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Welcome to Reading SAY Soccer

Welcome to Reading SAY Soccer

Welcome to CHSS Soccer !

"In response to a pressing need and a shared passion for advancing soccer opportunities, our organization has proudly established these teams from across all districts. Recognizing the demand for continued soccer development and structured play for older players, we've curated a platform dedicated to nurturing and advancing the skills of athletes in the 14U and 16U-19U categories. Our initiative stems from the collective desire to provide a pathway for seasoned players to further explore their love for the sport, offering a space where their abilities can flourish and be celebrated. These teams were born out of an abundance of need, driven by the commitment to create inclusive, high-quality soccer programs that cater to the aspirations and growth of our older athletes in every district we serve."

At CHSS, we're dedicated to fostering a passion for the beautiful game while nurturing the skills and sportsmanship of young athletes. Our league has created a special platform for players aged 14U and 16U-19U (Boys and Girls, non-coed) to grow, learn, and compete in a supportive environment.

14U Boys and 14U Girls Teams:

Our 14U teams are designed to instill a love for soccer while honing fundamental skills. Players at this level focus on developing technical proficiency, teamwork, and understanding the game's dynamics. Our experienced coaches provide guidance, fostering a positive learning environment for each player's growth.

16U-19U Boys and 16U-19U Girls Teams:

For older athletes seeking a more competitive edge, our 16U-19U teams offer a platform for refined skills and strategic play. Emphasizing both individual prowess and cohesive team dynamics, these teams cater to players with diverse skill levels, encouraging them to challenge themselves and reach new heights in their soccer journey.

What Sets CHSS Teams Apart:

  • Professional Coaching: Our teams benefit from the expertise of qualified coaches dedicated to player development, creating personalized training programs to elevate skills and understanding of the game.

  • Focus on Sportsmanship: We prioritize sportsmanship, encouraging players to embody respect, teamwork, and fair play on and off the field. Our teams are built on a foundation of integrity and mutual respect among players, coaches, and parents.

  • Competitive Environment: Players in the 16U-19U division experience the thrill of competitive play, facing off against teams that challenge their abilities and encourage strategic growth, preparing them for higher-level competition if desired.

  • Community Engagement: Beyond the field, we strive to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among players, families, and coaches, building lasting connections through shared experiences and a passion for soccer.

Join the CHSS Family:

Whether your goal is to nurture budding talent, enhance skills, or simply revel in the joy of playing soccer, CHSS Teams provide a platform that caters to each player's aspirations and abilities. Join our community-driven league and be part of a dynamic soccer journey filled with growth, camaraderie, and sportsmanship!

Contact us today to learn more about joining our 14U or 16U-19U Boys and Girls teams. Let's kick off an incredible soccer season together!

How It Works...

Uniting Under CHSS Banner for Inter-group Play

In an exciting move to elevate the game and unite players across diverse districts, we're thrilled to announce our endeavor to form dedicated teams for each designated age group under the banner of CHSS (Cincinnati Hills SAY Soccer). This groundbreaking initiative aims to bring together talented athletes from various districts, pooling their skills, dedication, and passion for soccer. These unified teams will represent our collective talent and compete against teams from SAY North, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship while showcasing the prowess of CHSS players on the field. Join us as we build bridges across districts, forging a united front under the CHSS banner to face off against formidable rivals and elevate the game to new heights!

14U & Up Guidelines

14U & Up Divisions


Practices are held no more than twice per week on a separate day from game day. Duration of practices should not last longer than 60-minutes. The region does not schedule the practices nor reserve fields. The coach schedules the practices and the fields are first come first serve unless already reserved for other purposes (ie games, regional trainings, or by others who have paid to use the field at specific times).

Once coaches have completed their background check and their Safe Haven, division coordinators will provide them with their rosters and we encourage them to reach out to their team immediately to schedule their team meeting and practices. It is encourages for coaches to start practices two weeks before the first game if they can as soon as they get their roster and at least two weeks before games start up again in the spring.

The Field: 

The field size for 14U & up games is 100-130 yards long, 50-100 yards wide.

The Markings:
Distinctive lines recommended.

