House Soccer Divisions

VYS House Soccer divisions run from U5 - U18.  Players are first grouped by age. Commissioners then try to form teams of equal strength using schools and neighborhoods as guidelines. The following chart provides information about how teams are formed for each division and their typical game and practice expectations.

 

Division
Birthdate
Team Size
Team Formation
Game Notes
Practice Notes
U5
10

Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines.

U5s do not play games against other teams. Instead, a one-hour soccer practice is held each Saturday (or Sunday depending on field space) that introduces the child to soccer with fun exercises and small-sided games. 

U5s do not play games against other teams. Instead, a one-hour soccer practice is held each Saturday (or Sunday depending on field space) that introduces the child to soccer with fun exercises and small-sided games. 

U6
12-14

Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines.

  • 3v3
  • No goalies
  • Coaches throw in ball to keep play continuous
  • No score kept

One practice a week with own team

U7

12

Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines.

  • 4v4
  • No goalies
  • Coaches throw in ball to keep play continuous
  • No score kept

One practice a week with own team 

U8
12
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)
  • 4v4
  • No goalies
  • No score kept

One practice a week with own team

 
U9
10
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)
  • 6v6
  • Goalies
  • Referees
  • Throw-ins and formal restarts
  • Begin off-sides calls

One practice a week with own team

U10

 

10
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)
6v6
 

One practice a week with own team

U11
12
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)
8v8
 

One practice a week with own team

U12
12
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)

8v8

Two practices a week

U13
16
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)

11v11

Two practices a week

U14-U19
16-18+
  • Commissioners form teams using neighborhoods and schools as guidelines in their attempt to create a division having teams of equal strength so that all players have a fun and safe experience.
  • Eligible for All Star Tournament (in addition to House team)

11v11

Two practices a week

Team Sizes are the recommended limits, and are subject to change.

 

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