LPSC is proud to partner with East Sacramento Soccer, River Park Soccer, Greenhaven Soccer Club, and Delta United (Clarksburg) Soccer to offer inter club play. This partnership is called Metro Kids Soccer (MKS). Our U7s and U8s have the opportunity to travel short distances to play against our partner clubs. The focus of the MKS partnership is to further our players’ soccer development in a fun, positive, and supportive atmosphere. All four clubs within this partnership are committed to sportsmanship, and will do everything within their power to ensure that every player in the program has fun, happy and safe soccer experience.

MKS utilizes the Small-Sided game format, which LPSC is also adopting for our U6 program starting in 2023.  Small-Sided games help children get more touches on the ball and focus on building the skills they will need as they progress in their soccer development. This style of play places emphasis on maximizing touches, creativity and individual development. The focus shifts away from team success and towards player development. The games are intended to be cooperative; NOT competitive, to ensure fun for all participants. All coaches are expected to keep games as even as possible, and “blow outs” are against the rules.




U7/8 Metro Kids Soccer games will be administered by the presidents of the five partner clubs. All scheduling will be done within the partnership.

Teams are single gender. U7 teams will play other U7 teams; U8 teams will play other U8 teams, unless a team’s performance dictates a move to a higher or lower division.

Each team will be divided into 2 teams consisting of 4 players and Substitutes, for each game. Each small team will play 4v4 games simultaneously on two parallel fields. Games will be 32 minutes in length; divided into four 8-minute quarters. There will be a 5 minute break between quarters. There are no goalies in this age group and score is not kept. The USSF Player Initiatives mandate that U7 and U8 use Puggs or other types of small nets.

All MKS Clubs will do their best to provide Game Monitors for all of their home games.

For further information, please contact the U8 Age Group Coordinator at [email protected]

2023 Practice Schedule: Will be posted in July.

2023 First-Half Schedule: Will be posted in August.

MKS Policies and Operating Rules