Practice Portion (First 15/20 minutes)
The practice portion is designed to warm the kids up and provide a quick practice session revolved around touches on the ball. Coaches will only be required to run one drill with their team (see example drills). Please do not hold a practice outside of the assigned practice/game days.
Game Portion (Second 40-45 minutes)
The second half of practice will be an organized game of
6 v 6 soccer.
Games will be four quarters, each quarter ten minutes long. If a substitution is necessary before the end of a 10 minute quarter, play will stop for the substitution and game play will restart with an indirect kick by the team which held possession at the time of substitution. (Note: please try not to substitute unless there is an injury or child emergency)
There will be a one minute break between quarters and a two-three minute break at the half, coaches can choose based on the level of exhaustion.
All “Out of Bounds” balls will be put back in play by an indirect kick-in from the point the ball left the playing area, with the exception of a ball that is kicked out of bounds on the goal line; these kick-ins will be placed on the goal box line. There will be NO throw-ins. Coaches are to determine which team kicked the ball out of bounds.
All players are required to maintain a five yard distance from the spot of the kick-in.
No Goalies are to be used in this league. We ask coaches to maintain sportsmanship during games. We ask that coaches avoid dropping players back to protect the goal and/or playing players forward, also known as cherry picking. No scores are kept, winning or losing is not the object of the game.
All fouls will be called by the Coaches on the field; there WILL NOT be referees for these games. All Fouls will result in an indirect kick. For fouls that occur within five yards of a goal, the ball should be placed at a distance of five yards from the goal.
Coaches will be the referees for the games. One coach from each team may be on the field at one time.
**Parents must sit on one side of the field or opposite sideline of the team. No spectators are allowed behind the goal**