Team Practice Guidance

Practice Duration

Practices should be less then 3 hours per week for all programs, that assumes a game is in that week.

  • 19U division - 2 practices per week, can be 2 hours
  • 14U divisions - 2 practices per week for 1½ hours
  • 12U divisions - 2 practices per week for 1 hour
  • 10U divisions - 2 practices per week for 1 hour
  • 8U divisions - 1 practice per week for 1 hour
  • 6U divisions - 1 practice per week during the first 30min on game day.
  • 5U division - practices/game one time a week

Many coaches schedule practices for 1½ hours per day to include the time for breaks and late arrivals.

Practice/Team Equipment

  1. Team Bag
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Whistle & Lanyard
  4. 1 Soccer Ball for every 2 players on the team
  5. ~12 Disc Cones
  6. Soccer Ball Bag
  7. Pennies of 2 colors, one color for each player (8U and up)*
  8. Game Lineup Card
  9. 2 Goalie Shirts (10U and up)*
  10. Uniform Bag
  11. Insurance Forms in Bag

#8-11 Requires all primary volunteers registered (the top 4 in the list - referee(s), coach, asst coach, & team manager). Are you missing Something?

* Indicates that it is AYSO equipment and is required that you return it, all other items are requested returns after the Spring Season. You can contact the Equipment Manager to schedule a return.

Practice Location Reservations

First off, get it done now, or you will be stuck with what you get.

  1. Pick a school or location that is best for you. (parks cannot easily be reserved, so there can be greater risk)
  2. Check to see if that school would be best for the addresses of the players on the team, or you can ask them. (you won’t appease everyone, but you can make it central enough for a good chance of attendance.)
  3. Determine some days and times that work for you.
  4. Check with the team to narrow down two practice days and times.
  5. See the guide below for reservations:
    • All Corvallis school locations except Adams (509j Reservation here) (PDF guide)
    • Adams Location:
      • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:
        Phone number
        Email address
        Division (ie 10U)
        Time of practice (ie 5:00-6:00)
        Day of the week (ie Mon and Wed)
    • Philomath is first come, first serve and coaches can work out the space together.
  6. Ensure you get a confirmation on a reservation, or an agreement ahead of time. (AYSO provides insurance for all AYSO events, and the district has those papers on file. Remember to schedule for extra time at the end of practices to help individuals, or meet with parents.)

Most of the time you can enter the online district form and they will present you with the field in a few weeks. In other cases you will have luck of the draw in public spaces. AYSO has insurance for all parties involved in most locations, but we recommend that you work with school district to find a location.