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Fall 2017/Spring 2017 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.

13's Rec Soccer

This is an exciting age group. Players and coaches under the direction of our director of coaching will learn to love the game of soccer. Through fun games and clear technical instruction our kids will learn proper soccer skills in positive way and never develop the bad habits that are so easily ignored in the first years of training. 

This is the perfect opportunity for any and all parents to step in and learn how to coach their kids. Jump in and you'll never want to stop. 

U5's Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Born between 1/1/2013-12/31/2013
  • Small-sided games:  3 versus 3
  • 6 players per team
  • No goalkeeper.
  • Size 3 ball
  • Four equal quarters of 8 minutes each.
  • Game days will consist of 1/2 hour of training with our DOC followed by small sided games.
  • Games will consist of 4, 8 minute quarters in a scrimmage fashion.
  • Field size:  20 yds. x 30 yds. (maximum).
  • This will be player focused and teams will not be emphasized.

 Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

12's Rec Soccer

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 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.
 

U6 Rec Soccer General Information:

Born between 1/1/2012-12/31/2012

  • 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.

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

11's Rec Soccer 

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 allowed on the field to act as coach and referee. Coaches should call out of bounds, monitor any rough play and enforce related infractions. This age group do not use goalkeeper, and players should be encouraged to engage in the game and not standing in the goal box.

U7 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Born between 1/1/2011-12/31/2011
  • 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.

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

10's Rec Soccer

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. 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:

  • Born between 1/1/2010-12/31/2010
  •  Small-sided games:  4 versus 4
  • 8 players per team (9 at coach's decision)
  • No goalkeeper
  • Size 4 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.

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

09's/08's Rec Soccer

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.  

U10 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Born between 1/1/2008-12/31/2009
  • Combined U9 and U10
  • 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).
  • Girl teams may choose to register and play against the boy teams
  • Games will be played on either Friday nights or Saturdays.
  • Offside is added to the run of play.

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 5 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

07/06's Rec Soccer

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!!! YOUR SEASON WILL START FEB 27TH.

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.

U12 Recreational Soccer General Information:

  • Born between 1/1/2006-12/31/2007
  • U11 and U12
  • Regular-sided games:  9 versus 9 as recommended by US Soccer
  • 12 players per team
  • 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

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

05/04's Rec Soccer

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!!! YOUR SEASON WILL START FEB 27TH.

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.

U14 Rec Soccer General Information:

  • Born between 1/1/2004-12/31/2005
  • Combined U13 and U14
  • 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

Players should bring the following to practices and games:

  • Tennis shoes or soccer cleats (preferred)
  • Size 5 soccer ball
  • Soccer shorts (black for games)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle 

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