U10 CYSL           
      Small-sided Games          
      Modified Playing Rules - Effective Fall 2019          
      For complete rules           
Number of Players   7V7 Maximum,  6 field players + 1 GK      
    5 players must be present to start a game      
Roster Size   14 Maximum          
Field Dimensions   Rectangular:     Between 55-65 yards by 35-45 yards recommended  
Markings   The field of play is divided into two halves by a halfway line.   
    The center mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line  
    A circle with a radius of 7 yards is marked around it.    
Build Out Line   The build out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back  
(New Fall 2016)   in an unpressured setting.        
    When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, 
    the opposing team should move behind the build out line.    
    Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper   
    can pass or throw/roll the ballot a teammate (no punting).  
    After the ball has been put into play by the goalkeeper,     
    the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.
Goals   6.5X18.5 are recommended.  6X18 and 7X21 are acceptable.   
    Goals must be anchored securely to the ground.    
Goal Area   None            
Penalty Area   The Penalty Area: A penalty area is defined at each end of the field as follows:  
    Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, ten (10) yards from the 
    center of the goal. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of 
    of ten (10) yards and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. The
    area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the penalty area. Within
    each penalty area a penalty mark is made seven (7) yards from the midpoint
    between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius
    of  eight (8) yards from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty area. 
Flag Posts   Conform to FIFA.          
Corner Arc   Conform to FIFA.          
Ball    Size 4            
Duration of play   25 minute halves - 5 minute half time      
Offside   APPLIES.  Conform to FIFA        
Free Kicks & Corner Kicks   Conform to FIFA - exception that all opponents are at least 8 yards from the ball.
Start & Restart of Play   Conform to FIFA - exception that all opponents are at least 8 yards from the ball.
Headers (New Fall 16)   Not permitted. A purposeful header shall result in an indirect   
    free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction.  
Fouls & Misconduct   Conform to FIFA. -----No slide tackeling          
Substitutions   UNLIMITED and at any stoppage.  No substitutions on penalty kicks.  
Penalty Kicks   Conform to FIFA.          
Throw-In   Conform to FIFA.          
Goal Kick               Conform to FIFA.  In the past the team takin the goal kick could not touch  
(New for 2019-20)   the ball until it had left the penalty area.  Now a player from the team in  
    possession may reside in or enter the penalty area and touch the ball as 
    soon as it is in play.  For the ball to be considered in play, it must have been
    kicked and clearly moves This change is meant to speed up the play of the 
    game.   Does this change the buildout line?  No, the spirit of the build out line
    is still in effectin that players on the team not in possession must move 
    behind the buildout line until the ball is considered in play.  Players for the 
    team in possession of the goal kick may choose to  position themselves 
    inside the penalty area.  If a team chooses to take a goal kick or free kick  
    quickly they are doing so at their own risk as the normal build out rules still apply. 
Ball In & Out of Play   Conform to FIFA.          
Method of Scoring   Conform to FIFA.