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U12 DIVISION INFORMATION

U12 DIVISION INFORMATION

OVERVIEW
In the U12 division, players begin to bring their basic techniques and skills to the next level of play. The level of play in this division is more competitive than in the younger divisions, but is still in line with the AYSO philosophy of everyone plays and has fun.

Practices & Equipment
Ball Size: 4
Practice Session: 60 Minutes. 2-times per week
Practice Location: Practice location is by assignment only. Coach must submit a "Practice Field Request" to receive assignment. 

Game Day
Players on Field: 9 vs. 9 with a minimum of 6 players/team on the field (one of which is the Goalkeeper).
Game Length: 60 Minutes of game time divided by Four 15-minute quarters. Halftime break of 8-10 minutes at the end of the 2nd quarter.
Substitutions Breaks: Player substitutions must be made at the end of the 1st quarter, halftime, or the end of the 3rd quarter.  Running clock, time does not stop for substitutions between quarters. (1-minute time allotment for substitution breaks between quarters) .
3/4 Play Rule:
 All players must play 3/4 of every game. You will rotate players in/out at the "Substitution Breaks" described above.
Goalkeepers: No player should play more than 2-quarters in the goal. Keeper jerseys will be available at the RC tent.
Headers - No heading. If a player intentionally heads a ball, the result is an Indirect Free Kick for the opposing team. If the player did NOT intentionally head the ball and it was accidental, the call is a dropped ball for the team who touched the ball prior to the ball hitting the player in the head.
Player Equipment: Shoes and shin guards covered by socks must be worn at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are recommended, but not required.
Game Cards: Each week have a game card filled out and ready for the referee. Cards are available from the RC Tent.


Game Day- Additional Information:

  • Home Team sits on West or South sideline. Visitors sit on the opposite side.
  • 1st game of the day responsible for field setup, including pushing out goals and setting up corner flags (please arrive 45 minutes early); last game of the day responsible for tear down at our home fields only. Push goals together and collect corner flags.

The Coin Toss / Kick-off:

  • The Visiting Team is allowed to call heads or tails while the coin is in the air.
  • The team that wins the coin toss decides which goal to attack in the first half OR to take the Kick-off
  • Depending on the above, the team that lost the coin toss takes the Kick-off OR decides which goal to attack in the first half
  • The team that decided which goal to attack in the first half takes the Kick-off in the second half
  • The teams change ends of the field for the second half and attack the opposite goals.

Standings & Playoffs
Standings: Wins & losses are recorded. Standings are kept. 
Playoffs: Top 2 teams based on standings and referee points make playoffs.
Teams will need to provide a 3-person referee crew for playoffs. T
Teams will need to earn 20-referee points. (3-points awarded per center referee assignment, 1-point awarded for each assistant referee assignment. 
Must be U10 division and higher games. You must register for games via CGI to track team referee points.

Referees
Regional Referees: The region will do its best to make sure to cover all games, in the event that referees do not arrive 10-minutes after kickoff time, the Home Team will provide a referee and lineman. Volunteers should be registered volunteers in the region. Delaying start time pushes the entire game day schedule back. Please make every effort to start on time.
Team Referees: Teams must accumulate referee points to be eligible for playoffs based on standings. 


Team Banners

Team Banners: Below are the rules for banners:

  • You may put player FIRST names only or JERSEY number only, not both. DO NOT put first AND last names or uniform numbers. This is done for the child’s safety. No pictures of players.
  • Beside your team name, don’t forget your coach, assistant coach and team parent.
  • Must include ""Redlands AYSO Region 50", the Division (example Bu10), and the Sponsor name (if applicable)
  • Team names should be fun and non-political. If there are any questions regarding appropriateness of your name, contact your division coordinator.
  • Banners that do not adhere to the banner policy may not be included in team photos, the yearbook, or displayed on the sidelines of games.

Two ways to get a banner:

  • Order through a vendor. Easiest and fastest way to get a banner. Once you have a team name, you can pick from thousands of designs and they include the banner stand and carrying case with the purchase You can shop local or online.
  • Make one yourself. You can purchase supplies a local fabric store and have the team decorate the banner. Typically, teams use felt or other fabrics and decorate with paint, glitter or use cloth letters. To create the banner stand, you can buy ¾” or 1” PVC tubing (used for garden sprinklers) and the fittings. You may want to use Velcro, snap rings or grommets or just thin rope to mount the banner to your stand. Make sure it is easy to assemble and disassemble.






 

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