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Area 11-L (South Orange County)

Goal Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries resulting from soccer goal accidents. Securely anchoring portable goals is the most important step we can take to prevent soccer goal injuries. While most injuries come from children climbing on top of improperly secured goals, injuries have occurred when goals have tipped over or when goals are being set-up/taken down.

The following guidelines should be followed to ensure the safety of all our players:
  • ALL GOALS should be anchored and inspected prior to each use.
  • Goals may be anchored/secured with stakes or sandbags.
  • Referees should check each goal as part of their safety inspection of the field prior to each match.
  • If used for practice, the coach should ensure the goal is properly anchored.
  • Ensure Bownet goals are fully extended and in the locked position prior to use.
  • No climbing or hanging on goals.

Match Information

Age
Group
Max
Roster
Match Min
Players
Half Ball
Size
# of
Refs
Field
Size
Goal
Size
HeadingThrow
In
OffsideKeeperKeeper
Punt
Build
Out
Line
10U 10 7v7 5 25 (x2) 4 3 35x60 6x18 NoYesYesYesNoYes
12U 12 9v9 6 30 (x2) 4 3 45x70 7x21 NoYesYesYesAllowedNo
14U 15 11v11 7 35 (x2) 5 3 50x100 8x24 AllowedYesYesYesAllowedNo
16U 18 11v11 7 40 (x2) 5 3 60x110 8x24 AllowedYesYesYesAllowedNo
19U 18 11v11 7 45 (x2) 5 3 60x110 8x24 AllowedYesYesYesAllowedNo

  • 10U-19U matches must be officiated by 'neutral' referees. Parents and siblings SHOULD NOT referee their own child's match.
  • Coaches & Assistant Coaches MAY NOT referee matches within their respected division (regardless of flight).
    • (i.e. 10UB Coach/Assistant may not Referee any 10UB match - regardless of flight. 10UB Coach/Assistant may referee 10UG Match)
  • Field size and goal size may vary due to available space/resources.

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Laguna Hills, California 92653

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Phone : 714-608-6796
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