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Spring 2019 Season 

Updated 4.5.2019 Rules Variations

 

U5-U7 Recreational Divisions

U5 Boys Recreational

U5 Girls Recreational

U6 Boys Recreational

U6 Girls Recreational

U7 Boys Recreational

U7 Girls Recreational

Field Players 4 4 4 4 4 4
Goal Keepers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Players 4 4 4 4 4 4
Field Size 20x30 20x30 20x30 20x30 30x40 30x40
Goal Size Mini Mini Mini Mini Small Small
Ball Size 3 3 3 3 3 or 4 3 or 4
Warm Up Minutes 5 5 5 5 5 5
Qtrs / Halves Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs Qtrs
Minutes 8 8 8 8 10 10
Total Game Time 32 32 32 32 40 40
Break Minutes 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2 2/5/2
Indirect Free Kicks Only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2nd Chance Throw Ins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Goalie Time Limit N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Referees Coaches Coaches Coaches Coaches Coaches Coaches
Offsides No No No No No No
Heading No No No No No No

 

U8-U12 Recreational Divisions             

U8 Boys Recreational

U8 Girls Recreational

U10 Boys Recreational

U10 Girls Recreational

U12 Boys Recreational

U12 Girls Recreational

Field Players 4 4 7 7 8 8
Goal Keepers 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total Players 5 5 8 8 9 9
Field Size 30x40 30x40 45x55 45x55 55x75 55x75
Goal Size Small Small Medium Medium Medium Medium
Ball Size 4 4 4 4 4 4
Warm Up Minutes 5 5 10 10 10 10
Qtrs / Halves Qtrs Qtrs Halves Halves Halves Halves
Minutes 10 10 25 25 30 30
Total Game Time 40 40 50 50 60 60
Break Minutes 2/5/2 2/5/2 5 5 5 5
Indirect Free Kicks Only Yes Yes No No No No
2nd Chance Throw Ins Yes Yes No No No No
Goalie Time Limit 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half 2 Half 1 Half 1 Half
Referees Coaches Coaches Referees Referees Referees Referees
Offsides No No No No Yes Yes
Heading No No No No No No

 

Academy & Co-Ed Divisions   

U8 Boys Academy

U8 Girls Academy

U10 Boys Academy

U10 Girls Academy

U12 Boys Academy

U12 Girls Academy

U14 Academy

U15 / U18   

Co-Ed

Field Players 4 4 7 7 8 8 10 10
Goal Keepers 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total Players 5 5 8 8 9 9 11 11
Field Size 30x40 30x40 45x55 45x55 55x75 55x75 100x65 100x65
Goal Size Small Small Medium Medium Medium Medium Full Full
Ball Size 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
Warm Up Minutes 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10
Qtrs / Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves Halves
Minutes 20 20 25 25 30 30 35 35 / 40
Total Game Time 40 40 50 50 60 60 70 70 / 80
Break Minutes 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Indirect Free Kicks Only Ind & Dir (No pk's) No No No No No No
2nd Chance Throw Ins Yes Yes No No No No No No
Goalie Time Limit 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half 1 Half Unlimited Unlimited
Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees Referees
Offsides No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heading No No No No No No Yes Yes

 

 

Player Safety Rules                
* A player who appears concussed will be removed by the ref and may not return until receving proper medical approval.    
* Slide tackles are permitted in soccer; however, reckless slide tackles will be taken seriously by the league and the officials.    
* (U10 down) If a referee determines that 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 # of players required to start a game.            
* All ages: if a team is short 1 player the opposing team will 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 have players defend their own 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; however, punts (including drop kicks) that land beyond midfield in the air result in an indirect free kick.
* Players & coaches must shake hands at the end of the game in a manner that supports good sportsmanship.      
Additional Rules                
* Pre Game warm up minutes are suggested times; referees may alter the times as necessary.        
* In age divisions that do not allow penalty kicks, an indirect kick is substituted.          
* Anyone may play goal in OT.                
* When only 1 referee is assigned 2 club linesman may be used.            
* Red Cards must be reported to the MSA Director of Coaching within 24 hours.          
* U10 and older Recreational teams & All Academy Teams participate in an end of season tournament.      
* U12 and younger: Intentionally heading the ball is no longer allowed.        
Rules Specific to Spring 2019                
* U15 & U18 Division: Teams must have at least 1 girl as a field players at all times.        
* U15 & U18 Divisions: If both teams have 3 subs; play 11v11.             
* U15 & U18 Divisions: If less than 3 subs; play 10v10 unless both coaches agree to 11v11