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Coaches must observe ALL rules in the Competition Guide
Specifically, the following rules have been disregarded at the whim of coaches and at the discretion of referees in the past:
1.     All games consist of 4 QUARTERS
·         Games CANNOT BE BROKEN UP into two halves, even if both coaches agree
·         The referee cannot allow it
·         Unlike travel soccer, players cannot be substituted during specific stoppages during a game.
The referee cannot allow this even if both coaches agree.



Adobe PDF file 2011 Competition Guide *-  Rules and Regulations for the 2011 Season

Adobe PDF file Coaching Soccer Best Practices *-  US Youth Soccer Player Development Guidelines. Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States

Adobe PDF file New York State West 2009 Coaches Handbook *-  Vast resource of information for youth soccer coaches. Includes practice plans, coaching tips, etc. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS AN 18mb FILES AND WILL TAKE A WHILE TO DOWNLOAD

Adobe PDF file U10 and U12 Field Layout *-  Describes the configuration of Buckland 20 and 23 for use for both U10 and U12 soccer

Adobe PDF file U10 Lesson Plans *-  Lesson Plans for U10 Facilitators

Adobe PDF file U6 Lesson Plans *-  Lesson Plans for U6 Facilitators

Adobe PDF file U8 Lesson Plans *-  Lesson Plans for U8 Facilitators

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