Mandatory NCYSA Background Check Required!
All Challenge and Classic coaches are required to attend the Youth Module I or Youth Module II NCYSA Coaching Course.
Spring 2015 Recreation Coach Information
Code of Conduct
The following are some of the principles and guidelines of the expectations of HCSA.
- The Henderson County Soccer Association (HCSA) supports recreation youth soccer that is governed by a strong sense of individual and team sportsmanship.
- The behavior of the coach is the most important guide for player and spectator behavior. The coach can exert strong player and spectator control by the example he/she sets, and by a few words of caution directed to the appropriate place when necessary.
- Coaches are responsible for their own actions as well as the conduct of their assistant coaches, players and spectators.
- HCSA expects coaches to comply with the referees’ decisions, which are made in the best interest of the players on the field.
- Illegal, unfair, rowdy, violent, dangerous, and unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated, whether on the field of play or away from the playing area.This includes vulgarity, harassment, debasement, violence or a threat of violence, and assault.
- HCSA expects coaches, referees, and spectators to conform to the spirit and intent of applicable rules at all times.
- HCSA recognizes that participation in competitive activities is a source of strong feelings which will often lead to misunderstandings, disagreements and other conflicts. However, HCSA also believes that every participant has a duty to respect the right of competitors to hold conflicting views.
- Referees are the authority on the field and have the right to tell parents and coaches to leave sight and sound of the field if they fail to follow the code of conduct.
Laws of the Game
HCSA plays all matches under FIFA Laws of the Game. The age groups U6-U12 play small-sided-games on modified fields and with some modifications to the rules. The Recreation division also has some "league" rules noted below.
HCSA also has some additional "league" rules for Recreation:
- All players must play at least 50% of the match (USYSA and NCYSA rule)
- A player may only play 50% of the match as a goalkeeper
- There are NO slide-tackles allowed (indirect free kick)
HCSA offers the following divisions:
|U6|| under six|| Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U7|| under seven||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U8|| under eight||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U9|| under nine||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U10|| under ten||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U11|| under eleven||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U12|| under twelve||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U14|| under fourteen||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
|U16|| under sixteen||Age born on or after August 1st of the year Fall League begins|
Gender of Teams
USYSA recognizes 2 types of team genders:
(1) Teams with females only are girls teams
(2) All other teams are boys teams (ie. girls may play on boys team)
HCSA Recreation Age Groups and Game Specifics:
| Age Group||Gender|| Number of Players|| Minutes Played|| Ball Size|
|U6||Coed||3v3|| 3 minutes x 12 periods||#3|
|U7||Coed||3v3||3 minutes x 12 periods||#3|
|U8||Boys/Girls||4v4|| 12 minutes x 4 quarters||#3|
|U9||Boys/Girls||6v6|| 12 minutes x 4 quarters||#4|
|U10||Boys/Girls||6v6|| 25 minutes x 2 halves||#4|
|U12||Boys/Girls||8v8|| 30 minutes x 2 halves||#4|
| U14||Boys/Girls|| 7v7 or 8v8|| 30 minutes x 2 halves||#5|
| High School||Boys/Girls|| 6v6 7v7 or 8v8|| 30 minutes x 2 halves||#5|