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AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

6U Soccer

6U Programming

The 6 & Under (6U) teams meet once per week, every Saturday of the Fall and Spring seasons. The first half of each Saturday session is a practice session. Professional trainers support two volunteer coaches to help run some of the practices. Teams will play a game during the second half of each Saturday session. Games are played 3 v 3. Rosters have maximum 6 players per team. Substitutions are made at quarters and halftime. Equal playing time for all players is required. Each player must play at least three quarters of a game before any player can play a full game. Teams are gender specific, providing separate teams for boys and girls. 


The 6U playing field is a scaled down version of a full-sized soccer field, including a "penalty area." However, the only significance of the "penalty are" is to designate an area that defensive players cannot be in when a goal kick is taken. There are no penalty kicks in our 6U game.

Equipment Needed

Soccer Ball - Size 3

Shin Guards

Water Bottle

Soccer Cleats (recommended)


Players each receive an AYSO Region 418 uniform consisting of shirt, shorts, and socks the first week of the season. Coaches will distribute uniforms at the first practice or game. 
Questions about the uniform? Email [email protected].

Team Assignments

During registration you will select the time you prefer your child to play each Saturday. Each team will play at a consistent time each week. Expected time slots for the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 seasons are at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. for boys, and 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. for girls. These times are subject to change, depending on enrollment numbers and field availability. We also encourage you to discuss your preferred choices with your friends, before you sign up, so that if you want to be in the same session, you select the same session.  Being registered in the same session will increase the odds that your children will be rostered together on the same team.

If you want to guarantee that you are on a team with a friend, you need to volunteer to coach. Volunteers who step up to coach are allowed to specify the co-coach they want to be paired with, thus guaranteeing that their children get on the same team. Note that at the 6U level, your time slot remains consistent throughout the Fall and Spring seasons. The 6U players are not expected to have a weekday practice either, so it is only a one hour per week commitment, after completing an online coach training course.

We cannot accommodate schedule change requests. If there are extremely compelling circumstances, you may contact the 6U Division Administrator, listed in our Region Contacts. Please remember that there are no guarantees that we can accommodate your request. We need to manage to a maximum player/coach ratios on each team to provide a safe and enjoyable player environment for all of our 6U participants

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AYSO Region 418 - Chicago Lakefront

4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Email Us: [email protected]
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