Website Manager

American Youth Soccer Organization Providing world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

Year Round Soccer Available Stay Local, Play Local!

7U-12u - Winter Rules

 

 AYSO Region 111

7U,8U,10U and 12U  Winter Rules

FIELD OF PLAY:

Length (yards) - 25 to 35

Width (Yards) - 15 to 25

Goal Size Max Height/Max Width (Feet) 4 by 6

    
SIZE OF BALL   7U and 8U :        Size 3 soccer ball

10U and 12U :    Size 4 soccer ball
     
COACHES' TECHNICAL AREA:   Coaches’ technical area is 5 yards from either side of the midline

  Coaches' are not allowed on the pitch or behind the goals to coach and must remain in their technical area

  If you have more than two certified coaches on your team, only two coaches are allowed to coach on game day. Please alternate
     
Goalkeeper:   No Goalkeeper
    No Goaltending (Don’t have a player sit in the goal)
     

The Players:

 

 

Number:

 

format of play will be 6v6 ( this may change depending on the number of registered players)

 

 

No Goalkeepers in winter soccer (Do not have a player sit in the goal)

 

 

A maximum # of  players on a roster is TBA (This will be determine by the number of players and volunteers).

Substitutions:

 

Open substitution (the ball must be out of play to substitute a player) and you can substitute for injuries.

Playing Time:

 

All players must play at least 3/4 of the total time allotted for the game.

Teams:

 

Separate girls and boys teams should be promoted at all levels of play.

   

Player Equipment:

 

Shoes and shin guards must be worn at all practices and games. Shin guards must be covered by the socks. Soccer shoes, tennis shoes, or similar type athletic shoes are recommended. The type and condition of cleated shoes must be inspected for safety before use. NO BASEBALL CLEATS.

Note: No Earrings allowed, not even if they have a band aid covering them.

   

Duration of Game:

 

Two 25 minute halves. Halftime break of 5 minutes. There are no mid-time halves for winter soccer. Remember, you can substitute players when the ball goes out of play.  See the section on "Substitutions".

All games must start on time at the top of the hour and end 55 minutes past the hour. This will give you 5 minutes to clear the pitch for the next game to start at the top of the hour. 

   

Officials/Referees:

 

Officiating will be done by the coaches from the side line if needed.

   

The Start of Play:

 

The game should be started with a kick-off in the middle of the field.
(No Goal Can be Scored Directly from the Kick-Off. Another Player must touch the ball before a goal is scored)

   

The Coin Toss / Kick-off:

 

1. No Coin Toss – For the start of the game (first half), the home team picks the side to defend and the visitors kick off.

2. For the start of the second half of the game, the home team kicks off.

3. The teams change ends of the field for the second half and attack the opposite goals

4. After a team scores a goal, the restart is a KO and is taken by the team that was scored upon

5. The team not kicking off should be 5 yards from the center mark

 

   

Ball In and Out of Play:

 

The ball is out of play in all age group games when it completely crosses the touch line (side line) or goal line (end line), either on the ground or in the air.

   

Method of Scoring:

 

A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.

Notes:

1) No Goal is scored from the kick-off (Another Player must touch the ball before a goal is scored)

2) No Goal is scored from a direct kick-in (Another Player must touch the ball before a goal is scored)

3) No Goal is scored directly from a goal kick (Another Player must touch the ball before a goal is scored).

4) Goals cannot be scored from your own half of the field.

 

 

 

Fouls:

 

The opposing team must be at least ten feet from the ball when free kicks are taken.
   

Free Kicks:

 

All free kicks are indirect kicks. Opponents must be at least ten feet from the ball or on the goal line between the goal posts during free kicks.

   

Offside:

 

No offside.
Also, there is no cherry picking.

   

THROW-INS/RESTART OF PLAY:

 

1) No throw-ins

 

 

2) Throw-ins are replaced with kick-ins (NO dribble-ins). Opponents should be ten feet from the ball.

3) No goals can be scored on a direct kick-in. Another player must touch the ball before a goal is scored.

   

Goal Kick:

 

A goal kick is awarded to the opposing team when the attacking team is last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line but without scoring a goal. The goal kick may be taken from any point on the Goal Line and passed to a teammate. The opposing team must retreat to the Half Line at the middle of the field from the ball when the goal kick is taken. 
No goals can be scored from a goal kick 
   

Corner Kick:

 

A corner kick is awarded to the opposing team when the defending team is last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line but not scoring a goal. The opposing team must be at least ten feet from the ball when the corner kick is taken.
A Goal can be scored from a direct corner kick.
   

Hand Ball:

 

A hand ball infraction occurs when a player handles the ball DELIBERATELY. The 'hand' includes the entire arm up to the top of the shoulder. Instinctive, self-protective reactions are not penalized at this young age. Accidental contact (ball striking hand or arm with no intent by the player) is not an offense and should not be penalized.
   
Slide Tackles:  No Slide Tackles. We want to promote that the players stay on their feet.
   

No Heading:

 

Consistent with the US Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for all division 11U (12U and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and matches. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a match (taken where the player touched the ball with his/her head).

 
 

National Partners

Contact Us

AYSO Region 111

647 Camino de los Mares, Suite 108 PMB 164
San Clemente, California 92673

Email Us: [email protected]
Copyright © 2021 Region 111  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login