Fall General Information

Fall Season information

The Fall season officially begins on August 1st. 

Required Volunteer Registration Process

All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Referees, Team Managers, and any other type of volunteer, are required to register as volunteers every year. For new volunteers, an ID badge will be provided once the volunteer registration process has been completed. For returning volunteers, while you must register through eAYSO, you may reuse your existing ID badge. For detailed information on how to register as a volunteer, please click here.

 

Practice Locations

All divisions may practice at the fields below:

  • Butterfield Elementary School
  • Canyon Hills JR High School
  • Alterra Park
  • Townsend JR High School

If a school site or park is not listed above, it means that AYSO does not have approval to use these fields for practices or games. If a coach wishes to practice at a site not listed, they must contact their division coordinator for approval before practice may commence at the requested location.

Practice sites at the above locations are not assigned and are on a first come basis. No division has priority of the fields.

The following fields are only available to the 10U through 18U divisions:

  • Community Park
  • Grand Avenue Park

Practice spaces at Community Park and Grand Avenue Park are assigned. If a team wishes to practice at one of these locations, they must be reserved by contacting the Assistant RC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The following locations are off limits:

  • Ayala High School
  • Butterfield Ranch Park
  • Chaparral Elementary
  • Chino Hills High School
  • Country Springs Elementary
  • Eagle Canyon Elementary
  • English Springs Park
  • Fairfield Park
  • Glenmeade Elementary
  • Hunters Hill Park
  • Litel Elementary
  • Los Serranos Elementary
  • Oakridge Elementary
  • Rincon Park

Game/Match Guidelines

Playground, Shoolyard, and 6U Divisions

  • 4 – 5 minute quarters with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 5-V-5.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of 3 quarters of the game.
  • Player substitutions are performed on a quarter basis.
  • Direct free kicks only (indirect free kicks are not allowed).
  • No goal kicks or corner kicks.
  • No offside infractions.
  • Goalkeepers are not permitted.
  • Each team provides referee.
  • Home team switches fields at half time.
  • Coaches are not allowed on fields.
  • Scores and standings are not kept.

 

8U Divisions

  • 4 – 10 minute quarters with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 5-V-5.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of 3 quarters of the game.
    • Player substitutions are performed on a quarter basis.
    • Free kicks (direct and indirect), goal kicks, and corner kicks are allowed.
    • No offside infractions.
    • Goalkeepers are not permitted.
    • Each team provides referee.
    • Home team switches fields at half time.
    • Coaches are not allowed on field.
    • Scores and standings are not kept.

 

10U Division

  • 2 – 25 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 7-V-7. A minimum of 5 players on each team are required for the game to be played.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of 3 quarters of the game.
  • Player substitutions are performed on a quarter basis.
  • Rules and regulations are per FIFA’s Laws of the Game
  • Coaches are not allowed on field.
  • Scores and standings are kept.
  • Teams are required to provide an assistant referee for the following game.

 

12U Division

  • 2 – 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 9-V-9. A minimum of 7 players on each team are required for the game to be played.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of 3 quarters of the game.
  • Player substitutions are performed on a quarter basis.
  • Rules and regulations are per FIFA’s Laws of the Game.
  • Coaches are not allowed on field.
  • Scores and standings are kept.
  • Teams are required to provide an assistant referee for the following game.

 

14U Division

  • 2 – 35 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 11-V-11. A minimum of 7 players on each team are required for the game to be played.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of 3 quarters of the game.
  • Player substitutions are performed on a quarter basis.
  • Rules and regulations are per FIFA’s Laws of the Game.
  • Coaches are not allowed on field.
  • Scores and standings are kept.
  • Teams are required to provide an assistant referee for the following game.

 

16U Division

  • 2 – 40 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 11-V-11. A minimum of 7 players on each team are required for the game to be played.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of one half of the game.
  • Free substitution of players is allowed.
  • Rules and regulations are per FIFA’s Laws of the Game.
  • Games are primarily played during the week.
  • Schedules, scores, and standings are through Area 1U.

 

18U Division

  • 2 – 45 minute halves with a 5 minute half time break.
  • Games are 11-V-11. A minimum of 7 players on each team are required for the game to be played.
  • Players are required to play a minimum of one half of the game.
  • Free substitution of players is allowed.
  • Rules and regulations are per FIFA’s Laws of the Game.
  • Games are primarily played during the week.
  • Schedules, scores, and standings are through Area 1U.

 

Point System for Standings (10U-14U only)

For regular season division standings only:

  • Win = (3) points
  • Tie = (1) point
  • Loss = (0) points
  • Forfeit = (-1) points
  • Red Card = (-2) points

Referee Points: Referee points are used to determine eligibility for the Fall Postseason Invitational Tournament and are not factored in division standings.

Forfeits: A forfeit will be recorded as a 1-0 win for the opposing team unless the match is a mutual forfeit. In this case, a (-1 point) will be recorded for both teams.

Goal Points: Points for scoring goals will not a component of the regular season standings in any division.

 

Final Standings

Tiebreakers: Any "ties" in the Final Standings will be resolved using the following tiebreaker sequence:

  • Head to head results
  • Fewest goals allowed during the regular season
  • Goal differential (i.e. goals scored less goals allowed to a maximum of 3 per match. The highest differential wins the tiebreaker)
  • Coin toss

Trophies, Medals, and Pins

The following awards will be provided to each team at the end of the season:

  • Trophies are provided to the Playground/Schoolyard/6U/8U and VIP divisions.
  • Medals are provided to the 10U/12U/14U divisions at the completion of the team’s season.
  • Pins are provided by Area 1U for the 16U and 18U divisions.

Post Season Invitational Tournament (10U-14U only)

A post season invitational tournament is held at the conclusion of the regular season for the U10 through U14 divisions. The only requirement to be eligible for the post season invitational is that a team must earn the following referee points:

  • 10U – 19 referee points or 16 referee points and 6 volunteer points for 22 points total by week 9.
  • 12U – 20 referee points by week 9 of the season.
  • 14U – 20 referee points by week 9 of the season.

2 referee points are awarded for each center referee assignment.

1 referee point is awarded for each assistant referee assignment.

A maximum of 3 points may be earned by each team each week, with the exception of the 9th week when a maximum of 4 points can be earned by a team.

Referee points are deducted for missed referee assignments.

A team not earning the required referee points will not be invited to participate in the post season invitational tournament regardless of the team’s standings at the end of the season.

The winners of the championship matches in each division will automatically advance to the Area 1B Fall Tournament which will be held in January.