Age Groups and Team Formats

 
The information below shows the age groups, roster sizes, and team formats for the Recreational Fall League:
 
Players per Team
School Grade Level Typical Age Players on Field Best Maximum Ball Size Approx Field Size Goal Size
PreK 5U 4 3 (No Goalie) 5 - 6 6 3 45’ x 75’ 6’ PUGG
K 6U 5 4 (No Goalie) 7 - 8 8 3 60’ x 95’ 4’ x 6’
1st 7U 6 4 (No Goalie) 7 - 8 8 3 90’ x 120’ 4’ x 6’
2nd 8U 7 4 (No Goalie) 7 - 8 8 3 90’ x 120’ 4’ x 6’
3rd 9U 8 7 (Includes Goalie) 10 - 11 12 4 120’ x 180’ 6.5’ x 18’
4th 10U 9 7 (Includes Goalie) 10 - 11 12 4 120’ x 180’ 6.5’ x 18’
5th 11U 10 9 (Includes Goalie) 12 - 13 14 4 150’ x 240’ 7’ x 18’
6th 12U 11 9 (Includes Goalie) 12 - 13 14 4 150’ x 270’ 7’ x 21’
7th-8th 13-14U 12-13 9 (Includes Goalie) 12 - 13 14 5 150’ x 270’ 7’ x 21’
HS --- 14-17 9 (Includes Goalie) 13 - 14 16 5 150’ x 270’ 8’ x 24’


Notes:
1.  The roster maximums are strictly enforced. Teams are not eligible to go above the maximum shown - no exceptions.
2.  Players in PreK must be entering Kindergarten the following school year in order to be eligible to participate.
3.  HS stands for High School.  Historically, there have been only girls teams for HS as that is where the interest has been.

 

Age Policy

Scottsdale Soccer is a pure grade / gender soccer club for players in preschool through 8th grade. There is also a division for girls in high school. Nearly all children are best served by playing soccer in their proper grade / gender group for reasons of safety and skills development.

The Board of Directors of Scottsdale Soccer may request proof of grade and / or age to be established. Failure to respond to such request can result in the immediate suspension of the player involved. A Discipline and Rules Committee Hearing may be convened on the matter.


Playing Down

No child at Scottsdale Soccer will be considered to play in a division younger than their established grade without a written request from a licensed medical doctor. The Scottsdale Soccer BOD VP of the Recreational Program must receive a written request from a parent, prior to team formation, with a doctor’s note attached. The Director or the Director’s designee will evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis, although it is not Scottsdale Soccer’s intent to allow children to "play down" a division.

 

Playing Up

Siblings one year apart in age / grade are eligible to participate on the same team. In this scenario, the younger sibling would "play up" in order to participate with their older sibling. Other than this, no child in the Scottsdale Soccer Recreational Program may play in an older division.

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