Game Day Guide

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Game Day Guide

It’s game day! We view Recreational game day as a community event in many ways. We love to see families come together in their community to support their players. The scene is vibrant when you see so many energetic young soccer players experimenting with the skills they’ve learned in their training sessions during live action. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and emotions of the game and suddenly lose sight of what we are trying to accomplish collectively.

Player development is a long term process and a critical part of that process is that players learn through trial and error. Players at every level make mistakes, especially the youngest ones, but it’s important that your player learns to deal with mistakes so they can start to overcome them. Parents are not only expected to encourage and cheer on their player in a positive manner, but their teammates and their opponents as well. A wholesome player environment will provide your player with a positive support system so that they can develop a love for the game without fear of failure or backlash. Over time, we want to develop your player into a technically sound, confident, and creative playmaker. Please work with us to ensure the game day environment is positive for all of the youth athletes participating.

RISE Recreational Game Day Info

Preschool

Birth Years: 2017 (U4) & 2016 (U5)
  • Maximum roster size: 6
  • Play format: 3 versus 3
  • Ball size: 3
  • Game length (no added time): 30 minutes (4 quarters of 7.5 minutes each)
  • Halftime: 3 minutes at the end of each quarter
  • Playing time requirement: 50% all players
  • Throw-ins: No
  • Offside: No
  • Restrain line: No
  • Heading: No
  • Substitutions: Unlimited
  • Referees: No

Grade School

Birth Years: 2015 (U6)
  • Maximum roster size: 6
  • Play format: 4 versus 4 (no goalkeeper)
  • Ball size: 3
  • Game length (no added time): 40 minutes (4 quarters of 10 minutes each)
  • Halftime: 5 minutes at the end of each quarter
  • Playing time requirement: 50% all players
  • Throw-ins: No
  • Offside: No
  • Restrain line: No
  • Heading: No
  • Substitutions: Unlimited
  • Referees: No

Grade School

Birth Years: 2014 (U7) & 2013 (U8)
  • Maximum roster size: 7
  • Play format: 4 versus 4 (no goalkeeper)
  • Ball size: 3
  • Game length (no added time): 40 minutes (4 quarters of 10 minutes each)
  • Halftime: 5 minutes at the end of each quarter
  • Playing time requirement: 50% all players
  • Throw-ins: No
  • Offside: No
  • Restrain line: No
  • Heading: No
  • Substitutions: Unlimited
  • Referees: No

Grade School

Birth Years: 2012 (U9) & 2011 (U10)
  • Maximum roster size: 12
  • Play format: 7 versus 7 (with goalkeeper)
  • Ball size: 4
  • Game length (no added time): 50 minutes (2 halves of 25 minutes each)
  • Halftime: 10 minutes
  • Playing time requirement: 50% all players
  • Throw-ins: Yes
  • Offside: Yes
  • Restrain line: Yes
  • Heading: No
  • Substitutions: Unlimited
  • Referees: Yes

Grade School

Birth Years: 2010 (U11) & 2009 (U12)
  • Maximum roster size: 12
  • Play format: 7 versus 7 (with goalkeeper)
  • Ball size: 4
  • Game length (no added time): 50 minutes (2 halves of 25 minutes each)
  • Halftime: 10 minutes
  • Playing time requirement: 50% all players
  • Throw-ins: Yes
  • Offside: Yes
  • Restrain line: No
  • Heading: No
  • Substitutions: Unlimited
  • Referees: Yes