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Under 10 Players (U10 Age Group)

See our main Rec Season Information page for the specific birth years for the current registration season that apply for these Age Groups.

The U10 Age Group is typically separated by gender, and typically they will not compete against each other. 

U10 teams practice once a week.   The practice time and day will be determined by the coach.  Practices usually last between 45 minutes to an hour.

U10 teams will typically play one game on Saturday, although we will schedule a couple of Saturdays with double headers.  (See our Make Up Game Info Tab for more details).  Games are played in a 7 vs 7 format.  Each team will play with a Keeper (goalie) and referees.  Coaches will remain on the sidelines and all rules of the game will be taught, including off-sides.

Heading is not allowed by TSSA Rules during games in the U10 Age Group, therefore heading the ball will not be taught by coaches nor should be encouraged by parents.

U10 has a build-out line, marked on the pitch, between the penalty box and the half-line. The build-out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in a non-pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line. Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate. Punting the ball is not allowed as this would defeat the purpose of the build out line and reduces the opportunity to play out of the back in a non-pressured setting. After the ball is put into play, the opposing team can then cross the build out line and play can resume as normal. 

North River utilizes the a line between the penalty box and the midfield line for the build-out line.

U10 players will use a Size 4 soccer ball. 


North River Soccer Association
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