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7.1 The rules and specifications for each age group shall be as follows:

7.1 

 

8 & Under (4v4)

9/10 & Under (6v6)

11/12 & Under (8v8)

12 & Up (11v11)

GAME DIMENSIONS

Maximum goal size

4’ x 6’

6’ x 18’

7’ x 21’

8’ x 24’

Ball size

#3

#4

#4

#5

Max field dimensions

30 x 50 yds

40 x 50 yds

50 x 80 yds

75 x 130 yds

Min field dimensions

20 x 40 yds

35 x 45 yds

40 x 70 yds

50 x 100 yds

Center circle & penalty arc radius

5 yards

5 yards

8 yards

10 yards

Corner kick arc radius

2 feet

2 feet

1 yard

1 yard

Goal area from goal post

3 yards

4 yards

6 yards

6 yards

Depth of goal area

3 yards

4 yards

6 yards

6 yards

Penalty area from goal post

None

12 yards

14 yards

18 yards

Depth of penalty area

None

12 yards

14 yards

18 yards

Penalty spot from goal line

None

9 yards

10 yards

12 yards

PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS

Max # of players on field

4

6

8

11

Max # of players on roster

8

12

14

18

Minimum play-time/player (Rec./Club)

50%

50%

50%

50%

RULES

Length of each half

24 min.

25 min

30 min

See b below

Length of half-time break

5 min.

5 min.

5 min.

5 min.

Length of overtime

2/10 min.

2/10 min.

2/10 min.

See b below

Keeper can use hands

No Keeper

Penalty area

Penalty area

Penalty area

Opponent distance from ball on free kicks, kick-offs

5 yards

5 yards

8 yards

10 yards

Direct kicks allowed

No

No

Yes

Yes

Penalty kicks allowed

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Referee to explain penalty

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No. of throw-ins allowed

2 Throw-ins

2 Throw-ins

1

1

Call offsides?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Goal kicks may be taken from any point inside goal box?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Score off a kick-off, corner or goal kick?

No

No

Yes

Yes

Record scores/ standings?

NO

YES

YES

YES

 6 & Under use the same rules as the 8 & Under except:: Kick-ins instead of throw ins, 20 min. halves & no overtime periods.

Length of half & overtime periods: 13/14 & Under - 35 min. & 2/10 min. 15/16 & Under - 40 min. & 2/15 min. 17-19 & Under - 45 min. & 2/15 min.

16/19 & Under Small Sided (6v6) use the same rules as the 10 & Under except: Size #5 ball, one throw in, NO OFFSIDES - use 3 line rule, direct kicks allowed, score direct from kick-off & corner

All free kicks in 6/8 & under are classified as "in-direct". No direct or penalty kicks are to be awarded at any time. For goal kicks for 8 & under, the ball must travel 5 yards to be in play. This area is

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marked only as a guide for those players to stand behind during a goal kick. Kicking team can be in this area during the goal kick.

All free kicks in 9/10 & under are classified as "in-direct" except fouls in penalty box.

Ball sizes: #3 23/24 circum., 8-10 oz.; #4 25/26 circum., 11-13 oz.; #5 27/28 circum., 14-16 oz.

8.0 Game Admission Requirements

8.1 Non- Recreational

8.1.1 All coach and player passes shall be presented to the referee prior to the start of each game. In the absence of an electronic registration procedure, the referee SHALL NOT ALLOW any player or coach to participate if;

8.1.1.1 The pass is missing.

8.1.1.2 The player pass not signed by the player, and the coach’s pass not signed by the coach.

8.1.1.3 the pass does NOT have a current (6 months or less) picture

8.1.1.4 the player is out of uniform

8.1.1.5 the player’s pass or team code does not match the team roster code.

8.1.2 Passes are to be returned to the team’s manager or coach at the conclusion of the game, except those belonging to a player and/or coach who were ejected from the game.

8.1.3 If a player or coach does not present a current Player Pass to the referee prior to participation, then he/she shall not participate in nor coach that game.

8.1.4 Should a player or coach who is not properly registered participate in a game, then his/her team shall automatically forfeit the contest 4-0 to the opposing team, and may be subject to disciplinary action by the League depending upon the circumstances of the violation.

8.2 Recreational

8.2.1 ALL coaches shall have a current and properly issued FYSA coach pass in their possession.

8.2.2 All non-competitive teams shall produce an FYSA generated roster. No hand written rosters allowed. Each player shall have a picture, listed by name, affixed to the back of the roster. Rosters shall contain player numbers when present on jerseys.

8.2.3 Rosters shall be laminated or placed in a protective pouch. Additional sheets may be used to provide additional space for pictures.

