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Programs/Rules

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Age Matrix

**Kids cannot play down an age group, no exceptions. This is the rule set forth by CAYSA and STYSA and is required by our insurance.

Uniforms

All players in the LTYA Soccer programs must wear the standard uniform for play in games. This generally consists of a red or white jersey, black shorts and socks. All uniforms must be purchased through the LTYA approved vendor.

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Soccer ball (based on size in the chart)
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

U4-U6 (Born 2015-2013)

This age group is all about FUN! Kids this age do not need to be coached with exhaustive drills--the kids should just learn to enjoy the game of soccer. The most important thing is that each participant has plenty of touches on the ball. Coaches are allowed on the field to act as coach and referee. Coaches should call out of bounds and monitor any rough play. This age group do not use goalkeeper, and players should be encouraged to engage in the game and not just stand in the goal box.

General Information:

  • Small-sided games:  3 versus 3
  • Goal Size: 4 x 6
  • 6 players per team
  • No goalkeeper
  • Size 3 ball
  • Games will consider of 4 x 8-minute quarters with a 5-minute break between
  • Practice are combined with games on Saturdays
  • Field size:  20 yds. x 30 yds.

U7 (Born 2012)

This age group is all about FUN! Kids this age do not need to be coached with exhaustive drills--the kids should just learn to enjoy the game of soccer. The most important thing is that each participant has plenty of touches on the ball. Coaches are allowed on the field to act as coach and referee. Coaches should call out of bounds and monitor any rough play. This age group do not use goalkeeper, and players should be encouraged to engage in the game and not just stand in the goal box.

U7 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Small-sided games:  4 versus 4
  • Goal Size: 4 x 6
  • 8 players per team
  • No goalkeeper
  • Size 3 ball
  • Games will consider of 4 x 8 minute quarters with a 5 minute break between
  • One practice per week
  • Field size:  20 yds x 30 yds recommended
  • Throw ins are added to the play.

Coaches are encouraged to stay more towards their side lines rather than being on the field of play with the kids, in preparation for the addition of referees in the next year.

Goal kicks and corner kicks are added to restart play when appropriate.

U8 (Born 2011)

This age group is all about FUN!  Kids this age do not need to be coached with exhaustive drills--the kids should just learn to enjoy the game of soccer.  The most important thing is that each participant has plenty of touches on the ball. Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Coaching will be done at team bench area. Referees are added to monitor rough play, enforce penalization in case of infractions, maintain game time, and allow for substitutions. This age group do not use goalkeeper, and players should be encouraged to engage in the game and not standing in the goal box.

U8 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Small-sided games:  4 versus 4
  • 8 players per team (9 at coach's decision)
  • No goalkeeper
  • Size 3 ball
  • Two 22-minute halves with 5 minute Half-time
  • One practice per week
  • Field size:  20 yds. x 30 yds. (recommended) – Up to 30 x 40 maximum
  • Games will be played on Friday nights.
  • Goal Size: 4 x 6
  • Throw ins, corner kicks and goal kicks.
  • No standing in the goalie box. This will be strictly enforced and will count as a goal.

U9-U10 (Born 2010 & 2009)

This age group is all about FUN!  Kids this age do not need to be coached with exhaustive drills--the kids should just learn to enjoy the game of soccer.  The most important thing is that each participant have plenty of touches on the ball.  Coaches are NOT allowed on the field, and must coach from their sideline area. Referees will be provided to officiate the game.  

U9-U10 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • 7 versus 7
  • A Goalkeeper + 6 outfield players on the field at any given time
  • 10-11 players per team (12 Max)
  • Use goalkeeper
  • Size 4 ball
  • Two 25-minute halves
  • One mandatory practice, optional second practice
  • Field size:  30 yds x 47 yds. (recommended) & 45 yds. x 60 yds. (maximum).
  • Games will be played on either Friday nights or Saturdays.
  • Offside is added to the run of play.

U11-U12 (Born 2008 & 2007)

ALL COACHES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOW PLAYING DIV 3 TRAVEL SOCCER. YOU MUS T GET A TEAM MANAGER AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING ALL GAME SCHEDULES WITH THE OPPOSING TEAMS. PLEASE VISIT THE CAYSA WEBSITE!!!

Players learn more advanced soccer skills and have plenty of opportunity to score.  This is the first year to play 8 versus 8 on a regular field.  A paid center referee and linesman are used for this age group.

U11-U12 Recreational Soccer General Information:

  • Regular-sided games:  9 versus 9 as recommended by US Soccer
  • 12 players per team (16 max)
  • Use goalkeeper
  • Size 4 ball
  • Two 30-minute halves
  • One mandatory practice, optional second practice
  • Field size:  45 yds. x 70 yds. to 55 x 80 yds
  • Games may be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Half of the games are played at home, half played away with possible travel within a two hour radius

U13-U15 (Born 2006-2004)

ALL COACHES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOW PLAYING DIV 3 TRAVEL SOCCER. YOU MUS T GET A TEAM MANAGER AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING ALL GAME SCHEDULES WITH THE OPPOSING TEAMS. PLEASE VISIT THE CAYSA WEBSITE!!!

In this age group players can continue to learn skills and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere.  A paid center referee and linesmen are used.

U13-U15 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Regular-sided games:  11 versus 11
  • Use goalkeeper
  • Size 5 ball
  • Two 35-minute halves
  • One mandatory practice, optional second practice
  • Field size:  60 yds. x 100 yds.
  • Games may be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Half of the games are played at home, half played away with possible travel within a two hour radius

 


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