Rules overview for spring 2021

See bylaws for additional rules

The modified rules below are for Spring 2021. For all other rules, please refer to the bylaws.

 

U-6

U-7 to U-8

U-9 to U-10

U-11 to U-12

U14

U14/MSSA/HSSA

Minimum field size in yards

15 x 25

20 x 30

35 x 55

45 x 70

55x100

55 x 100

Maximum field size in yards

20 x 30

30 x 40

45 x 65

55 x 80

80x130

80 x 130

Goal size in feet

6 x 4 to 8 x 4

12 x 6

18 x 6

21 x 7

24 x 8

24 x 8

Penalty area in yards

N/A

N/A

26 x 10

34 x 14

44 x 18

44 x 18

Goal area in yards

5-foot radius

12 x 4

16 x 6

18 x 6

20 x 6

20 x 6

Circles and arcs (not corner arcs) and yield distance in yards

 

4

 

6

 

8

 

8

 

10

 

10

Corner arcs in yards

1

1

1

1

1

1

Penalty spot from goal line in yards

N/A

N/A

8

10

12

12

Length of play in minutes

8-min quarters

10-min quarters

25-min halves

25-min halves

30-min halves

Per outside league

Length of breaks in minutes

2-min between quarters

2-min between quarters

5-min halftime

5-min halftime

5-min halftime

Per outside league

 

Substitutes

Between quarters and for injuries

Between quarters and for injuries

 

See 8.3

 

See 8.3

See 8.3

Per outside league

Ball size

3

3

4

4

5

5

 

Referee pay

N/A (Coach referee)

 

N/A (Coach referee)

1 @ $25

(center), 2 @

$15 (AR’s)

1 @ $25

(center), 2 @

$15 (AR’s)

1 @ $25

(center), 2 @

$15 (AR’s)

Per outside league

Offsides

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Build out line

Midfield

Midfield

Yes

No

No

No

Number of players on field

5v5, no goalkeepers

6v6

8 v 8

9 v 9

11 v 11

11 v 11

Minimum number of players on field

3

4

5

7

    9

Per outside league