​Active Start (U4 – U6)

Born 2012 – 2014

Active Start Rules
Revised and amended April 15th 2017

Field
30 Yards x 20 Yards Grid
Pugg Nets
Cones to mark corners and half way line (6)

Ball
Ball size is # 3

Number of Players
Maximum number of players on the field per team is 4
There are NO GK’s in Active Start Soccer

Substitutions
There are NO substitutions – all players play

Equipment
Soccer shoes or Running shoes
All players must wear shin guards. Shin guards must be covered entirely by socks or pants

Game Leaders
Game Leaders “lead/referee” the games

Start of Play and Kick Off’s
Center of Field
Player kicks ball in any direction to a team-mate “Ball is live”
Opposition players must be 3 yards from the ball at kick off and in their own half of the field

Duration of Games
2 x 5 minutes
1 x 10 minute straight game maximum

Restarts
Ball Out of Bounds Sideline – Pass In/Kick in or Dribble in
Awarded to the opposing team – at the point where the ball crossed the sideline
Player has 3 seconds to pass the ball
If the Player cannot pass the player can then dribble the ball in
Game Leaders are asked to encourage the player to make a decision
Opposition players must be 3 yards from the ball

Goal Kick
Ball Out of Bounds End line
Awarded to the opposing team
Player has 3 seconds to pass the ball
If the Player cannot pass the player can then dribble the ball in
Game Leaders are asked to encourage the player to make a decision

Retreat Line
Ball out of Bounds End line – Goal kick to be played
The opposition players are to retreat to the half way line until the ball is kicked (passed or dribbled)

Corner kicks
Ball out of Bounds End line – Restart with a Goal Kick
There are NO corner kicks awarded in Active Start Soccer (restart with a goal kick)

Free Kicks
All infringements must be regarded as non-intentional
There are NO free kicks or penalty kicks in Active Start Soccer
Simply remind the player that there is not to be any pushing – pulling – tripping – picking up the ball with their hands and continue with the game

There are NO Offsides in Active Start Soccer

Special Notes
No jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces or bracelets of any kind are permitted on the field If a referee observes a player wearing any jewelry items the player will be asked to leave the field and may not return for the remainder of the half. The jewelry must be removed or the player cannot continue to play in the game.

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself/herself or another player. No hard casts (as per CYS Cast Policy). CYS asks that the parent/guardian of a player wearing a cast send a picture of the cast to the club so a determination can be made on whether it is acceptable.

Indoor Active Start

Where: ComDev Indoor Soccer Park

Cost: $120 (10 sessions)

When: play begins week of November 11
U4 (born 2014) – Saturday 9am (10 weeks long)
U5 (born 2013) – Saturday 10am or Wednesday 6pm (10 weeks long)
U6 (born 2012) – Saturday 11am or Friday 6pm (10 weeks long)

What to Wear:
*Players receive a numbered shirt.*
Uniform (shirt, shorts and socks)
Shin pads (underneath socks)
Outdoor cleats (preferred) or turf shoes
Bring lots of water

About the Program:
Learn the basic aspects of team play for the first time.

The coach stays on the field to help organize players and officiate the game.

No score, standings, or statistics.

Volunteer Coaches are appointed by CYS.

Each session:
25 minutes = practice
25 minutes = game

Outdoor Active Start

Where: Hespeler, Can-Amera, Riverside or Churchill

Cost: $125 (10 sessions)

Price will increase by $25 as of April 1st.

When: play begins May 26
U4 (born 2014) – Saturday 9:00 – 9:50am
U5 (born 2013) – Saturday 10:30 – 11:20am
U6 (born 2012) – Saturday 12:00 – 12:50pm

What to Wear:
*Players receive a number shirt, shorts, socks and a soccer ball.*
Uniform (shirt, shorts and socks)
Shin pads (underneath socks)
Outdoor cleats
Bring lots of water

About the Program:
Learn the basic aspects of team play for the first time.

The coach stays on the field to help organize players and officiate the game.

No score, standings, or statistics.

Volunteer Coaches are appointed by CYS.

CYS House League Finals Day will be at Riverside Park with soccer games and fun activities.

Each session:
25 minutes = practice
25 minutes = game

For more information please contact:
CYS Clubhouse +1 (519) 653-8800 or clubhouse@cambridgesoccer.ca

Register for the summer season online starting January 1 or in person starting January 2 at the Clubhouse.

 

Discount vouchers for FREE registrations available for U4 coaches (players born 2014) who participate in 4 CYS Coach clinics.

Volunteer to Coach and receive $50 off your child’s 2019 registration.

Discount vouchers for 2019 Outdoor Soccer Registration will be distributed by CYS to coaches at the end of the 2018 soccer season. 

 
 
 

All parents must provide transportation to games and practices for their own children. Cambridge Youth Soccer Inc. and its coaches are not responsible for your child’s transportation. Parents are expected to attend games and practices with their child.

For players registered by March 31st, an effort will be made to place your child on a team based on your area of the city (ie: N1S Postal code) but Cambridge Youth Soccer Inc reserves the right to place a player in any area of the city.