  • Halfway line the width of the field, marked equidistant between the goal lines.
  • Center circle with an 10 yard radius in the center of the field.
  • Corner arcs with a 1 yard radius at each corner of the field.
  • Goal area in front of each goal measuring 6 x 20 yards.
  • Penalty area in front of each goal measuring 18 x 44 yards.
  • Penalty mark 12 yards from the goal line.
  • Penalty arc extending in a 10 yard radius from the penalty mark.

The Goals: 
Maximum 8 feet high and 24 feet wide.

The Ball: 
A size 5 ball is used for games.

The Players:

  • Numbers: 11 per team on field; one of which is a goalkeeper. 18 maximum on roster.
  • SubstitutionsBetween periods, at halftime and for injuries. U19 division has open substitution.
  • Playing Time: Minimum of two periods per game and no player should play four periods until everyone has played three.
  • Teams: Separate girls and boys teams should be promoted at all levels of play except for U19 COED.

Player Equipment: 
Shoes and shinguards, covered by the socks are mandatory at all practice and game activities. Soccer shoes, tennis shoes, or similar type athletic shoes are recommended. The type and condition of cleated shoes must be inspected for safety before use.

Duration of Game:
U14 / U15 - (4) 35 minute periods. Halftime break of 5 -10 minutes.
U19 - (4) 45 minute periods. Halftime break of 5 -10 minutes.

AYSO certified Regional Referees or higher are required for U14 and older games. It is preferred to have intermediate referees for U14 and advanced referees for U19 games. The referee should briefly explain any infringements to the player(s) and encourage proper play and sporting behavior. As with all games, every effort should be made to keep the game moving and free from stoppages for doubtful infractions. Let them play and enjoy.

Assistant Referees/Club Linesmen:
If available, qualified assistant referees who have completed Assistant Referee Certification may be used to assist the referee. This is an opportunity for new assistant referees to begin getting experience. If qualified assistant referees are not available, Club Linesmen (untrained volunteers who may be affiliated with one of the teams/clubs) may be recruited from the spectators to assist the referee with calling the ball in and out of play only. This is an opportunity for parents to get involved.


The Start of Play: 
The game should be started with a kick-off in the middle of the field.

The Kick-off: 
A coin toss is used to determine which team kicks off to start the game and the other team kicks off to start the second half. Opponents must be eight yards from the center mark while kick-off is in progress.

Ball In and Out of Play:
The ball is out of play in all age group games when it completely crosses the touch line (side line) or goal line (end line), either on the ground or in the air.

Method of Scoring:
A goal, in all age groups, is awarded when the ball completely crosses the goal line into the goal.

For 14U and older games, all fouls identified in Law 12 apply. Refer to the Laws of the Game for more information. 

For 14U and older games, all misconducts identified in Law 12 apply. Refer to the Laws of the Game for more information. 
Coaches at all levels of play have the option of calling players to the touchline to receive words of 'positive instruction' concerning player's behavior. 

Free Kicks:
Free kicks, in 14U and older games, may be either direct (may score directly), or indirect (must be touched or played by another player before a goal can be scored). Opponents must be at least eight yards from the ball or on the goal line between the goal posts during free kicks.

Penalty Kicks:
Penalty kicks may be awarded in 14U and older games. A penalty kick results from a player committing one of the ten direct free kick fouls inside his/her own penalty area. The penalty kick is taken from the penalty mark with all other players outside the penalty area except the opposing teams goalkeeper.

Second chances are not given for improper throw-ins for U14 and older players. An improper throw-in results in a throw-in for the opposing team. 

Goal Kick:
A goal kick is awarded to the opposing team, in 14U and older, when the attacking team is last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line but without scoring a goal. The goal kick may be taken from any point inside the goal area. The goal kick is retaken if the ball is touched or played by either team before leaving the penalty area.

Corner Kick:
A corner kick is awarded to the opposing team when the defending team is last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line but not scoring a goal. The opposing team must be at least eight yards from the ball when the corner kick is taken in 14U and older games.

The offside law applies in 14U and older games.

Hand Ball:
A hand ball infraction occurs when a player handles the ball deliberately. The 'hand' includes the entire arm up to the top of the shoulder. Accidental contact (ball striking hand or arm with no intent by the player) is not an offense and should not be penalized.


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