The Field Size for 12U games is 70-80 yards long and 44-55 yards wide.
The Center Circle Radius is 8 yards, the Goal Area is 5 yards x 16 yards, Penalty Area is 14 yards x 36 yards, and Goal Line to Penalty is 10 yards.
Goal Size is 6.5 feet high x 18.5 feet wide. (Max size - 7 feet high x 21 feet wide).
A size 4 ball is used for U-12 games.
- Numbers: Nine per team on field; one of which is a goalkeeper. 12 maximum on roster.
- Substitutions: Between periods, at halftime and for injuries.
- Playing Time: Minimum of two periods per game and no player should play four periods until everyone has played three.
- Teams: Separate girls and boys teams should be promoted at all levels of play.
Shoes and shinguards, covered by the socks are mandatory at all practice and game activities. Soft-cleated soccer shoes or tennis shoes.
Duration of Game:
Four 15-minute periods. Halftime break of 5 - 10 minutes. No other changes from play as specified in FIFA Laws of the Game Printed for the American Youth Soccer Organization.
The referee must be a certified regional referee or above.