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Fall Season Information

Fall season is the first season of the soccer year. Our soccer year is from August 1 to July 31 .

Information below may vary from region to region.

Season Information

  • Fall season starts approximately in August and runs into October for 5u-8U
  •  Fall season starts approximately in August and runs into November for 10U-19U
  •  Registration usually starts in May and runs until the end of July


  • Uniforms are either an included cost with registration or available for purchase for the Fall Season
  • Players get to keep their uniforms from Fall to Spring season. Some regions will use the same uniform more than one soccer year
  • All players must wear shin guards in order to play
  • Shin guards must be worn inside the socks and cannot be exposed
  • Only soccer cleats and tennis shoes can be worn
  • Baseball or football cleats cannot be worn

Soccer Practice

  • Practices are held Monday through Friday
  • Coaches usually pick the practice days and times when they receive their teams, based on field availability

Soccer Games

  • Most games are played on Saturday
  • 10U - 19U will "travel" locally (i.e. - Huntsville, Madison, Harvest, Monrovia, etc.) at least once throughout the season
  • Games are not rescheduled due to rain-out or lack of players
  • Game Length:

  - 5U-6U games are 20 minutes - two 10 minute halves
- 7U-8U games are 40 minutes - two 20 minute halves
- 10U games are 50 minutes - two 25 minute halves
- 12U games are 60 minutes - two 30 minute halves
- 14U games are 70 minutes - two 35 minute halves
- 16U games are 80 minutes - two 40 minute halves
- 19U games are 90 minutes - two 45 minute halves

  • Half time is usually 5-10 minutes
  • Referees may choose to break the game into quarters to give water breaks during very warm weather
  • Players can start AYSO soccer at age 4 to age 18 for any soccer program except Adult soccer. For Adult soccer, players need to be 18 or older. Check your local region to see if Adult soccer is offered

Players Per Team

  • 5U-8U have 4 players per side
  • 10U has 7 players per side
  • 12U has 9 players per side
  • 14U-19U have 11 players per side


  • Regional Tournament games may be played all days of the week, including Sunday
  • Area Tournament can be held in Huntsville, Harvest, Madison, or any location within our area

Soccer Ball Size

  • 5U-8U uses a Size 3 ball (23.0-25.0 inch circumference, 10-12 ounces)
  • 10U/12U uses a Size 4 ball (25.0-26.5 inch circumference, 12-14 ounces)
  • 14U-19U uses a Size 5 ball (26.5-28.0 inch circumference, 14-16 ounces)

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 256-444-4102
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