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Allendale AYSO Region 1391


12U Division
The 12U division consists of a 90-minute weekday practice and a game on Saturday. There are separate boy and girl divisions. Most of the games will be between Allendale teams at the Allendale soccer fields. In 2023, we started playing Interleague games. Interleague games are played against other AYSO teams in the West Michigan area. In the fall, there will be one or two interleague games, and in the spring, there will be one or two interleague games. Usually only one of the interleague games is away. 

• Practices are once a week and are 90-minutes.
• Practice days are Monday – Friday.
• Practices times are either 5:00-6:30p or 6:30-8:00p.
• The head coach will pick the practice day & time and communicate it to the team. 

• 60-minute game:
(4) 15-minute quarters
5-minute halftime
• Switch directions at halftime
• 9v9 with a goalkeeper. 
• All standard soccer rules apply.

Field Size: 
• Length: 70-80 yards
• Width: 45-55 yards

Goal Size: 
• Height: 6.5-7 feet
• Width: 18.5-21 feet

The Ball: 
• Size 4

The Team: 
• Roster Size: 10-12 players
• Separate boy and girl divisions
• Players per team on the field: 9
• 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 12U:
• No heading.

Player Equipment: 
• Shoes: Soccer cleats
• 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.

AYSO certified Regional Referees are required. The officiating crew will consist of a head referee and two assistant referees (linesmen).

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Allendale, Michigan 49401

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