Boys and Girls U10
At the U10 level, Saturday games consists of four 12 1/2-minute periods and a 5 minute half time.
There are generally 1-2 mid-week practices, day, time and place as determined by the coach.
The field is half the size of a regular field, and the kids play with a size 4 ball. Play is 7 v 7, including a goalkeeper, with a maximum of 10 players on each team. Everyone plays at least half the game, and no one plays the whole game until everyone has played 3 quarters.
Games are officiated by a center referee and two assistant (sideline) referees. Parents are encouraged to become certified referees at the U10 level, especially if their child has any interest in the All-Star program. Being an assistant referee in U10 is a great place to start refereeing!
Boys and girls are on separate teams. Soccer shoes are recommended. Shin guards are required for all practices and games and must be completely covered by socks. AYSO provides a full uniform: jersey, shorts and socks.