This is the last week of Spring Soccer!
Instead of our annual banquet, we will have a soccer field day and a fun tournament during our last soccer session this week.
10:15 - U9 UpTeam players should arrive at the field and warmup with coaches
10:45 - Ball drops for the exhibition game against a Malden Youth Soccer U10 team
11:50 - UpTeam Exhibition game ends
12:00 - UpTeam coaches will hand out trophies
12:15 - UpTeam will enjoy pizza and field day activities
Regular U9 Soccer Schedule
11:45 - U9 Players should arrive at the field and prepare for a prompt start at noon
Noon - Race for seed! - Each team will select 1 player who will race the length of the field to determine tournament seeding
12:15 - A fun-format tournament will select a first and second place team. Each team will play 3 x 20 minute matches (See schedule below)
1:45 - Tournament ends. First place will receive a small honorary reward.
2:00 - Coaches will hand out trophies
2:15 - U9 teams will enjoy pizza and field day activities.
Teams will be seeded by way of a race executed promptly at noon. The first and second seeds will receive a buy, but will play an exhibition game for fun. There will be a single elimination tournament, with inclusion of consolation games to ensure everybody plays 3 full 20 minute games.
Ties will be broken via best of 5 penalty shots. If still tied after 5 points per team, then one player from each team will play a single round of rock/paper/scissors.
- Each of the 3 games will be a timed 20 minutes, with no extra time.
- Teams will play 6v6, including the goal keeper.
- Every player should receive no less than 50% playing time for each game.
- Substitutions may only be made when play stops due to the ball leaving the field surface.
- Each game will start with a drop ball at center field. One player from each team will be selected to participate in the drop ball.
- After each goal, the team scored upon will start again by kicking-off at center. A successful kick-off means that the ball needs to roll 1 revolution forward and be touched by another player
- There will be no direct free kicks. All foul kicks will be INDIRECT, meaning the ball must touch another player (on either side) before a goal will be counted.
- INDIRECT free kicks will be used for:
- Hand balls
- Slide tackling
- Pushing players with hands, arms
- Hip checking
- No off-sides called
- We will use Sideline Throw-ins, Goal Kicks, and Corner Kicks according to customary out-of-bounds rules
- Throw-ins must be thrown overhead. It is not necessary for feet to remain planted.
- Players will get a second chance for an improper throw-in or corner kick. After a second improper attempt, the other team will get the ball.
- For goal kicks, the opposing team must move back to half field
- Coaches will ref the game, their decisions are final. In the unexpected event when coaches cannot agree on a ruling, the U9 coordinator will make the final decision.