U12 Recreational Soccer


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 max.
  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:       12 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. Possibly a championship game as well



  1. Februrary 11th Last games for the regular season
  2. February 25th and 26th GYSA games with advancement to finals on March 4th & 5th.
  3. Spring soccer starts in March 2017.   

Practice Schedule:

U12 -  Twice a week, from 7:30 - 9:00 Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (if space allows could be 6-7:30pm) -  1st practice 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 14 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.