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Under 8 Years Old (8-U)

The Under 8 (8-U) Age Group consists of players who are under the age of 8 years old (but older than five years old) as of January 1st of the Fall Soccer Season (Note: These players will be in the 8-U Age Group for both the Fall then Spring Seasons).  The 8-U teams are co-ed.

8-U teams practice twice a week (Either Monday/ Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday) and play one game on Friday Evening and/or Saturday morning. 

Practice time and day will be determined by the coach and is subject to field availability.  These practices usually last between 45 minutes to an hour and are the best way for teams to learn to work together and improve upon the skills that were introduced during the Club Practice.

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 five vs. five format.  There are NO KEEPERS (GOALIES); however, there will be a referee on the field and the coaches will remain on the side-lines.  There are no off-sides rules in the 8-U Age Group, but other rules such as proper throw-ins, goal-kicks, corner-kicks, and fair play will be taught. Substitution of players will only be allowed at quarters unless a player is injured. If the injured player is replaced by a sub he or she may not return to play until a quarter or half is called.  20 min halves 10 min quarters 

8-U players will use a Size 3 soccer ball.

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