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Field and Ball Size, Duration of Games

▪ NEST Division: (4-6 age group) 4 quarters of 6 minutes each, play on modified sized field; use size 3 ball.
▪ Under 8 Division: (7-8 age group) 4 quarters of 8 minutes each; play on modified sized field; use size 3 ball.
▪ Under 10 Division: (9-10 age group) 2 halves of 25 minutes; play on modified sized field; use size 4 ball.
▪ Under 12 Division: (11-12age group) 2 halves of 30 minutes; play on 3/4 to full-sized field; use size 4 ball.  Game will count for record if more than 8 minutes of the 2nd half has been played before an early termination.
▪ Under 14 Division: (13-14 age group) 2 halves of 35 minutes; play on full field; use size 5 ball. Game will  count for record if more than 10 minutes of the 2nd half has been played before an early termination.
▪ Under 16 Division: (15-16 age group) 2 halves of 40 minutes; play on full field; use size 5 ball. Game will  count for record if more than 20 minutes of the 2nd half has been played before an early termination. 

 Number of Players
▪ U13 and U19, the desired number of players per team shall be 18. No team shall be allowed more than to 22 rostered players.
▪ U12, the desired number of players per team shall be 16.
▪ U11, the desired number of players per team shall be 16.
▪ U10, the desired number of players per team shall be 12.
▪ U9, the desired number of players per team shall be 12.
▪ U8, the desired number of players per team shall be 8.
▪ U7, the desired number of players per team shall be 8

 
Activity of the Month - September
Posted Aug 31, 2017

Finding the '9'

The number 9 in soccer, is commonly known as the central striker. 

In this activity ball is played outside the 18 in a 3v1 situation. The '9' in the advanced grid is looking to create space in order to be played in. Once the '9' is found, it becomes 4v2 to goal. 

Coaching Points

- 9 needs to be patient and wait for the best moment to move into space. 

- 9 when played needs to be unpredictable. Do not always turn, or always layoff the ball to the 'mids', mix it up. 

- 'Mids' 6 (DCM) 8 (CM) 10 (CAM), need to move and support and be patient as well. Commit central defender (creating space) and play into space created. 

- Finishing, first opportunity needs to be taken advantage of. 


 
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