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U14-U19 Rules

U-14 & U-16

U-18 & U-19

Players:

Game Structure

11v11

11v11

Max on the Field

11

11

Min on the Field

7

7

Max on Team - Div 1 & Div 2

18

22

Max on Team - Div 3

unlimited (n/a U-16)

n/a

Goalkeeper

Yes

Yes

Playing Field (measurements in yards, unless noted):

Suggested Max Dimensions

75x130

75x130

Suggested Min Dimensions 

50x100

50x100

Center Circle Radius

12

12

Halfway Line

Yes

Yes

Penalty Area

18x44

18x44

Penalty Kick Spot from Goal

12

12

Goalie Box Size

6x20

6x20

Coaches Box Size

3x10

3x10

Coaches Box Location from Midfield

5

5

Coaches Box Location from Touchline

1

1

Spectator Line (1yard off field of play at corner flag angled to 3 yard off field of play at midfield)

OK

OK

Suggested Max Goal Size

8x24 ft.

8x24 ft.

Suggested Min Goal Size

8x24 ft.

8x24 ft.

Games:

Ball Size

#5

#5

Duration of each half - single games

2 35-min. halves (U-14)

2 40-min. halves (U-16)

2 45-min. halves

(40-min. in Fall U-16)

Second chances on throw-in

No

No

Sub on your team's throw-in

Yes

Yes

Sub on the other team throw-in, only if the team taking the throw-in subs, with the referee’s permission.

Yes

Yes

Subs must be waiting at the line at midfield

Yes

Yes

Fouls

Game Rules

Game Rules

Out of Bounds

Game Rules

Game Rules

Offside

Yes

Yes

Goalie Punts

Yes

Yes

Game Day Rosters (2 copies)

Yes

Yes

Coach Passcards

Yes

Yes

Player Passcards – Spring Season Only

Div 1 & 2

Div 1 & 2

Misc.:

Earrings, Watches, Wrist Bands, etc.

No

No

Casts or Splints

No

No

Soft Hair Items (yarn, rubber bands, etc.)

Yes

Yes

Shin Guards Required

Yes

Yes

Socks required over shin guards

Yes

Yes

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