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US Youth Soccer Answers "Why Small-Sided Games"

Why Small-Sided Games? usyouthsoccer
US Youth Soccer has thought long and hard about the answer to the question, "Why Small-Sided Games?"

What does "Small-Sided Games" mean? These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.

All ages can play "Small Sided Games", but it has a definite developmental impact on our younger soccer players. US Youth Soccer recommendations for "number of players" at the various age groups are as follows:

  • U6 | 3 against 3 no goal keepers
  • U8 | 4 against 4 no goal keepers
  • U10 | 6 against 6 with goal keepers
  • U12 | 8 against 8 with goal keepers
  • U13+ | 11 against 11 with goal keepers

Here are some of the reasons why we believe, as soccer coaches, administrators and

parents must guarantee that our young soccer players play small-sided games:

  1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
  2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
  3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
  4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Fewer players on the field and fewer players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important)
  5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
  6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
  7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)
  8. Because we want to include children of all temperaments, assertive to shy, to have more opportunities to interact with others and the game! (Socialization)

These are the reasons why we adults must foster "Small-Sided Games" in our youth soccer programs. The "Small-Sided" environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the young soccer player.

It just makes sense doesn’t it?

 

Questions About Your Registration?

Here are some commonly asked questions from parents that are new to organized sports and soccer.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

ball WHEN WILL MY CHILD GET A CALL?  Your child will actually get an email from the League when rosters are released to the coaches.  The email will have your child’s team information.  This will happen the last week of July.

ball WHEN DO THE COACHES GET THEIR TEAMS?  Coaches will receive their teams at the same time rosters are released (the last week of July).  They will receive a coaches' packet at the pre-season coaches' meeting and will start making phone calls and sending emails with practice information.

ball WHEN DO PRACTICES BEGIN?  Practices will begin the first week of August for our Fall program and coaches will contact their players with practice information.  There are no practices for our Winter and Spring Arena season.

ball HOW OFTEN ARE PRACTICES? Teams typically practice 1, 2, or 3 times per week – depending on the age group.  Younger divisions might practice twice per week until games begin, at which time they might go to once per week.  But it is up to the coach and the flexibility of the players.

ball WHERE ARE PRACTICES?  Practices are held at League approved parks and schools as allocated by the City of San Marcos.  Your child’s coach will decide at which field your practices will be.

ball WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?  Shin guards are required to play soccer.  Socks must cover the entire shin guard.  Soccer shoes (cleats) are not required but are recommended – especially at the older divisions.  Football and baseball cleats are NOT allowed in soccer – so double check before you make a purchase.  Shin guards are required at all practices and games.

ball WHEN DO GAMES BEGIN AND END? 

      • 2017 Fall Season: August 19th through November 4th (10-game season)

ball HOW OFTEN ARE GAMES?  Games are played on Saturdays.  Depending on number of teams and field space, some older division teams in the Fall Season may play a weeknight game.

ball WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?  Arena Games are played at Sunset and Bradley Parks.  The Fall Season games are played at Walnut Grove Park (north and south field).  Some older division teams will also play at Palomar College.

ball CAN MY KIDS BE ON THE SAME TEAM AS THEIR FRIENDS?  We attempt to honor one friend request for each player in the Arena Seasons, but there are no guarantees.  We also try to honor at least one friend request in the U05, U06, U07, and U08 divisions in the fall.  In order to enable us to create fair and balanced teams, we do not take friend requests for u10 and older divisions.

ball DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE EVALUATED?  U10 - u14 fall players that are new to the league will be evaluated before the start of the season.  Returning players should have an evaluation rating from their coach from the previous season.  U05 - U08 players do not need to be evaluated.  There are no evaluations for the arena season - only fall.  Evaluations are used to create balanced teams in each division.

