Boys and Girls U8
At the U8 level, Saturday games consists of four 10-minute periods and a 5 minute half time.
There are generally one mid-week practice, day, time and place as determined by the coach.
The field is small, and the kids play with a size 3 ball. Play is 5 v 5, with a maximum of 7 players on each team. There are no goalkeepers. Everyone plays at least half the game, and no one plays the whole game until everyone has played 3 quarters.
Games are officiated by one referee, who may be a youth referee. Parents are encouraged to get their feet wet refereeing at the U8 level–it’s easy and it’s fun!
Boys and girls are on separate teams. Soccer shoes are recommended. Shin guards are required for all practices and game and must be completely covered by socks. AYSO provides a full uniform: jersey, shorts and socks.