Bringing Soccer to Pinellas County Families Since 1970

U12 Recreational Information


Welcome new and returning families, the St. Pete Raiders Soccer Club hopes you will have a great experience with us this season.

General Information for the U12 age bracket

  1. Teams:        Usually 3-4 teams for boys and girls 
  2. Team Size: 14 players maximum
  3. Practice:     Twice a week, from 7:30 - 9:00 Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (determined by coach & if space allows could be 6-7:30pm)
  4. Games:       11 games during the season played on Saturdays.
  5. Game Day:  9 players vs 9 players,  the goalie is one of the 9 players. There is offsides at this level. Game play is two 30 minute halves.
  6. Ball Size:     4
  7. GYSA Tournament: 3 games after the regular season will be played at other clubs in Pinellas County. Normally 2 games on a Saturday and 1 game on a Sunday. Championship advancement determined based on team results.



  1. November 3rd First game date of season
  2. February 2nd Last game date of regular season
  3. February 16th and 17th GYSA CUP Tournament games with advancement to finals on Feb 23rd & 24th, with Battle of the Bay vs TARSA March 9th
  4. Spring soccer starts in March 2018.   

Practice Schedule:

U12 -  Twice a week, from 7:30 - 9:00 Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (if space allows could be 6-7:30pm) -  Practice begins in Oct. 

Practice Format:
90 mins two times per week with their Parent Facilitator/Coach

Team Formation:

1.   Team rosters will be drawn using the Blind Draw system per GYSA rules.  Rosters will have a maximum of 16 players per team.

League Format:

1.   Games will be on Saturdays beginning the 1st week of November and continuing thru the end of February. Usually will have 6 home games and 6 away games. Away games are at other clubs in Pinellas county.

Game Format:

1.   Game play will be 9v9 ( 8 field players and a goal keeper ).

2.   Games played on Saturdays beginning 1st week in November.  
      2 - 30 minute periods with 5-8 halftime period. Referees will be used.

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