YOUTH SOCCER RULES

ATTIRE

  1. Shin guards are mandatory
  2. MYS Jersey must be worn
  3. No metal cleats
  4. No watches or jewelry
  5. No hats
  6. Athletic shorts must be worn (no jeans or cargo shorts)

COACHING/TEAM

  1. Only the head coach is allowed on the field with the players
  2. Coach must stay far away in order to not get in the way of the game.
  3. Good sportsmanship is a must
  4. Only registered players may play
  5. A coach or parent must stay with the players that are not in the game.  They must be at least 3ft away from the boundary

BALL SIZE

U4: Soccer ball size 3
U6: Soccer ball size 3
U8: Soccer ball size 4
U10: Soccer ball size 4
U13: Soccer ball size 5

TEAM SIZES

  1. U4:  6v6
  2. U6:  6v6
  3. U8:  7x7
  4. U10:  8x8
  5. U13:  8x8

GOALIES

U4:  No
        U6:  Yes
        U8:  Yes
        U10:  Yes
        U13:  Yes

GAMEPLAY

  1. Games have two 20-minute halves.  There is a 5 minute halftime in between the halves.
  2. Games end 50 minutes after the scheduled start time.
  3. Unless a referee is provided, coaches will referee games.  They will be provided whistles.
  4. Games start with a kickoff by the visiting team.
  5. Number of players fielded can be adjusted by coaches if a different number is agreed upon before each game.  This is helpful when teams are too large or too small.
  6. No sliding whatsoever.  The ground is hard and injuries will occur.
  7. Substitutions allowed during dead balls
  8. Coaches will referee except for U13 and U10.  
  9. Free kicks are awarded
  10. Offsides enforced in U13 division