We are looking forward to a great summer of soccer! Our primary aim is to ensure that the players have fun
on the field playing soccer, but also to help them understand the important skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for other players, parents, officials and coaches. Although we are the coaches of the team, we are also parents and ask for your support and co-operation to help make this a fun and rewarding summer. Here are some guidelines for players and their parents this season:

  • U5 to U12 age groups: No scores or standings are recorded
  • Players: No jewelry or watches please; no taping over earrings
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for any practice or game, so the team can be ready to start on time
  • Each player should play an equal amount of time and play each position: forward, defense and goalie
  • Parents: You MUST STAY at practices/games or designate someone to stay (other than the coach)
  • Family Members: Please sit on the OPPOSITE side of field as the players and coaches during games. This is Club policy
  • Please respect the 24-HOUR RULE: If you have an issue to raise with coaches, referees or the league, it is strongly suggested that you wait 24 hours before doing so. Please do not raise the issue immediately after the practice/game in front of the players or other parents.

icon 2024 House League Rules & Playing Formats

Recreational Development Structure:

Aurora FC (AYSC) is committed to implementing Ontario Soccer's Recreational Matrix for all LTPD House League age groups. All of our age groups use the field sizes, goal sizes, and ball sizes specified in the Recreational matrix.

Game Leader Implementation [U6-U8]
The objective of the Game Leader program is to allow for an improved, child friendly approach to supervising small-sided games for children U6-U8 and creating more opportunities for parents to get involved. The Game Leader program has been designed by Ontario Soccer Grassroots, Referee and Coaching departments. It is supported and endorsed by the Canadian Soccer Association.

Game Day Rosters Implementation
In accordance with LTPD standards game day rosters are implemented as follows:
U6 - Maximum of 6 Players
U7 - Maximum of 8 Players
U8 - Maximum of 10 Players
U9 & U10 - Maximum of 12 Players (Ideal 9)
U11 & U12 - Maximum of 16 Players (Ideal 12)

Maximum Game Duration Implementation
U6 - 30 minutes
U7 - 40 minutes
U8 - 40 minutes
U9 & U10:    50 minutes maximum (2x25min games)
U11 & U12:  70 minutes maximum (2x25min games)
U13 & U14:  90 minutes maximum (2x35min games)
U15 & older: 90 minutes maximum (2x40min games)

Retreat Line Implementation
In accordance with LTPD standards the Retreat Line is implemented in the following age groups:
U8 - 1/2 Way
U9 & U10 - 1/3 Way
U11 & U12 - 1/3 Way

Recreational Coach Certification
Recreational coaches are encouraged to obtain age specific coach certification as follows:
Active Start -> U4-U6 Boys & Girls
FUNdamentals -> U6-U8 Girls & U6-U9 Boys
Learn to Train -> U8-U11 Girls & U9-U12 Boys
Soccer for Life -> U12+ Girls & U13+ Boys

All 2024 outdoor recreational programs begin the week of May 21st and run till mid to late August.

You will be contacted about your child's team placement, by the team coach sometime after May 14. Field schedules will be available on the AYSC website after May 15.

Here are some important dates for this summer season:

June 8 - 9
June Festival as well as Team & Individual Player Pictures

August 2 - 8
Mid-Season Break (no soccer games)

August 16 - 18 (U5 - U18)
Stinger Cup Tournament/August Festival (End of Seson)

August 23 - 25 (U19 - U29)
Stinger Cup Tournament (End of Season)

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club's (Aurora FC) house league season runs all-year long with indoor and outdoor programs. Our recreational programs are open to children 5-18 years of age, as well as adults 19-55 years of age.

Volunteer coaches run all our house league teams. Please let us know if you are able to volunteer your time to coach a house league team.

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