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AYSO Region 5 - Fountain Valley, CA

16U / 19U Programs 16U / 19U Programs

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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Fountain Valley, California 92708

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