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In the U10 division, players start to develop basic techniques
and begin to play as a team.
Participation in the
season requires that players be born between August 1, and July 31, .
- Games: Games are played with 7 players to a side (a
minimum of 10 on a roster).
- Duration: Each game consists of two 25 minute halves.
- Schedule: Click here
for Game Schedules.
- Participation: No player shall sit out two quarters until
all players have sat out one quarter.
- An End-Of-The-Season Tournament will determine which team from Redwood City advances to the Area tournament.
- Shin guards: Mandatory for all practices
- Footwear: Soccer shoes or tennis shoes. No football or
- Ball: Size 4 (recommended).
- Uniform: Jersey, socks and shorts (will be provided by
AYSO). You must wear your full uniform at games.
- Practice: Practice sessions will be 1 or 2 times a week
(coach will determine).
- Jewelry: No jewelry worn during games or practices.
- Referees: Each team needs to provide 2 certified
referees. Check master schedule for clinics.
- Team parent: Each team needs a parent(s) to coordinate
snacks, photo day and end-of-season party.
- Banner: Team banner needs to be completed before photo
- Practice: All practices & games require the presence
of one male and one female adult for supervision
(e.g. male coach & female parent or female coach
& male parent). Each team shall practice one or
twice per week.
AYSO is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. Each and every task
that is done, from coaching, refereeing, lining fields,
scheduling games, organizing divisions, training clinics, etc. is
done by volunteers. We cannot make AYSO function without your
help. We need you to volunteer. Here are some key ways you can
Many AYSO U10 coaches are first-time coaches-parents with
little free time. Short-sided soccer is a way to ease adults into
coaching as well as to ease children into playing. Won't you
consider coaching? This is the single biggest area where you can
help. AYSO will provide you with the training & resources
necessary for you to do the job. You supply the smile and
The time commitment involved is between 3 & 4 hours a week
(two 1 hour practices plus a 1 hour game on Saturday). In
addition, you will need to attend a U10 Coaching Clinic before
the season starts and schedule a team meeting. Most other team
related tasks can be delegated to your team parent. We will do
our best to assign an assistant coach to each team.
Be available at as many practices and games as possible to
assist the coach. Fill in for the coach when he/she cannot be
present. You will need to attend a U10 Coaching Clinic before the
start of the season.
Each team needs a team parent to help organize snacks,
communicate with the whole team on behalf of the coach, organize
the end-of-season party, and generally take care of
administrative details for the team (roster, schedule etc.)
Here are some useful guidelines that will help make this an
enjoyable season for you and everyone else.
- Please show up at the field at least 20 minutes before
game time so your coach can get the team organized.
- Do not stand or coach from behind the goal. The referee
will ask you to leave.
- Please stand at least 1 yard back from the touch line to
avoid interfering with play.
- Respect the referee's decision. If you have a question
(not a complaint) regarding a call, wait until after the
game is over. Remember, the referees are learning too. If
you feel that you know best, then consider becoming a referee yourself!
- Resist the urge to run onto the field if your child gets
knocked down or hurt. Let the referee and coach deal with
the issue. You will be called upon if needed.
- If a player is misbehaving (temper tantrum, aggressive
behavior, etc.) they may be asked to leave the game for a
cooling off period. Please support the referee in that
- Encourage your child to be a good sport, win or loose. No
spitting on hands or negative comments to the opposite
- Only 2 coaches per field. Players get confused when they
hear more than one person "coaching" from the
sidelines. If you can't help yourself, perhaps you should
consider becoming a coach!
- Heading the ball is not recommended or encouraged for
this age group but it is not penalized.
- Slide tackling is not allowed at this level and will be
penalized as dangerous play.
- If you have the first game of the day, please show up
extra early to help set up the goals. If you have the
last game, then help tear down the goals.
- Dogs are not allowed on the playing fields.
- Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on or near
the playing fields at either practices or games.
- Please help pick up trash (especially yours) after each
- Support the children, coaches, and referees from the
opposing team as well as from your team.
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