Practices for ALL teams can begin at the Soccer Complex beginning on February 22, 2016. The fields will be lit in the evening beginning early March, 2016.
The Soccer Complex Guidelines are as follows:
- All U6/U8 teams can practice on the fields from 4:30pm-6:00pm (M-TH). We ask that for the safety of the younger players, all U6/U8 practice on the upper portion of the complex only.
- All U10/U12/U14 teams can practice on the fields from 6:00pm-7:30pm (M-TH). We ask that for the safety of the younger players, all U12 and above teams practice on the lower portion of the complex only. U10 teams can practice on the upper or lower portions of the fields.
- All U16/U19 SS teams can practice on the fields from 6:00pm-7:30pm (M-TH) We ask that for the safety of the younger players, all U16/19 SS teams practice on the lower portion of the complex only.
- There are no guidelines on Fridays from 4:30pm-7:30pm.
These guidelines are designed to provide each and every team the space necessary to hold a decent practice. The fields can get extremely crowded on certain weeknights and make practices very difficult. We ask that you follow the above guidelines as closely as possible. We understand that some coaches have multiple teams and work schedules which makes the adherence to the guidelines difficult. In any situation that prevents you from adhering to the guidelines, you must get approval from your division commissioner first and that approval must be run by the ARC of Operations.
During practices at the Redlands Sports Complex teams must limit their practice area to no more than 1/2 of a field when space is limited. In addition, on the larger full size fields, teams must limit themselves to no more than 1/4 of the field when space is limited. As the space becomes more compacted, ALL teams must reduce their practice size to allow for equal sharing of the fields.
When running practices at the Redlands Sports Complex teams are not allowed to place the goals on the goal lines of the fields. Teams must adjust the goals by a minimum of the penalty area or sideways on the touch lines.
Scrimmages are forbidden according to AYSO National unless prior approval has been given by the Regional Commissioner or his designee. If you are planning to conduct a scrimmage, please send an email to one of the Assistant Regional Commissioners 1 week prior to your scheduled scrimmage. Scrimmages during the normal practice times will be limited due to space congestion.