

Player Dues

  • 1 practice per week = $75.00 per month
  • 2 practices per week = $95.00 per month
  • One month typically consists of 4 (or 8) practices and 4 games, but can vary during holiday breaks

Practice Options

Option 1Monday
5:10 PM – 6:10 PM
EPS Pennbriar
Option 2Tuesday
6:20 PM – 7:20 PM
EPS West
Option 3Wednesday
5:10 PM – 6:10 PM
EPS West
Option 4Thursday
6:20 PM – 7:20 PM
EPS West

U7 Age Group
2015 birth year

Format

  • 1 or 2 practices per week (60-min in length)
  • 1 game per week (Saturdays)
  • Game format: 4 v 4 (3 + goalkeeper)

Player Dues

  • 1 practice per week = $75.00 per month
  • 2 practices per week = $95.00 per month
  • One month typically consists of 4 (or 8) practices and 4 games, but can vary during holiday breaks

Practice Options

Option 1Monday
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
EPS Pennbriar
Option 2Tuesday
5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
EPS West
Option 3Wednesday
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
EPS West
Option 4Thursday
5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
EPS West

U8 Age Group
2014 birth year

Format

  • 1 or 2 practices per week (60-min in length)
  • 1 game per week (Saturdays)
  • Game format: 5 v 5 (4 + goalkeeper)

Player Dues

  • 1 practice per week = $75.00 per month
  • 2 practices per week = $95.00 per month
  • One month typically consists of 4 (or 8) practices and 4 games, but can vary during holiday breaks

Practice Options

Option 1Monday
5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
EPS Pennbriar
Option 2Tuesday
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
EPS West
Option 3Wednesday
5:20 PM – 6:20 PM
EPS West
Option 4Thursday
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
EPS West

Player Registration