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5U Guidelines

Activity Day at 5U (Schoolyard)
The 5U division consists of a 60-minute session on Saturdays, which includes a short practice "technical development session" followed by a game versus another team. Each team will practice on half of the field. The teams are coed because there are not enough players for separate divisions. The sessions are led by a Schoolyard Program Leader. Coaches are present to herd the kittens around the field.

60-minute Session Includes: 
• 35 minutes of technical development
• 20-minute game with a five-minute halftime break.

Practices
• Practices are held at the beginning of the 60-minutes session each Saturday. No separate practices are held throughout the week.

Games:
• 20-minute game:
(4) 5-minute quarters
5-minute halftime
• Switch directions at halftime
• 4v4

Field Size: 
• Length: 25-35 yards
• Width: 15-25 yards

Goal Size: 
• Height: 4 feet
• Width: 6 feet

The Ball: 
• Size 3

The Team: 
• Roster Size: 5-6 players
• Coed: Boys and girls are on the same team.
• Players per team on the field: 4
• Substitutions: Between quarters, at halftime, and for injuries.

Playing Time:
• Minimum of two quarters.
• No player should play four quarters until everyone has played three.

Rules Unique to 5U:
• No heading.
• No throw-ins. Thrown-ins are replaced with kick-ins.
• No offsides.
• No goalkeeper.

Player Equipment: 
• Shoes: Soccer cleats, tennis shoes, or similar type athletic shoe.
• Shin guards: Required. It is mandatory that shin guards be covered with socks.
• Socks: Soccer socks are provided by AYSO as part of your registration fee. The socks will match the jersey.
• Jersey: Provided by AYSO as part of your registration fee. The player will keep the jersey at the end of the season.

Officials:
There is no need for fully qualified referees to manage 5U games. One coach from each team should "officiate". The games are intended to be an opportunity for our players to experience the fun of playing. The barest of minimum rules are needed and should be applied with a generous amount of flexibility. Let the players have the freedom to play with minimum interruption.

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