Our Recreation program plays small-sided games for all age groups.
What does small-sided games mean?
It means we are playing less than 11v11. Playing with fewer players on the field means that players are constantly involved in the play and provided with more opportunities for touches on the ball and overall player development.
We will follow US Youth Soccer recommendations for small-sided games, but may need to adjust due to the number of players registered:
5U/6U play 4v4 (no goalkeepers)
7U/8U play 4v4 (no goalkeepers)
9U/10U play 7v7 (including goalkeepers)
11U and older play 9v9 (including goalkeepers)