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U11/U12 Overview

U11/U12 - Games start at 10:15 AM, 11:45 AM or 1:15 PM
30 minute half

5 minute halftime

The U9 thru U12 age groups use a size 4 ball   

  1. 7v7 Coed (6 + Keeper v 6 + Keeper)
        *If teams do not have enough subs and BOTH coaches agree, then the match can be played 7v7. Head referee must agree and record decision.
  2. Game will be officiated by Referees
  3. Recommended 50% playing time, but it is up to the coaches discretion.*
  4. Keeper [Recommended to only play Keeper one half in goal]
  5. Offsides is called
  6. Handling is called
  7. Throw ins must be done correctly or possession goes to the other team
  8. Coaches must coach from opposite side of spectators and only on their half of the field.  No coaching beyond the 18 yard box.
  9. Substitutions:
       a. Can only occur when you have possession on a dead ball or when the opposing side substitutes
       b. Goal kick
       c. No substitutions during a Corner Kick
       d. Players should enter & exit the field at the referees direction.
  10. Teams should change sides at the halfway point
  11. No slide tackles
  12. When a goal kick occurs, teams do not have to push back to mid field
  13. Forfeit Rule - Can not start a match with less than 5 players
  14. Age ups - No more than 2 age-ups. Cannot have more age-ups than the opponent has subs.
  15. If you are down by 5 goals, you may add a player.
    - if no longer down by 5 goals, go back to even strength.
  16. YELLOW CARD - player must be substituted.  3 Yellows = Red Card & player is ejected.
  17. RED CARD - 1st red card issued, out remainder of game and ½ next game. 2nd red card issued, out remainder of game and out next whole game.
  18. No heading of the ball in games or practice per NCYSA recommendations. 

**Please review our 50% Playing Time Guideline

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