Division Parameters: U10 Boys 6 v 6 Field: 60 x 40 yds 6’ x 18’ Goal, Size 4 ball
U10 Girls 6 v 6 Field: 60 x 40 yds 6’ x 18’ Goal, Size 4 ball
*4 x 12 minute quarters*
U12 Boys 8 v 8 Field: 80 x 50 yds 6’ x 18’ Goal, Size 4 ball
U12 Girls 8 v 8 Field: 80 x 50 yds 6’ x 18’ Goal, Size 4 ball
*2 x 30 minute halves*
U15 Boys 11 v 11 Field: 110 x 65yds 8’ x 24’ Goal, Size 5 ball
U15 Girls 11 v 11 Field: 110 x 65yds 8’ x 24’ Goal, Size 5 ball
*2 x 35 minute halves*
Start of Play:
The referee shall inspect opposing teams:
* Check for shin guards (Must be worn beneath socks)
* Jerseys tucked in to shorts
* NO MOUTHPIECES REQUIRED
* No jewelry except medical bracelet taped for safety
* Captains to center field, coin toss, kickoff & sides (home team calls coin toss)
Other Rules of Play
· There is a 10 minute grace period for the start of games.
· U10-U12 Teams may play with 1 player less than the required number without forfeiting. Forfeited games may still be played for fun.
· U15 Teams may play with a minimum of 7 players without forfeit.
· If you know you will not have enough players present for a game, you must call your coordinator to let them know as soon as possible so that the opposing coach can be notified.
· U10-U12 - No sliding when another player is within 4’; result is a dangerous play and an indirect free kick for the opposing team.
· U15 slide tackling permitted
· On a goal kick, only two players from the team that is in possession of the kick may be inside the penalty box area. Ball must clear the penalty box area before it may by played by any other player on the field. If it is touched within the penalty box area, then it will be a re-kick.
· All casts must be wrapped in a soft padding (i.e. bubble wrapped, then ACE bandaged) and inspected by the official before the start of the game to ensure safety to all players.
· Coaches must remain on their half of the field, and may not cross over the mid-field line while coaching or the penalty box on their side. No more than three coaches are allowed on the sidelines during the game. The three coaches must be established prior to the season (the three coaches may not be revolving amongst the parents).
· Parents must sit on the opposite side of the field from the teams and may not sit along the end lines of the field.
· Injury stoppage will use the proper FIFA re-start: a drop ball
· Stoppage time for injuries or game interruptions will be added only if the game is tied or there is a 1 goal differential.
· Coaches are to keep their players under their immediate supervision while waiting for the game ahead of them to finish. Do not warm up on the sidelines while another game is in progress.
· Coaches are to move their team and equipment away from the field of play as soon as possible at the conclusion of their game so that the next teams can get on the field as soon as possible.
Throw-Ins - Clarification only as this is the most frequent re-start in the match
A legal throw-in means both feet on the ground until after the moment the ball is released. If the foot pops up immediately after the ball is released, it is not a foul throw. Additionally, the hands and ball must start behind the head and proceed directly over top of the head. Side spin on the ball does not mean a foul throw; however, throwing the ball sideways (not directly over top of the head) is a foul throw. Both feet must be either on or behind the touchline (half of either foot or both feet on the pitch is still legal). If one or both feet are completely off the line and on the pitch, it is a foul throw. Similarly, the entire ball must cross the 5 inch touchline to be out of play and for a throw-in to be awarded. If a throw-in never enters the field of play, it is to be re-thrown. A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. An opponent must be 2 yards from the thrower and may not attempt to obstruct the thrower or an indirect kick will be awarded (i.e. jumping up or waiving arms).
There is no limit to the number of players that may be subbed at one time or on total subs for the game. All substitutes must be standing at the midfield line and recognized by the referee before they will be allowed to enter the game.
· The referee may sub at any match stoppage as with FIFA
· Each player must play a minimum of 15 minutes per game.
· If a team does not have any substitutes, they may ask for a 2 minute water break per half.
· Child may play for one team only; no substitutes of players that are not on the team roster.
· Cheering is encouraged; unsportsmanlike conduct of coaches, spectators or players will not be tolerated and will result in ejection. Coaches are responsible for their team and parents. Any player, coach, or parent being ejected from a game will have to meet with a league coordinator before they are allowed to play again. Additionally, coaches may not argue with the officials. Any arguing resulting from any call the official makes will result in a verbal warning followed by an ejection. Arguing with the official sets a clear, unmistakably bad example for all of the players on the field. Asking the official to watch for certain infractions by certain players (“Sir/Ma’am, please watch #15’s pushing”) is perfectly acceptable.
· If a parent or coach refuses to leave the field area due to an ejection, then the referee will call the game until they do so. If after 5 minutes, the parent or coach has not left, then the game will be called and no further play will resume.
· Officials will monitor teams as they shake hands at the conclusion of the game to insure that proper sportsmanship is being upheld by both teams.
· The results of the games must be turned in by the referee to the appropriate league coordinator or the Referee assigner after each game. Please do this soon after your games are over for the day. Score sheets will be used to compensate officials at the end of the season. They must include both officials’ names who worked the game, the time and location of the game, the winner and the score.
· If a game is tied after regulation time has expired, no additional time will be added to the game to decide a winner during the regular season. The game will be concluded as a tie.
· Score for any games called for any reason at or after the first half will be considered final.
In tournament play, once regulation time has expired, the goalie from each team that was playing during the final two minutes of the game must be the goalie for their respective teams until the conclusion of the shoot-out. Each coach will select 5 players from their team that were on the field at the conclusion of the game. These five players will alternate penalty kicks against the other team’s goalie until a winner has been determined. Goalies may shoot as part of their teams’ five players. Once all five from each team has taken their shot, if the game is still tied, then a new five will be selected. The original five players from each team may not shoot again, until everyone on their team has had the opportunity to shoot. If after the second group of five has shot, the shoot-outs will go into sudden death, meaning each team will take turns shooting until one team scores and the other team does not. Their will be a coin toss to determine which team shoots first. The winner of the coin toss can decide if they want to shoot first, or have the other team shoot first. The loser of the coin toss will determine from which end of the field the shots are taken. Again, no player on either team will be able to shoot a second time until everyone on their team has taken a shot. All players chosen in each round must be sent to the mid-field line before the shoot-out begins and will remain there until the shoot-out is completed. Once the next group of five has been selected, the previous five will return to their sideline while the others shoot.
Offside applies to all ages pursuant to FIFA Laws of the Game.
No offside reminder
There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from:
· A goal kick, a throw-in, or a corner kick
For Rain out information please call:
Tega Cay: 548-1750
Leroy Springs: 547-4333
SCAA LWAA Rain-out.com
*You will need to call the weather hotline for the field at which you are playing, not for the location at which you registered for league play (i.e. you’d call Tega Cay’s rainout line for games at Gold Hill Middle School whether registered through Leroy Springs, Clover or Tega Cay)
Rainout information will be available on weekdays after 4:00 PM & on Weekends by 7:30 AM.