Forms and Documents

Click on any of the links below to access the information you would like to download

 

Registration and Misc. Forms

pdficon smallPlayer Registration Form

pdficon small Questions about your registration

 

 

Sponsorship Forms

pdficon small 2017 Sponsorship Form Coming Soon

COACHING

pdficon small 2017 Fall Season Rules of Play

pdficon small 2017 Handbook

pdficon small Communicating with your team

pdficon smallCode of Conduct

pdficon smallProgram Administrator Registration Form (Cal South)

pdficon smallSan Marcos Revolution Coach Application Form 2015

For Head Coaches, Assistant coaches, Team Parents 

pdficon small City Letter to Parents - Fall 2015

pdficon small Headsup Flyer

excel 2016 Team - Player Evaluation Form

 Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual [Link]

 

Referee Information

pdficon small Fall 2015 Rules of Play 

 FIFA Laws of the Game 2015 / 2016

 Referee Advice 

pdficon small Arena Rules Spring 2017

 

 

Governance

 Rosenberg’s Rules of Order

pdficon small W-9 Form

pdficon small Live Scan Form

pdficon small Live Scan Reimbursement

pdficon smallRevolution Policies & Procedures Manual

Playoff Standings

BU10 GOLD  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Stingrays 2 0 0 6 1 0 6 1st
 Zebra Sharks 1 0 1 7 3 0 4 2nd
 Barracudas 1 1 0 3 2 0 3  
 Piranhas 1 0 1 8 3 -1 3  
 Swordfish 0 2 0 0 7 0 0  
 Viperfish 0 2 0 0 8 0 0  
                 
BU10 SILVER  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Tiger Sharks 2 0 0 4 1 0 6 1st
 Bat Rays 2 0 0 9 5 0 6 2nd
 Morays 0 2 0 3 7 0 0  
 Makos 0 1 1 5 3 0 1  
 Reef Sharks 0 1 1 3 4 0 1  
 Bull Sharks 1 1 0 4 2 0 3  
                 
BU10 BRONZE  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Saw Sharks 2 0 0 8 3 0 6 1st
 Threshers 1 1 0 5 4 0 3 2nd
 Leopard Sharks 1 1 0 7 5 0 3  
 Hammerheads 0 2 0 3 11 0 0  

 

GU10 GOLD  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Sand Dollars 2 0 0 5 2 0 6 1st
 Seahorses 1 1 0 3 2 0 3 2nd
 Dolphins 1 1 0 3 2 0 3  
 Otters 0 2 0 1 5 0 0  
                 
GU10 SILVER  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Starfish 1 0 1 5 2 0 3 1st
 Jellyfish 0 0 2 3 3 0 2 2nd
 Angelfish 1 1 0 6 4 -1 2  
 Sea Lions 0 1 1 2 7 0 1  
                 
GU10 BRONZE  
Team W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Manatees 2 0 0 7 2 0 6 1st
 Electric Eels 1 1 0 3 5 0 3 2nd
 Seals 0 1 1 2 3 0 1  
 Sea Turtles 0 1 1 2 4 0 1  

 

BU12 POOL A  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
Tsunami 1 2 0 0 8 1 0 6 winner
Storm 4 2 0 0 9 4 0 6  
Lightning 5 0 2 0 2 7 0 0  
Rip Tide 8 0 2 0 3 10 0 0  
                   
BU12 POOL B  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
Cylclones 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 6 winner
Thunder 3 1 0 1 6 3 0 4  
Hurricanes 6 0 1 1 1 5 0 1  
Tornados 7 0 2 0 2 8 0 0  

 

GU12 POOL A  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
Diamonds 6 1 0 1 4 3 0 4 winner
Topaz 1 1 1 0 6 4 0 3  
Amethyst 4 1 1 0 6 6 0 3  
                   
GU12 POOL B  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
Sapphires 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 6 winner
Rubies 3 0 1 1 1 4 0 1  
Emeralds 5 0 2 0 2 7 0 0  

 

BU14  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Dynamo 3 1 0 1 6 5 0 4 1st
 Union 2 1 1 0 10 7 0 3 2nd
 Timbers 4 1 1 0 6 7 0 3  
 Red Bulls 1 0 1 1 2 5 0 1  

 

GU14  
Team SEED W L T GF GA Ded PTS  
 Fusion 1 2 0 0 5 1 0 6 1st
 Heat 2 2 0 0 10 1 -1 5 2nd
 Blaze 3 0 2 0 0 9 0 0  
 Inferno 4 0 2 0 2 6 0 0  

