2016 Recreational League Rules
Recreation Rules B/G U6, U7, U8 B/G U9/U10 B/G U11/U12 B/G U13/U14 B/G U15-U19
Ball Size #3 #4 #4 #5 #5
Shinguards Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Jewelry

Must Remove No exceptions

Must Remove No exceptions Must Remove No exceptions Must Remove No exceptions Must Remove No exceptions
Field Size (minimum in yards) 30 x 20 47 x 30 75 x 47 112 x 75 112 x 75
Number of Players 4v4 7v7 9v9 11v11 11v11
no GK 6 + GK 8 + GK 10 + GK 10 + GK
Minimum to start N/A N/A Even sided teams  to start and play - Other team can borrow players from other teams in the same league (regular season only) Even sided teams  to start and play - Other team can borrow players from other teams in the same league (regular season only) Even sided teams  to start and play - Other team can borrow players from other teams in the same league (regular season only)
Substitutes/ Playing Time Free Subs Free Subs Free Subs Free Subs Free Subs
Each player should play 50% of the time each game (if players does not, player starts next game) Each player should play 50% of the time each game (if players does not, player starts next game) Each player must try to play an equal number of minutes (sub at every 10 min mark) Each player must try to play an equal number of minutes (sub at every 10 min mark)
Players may be substituted at any throw-in at the center line Players may be substituted at any throw-in at the center line A player may be substituted at any stoppage of play with the permission of the referee. (No restrictions on substitution) A player may be substituted at any stoppage of play with the permission of the referee. (No restrictions on substitution)
Players may be substituted at any goal kick Players may be substituted at any goal kick
Players may NOT be substituted on a corner kick or free kick. Players may NOT be substituted on a corner kick or free kick.
Referee None - Coach instruction on field 1 Unlicensed Ref 1 Licensed Ref 2 Licensed Ref 2 Licensed Ref
2 Parent Linespersons to only raise flag when ball goes out in the direction of possession 2 Parent Linespersons to only raise flag when ball goes out in the direction of possession PIAA Standard PIAA Standard
Length of Game Quarters Quarters Halves Halves Halves
8 minute quarters (U6/U7)
12 minute quarters (U8)
12 minute quarters 30 minute halves 35 minute halves 35 minute halves
5 minute halftime 10 minute halftime 10 minute halftime 15 minute halftime 15 minute halftime
  Finish on Schedule.  Running late cut a quarter to Finish on Schedule, Coach Agreement Finish on Schedule.  Running late cut a quarter to Finish on Schedule, Coach\Ref Agreement Finish on Schedule.  Balance Halves to Finish on Schedule. Coach\Ref Agreement Finish on Schedule.  Balance Halves to Finish on Schedule.  Coach\Ref Agreement Finish on Schedule.  Balance Halves to Finish on Schedule.  Coach\Ref Agreement
Offside No Offside FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws
Goalkeeper No Goalkeeper Unlimited Steps/Time FIFA Laws (6 seconds) FIFA Laws (6 seconds) FIFA Laws (6 seconds)
Intentional Heading Permitted No - Indirect Kick No - Indirect Kick No - Indirect Kick Yes Yes
Buildout Line No Yes No No No
Intentional Kick Back & GK Picks Up N/A FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws
Yellow Card No No Yes  Player immediately leaves the field and is replaced with a sub. Player immediately leaves the field and is replaced with a sub.
Player sits out and calms down before returning to play. Player sits out and calms down before returning to play.
2 Yellow cards in one game = a Red card. 2 Yellow cards in one game = a Red card.
Yellow cards are cumulative game to game.
Red Card ( 2 Yellow) No No No Player receiving a Red card must immediately leave the game. Player receiving a Red card must immediately leave the game.
The Red carded player can NOT be replaced with another player (the team plays down a player) The Red carded player can NOT be replaced with another player (the team plays down a player)
Free Kicks All Indirect All Indirect FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws
Penalty Kicks No Penalty Kicks No Penalty Kicks FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws
Throw-ins  (as soon as ball crosses the touchline, it is in play.  If play lifts foot after ball enters play, NOT a foul throw Instruction until players gets it close to correct FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws FIFA Laws
Both feet down and ball over head - Can NOT be offside on a throw-in Both feet down and ball over head - Can NOT be offside on a throw-in Both feet down and ball over head - Can NOT be offside on a throw-in Both feet down and ball over head - Can NOT be offside on a throw-in
Lose throw on violation Lose throw on violation Lose throw on violation Lose throw on violation
Goal Line Coaching No No No No No
Goal Line Spectating No No No No No
Team Benches Opposite Sidelines Same  Sidelines Same  Sidelines Same  Sidelines Same  Sidelines
Spectators With Team Opposite Sidelines Opposite Sidelines Opposite Sidelines Opposite Sidelines
Standings No No Reported to coordinator - not for public viewing
Score Kept No No
Playoffs No No Yes Yes Yes
Rec Select Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

© Copyright 2016 Demosphere International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Youth Sports WebWriter Websites, Online Registration Management, Tournament and League Scheduling Systems