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LBYSO Recreational Soccer offers play for boys and girls starting at U6 up to U19.

Fall season - September to late November/early December
Spring season - March through May




Registration for the Fall season takes place during spring and into the summer.  Signups for the Spring season occurs roughly from October through January.

Visit the Registration page for details.

Age Divisions & Game Play Rules Summary


LBYSO Rec follows US Soccer Federation Player Development Initiatives which specify age divisions, games play rules and coaching requirements.  Coaches are volunteers but expected to be certified with US Soccer and Cal South.  The rules are subject to local modifications by the LBYSO Board.

Divisions are by birth years starting at U6.

Players are allowed to “play up”.  For example, a player whose birth year would place them in U8 is allowed to play in U10 provided they are competitively capable.

For the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 seasons, division, birth years and rules align as follows:

Division Birth Years Goalie Players Est. Field Size Ball Size Minutes Offside Heading
U6 2014 & 2015 N 4v4 30×20 3 40 N N
U8 2012 & 2013 N 5v5 35×25 3 40 N N
U10 2010 & 2011 Y 7v7 60×40 4 50 Y* N
U12 2008 & 2009 Y 9v9 80×50 4 60 Y Y
U14 2006 & 2007 Y 11v11 110×70 5 70 Y Y
U16 2004 & 2005 Y 11v11 110×70 5 80 Y Y

* For U10, offside can only occur inside the build out lines.

For full details on small-sided games (U6-U10), please read the USSF Player Development Initiatives.