Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer Association

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U13 and Rules

**Updated 2/8/19**

U13 and Up Games

Ball Size: 5

Players:

9 v 9 (including a GK). Max Roster size is 20. Minimum of 7 players to start the game.

Substitutions may be made on a team's own throw in or by either team on a goal kick or after a goal is scored. Piggy backing IS allowed meaning if a team substitutes on their advantage you may substitute as well. Substitutions must be made at half way line. The referee must be notified before any substitution can occur. If an injured player(s) is (are) attended to on the field the injured player(s) must leave the field. A substitute may enter for the injured player(s) and the opponents may substitute an equal number of players. The injured player(s) may return to the field on a throw in by their team, during a goal kick by either team, or after a goal is scored by either team. The referee must be notified before the injured player(s) may return. Any player exhibiting symptoms of a concussion shall not return to the field until cleared by an appropriate health care professional. It is the coach/club's responsibility to determine a player's fitness to return.

Length of the Game:

Two 30- minute halves. Halftime is 5 minutes

The Field:

Field Size (in yards): 90-120 x 50 - 70

Goal Size (in feet): Height 8 by 24

Rules:

FIFA rules will govern each game.

Slide tackling is not permitted at any age. Please read Laws of the Game, section XII, point 7 for specifics

Start of the Game, Corner Kicks and Free Kicks (Direct and Indirect): All opposing players must remain 10 yards away from the ball when a kick is taken.

Coed Rules (Used only if whole league is COED):

25% of the field players must be female. If playing with 8 on the field then 2 must be female. Goalie can be either female or male but doesn't count towards the on field players.

U13 and Up Rules.pdf