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U-Age U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13-14 U15-16 U17+ HS Small Sided
# Players on Field 3 v 3 4 v 4 6 v 6 8 v 8 11 v 11 7 v 7
Max Roster Size 10 12 12 14 22 (18 may 'suit up) 22 (18 may 'suit up) 15
Minimum Needed to Start Game 3 4 6 7 6
Goalkeepers? No Yes
Offsides? No Yes
Field Size in yards 30 x 20 40 x 25 60 x 45 70 to 80 x 45 to 55 100 to 120 x 60 to 75 70 to 80 x 45 to 55
Penalty Areas in yards None Goal Box: 16 x 6
Penalty: 24 x 10
Center Circle: 6 yd radius
Goal Box: 18 x 6
Penalty: 14yd out & either side of goal
Center Circle: 8 yd radius
Goal Box: 16 x 6
Penalty: 24 x 10
Center Circle: 6 yd radius
Goal Frame 4' x 6' (flags/cones) 6' x 18' 7' x 21' 8' x 24' 7' x 21'
Ball Size 3 4 4 5
Game Length 4 x 8 min 4 x 10 min 4 x 12 min 2 x 25 min 2 x 30 min 2 x 35 min 2 x 40 min 2 x 45 min 2 x 30 min
Officials None (coach or parents) Yes, if available Yes

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SPACESHIPS AND ASTEROIDS                AGES 3-12

Spaceships and Asteroids drill

SKILL
Pass accuracy.

SETUP
15 x 35 yard grid.

HOW TO
Players must try and run from one end of the grid to the other while coach stands on the edge passing balls along the ground to hit the players feet. Once players get hit they come outside to the outside to join the coach and pass balls (asteroids) into players feet. Game ends when one player (spaceship) remains.