Mendon - Upton Youth Soccer  Updated: August 2005
Age Group** Formats & Rules
 
  AGE GROUP
U06 (K) U07 (Grade 1) U8 (Grade 2) U10(Grades 3 & 4) U12(Grades 5 & 6)  U14 (Grades 7& 8)
In-Town/Travel In-town In-Town In-Town Travel* Travel* Travel*
Uniform Club provided T-shirt Club-provided T-shirt Green/black & white reversible jersey, black shorts, black socks Green/black & white reversible jersey, black shorts, black socks Green/black non-reversible jersey (collared), black shorts, black socks Green/black non-reversible jersey (collared), black shorts, black socks
Uniform Supplier MUYSA MUYSA Soccer Spot (Milford) Soccer Spot (Milford) Soccer Spot (Milford) Soccer Spot (Milford)
Travel League N/A N/A N/A MAYS (Midland Area Youth Soccer) MAYS (Midland Area Youth Soccer) MAYS (Midland Area Youth Soccer)
Nature of League Clinic Style Instruction (basic footskills, fun ball-related games/activities) Recreational Recreational Non-Results Oriented (Both Fall and Spring) Fall: Non-Results Oriented; Spring: Playoffs (D1 & D2 only) Fall: Non-Results Oriented; Spring: Playoffs (D1 & D2 only)
Ball Size 3 3 4 4 4 5
Game Format   N/A 3 v 3 4 v 4 6 v 6 8 v 8 11 v 11
Goal Keeper N/A N Y Y Y Y
Game Duration  1 hour clinic/wk 10 min/qtr 12 min/qtr 25 min/half 30 min/half 35 min/half
Practices                     (General Expectation) see above 30 minute group practice session prior to games Held at coaches discretion: 45-60 min/session One or more practices/week: 60-75 min in duration: frequency at the discretion of the coach One or more practices/week: 60-90 min in duration: frequency at the discretion of the coach One or more practices/week: 60-90 min in duration: frequency at the discretion of the coach
Free Kicks  N/A No directs allowed:
Indirects, goal kicks, corner kicks
No directs allowed:
Indirects, goal kicks, corner kicks
All free kicks allowed (including penalty kicks) All free kicks allowed (including penalty kicks) All free kicks allowed (including penalty kicks)
Throw - in   N/A 2 attempts (w/instruction)          (violation called) 2 attempts (w/instruction)         (violation called) Rule Enforced Rule Enforced Rule Enforced
Substitution N/A Goal Kicks, Corner Kicks, Throw-ins (Possession), Injury Goal Kicks, Throw-ins (Possession), Injury Goal Kicks, Throw-ins (Possession), Injury Goal Kicks, Throw-ins (Possession), Injury Goal Kicks, Throw-ins (Possession), Injury
Off sides N/A No violation (rule to be enforced by coach) No violation (rule to be enforced by coach) Rule Enforced Rule Enforced Rule Enforced
Hand Balls N/A Enforced when ball picked up or played with palm of hand Enforced when ball picked up or played with palm of hand Rule Enforced Rule Enforced Rule Enforced
Referee N/A Instructional: On field explanation of violation Instructional: On field explanation of violation No on-field explanation of violation No on-field explanation of violation No on-field explanation of violation
 
* - Travel: Currently the Mendon-Upton Youth Soccer Association participates in the Midland Area Youth Soccer League (MAYS) both in the spring and the fall seasons. 
The league consists of town teams from within Worcester County. Although many games are against neighboring towns, on occasion a team may be required 
to travel 45 minutes to an hour to a game.
** Age Group Note: MUYSA uses the age group (birthday) cutoff of August 1st when determining age group placements. The school age cutoff is Sept 1. Children with birthdays between August 1st and September 1st are often assigned to a younger age group through the automated registration system. If your child falls in this category and desires to play with their classmates, please let us know on the registration form.  We will make every effort to place your child with their classmates.