AYSO Region 62. Foster City CA. Rules of Competition
Last update: 2021-09-23
|Birth Year for MY2021||2017||2016||2015, 2014||2013, 2012||2011, 2010||2009, 2008||2007, 2006|
2005, 2004, 2003
|Max on Roster||7||11||13||18(fall),16(winter)||22 max. 18-20 preferable|
|Players on field||4v4||7v7||9v9||Law III (11v11)|
|Min players on field||4||5||6||Law III (7)|
|Substitutions||No player sits out 2 quarters until all players have sat out 1 quarter, |
i.e. all children present at the start of the game play 3/4 of a game.
Late arrivals play min. 1 quarter
|Players must play half the match. |
Late arrivals play min. 1 quarter.
Free Substitutions allowed.
|Goalkeeper substitutions||No Goalkeepers||Time in outfield ≥|
Time as GK 
|Max 2 quarters as goalkeeper||Law III|
|Half||20 min.||25 min.||30 min.||35 min.||40 min.||Law VII (45 min.)|
|Ball size||3||4||Law II (5)|
|Field||30 x 15||70 x 40||70 x 50||Law I (100-130 x 50-100)|
|Spectators||Teams on opposite sides||All spectators on one side of the field, Coaches & Players on the other|
|Coaches||Coaches with their team's players & their parents||Only 2 qualified coaches may be in the Technical Area at any one time|
Visiting team's technical area is behind AR1
|Build-out Line (BOL)||No||Yes||No|
(releasing the ball)
|n/a||Kick release or attacker xing BOL before release → IFK ||Laws II & XII|
|Goal Kicks||Restart from edge of the penalty area, opposing players give 10 yards (or halfway line).||Redo if opposing players not behind BOL.||Law XVI|
|Free kicks||None||IFK only||Laws XIII & XIV|
|Offside||Don't even think about it||No. Discourage goal tending||Beyond BOL||Law XI|
|Distance (for kicks)||N/A||5 yards||6 yards||8 yards||Law XIII (10 yards)|
|Verbal only||No Cards for Players.||Cards are rare.|
Yellows can occur.
|Throw in's||Don't worry about it||Kick-ins||Throw-in or kick-ins allowed||Law XV ||Law XV|
|Slide tackling||Not allowed → IFK infraction||Law XII|
|Heading the ball||Deliberate Heading of the Ball → IFK Infraction||Allowed|
|Playing short on players||Coach's discretion - not mandatory|
|Running up the score/|
Lopsided score rule
|Not Applicable||Leading team removes a scoring player for every goal over a diff of 3 goals|
|Coaches to take mitigation actions when a team is ahead by 3 goals.|
Max acceptable goal difference is 5.
Points will be deducted for a Final GD of 6 Goals or Higher.
Change tactics & player positions and NOT the game of soccer.
Referee only action is to include this on match report and when scoring Sportsmanship
|COVID-19||Per county and state guideline, face coverings are not required for those vaccinated, they are recommended for unvaccinated persons.|
| U10 Goalkeeper sub rule||In U10 games the Keeper must play equal or more time in the field as in goal. Sitting out does not count as time on field. Therefore, Keeper cannot play more than 2 quarters in goal.|
| U10 No penalization of certain offences during first 3 game days||For the first 3 gamedays of the season, referees stop play, instruct, but not penalize the following offences in U10 games:|
* Inappropriate throw-in and double touch of a kick-off, goal kick, corner kick, and free kick. Restart: retake
* Minor GK violations, e.g., exit penalty area while holding the ball, handling from back-pass or throw-in, or doing punts, drop-kicks, or volleys. Restart: dropped ball