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Area 11L (South Orange County)

Area 11L Spring Season


** Area 11L 2024 Spring Season **
10U, 12U, & 14U

Season Begins - March 2
Season Ends - May 11

Spring Season Game Schedule


** Important Reminders **

  • ALL Send Off point deductions, incurred during the spring season, will be recognized/applied to a teams medal round standings. (i.e. any send off standing point deduction received during the spring season seeding round and/or friendly round, will be applied to the teams spring medal standings.) Conduct review meetings and match suspensions will continue to be immediately administered.

  • Failure of a Coach and/or Assistant Coach to produce a valid Coach ID Card at team check in, will result in a match report being filed by the Referee and a team standings point deduction.

  • Failure of a Coach and/or Assistant Coach to present a pre-printed team lineup card at team check in, will result in a match report being filed by the referee and a team standings point deduction.

Spring Season Summary Information

Age
Group
Max
Roster
Min
Play
Time
Match Min
Players
Half Ball
Size
HeadingKeeper
Punt
Build-
out
Line
10U1075%7v7525 (x2)4NONOYES
12U 12 75% 9v9 6 30 (x2) 4 NO Allowed No
14U 15 75% 11v11 7 35 (x2) 5 AllowedAllowedNo
16U1850%11v11740 (x2)5AllowedAllowedNo
19U2250%11v11745 (x2)5AllowedAllowedNo

COACH NOTES:
  • All coaches and assistant coaches MUST have a current season, Region issued, Coach Photo ID Card.
  • Coach/Assistant Coach Photo ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Area, Section and EXTRA play matches.
  • Coach/Assistant Coach Photo ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times.
  • Player ID cards are NOT required for Area spring circuit matches.
      • ** Player ID cards ARE REQUIRED for all Section 11 circuit matches. **
        • Section 11 spring EXTRA circuit
        • Section 11 spring 16U/19U circuit
  • All players must be fully registered with AYSO and rostered for the current season.
  • Coaches and assistant coaches must be fully registered with AYSO, approved, and rostered for the current season.
  • All coaches and assistant coaches must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines.
  • Guest players are NOT allowed.
  • Coaches are required to have in their possession, AT ALL TIMES, signed copies of each players current season Player Registration Form (i.e. medical release form).
  • Home team (listed first on the schedule) chooses side of field to occupy and if uniform color conflicts, home team to change uniform color.
  • PRE-PRINTED (AYSO registration generated) lineup cards are REQUIRED for ALL matches.
      • Handwritten players may not participate.
      • Coach/Assistant Coach ID Card must match printed coach names on lineup card.
  • Area play standings are based on the three-point system: 3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss.
  • Blowouts will NOT be tolerated (Information).
    • A teams GOAL DIFFERNTIAL nor the number of GOALS FOR, is NEVER used as a tie breaker nor do either figure into a team's final standing.
    • There is NO reward for running up the score.
  • No player may play 4 quarters until ALL teammates have played at least 3 quarters (including goalkeeper).
  • All send off point deductions, incurred during the spring season, will be recognized/applied to a teams medal round standings. (i.e. any send off standing point deduction received during the spring season seeding round and/or friendly round, will be applied to the teams spring medal standings.) Conduct review meetings and match suspensions will continue to be immediately administered.
  • Lineup cards will be reviewed by Regional/Area Staff.
  • Coaches must report match scores within 12 hours of the conclusion of the match.
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are never allowed at AYSO games or practices.

REFEREE NOTES:
  • All referees must be fully registered with AYSO and approved for the current season.
  • All referees must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines.
  • Referees must perform a player and field safety check before each match.
  • Current season coach and assistant Coach ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Area, Section and EXTRA play matches.
  • Coach/Assistant Coach ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times during the match.
  • Check Coach for valid Coach/Assistant Coach ID Card.
  • Player ID cards are NOT required for Area spring circuit matches matches.
      • ** Player ID cards ARE REQUIRED for all Section 11 circuit matches. **
        • Section 11 spring EXTRA circuit
        • Section 11 spring 16U/19U circuit
  • Guest players are NOT allowed.
  • PRE-PRINTED lineup cards are required for ALL matches.
      • Handwritten players may not participate.
      • Coach/Assistant Coach ID Card must match printed coach names on lineup card.
  • All lineup cards must be forwarded to your Regional Referee Staff for review.
  • All matches must be officiated by 'neutral' referees. Parents and siblings SHOULD NOT referee their own child's match.
  • Coaches & Assistant Coaches MAY NOT referee matches within their respected division, regardless of flight. (i.e. 12UB Coach/Assistant may not Referee 12UB match - regardless of flight. 12UB Coach/Assistant may referee 12UG Match)
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are not allowed at AYSO games or practices.
Referees: Please report all player misconducts; player, coach and spectator incidents; injuries; field issues; and guideline variations via a MatchTrak match report immediately following the conclusion of the match.

