Rec Soccer (K-4th Grade) Rules

 

The KIDSPORTS recreation soccer league is an opportunity for children and youth to participate in soccer at a non-competitive level with an emphasis on development. It is established to increase the skills and techniques of soccer players from kindergarten to fourth grade.

In 1996 and again in 2015, KIDSPORTS made some major changes in its recreational league in response to new mandates by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA). They recommended that youth soccer programs play with smaller sized teams that enhance learning soccer techniques and tactics and creates a more exciting game. The small-sided game allows players more touches with the ball and establishes a faster more challenging style of soccer. The KIDSPORTS Soccer Advisory Committee has carefully monitored and examined the results of its change to small sided soccer and believes it has been an unqualified success.

The KIDSPORTS recreational program consists of:

Kinder - 3 V 3 MICRO-SOCCER (CLICK HERE FOR Kinder RULES)

Kinders will play micro-soccer with 3 players versus 3 players. Teams will have rosters of 8-12 players and play two (2) simultaneous 3 v 3 games with players rotating between the two fields. The fields will be 30 yds by 40 yds. Games are to be fun and non-competitive. Scores will not be kept and parents will officiate. There will be no goalies used in the game and periods will consist of 6 five-minute periods.


1st Grade - 4 V 4 MICRO-SOCCER (CLICK HERE FOR 1st Grade RULES)

Kinders will play micro-soccer with 4 players versus 4 players. Teams will have rosters of 10-14 players and play two (2) simultaneous 4 v 4 games with players rotating between the two fields. The fields will be 30 yds by 40 yds. Games are to be fun and non-competitive. Scores will not be kept and parents will officiate. There will be no goalies used in the game and periods will consist of 6 five-minute periods.

2nd Grade - 6 V 6 (CLICK HERE FOR 2nd Grade RULES)

2nd grade soccer teams will have rosters of 8-12 players and they will play six (6) players on each side. The field will be 40 yds by 60 yds and there will be goalies allowed.


3rd Grade - 7 V 7 (CLICK HERE FOR 3rd Grade RULES)

3rd grade soccer teams will have rosters of 10-14 players and they will play seven (7) players on each side. The field will be 45 yds by 70 yds and there will be goalies allowed.


4th Grade - 7 V 7 (CLICK HERE FOR 4th Grade RULES)

4th grade soccer teams will have rosters of 10-14 players and they will play seven (7) players on each side. The field will be 45 yds by 70 yds and there will be goalies allowed.