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May, 2018

North Tahoe Soccer Information - - Please Read

North Tahoe is part of Section 2 of the national organization, AYSO, which supports youth soccer development.  For more information about what AYSO is about, visit http://www.ayso.org. The umbrella organization of AYSO provides a great deal of support to our local organization in terms of complete rules and guidelines, coach training, post season tournament access, insurance, league management computer systems and more.  Each player is required to pay an annual membership fee to AYSO to secure their affiliation with the national organization.

 

North Tahoe AYSO is an ALL volunteer program which relies on parent volunteer coaches and referees.  There are more than 10 board members who meet all year long to make our program happen.  Each year there are over 300 players and over 35 teams in our league.  We are always looking for more help, particularly with regards to coaching.  Please consider signing up to coach when you register your child!  It is a great way to get exercise, engage with the kids, get to know other families, and to make your own child very proud of you. We are expanding our coaches training program to make more training available locally

 

North Tahoe AYSO is a fall sport.  It is a recreational soccer league for boys and girls ages 4-14 years old. All players will get significant playing time – AYSO’s rule is that no player plays the 4th quarter until all players have played 3 quarters.  Players are assigned to divisions based on birth year.  Exceptions to play UP or DOWN an age group are not allowed.  Players are assigned to teams by an automated tool provided by our league management system.  We ensure that each team has a coach and a team sponsor but with over 300 players, we do not have the capacity to ensure friends or carpools are placed on teams together.  Each team experience will vary based on the coach’s preferences.  In our younger age groups, teams will generally practice a couple times before the games start and then once the season is in full swing, practice may happen before the games or not at all depending on schedules and interest.  As the players get older, team structure increases, practices will happen more often, travel within the area for games will increase etc. 

 

Here is a guide of the divisions offered in North Tahoe Soccer and what you can expect in terms of schedule and game location.  Please note that each year, official schedules will be posted to our website once available and this will not be until the very end of the summer. To see what division your child will be in this year, click on the next article about this year's divisions!

  •        U5 – U5 is for our youngest girls and boys at 4 years of age.  They play a very small game with 3 or 4 players per team.  There are small goals and no keepers. These youngest players are being introduced to team sports, and they look adorable in their little uniforms.  Games are played at Fenly Field (upper field at Tahoe Lake School), however, due to construction games will be played in a different location to be announced.
  •        U6 – U6 is for 5 year old players.  It is a coed division with small teams of 4 or 5 players, small fields, and small goals.  In this division the players begin to learn the concept of team sports. Games are played at Fenly Field (upper field at Tahoe Lake School), however, due to construction, games will be played at a different field to be announced.
  •        U8 Girls & U8Boys – The U8 age group is the first year that girls and boys are separated into different divisions.  These divisions are for 6 and 7 year old players.  The fields and goals sizes are still small but it is a step up from U6.  The ideal roster size is 8 playing 5 on 5 games. Goalkeepers are not recommended.   In this division the players begin to learn soccer skills and teamwork. Games are played at Conners Field (lower field at Tahoe Lake School), however, due to construction, games will be played at a different field to be announced.
  •        U10 Girls & U10Boys – The U10 divisions are for 8 and 9 year old players.  The field is still not full-sized but it’s yet another step up from U8.  The ideal roster size is 10 playing 7 on 7 games. Goalkeepers and the offside rule are introduced.   Coaching emphasis at this level is skills development and team play. Home field is the turf field at Tahoe Vista Regional Park. Games are played against North Tahoe and Incline teams.
  •        U12 Girls & U12Boys – The U12 divisions are for 10 and 11 year old players.  These divisions have larger teams, fields, and goals.  Ideal roster size is 12 playing 9 on 9 games. Goalkeepers and the offside rule are used.   Coaching emphasis at this level is refining skills and team play.  This is the level where the game really comes together and is fun to watch, coach, and play.  Home field is Pomin field (Lake Forest at the boat ramp).  Games are played against North Tahoe, Truckee, and Incline teams.
  •        U14 Girls & U14Boys – The U14 divisions are for 12 and 13 year old players with full sized teams, fields, and goals.  Ideal roster size is 15 playing 11 on 11 games. Coaching emphasis at this level is technical skills, playing off the ball, and combination play.  This is the full sized game and is fun to watch, coach, and play. Home filed is the beautiful turf field at Squaw Valley and teams play all over the area.

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