North Port Youth Soccer Recreational Rules

FALL 2019

U6, U7, & U8 Rules


1. 50% PLAY Rule- Every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards= No play
3. U6, U8, U9 cannot touch the ball inside the goal box { defensive touch will result in a goal for the opposing team, offensive touch will result in a goal kick for the opposing team}
4. For goal kicks, all players on the non-kicking team must move and wait behind the mid-line Once the ball is kicked, the ball is in play and anyone can touch it
5. No offsides called
6. Substitutions allowed by either team on any throw in.
7. Penalty kicks will be award if the penalty calls for it All Penalty kicks/free kicks are from the midfield line with all of the other players behind the ball {empty net} Once the ball is touched it becomes a live ball
8. A goal cannot be scored from a kickoff The ball must touch a least one player before going in the goal
9. Game length: will play 4- 8 minute quarters with a 2 minute break between each quarter
10. Maximum number of players on the field is 4 players per team. {if a team does not have enough players, coaches may agree to play short or borrow players from the other team. Every effort should be made to make sure the game is played} NPYS BOD should be notified in the event a team is short
11. Red and Yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants
12. Coaches for U6 may only be on the field to assist in the positioning of players, The coach must not interfere with play and must have an assistant on the sideline with the players
13. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments
14. U6, U7, & U8 play with a size 3 ball
15. No heading the ball, heading the ball will result in an indirect kick

U10 and up Rules


1. 50% PLAY Rule- Every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards= No play
3. Goalies must wear a contrasting color to both team, {pennies can be used}, Goalie gloves are recommended but not required
4. Goal kicks, can cross mid-field in the air
5. Punt or toss by the goalkeeper can pass mid-field in the air without touching their side of the field
6. No direct kick or indirect kicks in the penalty area, all kicks are outside the box and indirect, meaning the ball must touch other player before entering the goal ( other than a PK)
7. Offsides will be called
8. Goal cannot be scored from a kickoff- the ball must touch one other player before entering the goal
9. Penalty kicks will be awarded if the penalty calls for it
10. Game length- 4 10 minute quarters, with a 30 second water break{approx. at 10-12 min }, and a 2 minute halftime, U18 will have 4 15 minute quarters
11. Running clock- the clock will NOT be stopped and no additional time added at the end of the game, only the center referee will keep time
12. Red and Yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants
13. Maximum number of players on the field* see list below, If a team does not have enough players then both teams will play with the lesser teams number of players + 1 sub. Meaning if a team only has 6 players then BOTH teams will play with 5 on the field to allow for 1 sub NPYS BOD should be notified
14. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments
15. U10 & U14 plays with a size 4 ball U18 play with a size 5 ball
16. Heading the ball will only be allowed for U18, U10-U15 heading the ball will result in an indirect kick

*Players on the field per team

U6, U7, & U8 4 players
U10 & U11 7 players
U14 boys 9 players
U14 girls 8 players
U18 11 players

Rules that apply to all ages

1. No makeup games due to weather
2. Red cards- players must leave the field of play {they can stay on the bench with the coach} immediately and will be given an automatic 1 game suspension and must be report same day to NPYS BOD
3. Coaches who are ejected must leave the field immediately, and will be given an automatic 1 game suspension, and be reported to the NPYS BOD Immediately for review
4. Parents who are ejected must leave the field immediately, and will be given an automatic 1 game suspension, and be reported to the NPYS BOD Immediately for review
5. No pets are permitted at Narramore Soccer Complex
6. No smoking or alcohol
7. Sidelines- parents should sit 5 feet back from the line of play
8. Parents are not permitted behind the goal
9. Players can only play on 1 team
10. Only registered coaches are permitted on the sideline with the players
11. No jewelry may be worn during the game
12. No hard casts will be permitted during games or practice
13. If your player has on an orthopedic brace, you must have a written note from your players’ doctor stating “ your child may play with the brace on”
14. Any head injury will require a doctor’s note to return to the field

Refunds

No refund shall be given after the start of the first game, Spring or Fall. If a refund is requested after the started day, a credit may be applied to the upcoming season, depending on the circumstance. No monetary refund will be given. The BOD will vote on each circumstance.