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Farmington Soccer Club

Soccer Ages

U8 and Younger
Teams will be playing with six players on the pitch, including the keeper, and the field is purposefully small.  The roster limit is set at XX players.  There is no off-sides and the referee has the discretion to correct technique and allow the player  “re-do” on some things. 


Player Kit:  size-3 soccer ball, soccer cleats, soccer shin guards

U9 and U10 Players
The roster limits and the number of players on the pitch change.  You will now have 7 players on the pitch, including the keeper, and the coach will be able to have XX players on the roster.  The rules remain the same as before, but the tactics change to account for another player.  Referees are not nearly as helpful as before, but there is still flexibility in the way they call their match.

Player Kit:  size-4 soccer ball, soccer cleats, soccer shin guards

U11 and U12 Players
One of the most difficult concepts of soccer is introduced; off-sides.  We are now beginning to see the players develop from enjoying the activity of soccer to playing the game.  Roster increases to XX and the number of players on the pitch is now 9 (including the keeper).


Player Kit:  size-4 soccer ball, soccer cleats, soccer shin guards

U13 and Older
Welcome to the beautiful game.  We are now on the full field with eleven players!  Off-sides is strictly enforced and the officiating has three sets of eyes on play. 


Player Kit:  size-5 soccer ball, soccer cleats, soccer shin guards

High School Freshman
Ahh, you are a special bunch as you transition to high school.  According to WSSL rules, high school eligible players can play for their school OR play for their club during their school’s season (boys play their high school season in fall and girls in spring).  Consequently, if you decides to play for your school then you will not be able to play for that portion of the soccer year.  The Farmington Soccer Club believes that players should play for their school, but this is a personal choice.

Club Player Age Philosophy
The Farmington Soccer Club believes that a player should remain in their “natural” age group and grade so that they may play with their friends.  This doesn’t really impact a team until they approach middle and high school.  “Young” players for their grade may become freshman before their peers which could jeopardize the team’s health.  This is something that should be managed by the coaches, but is also something that players/families should be aware.

Birth Year - How Old is My Player?

Player age is calculated using the player's birth year and subtracts that from the year of the spring season of the soccer year.  A soccer year begins when the fall season begins and concludes with the ending of the spring season.

For example, a player born March 30, 2000 would be considered this player as a 17-year-old for the soccer year of 2016/17.  The spring season ends in 2017, and subtracting the player's birth year, 2000, from 2017 yields a player age of 17.

Your player should register for tryouts using their birth year.  In the example above, the player would register as a U17 player.  The Farmington Soccer Club recognizes that some players may wish to participate as an "older player", or to "play up".  Please indicate this desire in the tryout registration form.


Contact Us

Farmington Soccer Club

PO Box 902 
Farmington, Michigan 48332

Email: [email protected]

Farmington Soccer Club

PO Box 902 
Farmington, Michigan 48332

Email: [email protected]
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