Orange Soccer Association: Age Groups & Format

Saturday, June 22

OSA is a member of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) and is subject to all VYSA rules, policies and recommendations. Age group divisions are determined in accordance with VYSA guidelines.

Age groups are based upon a seasonal period of August 1 through July 31 of the following year. Age/grouping dates are changed only at the beginning of each Fall Season. Find more information about specific age groups below.

U6 Division

 Coach   Parent 
 Gender   Co-ed
 Age Range (DOB)                      8/1/2008 - 7/31/2010
 Roster    8-10
 Practice  1/week  45-60 minutes
 Game Format  4 vs. 4
 Game Length                           8 minute quarters
 Game Location  Booster Park
 Game Day  Saturday between 9am and 3pm                                 
 Field Size  20 X 30 yards
 Goal Size  4' x 6'
 Ball  3

 

U8 Division

 Coach  Parent ("F" license preferrable but not required)             
 Gender  Co-ed
 Age Range (DOB)                      8/1/2006 - 7/31/2008
 Roster  8-10
 Practice  1/week 90 minutes or 2/week 60 minutes
 Game Format   4 vs. 4
 Game Length  12 minute quarters
 Game Location  Booster Park (with 1 or 2 away games)
 Game Day  Saturday between 9am and 3pm
 Field Size  25 X 45 yards
 Goal Size  6’ x 12’
 Ball  3

 U10 Division

 Coach   Parent ("F" license preferable but not required)              
 Gender  Boys or Girls
 Age Range (DOB)                      8/1/2004 - 7/31/2006
 Roster  10-12
 Practice  2/week 60-90 minutes
 Game Format  6 v 6 (with goalie)
 Game Length  25 minute halves
 Game Location  Booster Park (with away games)
 Game Day  Saturday between 9am and 3pm
 Field Size  40 X 60 yards
 Goal Size  6’ x 18’
 Ball  4

 U12 Division 

 Coach   Parent ("E" license preferable but not required)              
 Gender                            Boys or Girls (Coed dependent on # of players)      
 Age Range (DOB)                      8/1/2002 - 7/31/2004
 Roster  11-13
 Practice  2/week 90-120 minutes
 Game Format  8 vs. 8 (with goalie)
 Game Length  30 minute halves
 Game Location  Booster Park (with away games)
 Game Day  Saturday between 9am and 3pm
 Field Size  55 X 80 yards
 Goal Size  7’ x 21’
 Ball  4

 U14/16 Division

 * The stucture and format of this divsion is dependent on the number of registered players and opportunities to play teams outside Orange. 

 Coach   Parent ("E" license preferable but not required)              
 Gender  Boys or Girls (Coed dependent on # of players)
 Age Range (DOB)                      8/1/1998 - 7/31/2002
 Roster  14-18
 Practice  2/week 90-120 minutes
 Game Format  11 vs. 11 (with goalie)
 Game Length  35 minute halves
 Game Location  Booster Park (with away games)
 Game Day  Saturday between 9am and 3pm
 Field Size  65 X 110 yards
 Goal Size  8’ x 24’
 Ball  5