SSJYSL - Law of the Game

 

Law of the game

The league plays according to the FIFA Law of the game, and the modified laws of the games published by the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), with one main exception: all U10 rec games are played according to the Delgado rules (main difference: with offside and DFK). Note that we do not have a special shoot-out rule, but expect coaches to give weaker players a chance to play forwards if they lead by 5 goals or more. Please find below a summary of the modifications we use in our league.

Abbreviations: KO: Kick off, GK: Goal kick, DFK: Direct free kick, IFK: Indirect free kick, PK: Penaly kick

Special rule for Rec:

  • Each player must play at least 50% of the game
  • Explain infractions, especially at the younger age groups
  • Multiple players may have the same number, especially in Spring, please accept it
  • In general be friendly, rec coaches are rarely very experienced. 

Important rules for all games (Rec, Comp, NorCal)

  • All players must have player passes (with the exception of U6 and U12 Rec teams)
  • No jewlery is allowed, and taping over ear rings is not acceptable
  • all players must have shin-guards, no baseball shoes, etc.

Summary of laws per age group

Unless otherwise noted FIFA rules apply (offside, fouls, with DFK, IFK and PK, 10 yards distance, 11 players, single throw-in, etc) 

A small table you can print for your reference.

U6 (Rec Only)

  • Players: mi 3, max 5, no Keeper, Ball size #3, very small field (30-50yards x 20-40yards, goals 6 yard by 6ft
  • Substitution: Unlimited, can be made at any time -- preferably at game stoppage.
  • 2 x 20min halfs, 5 min break
  • Fouls: All fouls will result in an IFK - opponents are six yards away, no DFK, no PK
  • Player passes not required, no game cards
  • no off-side rule apply

U8 (Rec)

  • Players: min 4, max 8, roster of 14 max, Ball size #3, small field (40-70yards x 35-50 yards), goals 6 yard by 6 ft.
  • Substitution: Unlimited, can be made by either team at a throw in, GK, KO, when stopped due to injury, and after a yellow card (however the coach may substitute only the yellow carded player)
  • 2 x 20min halfs, 5 min break
  • Off-Side: no offside is called.
  • Throw ­In: Conform to the FIFA laws of the game; however, one re-throw is allowed after explanation the infraction, then allow to play on.
  • Goalies may handle the ball for more than 6 seconds, may re-handle the ball after releasing it, and may handle the ball after it is passed from a teammate. 
  • Fouls: All fouls will result in an IFK - with the opponent six yards away. No DFK, no PK.
  • No game cards are needed for U8 rec games, player passes for games are not required

U8 - U10 Comp

  • 7 vs 7 rules

U10  Rec

  • Players: min 5, max 8 (rec: 9 if both coaches agree), roster of 14max, Ball size #4, small field (50-90yards x 35-60yards, goals 7 yard by 7 ft
  • Substitution: Unlimited,   Both can during any GK, KO, or after an injury - when the referee stops play, Only the team in possesion of a throw-in
  •                                        and after a yellow card (however the coach may substitute only the yellow carded player)
  • 2x25min halfs, 5 min break
  • Throw ­In:  one re-throw is allowed   
  • 8 yard distance for DFK, IFK, GK from the goal box area,  no PK- instead DFK from penalty box line

 

  pages 8 & 9      http://ccslcoast.org/display?tag=CCSLPPlayingRules

 

U11 - U12 

  •  9 vs 9 rules

U13 and U14

  •  Ball size (#5)
  • Duration of the game: two equal halves of 35 minutes, halftime break 5-10 minutes.
  • No headers if 12 years olds are playing up on the teams

U15 and U16

  •  Ball size (#5)
  • Duration of the game: two equal halves of 40 minutes, halftime break 5-10 minutes.

U17 and up

  •  Ball size (#5)
  • Duration of the game: two equal halves of 45 minutes, halftime break 5-10minutes.
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