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Central Georgia Soccer Association

FAQ

Recreational League FAQ’s

 

Practice Days – Usually 1 to 2 days determined by coach and parent availability. Off campus practice is first come first serve.

Games – Usually on Saturday’s but can have Sunday and week night games depending on number of teams in division, rescheduling, etc; Normally 8-10 games a season.

Scrimmage games – highly encourage coaches to schedule scrimmage games. Please ensure you coordinate with Paul Armistead (Rec Director) and Nick to ensure there are no conflicts.

Uniforms – *IMPORTANT* Make sure you tell your parents U4 not required; for U5 & up, there is a link on the homepage that states “order rec uniforms here”. U14 and up make sure everyone has separate jersey number.

Home/Away Team – Blue jersey is HOME and White jersey is AWAY

Game Balls – Provided by HOME team

Heading – PLEASE DO NOT teach heading from U5 thru U10, mandated by US Soccer. They say you can start teaching it in U12 but not a lot. Don’t tell them that they cannot use their head in a game, let the game happen naturally… Indirect kick awarded to other team…..if there are any signs of concussion, ref will make you take them out. We need to start watching for this? I know we don’t have any training on this but…….

U4 – No games just drills/games and ran by a CGSA trainer

U5 – No refs, Coaches run games, No goalies, NEW BALL system, Coaches can introduce throw-ins, corners & goal kicks as they see fit, last defender must play up around 10 yards from goal, cannot guard goal unless on corner kick/throw in near goal, coaches run games, 4v4 (was 3v3), size 3 ball, games are four (4) 10 min quarters with 5 minute breaks, no off-sides…NO HEADING!!!!!....

U6 – No refs, Coaches run games, NO goalies, NEW BALL system, Coaches can introduce throw-ins, corners & goal kicks as they see fit, last defender must play up around 10 yards from goal, cannot guard goal unless on corner kick/throw in near goal, coaches run games, 4v4 (was 3v3), size 3 ball, games are four (4) 10 min quarters with 5 minute breaks, no off-sides…NO HEADING!!!!!....

U7 – One ref, NO goalies, last defender must play up around 10 yards from goal, cannot guard goal unless on corner kick/throw in near goal, 4v4, size 3 ball, four (4) 12 min quarters/5 min breaks, no off-sides…NO HEADING!!!!!....Indirect kick awarded to other team

U8 – One ref, now have a goalie (NO PUNTS), 5v5 (was 4v4), size 3 ball, four (4) 12 min quarters/5 min breaks, no off-sides and no cherry-picking  ………………………………………………….…NO HEADING!!!!!....Indirect kick awarded to other team

U10 – one ref, goalie (NO PUNTS), MUST switch goalie at least once, goalies must get equal playing time on field and in goal, 7v7 (was 6v6), size 4 ball, two (2) 30 min halves/10 min break…NO HEADING!!!!!....Indirect kick awarded to other team

U12 – 9v9 (was 8v8),  may get full crew of refs…may not…..size 4 ball

U14 & Up – 11v11, size 5 ball

Seasons – Fall starts 1st weekend in September and runs thru November, Spring is March-May

Game Day Field Status – Please check the website for game day field status in the event of rain. If you do not receive an email then games are a GO. Plan to do text messages as well. You should get email soon. Please do not call me or email me. If you don’t hear anything…game is still on.

Team Sideline – Only coaches are allowed on the team sideline during games, NO PARENTS