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Soccer 101

US Youth Soccer Parent Guide: Great introductory guide to the sport of soccer

Laws of the Game Made Easy:  The Laws of the Game are the comprehensive set of rules governing the game of soccer.  This is a fun, scaled down version of the most important rules of the game.

Offsides Made Easy:  Offsides is one of the most confusing rules in the game of soccer.  If your child plays U12 or above, check this out!

Small Sided Games:

Once players get to the U14 age level, they will play 11 v 11 on a full sided field.  Until then, US Youth Soccer recommends playing what is called small-sided games.  For information the benefits and why we play small-sided games until U14, check out the document below:

Why Small Sided Games

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