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Spring Season

Spring Season Information

Spring season is the third 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

  • Spring season starts in early March and runs into May for 5U-19U
  • Registration usually starts in November and runs until season begins. After practices begin, registrations will be accepted on case by case basis based on available slots on teams. 


  • Each region does uniforms slightly differently so refer to your region for uniform specifics. 
  • All players must wear shin guards in order to play
    • Shin guards must be worn inside the sock and cannot be exposed
  • Only soccer cleats or tennis shoes can be worn
    • Baseball or football cleats are forbidden
  • NO Jewelry can be worn during soccer matches for safety
    •  Only exception is medic alert bracelet which must be taped down
    • Any hair adornments must be worn in a manner that is safe to other players. (tied tight to head)

Soccer Practice

  • Most games are played on Saturday
  • 10U-19U will "travel" locally (i.e. - Huntsville, Madison, Monrovia, New Market, East Limestone, Harvest, Killen, etc.)
    •  Roughly 50% of games will be scheduled home games and 50% scheduled away games 
    • For regions with multiple teams scheduled away games may be against another team from your region
  • Games for rain outs are rescheduled whenever possible
  • 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
  • Games through 12U are broken into quarters. For Area 5C 14U and above play with monitored substitutions so they will play halves. 

Players Per Team

  • 5U-8U have 3-5 players per side based on region and team size
  • 10U has 7 players per side
  • 12U has 9 players per side
  • 14U-19U have 11 players per side

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)