Michigan Rush Downriver

Age Group Chart

2021-2022 season


Age Group Birth Year Players Playing Time (Minutes) Offside Ball Size
U720154v44 x 10No3
U8 2014 4v4 4 x 10 No 3
U9 2013 7v7 2 x 25 Yes 4
U10 2012 7v7 2 x 25 Yes 4
U11 2011 9v9 2 x 30 Yes 4
U12 2010 9v9 2 x 30 Yes 4
U13 2009 11v11 2 x 35 Yes 5
U14 2008 11v11 2 x 35 Yes 5
U15 2007 11v11 2 x 40 Yes 5
U16 2006 11v11 2 x 40 Yes 5
U17 2005 11v11 2 x 45 Yes 5
U18 2004 11v11 2 x 45 Yes 5
U19 2003 11v11 2 x 45 Yes 5

Why Small Sided Games for U8 to U12 teams?

Small sided games accelerate player development.  The benefits of small sided games for players include more touches on the ball and an increase in tactical decisions. This style of play allows players to learn different positions and learn tactics quicker.  

From US Soccer:  "What we’re trying to do is to help players develop by putting them in an environment where they are constantly involved in the play.  That could be with the ball and that could be without the ball, but when you make things small-sided, everyone is somehow involved in the play, whether that’s in defending, in cutting angles, in cutting the ball back, you’re always in the play."

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