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3rd-4th Grade

3rd / 4th Grade Program Details

Starting in the Fall of 2018 Cohasset Soccer has updated the 3rd/4th Grade program to better align with Mass Youth Soccer guidelines and provide this age group more "real" game experience as they move toward travel soccer. 


Boys Weekly:

  • 8:15-8:45:  Training
  • 8:45-9:45:  Matches (Two 25 minutes halves)

Girls Weekly:

  • 9:15-9:45:  Training
  • 9:45-10:45:  Matches (Two 25 minutes halves)

Girls and Boys Leagues Rules pursuant to all Coastal U12 By-Laws

  • Larger Fields to fit USA Soccer suggested size of 55-65 yards by 35-45 yards
  • Two 25 minute halves, 3-minute halftime
  • Offsides is live
  • 7 v 7 with one being a GK
  • Size 4 ball
  • No heading
  • Coaches
    • 2-3 coaches per team
    • Focus should be on teaching players on the sidelines what was reviewed in training or positioning on field, not winning the game

Schedule (general guideline based on # of teams):

  • Weeks 1-6:  Each of the teams plays each other twice, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss, -1 point for a forfeit
  • Game scores to be submitted by the referees along with their gamecards to ref assignor and standings to kept by the Board.
  • Week 7*: Semi-Finals (schedules based on season results)
  • Week 8*: Finals 

* During weeks 7 & 8 all teams will have a game. 


  • Non-USSF certified, in-town only referees
  • Each match has a center and two ARs