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Winter Play

The Winter Play program is designed specifically to improve individual player skills by emulating street soccer played throughout the world.  Street soccer is normally played with small goals and 4 or 5 players on each team.  The game is very fast paced and normally shorter than a regulation soccer game.  To emulate this, the Winter Play program plays 5 vs. 5 on a small field with no goal keeper.  Each team has maximum of 8 players, with the coach substituting players as needed.  Each player will play a minimum of half the game and a team must have a minimum of 3 players to compete. The game is played without the offside rule and all fouls result in an indirect free kick.  Note: only players who participated in the Fall Play program are eligible to play in the Winter play program.

Registration for Winter Play takes place in the middle of November.  An e-mail to all AYSO Parents is sent with the registration information.  Coaches are encouraged to e-mail their teams when the date is published.  The season runs for 6 weeks from January until the middle of February.

The Winter League program rules are in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game and AYSO guidelines, with additional modifications made specific for the winter program. Each game is played with a 5 minute break between halves.

 Division Field Size Ball Size Game Duration
 U5-U7 25 x 30 yards 3 30 minute game with 2 - 15 minute halves
 U8 25 x 30 yards 3 40 minute game with 2 - 20 minute halves
 U9 - U12 30 x 40 yards 4 40 minute game with 2 - 20 minute halves
 U14 30 x 40 yards 5 40 minute game with 2 - 20 minute halves

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