CHICAGO (Aug. 24, 2015) – In another step towards its commitment to long-term player development, US soccer is phasing in new standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration.
Below are links to the US Soccer website regarding the new initiative. In the Player Development Initiative link you can find information on field sizes, rosters sizes and ratuionale for those changes All of this information is also posted at www.ussoccer.com as well.
Please email Mustang Soccer with any questions around this initiative.
US Soccer Video and Information on the Initiative
On the below link you will find PDF's that explain the field size changes, roster size changes and reasons for the overall changes
Player Development Initiatives
US Soccer Age Group Organization
US Soccer Curriculum for player development in the US
US Soccer has broken down player development into 3 zones. Below are links to the slideshows for those zones of development.
Zone 1 Player development for 6-11 years old