NW Youth Soccer Association: Game Rules

 

Game Related Information


Team Sizes
Determined by seasonal numbers and volunteers, announced in season handout

Field Players

Determined by seasonal numbers and volunteers, announced in season handout

Game Fields, Maps And Addresses
* Game Fields:  Listed On Schedules Practice And Schedules Season Pages
* Game Field Maps:  Listed On Flyers, Handouts, Forms Page
* Game Field Addresses:  Listed On Locations Page

Game Days And Times
* Under 3/4 Session:  Saturdays (Unless Needing To Schedule A Weeknight Session)
   - 10:30am Start Time
* Under 4/5/6 Game:  Saturdays (Unless Needing To Schedule A Weeknight Game), 
   - 10:30am, 11:45am (4 Teams) Kickoffs Or
   - 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm (6 Teams) Kickoffs Or
   - 10:00am, 11:10am, 12:20pm, 1:30pm (8 Teams) Kickoffs 
* Under 7/8/9 Game:  Saturdays (Unless Needing To Schedule A Weeknight Game),
   - 10:30am, 11:45am (4 Teams) Kickoffs Or
   - 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm (6 Teams) Kickoffs Or
   - 10:00am, 11:10am, 12:20pm, 1:30pm (8 Teams) Kickoffs 
 
* Under 10/11/12 Game:  Saturdays, Mid Morning To Early Afternoon Kickoffs
* Under 13/14/15 Game:  Saturdays, Mid Afternoon To Late Afternoon, Some Weeknights Games


Session And Game Lengths

* Under 3/4 Session:  45 minute Session And For Those Interested 10 Minute Plus (Game) Session
* Under 4/5/6 Game:  Four 12 Or 13 Minute Quarters, 2 Minute Break Between Quarters, 4 Minute Halftime 
* Under 7/8/9 Game:  Two 25 Or Two 30 Minute Halves, 5 Minute Halftime 
* Under 10/11/12 Game:   Two 30 Minute Halves, 5 Minute Halftime

* Under 13/14/15 Game:  Two 35 Minute Halves, 5 Minute Halftime 


FIFA Laws

Go to following link:  http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/lawsofthegame.html


Rules

* Under 3/4 Players Session:
   - NA

* Under 4/5/6 Game
   - 1 Coach Can Be On The Field During The Game  [Must Stay Out Of The Way Of Play]
   - Substituting Can Be Made During Normal Stoppages
   - On The Fly Substituting  [One Or Two Players At A Time]  [Exiting Player Must Tag Incoming Player Before They Enter Field]    
   - Second Tries Are Allowed On Any Throw In And Kick  [Exception Being Penalty Kick]
   - No Offside Calls Will Be Made
   - No Slide Tackling And Kicking Will Be Allowed
   - No Heading Is Allowed
   - If A Player Scores 3 Goals They Cannot Score Again, Changes To 2 Goals If Their Team Is Ahead By 5 Goals
     > Should a score be made past the limit a goalkick will be awarded
   - If Team Is Up By 4 Goals Coaches Needs To Require Player Challenges
   - If A Team Is Up By 5 Goals The Team Which Is Down Can Add A Field Player
   - Team Shirt:  Players Must Wear Their Team Shirt, Coaches Their Team Shirt Unless It Is Not Possible Due To Inclement Weather
   - Teams Must Sit On The Same Side Of The Field
   - Spectators Must Sit In Non Team Areas
   - Some Referee Instructional Calls Will Be Made Without Stopping Play
   - Teams Do Not Switch Sides At Halftime
   - FIFA Rules Will Be In Affect Unless Otherwise Stated
   - Ball:  Size #3    
   - In The Event It Is Possible To Assign A Referee To A U6 Game A HC Or AC Is Asked To Referee Game  
   - Field Players:  4v4, 5v5 Or 6v6  [Includes Goalkeeper] 
   - Play Time:  50%


* Under 7/8/9 Game
   - Substituting Can Be Made During Normal Stoppages 
   - No Offside Calls Will Be Made

   - No Slide Tackling And Kicking Will Be Allowed
   - No Heading Is Allowed 

   - If A Player Scores 3 Goals They Cannot Score Again, Changes To 2 Goal If Their Team Is Ahead By 5 Goals
     > Should a score be made past the limit, a goalkick will be awarded
   - If Team Is Up By 4 Goals Coaches Needs To Require Player Challenges
       
   - If A Team Is Up By 5 Goals The Team Which Is Down Can Add A Field Player  
   - Team Shirt:  Players Must Wear Their Team Shirt, Coaches Their Team Shirt Unless It Is Not Possible Due To Inclement Weather
   - Teams Must Sit On The Same Side Of The Field
   - Spectators Must Sit In Non Team Areas
   - Some Referee Instructional Calls Will Be Made Without Stopping Play
   - Teams Will Switch Sides At Halftime
   - FIFA Rules Will Be In Affect Unless Otherwise Stated
   - Ball:  Size #4
   - Field Players:  6v6, 7v7 Or 8v8  [Includes Goalkeeper] 
   - Play Time:  50% 


* Under 10/11/12 Game:
   - Substituting Can Be Made During Normal Stoppages
   - Offside Call Will Be Made
   - No Slide Tackling And Kicking Will Be Allowed
   - Heading Is Not Permitted   
   - Team Jersey:  Players Must Wear Uniform Set, Coaches Their Team Shirt Unless It Is Not Possible Due To Inclement Weather

   - Teams Must Sit On The Same Side Of The Field   
   - Spectators Must Sit On Opposite Side Of The Field From Teams
   - Teams Will Switch Sides At Halftime
   - FIFA Rules Will Be In Affect Unless Otherwise Stated
   - Ball:  Size #4

   - Field Players:  11v11  [Includes Goalkeeper]  Vs Sparta 9v9   

   - Play Time:  45%-55%


* Under 13/14/15 Game:
   - Substituting Can Be Made During Normal Stoppages
   - Offside Call Will Be Made
   - No Slide Tackling And Kicking Will Be Allowed  
   - Team Jersey:  Players Must Wear Uniform Set, Coaches Their Team Shirt Unless It Is Not Possible Due To Inclement Weather
   - Teams Must Sit On The Same Side Of The Field
   - Spectators Must Sit On Opposite Side Of The Field From Teams
   - Teams Will Switch Sides At Halftime
   - FIFA Rules Will Be In Affect Unless Otherwise Stated
   - Ball:  Size #5

   - Field Players:  11v11  [Includes Goalkeeper]  Vs Sparta 9v9
   - Play Time:  40%-60%




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