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Fall Season

Fall Season

Fall season is the first season of the soccer year. Our soccer year is from August 1 to July 31

Season Information

  • Fall season starts approximately in August and runs into October for 5U-8U
  • Fall season starts approximately in August and runs into November for 10U-19U
  • Registration usually starts in May and runs until the coach-to-player ratio has been fulfilled


  • Uniforms are either an included cost with registration or available by purchase for the fall season
  • Players get to keep their uniform from fall to spring season. It is possible the same uniform may be use for more than one soccer year
  • All players must wear shin guards in order to play
  • Shin guards must be worn inside the sock and cannot be exposed
  • Only soccer cleats or tennis shoes can be worn
  • Baseball or football cleats are forbidden

Soccer Games

  • Most games are played on Saturday
  • 10U-19U will "travel" locally (i.e. - Madison, Monrovia, New Market, East Limestone, Harvest, Hartselle, etc.) at least once throughout the season
  • Games are not rescheduled due to rain-out or lack of players
  • Game length:

  -- 5U-6U games are 20 minutes - two 10-minute halves
-- 7U-8U games are 40 minutes - two 20-minute halves
-- 10U games are 50 minutes - two 25-minute halves
-- 12U games are 60 minutes - two 30-minute halves
-- 14U games are 70 minutes - two 35-minute halves
-- 16U games are 80 minutes - two 40-minute halves
-- 19U games are 90 minutes - two 45-minute halves

  • Half time is usually 5-10 minutes
  • Referees may choose to break the game into quarters to give water breaks during very warm weather
  • Players can start AYSO soccer at age 4 to age 18 for any soccer program except Adult soccer. For Adult soccer, players need to be 18 or older

Players Per Team

  • 5U-8U have 4 players per side
  • 10U has 7 players per side
  • 12U has 9 players per side
  • 14U-19U have 11 players per side

Soccer Ball Size

  • 5U-8U uses a Size 3 ball (23.0-25.0 inch circumference, 10-12 ounces)
  • 10U/12U uses a Size 4 ball (25.0-26.5 inch circumference, 12-14 ounces)
  • 14U-19U uses a Size 5 ball (26.5-28 inch circumference, 14-16 ounces)

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AYSO Region 160 - Huntsville

PO Box 5005 
Huntsville, Alabama 35814

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 770-549-8573
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