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AYSO Region 5 - Fountain Valley, CA

5U Program 5U Program

In AYSO Region 5 all games are played on the best fields in South Orange County. In addition all players play a minmum of three quarters of a game. This gives every player a chance to improve without the threat of being pulled out of the game for making a mistake. All divisions focus on Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development, all while having FUN!!!

The 5U-Schoolyard program allows players to discover the game for themselves, while also giving the parents a foundation to build and grow into future AYSO coaches, referees, and administrators. The objective of the AYSO 5U-Schoolyard program is to provide young players and their parents with a "pressure free" introduction to the game of soccer. This is not to be considered a coaching program but is designed to expose kids to soccer. The two goals of this program are to allow the players to enjoy the activities and to let the game be the teacher. There is no post season at this age level; however, each player receives a participation trophy at the end of the season. The program is run with the assistance of UK International.

Season LengthThe season runs for 6 to 8 weeks.
Time CommitmentWeekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin-guards and a size 3 soccer ball.
Certification RequirementAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers.
  • Coach - Safe Haven Certified
Game FormatThe game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun. Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
Team FormationThe teams are formed with the intent of allowing the children to play with their friends and other children from their school. Please place special requests on the registration form. We try very hard to meet all requests.














6U Program 6U Program

The 6U program is specifically developed to introduce soccer to children in a fun and safe environment.  The program is setup to have a short practice once a week at a local park or school, followed by a Saturday game.  There is no post season at this age level; however, each player receives a participation trophy at the end of the season.

Season LengthThe season runs from September until the middle of November.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 45 minutes once a week, followed by a Saturday game lasting approximately 45 minutes.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin-guards and a size 3 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - 6U Coach Cert, Safe Haven Cert. and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert.
Game FormatThe game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. Two 20 minute games are played at the same time with substitutions occuring every five minutes. There is no half time break and the clock does not stop for substitution. At the end of the first game there is a short break, and then the away team switches sides and another 20 minute game is played.
Team FormationThe teams are formed with the intent of allowing the children to play with their friends and other children from their school. There are normally 8 players on each team. Please place special requests on the registration form. We try very hard to meet all requests.

 

 

8U Program 8U Program

The 8U program is specifically developed to introduce soccer to children in a fun and safe environment, while allowing them to continue to expand their skills.  The program is setup to have a short practice once or twice a week at a local park or school, followed by a Saturday game.  There is no post season at this age level.

Season LengthThe season runs from September until the middle of November.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 60 minutes once or twice a week (depending on coach's schedule), followed by a Saturday game lasting approximately 55 minutes.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin guards and a size 3 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - 8U Coach Cert, Safe Haven Cert and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert
Referee - Basic Referee Cert, Safe Haven Cert and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert
Game FormatThe game is played on a small field in a 4 vs. 4 format with NO goal keeper. Game is played with four 10 minute quarters. Substitutions are done at each quarter, and there is a short break after the second quarter. This level introduces referees who officiate games. This level is designed to allow maximum touches to the ball.
Team FormationThe teams are formed via a draft. The player ratings are provided to all coaches prior to the draft. There are no more than 9 players on a team.

















10U Program 10U Program

The 10U program was developed to continue player development in a fun yet competitive environment. After the completion of the regular season a post season tournament is played with the top two teams receiving trophies.  The winner of the post season tournament is eligible to move on to the area tournament.

Season LengthThe regular season runs from September through October, followed by the post-season which completes in the Region by the middle of November.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 90 minutes once or twice a week (depending on coach's schedule). Games are played on Saturday along with a few non-standing league games on Sunday. The game consists of two 25 minute halves.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin-guards and a size 4 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - U10 Coaching Course
Referee -Regional Certification
Game FormatThe game is played field 7 vs. 7, under a modified FIFA rule system. The game is played with 4 quarters. Substitutions are done at each quarter, and there is a short break after the second quarter.
Team FormationThe teams are formed via a draft. The player ratings are provided to all coaches prior to the draft. There are no more than 9 players on a team.
















12U Program 12U Program

The 12U program was developed to continue player development in a fun yet competitive environment. After the completion of the regular season a post season tournament is played with the top two teams receiving trophies.  The winner of the post season tournament is eligible to move on to the area tournament.

Season LengthThe regular season runs from September through October, followed by the post-season which completes in the Region by the middle of November.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 90 minutes once or twice a week (depending on coach's schedule). Games are played on Saturday along with a few non-standing league games on Sunday. The game consists of two 30 minute halves.
EquipmentEach player will be give a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin guards and a size 4 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - U12 Coaching Course
Referee -Regional Certification
Game FormatThe game is played 11 vs. 11, under a modified FIFA rule system. Game is played with 4 quarters. Substitutions are done at each quarter, and there is a short break after the second quarter.
Team FormationThe teams are formed via a draft. The player ratings are provided to all coaches prior to the draft. There are no more than 15 players on a team.















14U Program 14U Program

The 14U program was developed to continue player development in a fun yet competitive enviornment. After the completion of the regular season a post season tournament is played with the top two teams receiving trophies.  The winner of the post season tournament is eligible to move on to the area tournament.

Season LengthThe regular season runs from September through October, followed by the post-season which completes in the Region by the middle of November.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 90 minutes once or twice a week (depending on coach's schedule). Games are played on Saturday along with a few non-standing league games on Sunday. The game consists of two 35 minute halves.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin guards and a size 5 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - Intermediate Certification
Referee - Intermediate Certification
Game FormatThe game is played 11 vs. 11, under a modified FIFA rule system. Game is played with 4 quarters. Substitutions are done at each quarter, and there is a short break after the second quarter.
Team FormationThe teams are formed with a draft that normally occurs in July. Coaches are provided player ratings which can be used for player selection. At the end of the season coaches submit player ratings. There are no more than 15 players on a team.
















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The 16U / 19U program is run by our Area 11L.  The games are played in South Orange County from Lake Forest to San Clemente.  The season is broken up into a seeding phase and a standings phase.  The seeding phrase determines the pool in which the team will be placed.  During the standings phrase the top three teams receive medals.  In addition the top two teams in the top pool move on to the Sectional Playoffs.

Season LengthThe season runs from September until the middle of November. Some travel is required as games are played throughout the area from Lake Forest to San Clemente.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 90 minutes twice a week normally in the evening with lighted fields. Games are played Saturday along with a few Sunday Games. U16 play 40 minute halves and U19 play 45 minute halves.
EquipmentEach player will be give a uniform which consists of two jerseys for home and away games, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin guards and a size 5 soccer ball.
Certification RequiredAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - Advanced Certification
Referee - Advanced Certification
Game FormatThe game is played on a regulation sized field 11 vs. 11 under modified FIFA rules. Game is played with free substitution and all players will play a minimum of half the game.
Team FormationThe teams are formed with a draft that normally occurs in July. Coaches are provided player ratings which can be used for player selection. At the end of the season coaches submit player ratings. Players can also request a coach; this is done during registration by writing the coach's name at the top of the registration form.

















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