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Field Set Up Instructions

Field Set Up Instructions 

Equipment are unlocked and relocked each game day for you by field adopters. Please volunteer to field adopt so we can use goals instead of cones. 

Setting up a field takes about 15 minutes, please ensure it is done so we can start on time! The next games teams will appreciate it!

6U games will use portable pop up goals
8U games will often use 6x4 goals with orange nets, or flags
Each 10U and above field will have a set of goals, 4 corner flags, and 4 stakes. 

For 8U and below set up: move the goals and place in the center of end lines. If using the 8U goals (orange nets), use 2 stakes of secure the goals to the ground. If using portable goals, set up. If using flags place about 2 yards apart. 
For 10U and above set-up: move the goals to the center of the end line (flip the goal wheels down to make this easy) and stake with at least 2 j-type anchors. Place a corner flag at each of the 4 corners. 

For 8U and below tear-down: For Pugg goals or flags that you brought, take them with you. For 8U goals with the orange nets, remove the stakes and hang them from the top horizontal post of the goal. Nest all the goals at the complex into a single row that the larger 12U goals can go around. Place the line of nested goals in the parking lot on the gravel. 
For 10U and below tear-down: move the goals off the field to the very edge of the complex or even better to the gravel. You'll know they are in the location they need to be if you answer this question: if I had to mow this field, where would I want the goals to be? The goals should be clamshelled (facing each other like in photo below) so that locks can be placed around the vertical posts of each goal. Ensure one of the clams shell has the 8U goals within them if applicable. Place the corner flags and anchors in the brown lock-box (labeled with AYSO stickers) at each complex. 

The teams with the first game on the schedule are responsible for setting up the field.
The teams with the last game on the schedule are responsible for taking the field down. In general, if you don't see a team warming up, better to tear down the field!

Equipment at remote fields will be unlocked for setup a half hour before start of the first game. Please remember to gather all the items that need to go out at the beginning of the day and make sure you return everything that needs to come back at the end of the day. There are 4 field flags for each field…one at each corner. ANCHOR TO PLAY – place four anchors per goal. Drive J-hook anchors into ground (using hammer if needed) at back corners of goal. Please report any damaged equipment so that we can replace or repair it. E-mail to report damaged equipment to [email protected] 

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO THIS PROPERLY - If fields aren't set up properly it could delay (and shorten) your game. If fields aren't taken down properly we will call you and get you to come back out to finish the job. 

Remember that NO PLAYERS can be involved with setting up or taking down goals - keep all players away from the goals when you work with the goals, to avoid injury. 

Goal post alignment


Goal post alignment: “The plane of the back edge of the post must be aligned with the plane of the outside edge of the goal line.” — USSF’s Advice to Referees, section 1.3

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Davis, California 95617

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