Each team will be responsible for securing an official roster and players passes to be used at The State Games. This applies to all youth soccer age divisions (U9-U19). U8 are not required to have player passes.
U8 (competitive) will play 7 vs. 7 format with a goalkeeper. U8 will play 4 ten minute quarters with a 5 minute half-time. They will have a 2 minute heat break in between each quarter. The first 16 teams in boys and the first 16 teams in girls who have all of their paperwork completed and entry fees paid will be accepted in the tournament. Deadline is May 20, 2022. Coaches will not be allowed on the playing field. U8 (competitive) teams will play bracket games for points to qualify for advancement to play off rounds on Sunday for Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Note: State Games Youth Soccer is an unrestricted US Club Soccer sanctioned event. State games provides insurance for all teams, players and officials regardless of their affiliation. Any team within the state of Mississippi is welcome and allowed to participate.
U9- U12 age divisions:
The State Games of Mississippi will accept a maximum of 12 teams in each of these age divisions.
The U9-U12 age divisions will play quarters in the 2022 State Games of Mississippi.
The U9 and U10 age divisions will play 7 vs. 7, and the U11 and U12 divisions will play 9 vs. 9.
Quarters will be 12 minutes. They will have a 2 minute heat break in between each quarter.
The U 14 and U 16 age divisions will remain the same as previous years for the 2022 State Games of Mississippi.
The State Games of Mississippi will accept the first 12 teams for each of these age divisions.
The U14 and U16 age divisions will play halves in the 2022 State Games of Mississippi
U14 will play 30-minute halves. U16-U19 will play 35-minute halves.
All age divisions will have the option of playing semi-final and final games based on number of teams accepted in each age division.
Every age will have free substitution.
Official roster required for all divisions.
A 10-point scoring system will be used for every age group.
U8 40 x 70
U9-U10 45 x 75
U11-U12 50 x 80
U 14-U19 70 x 105
U8 6 x 12
U9-U10 6 x 18
U11-U12 7 x 21
U14-U19 8 x 24