This year, rec soccer will be played 5v5 from the U9 to the U18 age groups. We believe that the ball is the key to player development. Playing small-sided soccer games allows players more opportunities to touch the ball and make decisions on the ball. Smaller field sizes allow players to run less and play more. Smaller rosters allow for more play time for each player. Most importantly, keeping rosters small allows us to keep players playing with teammates of a similar age group. We want players to grow with the game and it's very important for players to play with their proper ball size, field size, and age group.
Until the final registration numbers are in, we expect all age groups U9 and above to be 5v5. Rosters for age groups with large numbers of registrations will be allowed to play up to their respective cap designated by United States Youth Soccer. Some ages may move to 7v7, 9v9, or even 11v11 depending on the number of registrations in those age groups and the roster cap for the age groups in question.