Coach ID Card

All approved Coaches (Head Coach and Assistant Coach) will be issued, a Spring Season, Region Coach ID card. Coach ID cards along with a completed, pre-printed team lineup card, must be presented to the Referee - prior to the start of each match. Coaches/Assistant Coaches must wear their Coach ID cards, making them easily visible on their upper body, during all matches.

Coaches should contact their Regional Coordinator regarding Coach ID Card issues.

Referees: Please report all incidents via a match report immediately following the conclusion of the match.

Required Play Time

EVERYONE PLAYS – 3/4 OF EACH GAME
  • All players (10U, 12U and 14U) MUST play at least 3/4 of each game unless prohibited by roster size.
  • No player may play 4 quarters until ALL teammates have played at least 3 quarters (including goalkeeper).
  • No player may be limited to 2 quarters more than once (per season), unless all teammates have already been so limited.
  • Substitution rules may not otherwise be changed because of roster size.
Referees: Please report all incidents via a match report immediately following the conclusion of the match.

Coaching Requirments

ALL AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:
  • Be a registered and an approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Must have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • ALL Coaches must complete the AYSO Live Scan (Fingerprinting) process.
  • Safe Sport certification must be current/valid.
  • Be properly trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach

** Some certifications may be completed online. **

REFEREE REQUIREMENTS

ALL AYSO referees and assistant referees must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered and approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Safe Sport certification must be current/valid.
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the match they wish to referee.
  • ALL Referees must complete the AYSO Live Scan (Fingerprinting) process.
  • Minimum age requirements:
Below are the general required referee certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
10U Regional
12U Regional or Intermediate
14U Intermediate or Advanced
16U/19U Advanced or National

** Some certifications may be completed online **

Area 11L Spring Season

Important Dates

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

  • TBD - Spring Coach/Referee Meeting
  • 2/24 - Regional Scrimmages
  • 2/24 - Referee Field Mentoring (10U/12U)
  • 3/2 - Season Begins
  • March - Seeding Rounds
  • 3/30-3/31 - Easter (no games)
  • 4/1 - Spring Season Rosters Frozen
  • 4/5-4/7 - AYSO Expo (no games)
  • April/May - Medal Rounds
  • 4/12-4/14 - Silent Weekend (Information)
  • 5/11 - Season Ends

** 16U/19U - Medal Round may begin prior to April/May **

2024 Spring Calendar

Field Markings

(Field size and goal size may vary due to available space/resources.)

Point System

Standings will be determined on the “three-point system” as follows:
  • WIN = 3 points
  • TIE = 1 point
  • LOSS = 0 points
  • GOAL = 0 points
  • SHUTOUT = 0 points
  • FORFEIT = 3 points (scored as a 1-0 win)
  • SEND OFF = 1 point deduction for each send off of a player or substitute.
  • EJECTION = 1 point deduction for each ejection of a team official or spectator.

TIEBREAKER

In the event teams are tied on the basis of points earned at the conclusion of pool play, a team’s pool play final standings will be determined in accordance with the following sequential tie breaker criteria:
  • Winner of head to head competition (this criteria not used if more than two teams tied).
  • Fewest goals allowed
  • Winner of most games
  • Greatest number of shutout victories (wins only)
  • Fewest number of blowout matches (max goal differential allowed 6)
  • Coin Flip

Coaching Area

Each team is allowed up-to two (2) certified and approved Coaches (i.e. Head Coach and Assistant Coach). Both Coaches must stay within the Coaches' Area during the match, REGARDLESS of whether the area is marked on the field. This area is defined as a space 1-1½ yards back from the touch line and extends 10 yards either side of the halfway line.

(Coaches should use the center circle as a guide when the coaching area is not marked.)

Pet Policy Reminder

Please be aware that pets are NOT allowed at School fields - AT ANY TIME. The presence of pets at any school field, will lead to the revoking of our permits.

While some cities do allow leashed pets at city parks, they are NEVER allowed at the field during a practice or game.

For the safety of ALL our players and volunteers - please leave your pets at home.

AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.

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