Practices & Games
9 vs. 9 Soccer
In 5th-6th grade, teams make a transition to a larger field and play 9 vs. 9 soccer. Each team plays with 8 field players and a goalie. This system is designed to ensure young players have the opportunity to have more touches on the ball and develop a better understanding of the game. The season consists of eight games, a pre-season jamboree, and an end of season tournament. Teams are formed by grade, gender, and school area. Players will receive a KIDSPORTS jersey.
During the first week of practice, in-district players and coaches in each high school area will all meet together to complete the team formation process/practices and place all of the kids on teams.
Teams may play some games at locations outside of Eugene/Springfield. We sometimes have teams in our leagues from as far away as Bend/Redmond, Coos Bay/North Bend, Newport, etc.
The required annual OYSA fee is built-in to the registration fee for the season.