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U10 - U11 - Guidelines


Format:

7v7 with a minimum of 6 to play With goalkeepers and referees.

Ball Size: 4

Game Duration:  

Four 12.5-minute periods. Half time break of 5 - 10 minutes.

Practices:

For developing the feel of the game and having fun. At least 1 hr once per week.
Basic skills needed to be learned at practices.

Player Equipment:

Shoes and shinguards, covered by the socks, are mandatory at all practice and game activities. Soccer shoes, tennis shoes, or similar type athletic shoes are recommended. The type and condition of cleated shoes must be inspected for safety before use.

Coaches:

Coaching during the game should be held to a minimum. Let the players have the freedom to play with minimum interruption.

Feild:

The field size for U-10 games is 80 yards long, 40 yards wide (max).

Distinctive lines recommended.

  • Halfway line the width of the field, marked equidistant between the goal lines.
  • Center circle with an eight-yard radius in the center of the field.
  • Corner arcs with a one-yard radius at each corner of the field.
  • Goal area in front of each goal measuring 6 x 15 yards.
  • Penalty area in front of each goal measuring 14 x 30 yards.
  • Penalty mark ten yards from the goal line.
  • Penalty arc extending in a eight-yard radius from the penalty mark.



Goals:

Max 21 x 7 feet

Substitution:

Allowed anytime ball is out of play-with the permission of the official .

Start of Play:

Kick offs are used at the beginning of each half and after each goal. All players must remain on their half of the field until the ball is kicked.

Offsides:

Will be called by the referee. 

Free Kicks:

Direct free kicks for all fouls, with the opponents six yards away from the ball. Free kicks are awarded the attacking team inside the defending team's goal area should be taken from the nearest point on the goal area line in front of the goal. There are no penalty kicks. Referees will work cooperatively with the coaches and eliminate the need for cautions and send-offs. Do not show yellow or red cards

Goal Kick:

If the team attempting to score a goal kicks the ball over the goal line outside the goal posts, the opposing team puts the ball back into play with a goal kick. The Goal Kick should be taken within 2-3 yards of the goal and the opposing players must be 5-6 yards away from the ball.

Corner Kick:

If the team defending the goal last touches the ball before it crosses the goal line, the attacking team puts it into play with an corner kick.

Throw-Ins:

Encourage proper throw-in .Players are allowed a second chance if there is a foul on the first throw-in attempt. The foul should be explained to the player prior to player making second attempt. Ball goes to opposing team if there is a foul on the second attempt.

U-10 Officials:


AYSO certified U-10 Officials or higher are required for U-10 games. The U-10 Official should briefly explain any infringements to the player(s) and encourage proper play and sporting behavior. As with all games, every effort should be made to keep the game moving and free from stoppages for doubtful infractions. Let them play and enjoy.

Check here for the official AYSO gudielines regarding U10-11