CYSL U8

RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR UNDER 8 PLAY

NOTE: The first 17 rules here are modifications to the FIFA 'Laws of the Game', and as further modified by the UNITED STATES YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATIONS.

1. THE FIELD OF PLAY

Length - Between 25 to 35 yards Width - Between 15 to 25 yards

·         No penalty or goal area will be used

·         A restraining line for spectators will be placed three (3) yards from the end line of the regulation field. No spectators will be permitted in the area between the playing areas.

·         Goal Size 4 X 6.

·          Flags shall be placed at the corners and center line.

2. THE BALL

•. A size 3 ball will be used

****NO HEADING the ball in games or practices for players 10 years old and younger****

3. NUMBER OF PLA YES

·          Maximum number of players on the field is (4) players. No goalkeeper.

·         Recommended maximum number of players on the roster is eight  (8).

·         Substitution should be accomplished at the quarters and at the halftime. Each child will play at least two (2) quarters of each game.

·         Teams may have players of both sexes if necessary to fill out the roster, or to allow extra players to have an opportunity to play.

4. PLAYERS EQUIPMENT

• No change from FIFA

5. REFEREES - NONE

6. LINESMAN - NONE

7. DURATION OF THE GAME

·         Four  8 minute quarters or less

·         With a one minute break at quarters and a five minute half time break.

START OF PLAY

·         Opponents must be four (4) yards from the center mark before the kick off is taken. The ball must travel the distance of it's circumference.

 

 

 

9. BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY

               •       No change from FIFA

10. METHOD OF SCORING

·          No change from FIF A OFFSIDE - NONE

              11.             FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

·          All intentional fouls will result in an indirect free kick. Opponents must be four (4) yards from the ban before the kick is taken.

12.    FREE KJCK AND PENALTY KICK (FIF A Law 13 and Law 14)

All free kicks win be direct There are no penalty kicks

13. THROW IN (FIFA Law 15)

                •       One do over per thrower.

14. GOAL KJCK (FIFA Law 16)

·          No change from FIFA. The kick may be taken from any point four yards in front of, or to the side of the goal.

15. CORNER KICK (FIFA Law 17)

·          No change from FIF A

Player must be four (4) yards away from kicker.

16. SCHEDULING (CYSL Guideline)

                 •       No change from current policy.

17. POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

·          Each club should follow a balance team concept

1.        Redraw U8 teams each Fall and Spring.

 

2.        Coaches are encouraged to control win margins if possible, high score differentials are counterproductive.

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