U14 Girls Playoff Schedule

seed U14 GIRLS g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
1 Storm 9 18 2
2 Fever 10 18 1
3 Mercury 0 2 4
4 Liberty 8 1 9 2
5 Sparks 0 1 9
6 Shock 1 10 6
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u14g1 sat 27-Oct 8:00 AM u14 Storm 4 vs Shock 1
u14g2 sat 27-Oct 9:40 AM u14 Fever 6 vs Sparks 0
u14g3 sat 27-Oct 11:20 AM u14 Mercury 0 vs Liberty 1
u14g4 sat 3-Nov 2:40 PM u14 Sparks 1 vs Storm 3
u14g5 sat 3-Nov 4:20 PM u14 Liberty vs Fever 2
u14g6 sat 3-Nov 6:00 PM u14 Shock vs Mercury 2
U14 GIRLS FINAL
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u14g7 Thurs 15-Nov 5:15 PM Palomar College  Fever vs  Storm

U14 Boys Playoff Schedule

seed U14 BOYS g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
1 Wizards 9  1 10 5
4 Lakers 2  9 11 8
5 Clippers 4  9 13 2
3 Heat 1 2 3 7
2 Celtics 8 12 2
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u14b1 sat 27-Oct 1:00 PM u14 Lakers 2 vs Wizards 6
u14b2 sat 27-Oct 2:40 PM u14 Celtics 2 vs Heat 1
u14b3 thurs 8-Nov 5:45 PM u14 Wizards vs Clippers
u14b4 sat 3-Nov 8:00 AM u14 Heat  2 vs Lakers  5
u14b5 sat 3-Nov 1:00 PM u14 Clippers  1 vs Celtics
U14 BOYS FINAL
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u14b6 Thur 15-Nov 7:00 PM Palomar College  Clippers vs  Celtics

U12 Girls Playoff Schedule

seed U12 GIRLS POOL A g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
2 Sealions 6 8 14 4
5 Freedom 6 8 14 4
6 Blue Heat 0 1 1 6
3 Breakers 10 1 11 2
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12g1 sat 27-Oct 8:00 AM u12 Sealions 3 vs Freedom 3
u12g2 sat 27-Oct 9:30 AM u12 Breakers 4 vs Blue Heat 0
u12g3 sat 3-Nov 12:30 PM u12 Blue Heat 1 vs Sealions 2
u12g4 sat 3-Nov 2:00 PM u12 Freedom 2 vs Breakers 1
seed U12 GIRLS POOL B g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
1 Majestics 0 9 9 4
4 Highlanders 8 8 16 1
7 Valkyries 3 1 4 6
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12g5 sat 27-Oct 11:00 AM u12 Majestics 0 vs Highlanders 1
u12g6 sat 3-Nov 3:30 PM u12 Valkyries 3 vs Majestics 4
u12g7 thurs 1-Nov 5:45 PM u12 Highlanders 2 vs Valkyries 1
U12 GIRLS FINAL
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12g8 Wed 14-Nov 5:15 PM San Marcos Middle School Highlanders vs Sealions

U12 Boys Playoff Schedule

seed U12 BOYS POOL A g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
2 Rapids 9 9 18 3
5 Red Bulls 1 3 4 10
6 Galaxy 3 2 5 11
3 Sounders 9 9 18 7
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12b1 sat 27-Oct 12:30 PM u12 Rapids 4 vs Red Bulls 1
u12b2 sat 27-Oct 2:00 PM u12 Sounders 6 vs Galaxy 4
u12b3 sat 3-Nov 8:00 AM u12 Galaxy 2 vs Rapids 5
u12b4 sat 3-Nov 9:30 AM u12 Red Bulls 3 vs Sounders 6
seed U12 BOYS POOL B g-1 g-2 total G/A Y R
1 Union 0 9 9 3
4 Timbers 9 9 18 2
7 Dynamo 1 3 9
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12b5 sat 27-Oct 3:30 PM u12 Union 0 vs Timbers 2
u12b6 sat 3-Nov 11:00 AM u12 Dynamo 1 vs Union 6
u12b7 tues 6-Nov 5:45 PM u12 Timbers 3 vs Dynamo 2
U12 BOYS FINAL
game day date time field home sc visitor sc
u12b8 Wed 14-Nov 6:45 PM San Marcos Middle School Timbers vs Rapids

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