Basic Soccer Rules And Field Size For Beginners

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Basic soccer rules and field size for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer.

Field size and rules for soccer can be changed for the age of the group playing the game. The amount of

players on the field and the dimensions can be made much smaller to fit the size of the players.

Many AYSO programs and other youth programs make their own goal size and whether goalies

will play or just field players to give each child the chance to kick the ball as much as possible during

a game. Many web sites talk about regulation size soccer fields, but any organization can reduce the

field size and goal size as they wish. The ball size is also important per ability / age of the player, size 3

and size 4 are popular for U11 and younger. Size 5 soccer balls are encouraged around U10 to U12

age groups. Rules of the game can vary from each age group, the offsides rule can be one altered for

not slowing down the action, most u9 groups and below don’t use it. Throw in rule can also be changed

to a kick in rule for side line / touch line to make it easier for U8 and younger player to put the ball back

into play. As the player get U13 and older the rules get more into Jr. High / High School rule level

and most groups abide by them. All and all, soccer rules are pretty simple, to this day offsides seems

to be in discussion on how ref’s call it. Here are some good video’s on basic soccer rules and field size

for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer. Here is a neat link for soccer rules for dummies.


Goalie Drills For Youth Soccer U8, U10, U12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great soccer drills for young goal keepers. Great tips for this former pro goalie Adam Street.

Simple drills and techniques Coach Street runs on this young goalie keeper. Communication

is so critical for young keepers, to let his defensive players know he has the play covered.

Watch this great drills and saves for goal keepers of all levels. [Read more…]

Volunteer Soccer Coaching For Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Year Olds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteering to coach young kids in soccer is so rewarding. They just need a little guidance, and their

energy does the rest. No need to over coach them and think you need all kinds of fancy drills, just get

them playing and talking to one another, that’s the big thing for this age of player. Look through the

search engine at the top right corner of this page, and put in any word, i.e. passing, dribbling, shooting.

This site has over 60 drill ideas for youth to college soccer practices. Get them out there and Have FUN. [Read more…]

Youth Soccer Goalie Drills For U9, U11, U13, And U14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goalies are the heart beat of a good soccer club. Learn to control the ball and use the possession

to benefit the offense of your own team. A good goalie sets up his midfield and forwards with good

punts and throws to control the ball. Quick footwork is a big foundation for solid goal keeping.

Catching the ball and controlling the ball is so important. Diving for the ball and catching it takes

good strength. Goalies must be able to be verbal, his teammates need to know he has the play.

On hard shots coming on goal, a good keeper deflects the ball to the side or over the goal.

Keeping the ball out of the net is a 11 person game, but a good goalie can make or break it. [Read more…]

AYSO Soccer For Kids Fun In The Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having fun with soccer as kids learn the game is so important, and AYSO is one of the best programs

that support that philosophy. The association with other kids and adults is so precious at this age

of player. The AYSO program is a volunteer system, and strives to help this great game

be available for the as many youth around the United States as possible.

Please look into your local area or try to start a program. Teaching simple drills

to these youth players by having quick drills that keep them moving, so critical.



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Passing Drills For U8, U9, U10, U12 And AYSO Soccer Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing drills for young soccer players both in AYSO programs and leagues

with U8 to U12 kids. Teach the players to talk and communicate between players.

Talking between players is so important for younger kids, because the keep their heads

down so much watching the ball, voices commands are so critical in teaching soccer. Here’s

a couple passing drills you can add in talking between players.  A fun tip to challenge the

players in the circle drill, try adding a second ball to the drill, makes them really concentrate. [Read more…]

Bayern Munich Wins On Penalty Kicks Over Real Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayern Munich moves on in the Champions League playoffs by beating Real Madrid in penalty kicks.

Goalies, watch this one, many great saves by both keepers to keep this match exciting to watch.

Both teams had their chances, even Ronaldo missed a shot he should have made. Cristiano

Ronaldo and Kaka both had penalties saved by Manuel Neuer, as Bayern Munich wins 3-1 to move

on and play Chelsea. Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea coming up May 19th, exciting match to watch. [Read more…]

4 Soccer Drills To Get U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 And U14 Better Faster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four ways to get your U8 to U14 better, faster with the game of soccer.

1. Juggle as much as you can with both feet, legs, and head. Feel the touch of the ball.

2. Use cones to dribble through to work on touches back and forth. Place them 3 feet

apart for the first round, then place them 2 feet apart on second round, then try 1 foot apart.

3. Shield the ball dribbling, go around 4 box cones placed 15 feet apart, and dribble acting

as if the cone was a defender. Keep your body between the ball and the cone and change pace.

4. Small touch dribbling and feints are so important. Work on these triangle pull back moves

and making feint moves to work on keeping defenders guessing where you are going.

Do these every practice for 3 to 7 minutes each and with in 2 to 8 years, see faster/better soccer. [Read more…]

Chivas USA Chop The Portland Timbers 2-1 In A Close Match

 

 

 

 

 

 

The men in green fall to the red, white and dark blue of Chivas USA, in a close match.

Portland jumps out to a 1-0 lead with a defensive mix up from the Chivas squad.

Two nasty headers from Chivas offensive players wins the match. Great crosses off

the wingers foot of Ryan Smith, and Chivas USA wins it in the 82nd minute. [Read more…]

U9,U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U15,U16,U17,U18,U19 Summer Tournaments In Soccer

Summer Soccer Tournaments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great summer fun, get into a tournament. Lot’s of games, quick and over fast.

In Illinois and Wisconsin area there is a Watermelon Tournament in Rockford Illinois.

There are tournaments all over the US for U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U15,U16,U17,U18,U19 ages. [Read more…]