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U13/U14/U15 Overview

U13/U14/U15 - Games start at 11:45 AM or 1:15 PM

30 minute half
5 minute halftime

The U13 and up age groups use a size 5 ball   

  1. 9v9 Coed (8 + Keeper v 8 + Keeper)
        *If teams do not have enough subs and BOTH coaches agree, then the match can be played 6v6. 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 coach's 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 is taken, opposing team does NOT have to move 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, teams 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 practices unless the coach can demonstrate proper technique.  Heading in the games is allowed, but not encouraged per NCYSA guidelines.

**Please review our 50% Playing Time Guideline

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