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Recommended Goal/Field/Ball Sizes and Match Format/Duration
AGE GROUP
GOAL SIZE
[in feet]
FIELD WIDTH
Min. | Max.
[in yards]
FIELD LENGTH
Min. | Max.
[in yards]
BALL SIZE
MATCH FORMAT
MATCH DURATION
[in minutes]
U6
6’ x 18’
(or smaller)
15 | 25
20 | 30
3
3 vs. 3
No goalkeepers
4 x 6-8`
U8
6’ x 18’
(or smaller)
20 | 30
25 | 35
3
4 vs. 4
No goalkeepers
4 x 12`
U10
6’ x 18’
35 | 45
45 | 60
4
6 vs. 6
2 x 25`
U12
6’ x 18’
45 | 55
70 | 80
4
8 vs. 8
2 x 30`
U14
8’ x 24’
50 | 100
100 | 130
5
11 vs. 11
2 x 35`
U16
8’ x 24’
50 | 100
100 | 130
5
11 vs. 11
2 x 40`
U19
8’ x 24’
50 | 100
100 | 130
5
11 vs. 11
2 x 45`
 

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Coaches News

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Indoor Training And The Use of Futsal as a Developmental Tool

While clubs in the South and on the West Coast enjoy training in the sunshine year round, most of us are forced inside at this time of year. Whether it’s two bubbles with small turf fields, or school gyms with hardwood floors, many coaches are filled with dread at the mere mention of training inside. This shouldn’t be the case.
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Traveling out of State: Tips to keep your team game ready

Traveling out of State: Tips to keep your team game ready Out of town tournaments can be a tricky situation for coaches who all want to balance the need for players to enjoy a different experience with making sure they are physically and emotionally prepared to play in a different atmosphere. US Youth Soccer sat down with Tom Lips, head coach of 2013 US Youth Soccer National Champions, Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (E-NY), to outline his strategy when his team travels to tournaments.
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Results: 2 Article(s) Found.

 

Coaches Document Center

Document Description Post Date
Player Development Model - Spatial Awareness .PDF Document Sep 30, 2014
Guia De Futbol .PDF Document Apr 28, 2014
Welcome to US Youth Soccer Pamphlet - Spanish .PDF Document Apr 17, 2014
Player Information & Medical Release .DOC Document Oct 08, 2013
Player Development Model (Oct 2013) .PDF Document Oct 01, 2013
Heading Guidelines .PDF Document May 17, 2013
U-12 Practice Activities .PDF Document Apr 30, 2013
U-10 Practice Activities .PDF Document Apr 30, 2013
U6-U8 Practice Activities .PDF Document Apr 30, 2013
Why Small-Sided Games for American Soccer? .PDF Document Feb 05, 2013
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