Our U11 program is for players born in 2008 and 2009. At the U11 level, boys and girls are separated into boys and girls leagues within the age group so that boys will play with and against boys while girls will play with and against girls. MASC does not have a coed option at this age group level.
The U11 program is great for beginners and more experienced players alike. Teams are created to help ensure games are competitive and fun for everyone. Although the goal of the U11 program is for participants to have fun, players are introduced to a more structured environment with regards to rules and positions.
The U11 games consist of two (2), twenty-five (25) minute halves.
FIELD SIZE: The field size is reduced to be within recommendations.
PLAYERS: The maximum number of players on the field is seven (7) per team.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions: either team may substitute one or more players prior to a throw-in.
MODIFIED RULES: We play under "modified" laws of the game as required by USSF.
GOAL KEEPERS: Keepers are used at this age
Once per week for a maximum of one (1) hour
Game Times and Schedules
All teams will be scheduled to play one (1) game per week on Saturday mornings.
Uniform / Equipment
IN-HOUSE REVERSIBLE JERSEY: The reversible MASC In-House jersey must be purchased by the parent/guardian of the player. Jerseys may be purchased from our website here.
SOCCER CLEATS: Shoes may be tennis shoes, turf shoes, or soccer spikes.
SOCCER SHORTS: Shorts may be of the athletic style, sweatpants are permitted in cold weather.
JEWELRY: For personal safety concerns, jewelry is not permitted; earrings must be removed or taped. Hair accessories such as metal barrettes and plastic headbands must be removed before a game.
SHIN GUARDS: Shin guards are mandatory for practices and games.
WATER / DRINK: Each player should bring their own drink to every practice and game.
SOCCER BALL: U11 uses a size #4 soccer ball.
- Disputing or verbally abusing the referees and/or assistant referees will be cause for ejection.
- Refrain from coaching players during the game.
- Make an effort to understand the laws of the game.
- All spectators must view the games from the opposite side of the bench area and behind any designated 6' boundary. Spectators are prohibited in the bench area and/or behind the endline/goal. This is to ensure and promote:
- Safety of the players and spectators.
- Player development
- Proper Officiating
- Please, understand that soccer is a game of risks and mistakes. Players must be willing to chance failure keeping in mind it is only temporary. The referees of MASC are typically youth, who, even though they have been trained and have passed an exam, are nevertheless, in the process of developing their skills as referees. Positive reinforcement from spectators and coaches is of great value in their development.