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Programs/Rules

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Age Matrix

**Kids may not play down age groups, 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

·      Soccer ball (based on size in the chart)

·      Soccer shorts (black for games)

·      Shin guards

·      Water bottle

U4 Coed, U5 Coed & U6

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.  Game day is divided into two sections - Practice & Game.

The practice portion of the program is led by either the Head Coach. For U4 & U5 LTYA provides assistant coaches to help head coaches with training and games. The focus here is on simple and repetitive drills. Throughout the season we will teach the players the basics fundamentals of passing, receiving, dribbling, and shooting in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. This typically will last 20 - 25 minutes.

During the game portion of the hour, head 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. On out of bounds coaches can agree to keep play going or to call out of bounds. If out of bounds is called for, for U4 & U5, kick-ins are used. For U6 coaches should encourage players to begin to throw-in the ball over their head. 


U7

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.

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.

U7 Rec Soccer Additional Information:

·      Throw ins are added to the play.

U8

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 will start using a goalkeeper, and players should be encouraged to engage in the game.

U8 Rec Soccer Additional Information:

·      Small-sided games:  5 versus 5 (4 + a goalie)

·      One mandatory practice

U9-U10

Players in U9 & U10 move to a larger field over U8. At this age group, fun is a core component of the program. Coaches should use simple drills that provide maximum play time with minimal ‘talking’ time. Additionally, coaches will teach players about the ‘build-out’ line to encourage goalies to play out of the back field.  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 Additional Information:

·      7 versus 7 (6 + a goalie)

·      One mandatory practice, optional second practice

·      Offside is added to the run of play.

U11-U12

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 9 versus 9 on a regular field.  A paid center referee and linesman are used for this age group.

U11-U12 Recreational Soccer General Information:

·      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-U14+

ALL COACHES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOW PLAYING DIV 3 TRAVEL SOCCER. YOU MUST 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 of recreational soccer. At U13 players move up to a full field size and play 11v11 (10 + a goalie).  A paid center referee and linesmen are used.

U13-U15 Rec Soccer General Information:

·      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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