Division Information

Updated Sunday August 21, 2016 by David Adams.

Weymouth Rec Soccer Description by Division

All divisions and teams offer one practice per week and one game per week on Saturday’s. All teams will play a minimum of eight games during the regular season. There are no playoffs in U6 and U8. The U6 division will have an extra game added to their season instead of the playoffs. The U8 season culminates in a Jamboree. The U10 divisions and above seasons will end with playoffs. In both the fall and the spring there is one double header weekend where there will be games on both Saturday and Sunday.

Player Needs:

  • Soccer ball (U6 and U8-size 3, U10 through U12: size 4, U15-size 5)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer socks (socks need to cover shin guards)
  • Cleats (optional)

No Jewelry

How Teams are Made

There is a No Jewelry rule in place for athlete safety. Earrings need to be removed and cannot be covered by band aids or tape.

U6 Division Description – Ball Size = 3

The U6 format is designed to be 4 v 4 with no goalies and utilizes a continuous play model. Continuous play eliminates all kick-offs (other than to start the game), goal kicks, corner kicks and throw-ins. Each time a goal is scored a coach will roll a ball onto the field and play will restart. Coaches/Parents will be responsible for retrieving balls and returning them to the coaches’ that will be on the field to help with the flow of the game and to minimize slowdowns in play. The goal of this level is to give children an opportunity to get more “touches on the ball”, so frequent stops in play are counterproductive. Our goal is for the children to develop skill and a “comfort” with the ball. Increased touches on the ball has been proven to achieve this goal. Research and statistics tell us that this format will almost double the children’s touches on the ball, effectively giving them 2 seasons for the price of one! Children at this age want more fun and less rules! There will be plenty of time to teach restarts and other rules to them at the next phase of their development. Skill and fun are more important!

U8 Division Description – Ball Size = 3 (this is a change)

The U8 Format is a whole field (appropriately sized) game. The game is played 6 v6 with a designated Goalie. The game will be played in quarters with time being called after each for a water break and player change. The game will have an official and there is no Off Sides Rule. All other rules apply. As a part of WYS Recreational Soccer our By-Laws state that every player present at the game will play 2 quarters before any one player can play 3. Likewise, all players will play 3 before any one player can play 4. This is a fair play rule – EVEYONE PLAYS!

U10 Division Description – Ball Size 4

Our U10 Division plays 6 v 6 on a slightly larger field than U8. There is an Off Sides Rule. The game will be played in quarters with time being called after each for a water break and player change. . As a part of WYS Recreational Soccer our By-Laws state that every player present at the game will play 2 quarters before any one player can play 3. Likewise, all players will play 3 before any one player can play 4. This is a fair play rule – EVEYONE PLAYS!

U12 Division Description – Ball Size 4

The U12 Division plays 8 v 8 with a designated Goalie. There is an Off Sides Rule. The game will be played in quarters with time being called after each for a water break and player change. . As a part of WYS Recreational Soccer our By-Laws state that every player present at the game will play 2 quarters before any one player can play 3. Likewise, all players will play 3 before any one player can play 4. This is a fair play rule – EVEYONE PLAYS!

U15 Division Description – Ball Size 5

The U15 Division plays an 11 V 11 game with a designated Goalie. . There is an Off Sides Rule. The game will be played in quarters with time being called after each for a water break and player change. . As a part of WYS Recreational Soccer our By-Laws state that every player present at the game will play 2 quarters before any one player can play 3. Likewise, all players will play 3 before any one player can play 4. This is a fair play rule – EVEYONE PLAYS!