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9.0 Referee Requirements.

9.1 The referee shall require that both teams enter all the appropriate information on the League roster/game card prior to the start of the game.

9.2 The referee shall verify the identity of each player and coach by his/her Player Pass, and shall collect the passes of all players and coaches participating in the game.

9.3 The referee will allow participation of only those players and coaches whose names appear on the referee report form or game card and for whom he/she has collected a Player Pass.

9.4 The referee shall check and make certain that each player’s equipment is in proper order and is not considered in his/her opinion to be dangerous to both the player and other players.

9.5 The referee shall check that parents and coaches are on opposite sides of the field. There should be a line at least one (1) yard from both touchlines for parents and coaches.

9.6 Upon completion of the game (and in the event of a yellow card, red card or injury), the referee shall sign the game card or referee report form and deliver/mail it to the BYSL Discipline Committee, or other designated recipient, within 24 hours.

9.7 In instances where a player or coach has been ejected for the game, the referee shall include a supplementary report, detailing the circumstances leading to the player or coach’s ejection from the game.

9.8 The referee shall be licensed, certified and dressed in approved uniform for all interclub games, scrimmages, friendly games or practice sessions.

9.9 ONLY Certified referee assignors shall assign referees for their respective Clubs within the League.

10.0 Substitutions.

10.1 Premier, Classic (Competition), and Recreational League players, age 11 to19 and under, may be substituted ONLY during a stoppage in the game. Substitutions shall enter from the Midfield Line and one player must leave the field of play before another player may enter the field of play. The number of substitutions shall be unlimited and shall occur only at the following times:

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10.2 Prior to a throw-in in your favor. The team not in possession may substitute an unlimited number of players at a throw provided that the team with possession of the ball is also substituting, provided the substitutes are at the center line at the time of stoppage.

10.3 Prior to a goal kick by either team.

10.4 After a goal by either team.

10.5 After an injury, by either team, when the referee has stopped play, and at the dis-cretion of the referee.

10.6 At half time, or end of the game prior to overtime.

10.7 Note: No substitutions shall be permitted at corner kick stoppages.

10.8 Premier, Classic (Competition), Club, and Recreational League players ages 6 to 10 and under and small sided games at any age group, may be substituted anytime the ball is out of play with the permission of the Referee. There is unlimited substitution for both teams on the following: (i) team possession, (ii) goal kick, (iii) goal scored, or (iv) injury (not on corner kicks).

10.9 The coach must notify the referee prior to the game of any player not participating in the game due to disciplinary reasons or an injury or illness. If a recreational game is in progress, and the coach is not going to permit a player play a full half of the game for disciplinary reasons, then the referee must also be notified.

10.10 The coach or team captain must notify the referee of a goalkeeper substitution.

11.0 Demeanor of Coaches.

11.1 Only tactical instructions to the players during the match are permitted.

11.2 Coaches must always remain between the penalty areas and near their bench or halfway line.

11.3 All coaches, non-participating players, parents and spectators must remain outside one (1) yard from touchline on their respective sides of the fields.

11.4 Coaching from the spectator side of the field shall be prohibited. This includes use of cell phones to contact participating coaches.

11.5 No more than 3 rostered coaches, with passes may be on the coach’s side of the field.

11.6 Player substitutes must remain on the bench or in the equipment area while the game is in progress.

11.7 Coaches, players, or spectators are prohibited from using mechanical devices at any time, such as voice amplifiers, cow bells, and/or air horns.

11.8 Coaches, players, or spectators, SHALL NOT use profanity or make insulting or otherwise derogatory remarks or gestures directed to their own team, the opposing team, the referee, or to spectators.

11.9 Coaches, players, or player substitutes, shall not, by their remarks or gestures in any manner incite disruptive behavior.

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11.10 Coaches shall be responsible to control their own players. Should a fight ensue among the players from an opposite team occur, coaches, not referees, shall have the duty to separate their own players. Coaches are prohibited from touching the opposition teams’ players.

11.11 Coaches, players, or spectators, either violating or who have violated the above rules, will be subject to ejection from the game, as well as further disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the individual club and/or the Board of this League.

11.12 When spectators are out of control, the Coach of the Team’s spectators will be requested by the referee to control his/her team’s spectators. Should the coach not be successful, the referee may be terminating the game.

11.13 Coaches shall fill out and provide referees with game reports and player/coaches passes prior to beginning of each game.

11.14 Home team coaches shall insure that there are no conflicts in jersey colors with the visiting team. In the event of conflict, the home team shall change its jersey color, subject to referee approval.

11.15 Coaches, spectators, or any other officials, SHALL NOT enter the field of play, unless requested by the referee.