The U10 league is for children ages 8 and 9 (birth years 2008 and 2009) with some 6 and 7 year olds who are ready to move up.
The U10 league is for children ages 8 and 9 (2008 and 2007 birth years), 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. 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. Players practice in academy style training sessions run by training professional Mark Ruest on every other week, with the coaches assisting him; individual team practices take place on the alternate weeks.
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. 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. The FALL season typically runs for 8 consecutive weeks, beginning the Saturday after Labor Day (Opening Day), and ending around the last weekend in October. The SPRING season also runs 8 weeks, beginning in early May and ending later in June. Players receive individual medals at the end of the playing season.