Boys and Girls U12
At the U12 level, Saturday games consists of four 15-minute periods and a 5 minute half time.
There are generally 1-2 mid-week practices, with the day, time and place as determined by the coach.
The field is full sized, and the kids play with a size 4 ball. Play is 9 v 9, including a goalkeeper, with a maximum of 12 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.
Boys and girls are on separate teams. Soccer shoes are recommended. Shin guards are required for practices and games and must be completely covered by socks. AYSO provides a full uniform: jersey, shorts and socks.