North Port Youth Soccer Recreational Rules

FALL 2020

U6 & U8 Rules


1. 50% play rule- every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards = No play
3. Cannot touch the ball inside 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. 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 offside called
6. Substitutions allowed by either team on any dead ball
7. Penalty kicks will be awarded if penalty calls for it. All Penalty/free kicks are from the midfield line with all 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 much touch at least one player before going in the goal.
9. Game length: will play (4) 8-minute quarters with 2-minute break between each quarter.
10. No score will be kept.
11. Will play with a size 3 ball.
12. No heading the ball, heading will result in an indirect kick
13. Red & yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants
14. Maximum number of players on field: 4 per team. If 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 ensure the game is played. NPYS BOD should be notified in the event a team is short.
15. U6 Coaches: may be on field to assist in positioning of players, coach must not interfere with play & must have an assistant on the sideline with players

U10 Rules


1. 50 % play rule – every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards = No play
3. Game length: (2) 20-minute halves with water breaks (approx. at 10-12 minute) and a 2-minute half-time.
4. Running clock: the clock will not be stopped & no additional time added at the end of the game. Only the center referee will keep time.
5. Offside will be called. The build out line will be used to denote where an offside offense can be called
6. Goalies must wear contrasting colors to both teams (pinnies can be used). Goalie gloves recommended.
7. Build out line: a horizontal line drawn form sideline to sideline 14 – yards in front of each goal.
8. When a goalkeeper has the ball in hand or takes a goal kick, the opposing team remains behind the build out line until the ball is put in play. This encourages possession and playing the ball out of the back.
9. Goalkeeper can pass, throw, or roll the ball to a teammate once opposing team is behind the build out line.
10. Punting & drop kicks are not allowed when the goalkeeper has ball in hand during play form opponent
11. If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.
12. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments
13. Will play with a size 4 ball.
14. No indirect kicks in the penalty area. All indirect kicks are outside the box (indirect meaning the ball must touch the other player before entering the goal other than a PK)
15. Penalty kicks will be awarded if penalty calls for it
16. Goal cannot be scored from a kickoff. The ball must touch one other player before entering the goal
17. Red & yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants
18. No heading the ball, heading the ball will result in an indirect kick
19. Maximum number of players on the field: 7 per team. If a team does not have enough players then both teams will play with the lesser teams number of players + 1 sub. (ex. If a team only has 6 players then both teams will play with 5 on field to allow for 1 sub). NPYS BOD should be notified.

U12 Rules


1. 50 % play rule – every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards = No play
3. Game length: (2) 25-minute halves with water breaks (approx. at 10-12 minute) and a 2-minute half-time.
4. Running clock: the clock will not be stopped & no additional time added at the end of the game. Only the center referee will keep time.
5. Offside will be called.
6. Goalies must wear contrasting colors to both teams (pinnies can be used). Goalie gloves recommended.
7. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments.
8. Will play with a size 4 ball.
9. No indirect kicks in the penalty area. All indirect kicks are outside the box (indirect meaning the ball must touch the other player before entering the goal other than a PK)
10. Penalty kicks will be awarded if penalty calls for it.
11. Goal cannot be scored from a kickoff. The ball must touch one other player before entering the goal.
12. Red & yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants.
13. No heading the ball, heading the ball will result in an indirect kick.
14. Maximum number of players on the field: 9 per team. If a team does not have enough players then both teams will play with he lesser teams number of players + 1 sub. (ex. If a team only has 8 players then both teams will play with 7 on field to allow for 1 sub). NPYS BOD should be notified.
15. No heading the ball, heading the ball will result in an indirect kick.

U14 Rules


1. 50 % play rule – every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards = No play
3. Game length: (2) 25-minute halves with water breaks (approx. at 10-12 minute) and a 2-minute half-time.
4. Running clock: the clock will not be stopped & no additional time added at the end of the game. Only the center referee will keep time.
5. Offside will be called.
6. Goalies must wear contrasting colors to both teams (pinnies can be used). Goalie gloves recommended.
7. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments.
8. Will play with a size 5 ball.
9. No indirect kicks in the penalty area. All indirect kicks are outside the box (indirect meaning the ball must touch the other player before entering the goal other than a PK)
10. Penalty kicks will be awarded if penalty calls for it.
11. Goal cannot be scored from a kickoff. The ball must touch one other player before entering the goal.
12. Red & yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants.
13. Maximum number of players on the field: 9 per team. If a team does not have enough players then both teams will play with he lesser teams number of players + 1 sub. (ex. If a team only has 8 players then both teams will play with 7 on field to allow for 1 sub). NPYS BOD should be notified.
14. Heading is allowed.

U18 Rules


1. 50 % play rule – every player will get 50% play time
2. No shin guards = No play
3. Game length: (2) 25-minute halves with water breaks (approx. at 10-12 minute) and a 2-minute half-time.
4. Running clock: the clock will not be stopped & no additional time added at the end of the game. Only the center referee will keep time.
5. Offside will be called.
6. Goalies must wear contrasting colors to both teams (pinnies can be used). Goalie gloves recommended.
7. No score will be kept with the exception of tournaments.
8. Will play with a size 5 ball.
9. No indirect kicks in the penalty area. All indirect kicks are outside the box. (indirect meaning the ball must touch the other player before entering the goal other than a PK)
10. Penalty kicks will be awarded if penalty calls for it.
11. Goal cannot be scored from a kickoff. The ball must touch one other player before entering the goal.
12. Red & yellow cards will be given if the penalty warrants.
13. Maximum number of players on the field: 8 per team. If a team does not have enough players then both teams will play with he lesser teams number of players + 1 sub. (ex. If a team only has 7 players then both teams will play with 6 on field to allow for 1 sub). NPYS BOD should be notified.
14. Heading is allowed.

Rules that apply to all ages

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 bench with coach) immediately and given an automatic 1 game suspension that must be immediately reported to NPYS BOD for review.
3. Coaches who are ejected must leave the field immediately and given an automatic 1 game. suspension that must be immediately reported & reviewed by NPYS BOD.
4. Parents that are ejected must leave the field immediately and will be given an automatic 1 game suspension that must be immediately reported & reviewed by NPYS BOD.
5. No pets allowed at Narramore Soccer Complex.
6. No smoking, vaping or alcohol permitted at any time.
7. Sideline: parents should sit 2 yards from the line of play.
8. Parents/spectators are not permitted behind the goal.
9. Players can only play on 1 team.
10. Only registered coaches are permitted on the sideline with players.
11. No spectators are allowed behind the goals or on the end-line during game play.
11. No jewelry may be worn during the game.
12. No hard casts permitted for games or practices.
13. A written note from the players doctor is required for use of an orthopedic brace stating the child can play with the brace on.
14. Any head injury or suspicion of concussion will require a doctor note clearing them for return to activities.
15. All current Covid-19 precautions should be adhered by all coaches, membership, and spectators during any and all NPYS activities. (Posted on NPYS fb and website pages)

Refunds

No refunds shall be given after the start of the first game. If a refund is requested after the first game a credit may be applied to the upcoming season depending on the circumstances. No monetary refund will be given. The BOD will vote on each circumstance.