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Rules Variations                    Updated 8.27.17 U5 Rec U6 Rec U7 Rec U8 Rec U10 Rec U12 Rec U15        Co-Ed Academy U7/U8 Academy   U9/U10
Field Players 3 4 4 4 6 7 9 4 6
Goal Keepers 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
Total Players 3 4 4 5 7 8 10 4 7
Field Size 20x30 20x30 30x40 30x40 45x55 55x75 100x65 30x40 45x55
Goal Size Mini Mini Small Small Medium Medium Full Small Medium
Ball Size 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 4 4
Warm Up Minutes 5 5 5 5 10 10 10 5 5
Qtrs / Halves Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves
Minutes 8 8 10 10 25 30 35 20 25
Total Game Time 32 32 40 40 50 60 70 40 50
Break Minutes 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2 5 5 5 5 5
Indirect Free Kicks Only Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
2nd Chance Throw Ins Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Goalie Time Limit N/A N/A N/A 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half Unlimited 1 Half 1 Half
Referees Coaches Coaches Coaches Coaches Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees
Offsides No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Heading No No No No No No Yes No No
Player Safety Rules                  
* A player who appears concussed and removed by the referee may not return until approval from his/her parent.    
* Slide tackles are permitted in soccer; however, reckless slide tackles will be taken seriously by the league and the officials.  
* (U12 down) If a ball was intentionally headed play is stopped and the opposing team is rewarded an indirect free kick.
Sportsmanship Rules                  
* In all ages, each player must start and coaches must strive to provide equal playing time.        
* Players are expected to attend practice out of respect to their team and in relation to the equal playing time rule.     
* Parents are expected to contact the coach if their child is unable to attend practice.        
* If a parent contacts the coach this will be considered an excused absence that does not hinder the equal playing time rule.  
* There is no minimum number of players required to start a game.            
* In all ages if a team is short 1 player both teams play short 1 player.          
* U5-U7 Rec teams may not have a designated GK during the run of play.          
* U5-U7 Rec teams: may only defend the goal when the opponent has a dangerous chance of scoring.    
* Goal-Kicks for All Teams U10 and younger: Attacking players must drop back to midfield until the ball has been kicked back in play.  
* GK's may punt the ball at U10 and below. Punts and/or drop kicks that land beyond midfield in the air result in an indirect free kick.
* Teams and coaches must shake hands at the end of the game to support good sportsmanship.      
Other Rules                  
* Pre Game warm up minutes are suggested; referees may alter the times as necessary.        
* In age divisions that do not allow PK's, an indirect kick is substituted.          
* Anyone may play goal-keeper in OT.                
* When only 1 referee is assigned 2 club linesman may be used.            
* Red Cards must be reported to the MSA DOC within 24 hours.          
* U10 and up Recreational teams & All Academy Teams participate in an end of season tournament.      
Rules Specific to Fall 2017                  
* U8 Academy Boys & Girls: 4v4 w/out GK's               
* U10 Girls Aca: 7v7+GK, 30 min 1/2's                

* U12 Girls: 6v6 + GK

* U12 Boys: 8v8 + GK

                 
* U15 Co-Ed Division: 9v9 + GK                
* U15 Co-Ed Division: at least 2 girls on the field at all times.