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7U & 8U Coaches Information

Coaching Education
Volunteer recreation coaches are required to attend the preseason meetings held by the Lazers Staff coaches.  Volunteer coaches are required to meet minimum licensing standards in order to coach in the recreation program.  Courses to meet requirements will be offered during the fall and/or spring seasons.  The current licensing requirements are:

7U & 8U: “G” License

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All games and training will be held at Handley Park and some other local venues.

Training will be one day a week (Monday - Thursday) for 60 minutes from either 5:30-6:30 PM or 6:30-7:30 PM.  Practice plans will come from Lazers and will be organized by the staff coach with you and your team.  After each activity is demonstrated, you will work with your team during the rest of the activity to help them learn and excel. 

For specific dates, please go to the “Game and Training Schedules” section of the website.

Game Play
FIFA Laws of the Game will apply as modified by the USYSA and GYSA as described herein.

  • Games are divided into two, 24 minute halves with a five minute halftime.
  • Games will be played 5v5.
  • No team roster is used. 
  • Each player is required to play at least a half of a game, as long as the player has upheld his or her half of the player/parent agreement.
  • Indirect Kick-ins will replace throw-ins for all balls that go out of bounds on the sidelines.
  • All balls over the end line will result in a goal kick for the defense or a kick-in for the offense from the corner.
  • Goal Box - No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. If a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a goal is awarded to the offensive team. If the defender OR the ball is in the box and contact is made, a goal is awarded. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.
  • No offsides.
  • Games will be coached by volunteer coaches.

Home - Black Jersey, Black Shorts, Black Socks
Away - White Jersey, Black Shorts, White Socks

Inclement weather procedure
In case of Lightning, please wait 30 minutes from the last strike of lightning before resuming training. During games, the on-duty staff coach has complete control of any suspension or canceling of games.

Substitutions and Playing Time Requirements
Half of each game is the mandated playing minimum per player, as long as the player has upheld his or her half of the player/parent agreement.  It is recommended that whenever possible all players should play three-fourths of each game, unless the player is unwilling or unable.

There shall be four times to substitute. 

  • On any goal kick
  • At halftime
  • After a goal
  • In case of an injured player substitution; the opposing team may sub as well.

No Goalkeeper will be used.

Game Cancellations/Reschedules
If games are cancelled due to weather, the field scheduler will reschedule all games at the same time.

All non-weather related requests for game reschedules must be sent to and approved by the field scheduler at least 10 days prior to the scheduled game date. If you need to reschedule, please contact the coach of the opposing team and determine three dates/times for the reschedule. Send the request for reschedule to the field scheduler and they will let you know when a field is available for the game.

Field Closings
In the case of inclement weather, the field status will be updated on the Tyrone Lazers website. The field status will be updated by 3:00 PM during the week and by 7:00 AM on the weekend. You can receive automatic field status notifications via email or text message through

In the case of lightning, everyone must vacate the field for a minimum of 30 minutes from the last occurrence.

Team Manager
A suggestion is for each team to establish a team manager to help organize non-coaching duties, team photos, and awards.  Lazers does not provide end of the season participation awards for the players.

Parent Preseason Meeting 
Hold a preseason parent meeting to discuss:

• Game and training schedule, 
• Player participation - have parents contact you when they are going to miss.
• Parent conduct, etc.

Each coach will receive their rosters through the website.  Coaches can not add players to their own rosters! All players must be registered with the Recreation Registrar.

Player Equipment
Players are required to wear shin guards under their socks during each game and practice. Additionally, they should bring a properly inflated size 3 ball and plenty of water to drink.  Georgia Soccer youth rules require that players 4U-10U, can only wear rubber molded cleats.

Match Suggestions
In our younger age groups where we play soccer “in-house” here are some suggestions for helping games run smoother.

• When a team is short on players for a match the coaches should get together and mix the teams so that games are fair and remain fun for all the kids. At no time should a team be playing short players on the field. The youngest age groups are about player development, not winning. 

• Sometimes we have games where one team is scoring lots of goals and dominating play. It is suggested that the teams halt play and mix up so that every kid can enjoy the soccer experience. There is no need to win 10-0; it does not build confidence but turns players away from the game of soccer. Our objective is for kids to play soccer not quit because they are not having fun.

Contact Us

Tyrone Lazers Soccer Club

PO Box 2403 
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269

Email Us: [email protected]
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