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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

Results: 6 Article(s) Found.

Q&A: Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

We caught up with Patrick McCrory, the US Youth Soccer Boys Recreation Coach of the Year, to discuss his soccer philosophy and coaching strategies. McCrory, who coaches in Vilona, Ark., stresses focusing on every player’s development as opposed to the star players and early bloomers. McCrory also talks about how he keeps soccer fun for his players and how an involved and excited player will more easily develop.
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Q&A: Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

We caught up with Xavier Rico, the US Youth Soccer National Boys Competitive Coach of the Year, to discuss his soccer background and coaching strategies. Rico, who coaches at Strike FC (WI), uses his experiences of growing up playing the game to help instill a love of soccer in the players that he coaches. The 36-year-old talked about his coaching methods and philosophy, while also stressing the importance of keeping soccer a simple game.
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Q&A: Girls Recreational Coach of the Year

We caught up with Angela Huber, the US Youth Soccer National Girls Recreational Coach of the Year, to discuss her soccer background and strategies. Huber, who coaches the Lions in Olympia, Wash., uses a couple unconventional methods to keep her players having fun, but also improving constantly. Whether it ending practice by diving in the mud or doing everything in her power to get every player on the team a goal, Huber stresses having a balance between having fun and winning.
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Q&A: Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

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We caught up with Monica Lovett-Groat, the US Youth Soccer National Girls Competitive Coach of the Year, to discuss her soccer background and coaching strategies. Lovett-Groat, who coaches at Stafford Soccer (VA), draws on her experiences as a player while coaching and passes her love for soccer on to her young players. She talked about keeping the focus on having fun and some of the joys she gets from coaching youth soccer.
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US Youth Soccer statement on U.S. Soccer’s birth-year registration mandate

As previously announced in August 2015, US Youth Soccer, along with other youth soccer sanctioning bodies, will be implementing the U.S. Soccer Federation’s birth-year registration mandates on Aug. 1, 2016.
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Georgia Soccer’s Jacob Daniel honored with NSCAA Long-Term Service Award

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The NSCAA presented the 2015 Charlotte Moran Long-Term Service Award to Jacob Daniel, who has been a longtime member of US Youth Soccer while working as the director of coaching for Georgia Soccer and serving as the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Region III technical director.
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Results: 6 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 Receiving Lofted Balls I .PDF Document Mar 01, 2012
Results: 18 Record(s) Found.
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