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6U Division Details

6U Division Details

6U is designed to introduce young players to the basics of dribbling/kicking and build a love of the game. It is therefore a non-competitive division, with no scorekeeping.

  • Players born in 2019 form coed teams
  • Practices one time per week for no more than 1 hour
  • Games played 4v4, with no goalkeepers
  • Games are 20 minutes of game time, divided into 5 minute quarters with breaks between
  • All out-of-bounds restarts are "kick-ins" or "dribble-ins" by the team that did NOT kick the ball out-of-bounds.
    • Throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks are NOT taught in 6U
  • Kick-off to start each half and after each goal
  • All free kicks (all other restarts) are indirect
    • Meaning any other player than the kicker must touch the ball before it can go into the goal.
  • There is no offside enforced in 6U and players are discouraged from taking advantage because it will be difficult to ‘unlearn’ the behavior at 10U when off-side is introduced.
  • No heading the ball

8U Division Details

8U Division Details

8U is designed to expand on the basics of the game for players and build a love of the game. It is therefore a noncompetitive division, with no scorekeeping.

  • Players born in 2017 and 2018 form gender-specific teams. If there are not enough participants or volunteers, coed teams will be formed
  • Practices either once per week for 1.5 hours or twice per week for 1 hour each. No more than 2 hours per week
  • Games played 5v5, with no goalkeepers
  • Games are 40 minutes of game time, divided into 10-minute quarters with breaks between
  • Throw-ins, Goal kicks and corner kicks are taught in 8U, in accordance with IFAB Laws of the Game (LotG)
  • Kick-off to start each half and after each goal
  • All free kicks (all other restarts) are indirect
    • Meaning any other player than the kicker must touch the ball before it can go into the goal.
  • There is no offside enforced in 8U and players are discouraged from taking advantage because it will be difficult to ‘unlearn’ the behavior at 10U when off-side is introduced
  • No heading the ball

6U/8U Fall 2023 Season

Fall Season 2024
Lower Divisions: 6U and 8U
The following applies to BOTH Divisions:

Hesperia AYSO operates a graduated approach to learning soccer with fields, rules and teams sized appropriately to age and learning needs. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for play. Any level of experience is welcome, from beginners to advanced. Our goal is ALL players play at least 75% of each game. This is only possible when their are enough coaches!

Our programs are about playing and learning through playing. The game itself has been the best teacher of the game for over 100 years. Winning does not trump playing time for any player.

Program Structure and Information for 6U (2019) and 8U (2017-2018)

  • Mandatory Parent Orientation via Zoom
  • Games are held in Hesperia at Maple Park; there may be multiple park locations available for coach to choose from for practices
  • 10 Core Season Games
  • Basic picture package included
  • Uniform jersey, shorts, and socks included
  • Players need closed-toed shoes (preferably cleats), shin-guards, and a size 3 ball
  • One coach from each team will be allowed on the field with the players during games, to help manage, guide, and teach players

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13312 Ranchero Rd, #18-59
Oak Hills, California 92344

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