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AYSO 12U Youth Soccer

The 12U program was developed to continue player development in a fun yet competitive environment. After the completion of the regular season, a postseason tournament is played with the top two teams receiving trophies.  The winner of the postseason 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. Spring is March through May.
Time CommitmentPractice approximately 90 minutes once or twice a week (depending on the 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 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.

12U Coach Certification
Safe Haven Certification
CDC Concussion Awareness Certification
Background Investigation and Clearance
Game FormatThe game is played 9 vs. , 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 15 players on a team.
OtherFIFA Laws are fully enforced by the referees in 12U. There are still no headers allowed in this division. Goalies are allowed drop-kick returns or throw-ins. 
Contact12U Division Coordinators contact information under the board member tab
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Fountain Valley, California 92708

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