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From the Policy on Players and Playing Rules of the United States Youth Soccer Association



Below is a quick reference to Rule 303:
Length of Games, Overtime Periods and Ball Specifications

Section 1. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, the length of games, overtime periods, ball size, ball circumference, and ball weight for each age group is as follows:

Age Group

Game Length

Overtime Periods

Size

Circumference

Weight

Number of Players

Under-19

Two 45' halves

Two 15' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-18

Two 45' halves

Two 15' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-17

Two 45' halves

Two 15' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-16

Two 40' halves

Two 15' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-15

Two 40' halves

Two 15' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-14

Two 35' halves

Two 10' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-13

Two 35' halves

Two 10' halves

#5

27-28 in.

14-16 ozs.

Under-12

Two 30' halves

Two 10' halves

#4

25-26 in.

11-13 ozs.    

No more than 11, 8 strongly recommended

Under-11

Two 30' halves

Two 10' halves

#4

25-26 in.

11-13 ozs.    

No more than 11, 8 strongly recommended

Under-10

Two 25' halves   

NONE

#4

25-26 in.

11-13 ozs.    

No more than 7, 6 strongly recommended

Under-8

4 -12' quarters

NONE

#3

23-24 in.

11-12 ozs.    

No more than 5, 4 strongly recommended

Under-6

4 – 6' quarters   

NONE

#3

23-24 in.

11-12 ozs.     

No more than 4, 3 strongly recommended

(b) In tournament play, if the game is still tied after overtime periods, FIFA "Kicks from the Penalty Mark" rules apply to determine the winner.

 

Section 2. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, the length of games, ball size, ball circumference, and ball weight for each age group shall be as follows:

Age Group

Game Length

Size

Circumference

Weight

Under-10

As Modified Rules specify

#4

25-26 in.

11–13 ozs.

Under-8

As Modified Rules specify

#3

23-24 in.

11–13 ozs.

Under-6

As Modified Rules specify

#3

23-24 in.

11–13 ozs.

 

(b) For the Under 10, Under 8, and Under 6 competitions, ties will stand.