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Under 12 Years Old (12-U)

The Under 12 (12-U) age group consists of players who are under the age of 12 years old (but older than nine years old) as of January 1st of the Fall Soccer Season (Note: These players will be in the 12-U Age Group for both the Fall then Spring Seasons).  The 12-U teams are co-ed.

12-U teams practice twice a week (Either Monday/ Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday) and play games on Friday Evening and/or Saturday. 

Practice time and day will be determined by the coach and is subject to field availability.  These practices usually last between 1 hour to an hour & half and are the best way for teams to learn to work together and improve upon their skills.

All coaches in AYSO are volunteers (as are referees and anyone else involved) and coaches schedule their practices at a convenient time for their schedule. It is always helpful to have a team parent or assistant coach step up from the parents to help out with things on the team.

Games are played in a 9 vs. 9 format.  All standard FIFA laws of the game are enforced at the 12-U age group. 30 min halves 15 min quarters 

12-U players will use a Size 4 soccer ball.

With the lower numbers in the 12-U and 14-U age divisions typically we will combine the two divisions and will use the 9V9 formation and play with a size 5 ball. Halves are also extended to 35 min

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