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Allendale AYSO Region 1391


8U Division
The 8U division consists of a 60-minute weekday practice and a game on Saturday. There are separate boy and girl divisions.

• Practices are once a week and are 60-minutes. 
• Practice days are Monday – Friday. 
• Practices times are either 5:30-6:30p or 6:30-7:30p. 
• The head coach will pick the practice day & time and communicate it to the team. 

• 40-minute game:
(4) 10-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
• Separate boy and girl divisions
• 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 8U:
• No heading.
• 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.

There is no need for fully qualified referees to manage 8U 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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