Intro to Future Legends U5/ U6 REC Soccer... KINS

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:20 PM

2700 Cross Country
Germantown, TN 38138



We'll cover what a Future Legends U5 - U6 practice should look like, what games will look like, and explain what KINS is... KICKING IS NOT SOCCER!

These optional, FREE preseason player training sessions are to help the young soccer player prepare for the upcoming season. 

Players should bring the following:

  • Appropriate size soccer ball (Size 3 for U5 thru U8)
  • Water
  • Wear shin guards under their socks

Parent meeting to take place during each training session.  We will use this time is to discuss the plans for the upcoming season with all Parents, Grandparents, potential Coaches and current Coaches. 

During the season, the U5 age group will play 'coed'; while the U6 age group will have separate boys and girls divisions.


Give your child a 'leg up' by sharing the videos and info we've posted online before, during and after the season....

"We can't emphasize enough the important role that parents play in participating in their Childs development before entering into organized play.  It's like teaching your child to learn the alphabet, words, vocabulary and simple sentence structure before expecting them to read a book on their own.  BALL MASTERY plays a crucial role in laying down the FOUNDATION upon which the entire game is taught and learnt.”

- Tom Byer




Ball Mastery is NOT just about developing soccer players… there are ‘education’ components!

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Decision making
  • Memory
  • Confidence
  • Positive well being
  • Controlling emotions
  • Patience
Also, the move or skill of the week is posted on the club calendar each week during the season...

"Deep learning, longterm memory, brain growth, self control, focusing, concentration, self belief, thinking, developing neural pathways, discipline, self regulating, cohesive brain functioning, cognitive development:  Just a few benefits from practicing ball mastery."

- Tom Byer

Kicking is NOT a Soccer Skill

The Germantown Legends Soccer program is seeking high-quality, energetic volunteers to coach and manage REC teams for children ages 4 to 19.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Future Legends and Jr. Legends (recreational soccer) programs.  As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to teach valuable life-long lessons to children of Germantown.  Self-confidence, sportsmanship, learning to be part of a team and promoting physical fitness are all values volunteer coaches can instill in the lives of local children.  While over 80 local parents volunteering their time to coach (or manage) in this program each year, we never seem to have enough.

Securing coaches and other parent volunteers in advance of the season is of great necessity when organizing a recreational sports program.  Join us, and give something back to your community.  Being a volunteer allows you to make new friends, build new skills and help Germantown children play at home.

Be a coach for your child’s team and share moments that last a lifetime.

Remember, the Future Legends and Jr. Legends are RECREATIONAL soccer programs.  Our goal is to keep sports fun for children while emphasizing basic skill development and physical fitness.  These are NOT competitive, intense, sports leagues. Our coaches are charged with teaching basic skills and reminding kids to have fun!

If you are on the fence or nervous about committing, don't be. We provide several tools to help prepare you… from weekly Skill sessions for players, Practice Plans and Ideas, Coaches’ Games, to even Coaching Courses.

You won't be alone.  We encourage each team to have a minimum of two coaches and one team manager.

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager

If you have questions, please send an email to

If you'd like to volunteer, please register yourself online as a volunteer coach or manager.

  • Your child's team has an ideal coach-to-player ratio, providing more playing time, thus gaining even more soccer skills
  • Better communication for your team
  • Be a role model to the players and parents
  • Maximizes your child's FUN in the game (and your family's)
  • Rosters and Game schedules can be provided in a timely manner
  • Head Coaches choose the team's practice day (and time, if applicable)
  • Head Coaches' kids get reduced or FREE registration (more info)
  • Your child's team might have more kids than are ideal and feels too crowded!!
  • Playing time is reduced
  • Resources are stretched thin
  • You might NOT get communications when you would like... Team managers take the extra work off the coaches!

By registering as a volunteer (Head Coach, Assistant Coach and or Team Manager), you are assuring a spot for your child in one of our soccer programs.

For Future Legends preseason 'player' training sessions dates and times for each age group, please visit the Germantown Legends Club Calendar...

All preseason 'player' training sessions are run by the Legends staff. 
Be sure to review the updated Registration Policies.

The Germantown Legends offer registration (fee) credit for any parent REC 'HEAD' COACH who completes the appropriate U.S. Soccer (or United Soccer Coaches equivalent coaching courses).

For more details, visit or send an email to to request the promo code.


For ALL Events

  • Appropriate Size Soccer Ball

U5 thru U8 - Size 3
U10 thru U12 - Size 4
U13 thru U19 - Size 5

  • Shin guards... purchase to fit, NOT grow into!
  • Water Bottle
  • Soccer socks... to cover shin guards
  • Gymsack/ Backpack


  • New Balance Red (Home) Jersey
  • New Balance White (Away) Jersey
  • New Balance Black Shorts
  • New Balance White Socks

for REC Uniform Kit Ordering Instructions

Always #BringBothJerseys

The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee. 

Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life.  Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!

The Germantown Legends are the 'official soccer provider' to the City of Germantown.

For Field conditions, Inclement weather, Program updates, Camp information, etc., please visit the following:

Facebook: Germantown Legends Soccer
Instagram:  Germantown Legends Soccer
Twitter: @GermantownSoc