Fast Facts of VIP Soccer

  • Play on smaller field
    • U-6 size for younger players
    • U-8 or U-10 size for older players
    • Smaller goals (or a set of cones) fit the smaller field better
  • Equipment
    • Shin guards are required
    • Soccer cleats are optional
    • Size 5 ball
      • Occasionally play with a large ball (3 feet in diameter)
    • Have pinnies available
  • Schedule "Same" Games
    • Same day of the week
    • Same time (mornings are typically best)
    • Same field (allow for handicap parking)
    • Same direction (do not switch direction halfway through the game)
  • Use buddies
  • Coaches may be on the field
  • 1:1 ratio
    • Parent or parent designee of majority age must be present for each player
  • Always play short sided
  • Length of Game
    • Four 10-minute quarters
      • To be adjusted as needed
  • Play against
    • Other VIP teams
    • Mainstream team – U-10 though U14
    • A team of "buddies"
  • Be flexible!
  • FUN, FAIR AND SAFE are the words for VIP!