Ancient City Soccer Club operates underneath Florida Youth Soccer Association and the United States Youth Soccer Association. All Rules are based on FYSA and USYSA recommendations. Small sided games are utilized to maximize the number of touches each player gets on the ball. Ball mastery at younger ages is paramount to each child's continued enjoyment of the game at later ages.
|Age Group||Number of Players||Ball Size||
Length of Game
|U5/U6||3 v 3||3||8 minute quarters||No||No||No|
|U7||4 v 4||3||10 minute quarters||No||No||No|
|U8||4 v 4||3||12 minute quarters||No||Yes*||No|
|U9/U10||7 v 7||4||25 minute halves||Yes||Yes||Yes**|
|U11/U12||9 v 9||4||30 minute halves||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|U13 and older||11 v 11||5||35-45 minute halves||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|U19 Rec||7 v 7||5||45 minute halves||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*Improper throw ins are retaken with an explanation from the referee on how to execute the technique properly.
**Offsides is called by the center referee to the best of their ability- there are no assistant referees at U10, if the center referee can see it, he/she will call it. If they can't tell, they will let the game play.
-Shin guards are required at all practices and games.
-Soccer socks must be worn over the shin guards.
-Soccer cleats are not required but recommended (running shoes can be worn).