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AYSO Region 161 - Port Huron MI

Equipment - What Players Need

 Water!

Be sure to supply your player with water at all practices and games. Pop or other sugar drinks are not recommended before or after games (see Nutrition and Snacks)

Uniforms

A uniform consisting of shirt, shorts and socks is provided for your child’s use at the beginning of the season and is yours to keep when the season ends. You are responsible for taking care of the full uniform. Uniforms should not be worn at practice, only for scheduled games. For the safety of the children, no names may be put on the back of the uniforms. Any and all other apparel (coats, sweatshirts, pants, etc.) must be worn underneath the uniform.

Soccer Shoes (Cleats)

Are not required, but strongly suggested. Soccer shoes must have rounded cleats with a flat head. No toe cleats. Cleats must be made of molded rubber, polyurethane or plastic. See Cleat Exchange Program.

Shin Guards

Shin guards must be worn at all practices and games. They must be made of a high impact material and must be of proper length: from just under knee to just above the ankle. All issued socks must entirely cover the shin guards. Guards can be purchased from local stores such as Dunham’s, Wal-Mart, Meijer and Target.

Players SHALL NOT WEAR anything that is dangerous to another player or themselves. All casts and splints (without exception) are prohibited in all AYSO practices and games. Padded knee braces are acceptable.

NO JEWELRY IS ALLOWED. This includes rings, watches, chains, necklaces, earrings, hard pony tail holders and barrettes as these items may cause injury during play. THIS INCLUDES STARTER EARRINGS.

Soccer Ball

Each player is highly encouraged to practice with a ball and it is recommended that it be a “real” soccer ball. The proper size is important for learning good ball control and are as follows:

  • 4U, 5U, 6U, 8U:  Size 3
  • 10U, 12U:   Size 4
  • 14U, 19U: Size 5

It is strongly recommended that the player’s name and phone number be put on their ball for identification, as many balls look exactly the same. Please bring your child’s ball to every practice.

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P.O. Box 610224 
Port Huron, Michigan 48061

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