Welcome to U10!

The U10 league is for children ages 8 and 9 (birth years 2007 and 2008) with some 6 and 7 year olds who are ready to move up.



U10 At a Glance

Ages:

8 & 9 with some 6 & 7 Year Olds

Players per Team:

9-11

Game Format:

7v7 (1 goalie, 3 defenders, 3 forward/strikers) with certified referee

Practices:

1 hour per week

Required Equipment:

Shorts, shin guards, water bottle, outdoor soccer cleats, size 4 soccer ball (team shirt and socks provided by league)

When & Where:

Saturdays 12:45 PM and 2:00 PM at West Road fields 1A, 1B or 1C

Coordinator:

Kerri Stanley - kerri.stanley@lysa-nh.org

U10 In Depth

The U10 league is for children ages 8 and 9 (birth years 2009 and 2008), however 6 or 7 year olds who are ready to move forward from the U8 division are welcome to play up if there is room and if they meet the skill requirements. U10 plays a 7v7 format (1 goalie, 3 defenders, 3 forward/strikers), where players are encouraged to rotate and play all positions. Like in the younger divisions, players are taught the basic skills involved in playing soccer, but getting them to play their positions is emphasized. They are taught to improve their dribbling, passing, positioning, etc. We do not enforce the "off sides" rule in this division.

Players use a size 4 soccer ball provided by the league. They are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball for practices, which are weekly 1-hour long practices.

Coaches are parents of players on each team who must pass a Kidsafe background check. We offer coaches clinics and resources for new coaches who are unfamiliar with the game and who want to coach.

Players are provided with a uniform shirt and soccer socks. They should wear shorts, shin guards, and outdoor soccer cleats and bring a water bottle to practices and games.

The maximum number of players rostered for each U10 team is 12, although we strive to roster no more than 10 to allow for more playing time per player. A certified referee will run the weekly games, which are two 25-minute halves with a 3-5 minute break in between. Games and practices are held at West Road Continental Park, field 1A, 1B or 1C. The FALL season typically runs for 7 weeks, beginning the Saturday after Labor Day (Opening Day), and ending around the last weekend in October. There are no games scheduled during Columbus Day weekend, and the play offs are scheduled for the top 4 seeded teams at the end of the season. The SPRING season also runs 7 weeks, beginning in early May and ending later in June, with no games scheduled during Memorial Day weekend. There are no play offs in the spring. Players receive individual medals at the end of the playing season.