Meeting The New U.S. Soccer Youth Standards
As of August 2016, U.S. Soccer has updated their Youth Player Development Initiatives
going into effect nationwide August 2017.
Nationwide Adoption of Small-Sided Games:
Small-sided goals will soon be the norm for youth divisions (12 years old and younger),
resulting in changes to total number of on-field players, goal size, and more.
NEW U.S. Soccer Standards Chart (see goal sizes by player division)