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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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Changes Coming to Youth Soccer in 2016

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Next year, the world of youth soccer will continue its evolution as all members of U.S. Soccer will begin to transition on two key factors to encourage further youth development. The first change will be the nationwide adoption of Small-Sided Games and the second will be a shift from school-year to calendar year for the age grouping of teams.
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Coaching clinic to be held at 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup

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US Youth Soccer will host a three-day coaching clinic at the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-12, at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, will run the clinic for coaches of all levels of competition.
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US Youth Soccer announces US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching Course

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US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, is pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary of the National Youth License coaching course - first launched in 1995. Effective today, the NYL has been renamed the National Youth Coaching Course to better define the opportunity to further educate coaches across the country.
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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: 5 Article(s) Found.

 

Coaches Document Center

Document Description Post Date
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
Coaching TOPSoccer Training Session Activities .PDF Document Dec 20, 2012
U-8 Passing .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
U-6 Dribbling I .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
U-6 Coordination and Movement .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
U-10 Foot Coordination and Speed .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
U-10 Tackling .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
U-10 Heading .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
Results: 19 Record(s) Found.
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