Youth Soccer for Schools in St. Louis City

About Youth Soccer

Soccer is a sport loved and played by millions of people worldwide. For kids, playing soccer teaches the value of hard work, how to make smart decisions quickly, how to overcome problems with strategy, and how to communicate without tearing others down. Soccer encourages healthy competition while emphasizing the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and good sportsmanship. From a physical health standpoint, soccer is unique in that it requires constant movement across a large field—a mix of walking, running and sprinting—and this builds cardiovascular health and endurance.

Season & Suggested Tryout Dates

Soccer is a spring sport. If you want to bring Youth Soccer to your St. Louis City school, we suggest hosting tryouts during the week of March 6th.

Upcoming 2023 Season Information

Practice & Game Expectations:

  • Most schools practice 2-3 times per week.
  • Games occur on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm.
  • Regular season games will occur on Mar. 29th, Apr. 5th, Apr. 12th, Apr. 19th, Apr. 26th and May 3rd.
  • City Tournament: May 6th

Looking for your school’s game & practice schedules? Visit our Schedules & Results page.

Rules of Play

Regulation & Scoring

Eleven players per team will be allowed on the field, and each game will consist of two 25-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime. In the event of a tie, there will be a five-player shootout.

A coin flip decides which team will kick off. Each team must stay on its own half of the field until an official blows his/her whistle and the defending players must be at least 10 yards from the ball until it is kicked.

After a goal, the team scored upon will kick off play. After halftime, the teams change ends and the kickoff will be taken by the opposite team to that which started the game. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kickoff. Substitutions can be made during any dead ball. Coaches should notify the official to make a substitution.

City League Handbook

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