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8U Programming

8U - Birth year 2012/2011
Field Size: 25 yards by 40 yards
Ball Size: 3
Roster Maximum: 9
Players on field: 7
Game length: Four 10 minute quarters
Practice Sessions: Maximum 1.5 hour sessions - 2 per week

Rule Modifications:
-Corner kicks
-Goal kicks
-No slide tackling
-Free kicks
-No heading the ball - penalty will be a throw in for the opposing team
-In the event that one team is short of the normal number of players, the opposing team is required to reduce the number of players on the field. This is mandatory unless the coaches agree otherwise

Coaching Modifications

Coaches may enter the field of play to coach in a positive manner

Referee Modifications

No carding players allowed. (Recommendation: each coach referee one half of game)

Practice Modification:
Practice at this age should be twice a week from 1 to 1.5 hours.


Soccer Ball

  8U - size 3 ball

Shin Guards

Water Bottle

Soccer Cleats


Players each receive an AYSO Region 255 uniform consisting of shirt, shorts, and socks. Coaches will distribute uniforms.

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AYSO Region 255

By Mail: P.O. Box 2274 - Tulare CA 93275, Elk Bayou Soccer Complex 5700 S. Laspina
Tulare, California 93274

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 559-422-7211
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