|AYSO Region 62. Foster City CA. Rules of Competition|
|Division||5U||6U||8U||10U||12U ||14U |
|Birth Year for MY2022||2018||2017||2016, 2015||2014, 2013||2012, 2011||2010, 2009|
|Max on Roster||7||11||13||18(fall),16(winter)|
|Players on field||4v4||7v7||9v9||Law III (11v11)|
|Min players on field||4||5||6||Law III (7)|
|Substitutions||Players must play at least ½ the match. No player will play 4|
quarters until all players have played 3 quarters.
Players arriving during the 2nd/3rd quarters must play at least 1 quarter.
|Players must play min. ½ the match. Players arriving during 2nd/3rd Q are must play 1Q min. Monitored 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.|
|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 goal 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||Play down depending on goal diff ||As soon as a Team is ahead by 3 Goals coaches should take immediate corrective action to mitigate the situation.|
Referee only action is to include this on match report and when scoring Sportsmanship
|Max acceptable goal difference is 5.|
Change tactics & player positions and NOT the game of soccer.
Points will be deducted for a final goal difference of 6 Goals or Higher.
Foster City AYSO-specific rules (highlighted in yellow above)
| 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 2 game days||During the first 2 gamedates of the season, referees stop play, instruct, but not penalize the following offences:|
* 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
| U10 lopsided rule||At 4 goals difference, the leading team plays down 1 player.|
At 5 goals difference, the leading team plays down 2 players.
Only scoring players are to be removed from the field.
Enforcement of the player-down rules above is to follow Law 3.7 (Extra persons on the field of play)
The Lopsided rule takes precedence over Minimum playing time.
| U12 and U14 rules||U12 and U14 rules are exactly the same as the Area2N's rules.|