AYSO Region 21 is located in Hawthorne Ca and serves the communities of Hawthorne and adjoining areas in the Beach Cities. As part of the American Youth Soccer Organization, our mission is to provide a positive and world class soccer experience for children ages 4 through 19 (U5 –U19). The Region is a part of AREA 1D and Section 1 AYSO Region 21 is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. You may be asking yourself WHY AYSO SOCCER? Following are a few of the benefits of playing AYSO Soccer in Region 21:
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HEADING THE BALL
1. Consistent with the U.S. Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for all division players U-11 (U-12 and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and games.
Heading for players in U-14 is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers, per player. There is no restriction on heading in matches.
2. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player age 10 or younger, deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.
a. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
b. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s penalty area, must be taken on the penalty area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
3. Neither cautions nor send offs shall be issued for persistent infringement or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.
COACHES, please click on the link below to download the player rating form. Please return all forms to your commissioner.