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Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League RULES AND REGULATIONS - UPDATED May 20th, 2017

Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League RULES AND REGULATIONS

                                                 UPDATED JUNE 12th, 2017                              

PREFACE
The Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League (WVYSL) exists to foster and perpetuate the game of soccer where fair play and proper sporting behavior will be displayed at all times. The following will be the rules and regulations governing team play in the Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League for the age groups U-6 (under six) through U-18 (under eighteen).

The following clubs are members of the Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League and agree to abide by the following rules: BACK MOUNTAIN, BEAR CREEK, COSMOS, FORTY FORT, HANOVER, KINGSTON, MOUNTAINTOP, NANTICOKE, PLAINS, WEST SIDE UNITED, SKYHAWKS, PITTSTON, and TRIBORO.  Spring Affiliate Members:  Tunkhannock

 

I. LAWS OF THE GAME AND RULES GOVERNING PLAY

The laws of the game will be governed by the FIFA rule book except where modified herein.

II. BEGINNING OF THE SEASON

Practice may begin on August 1st.

III. FIELD OF PLAY

1.  The designated home team (club) in any game is responsible for the preparation of the field before that game. The field should be distinctly lined and goal nets should be provided. Corner flags should be provided where possible.

2.  All lines should be adjusted appropriately for downsized fields. All coaches and substitute players must remain within the designated area.

3.  A spectator line of two yards deep must be provided parallel to each touch line, where possible

4.  Teams and players are to be positioned on one side of the playing field and spectators / parents must be positioned on the opposite side of the field when possible to be enforced by the coaches.

5.  ALL GOALS MUST BE ANCHORED PRIOR TO START OF ANY GAME OR PRACTICE

IV. PLAYERS

1.  All players must be properly registered through EPYSA and must be registered on that team's roster.

2.  Permission must be obtained from WVYSL board in order to receive approval to over roster players on a team. A written request is required and the reason for this request must be given

3.  Every rostered player present must play a minimum of half the game.

4.  A maximum of 50% of rostered players on a team may be "carded" travel players.

5.  If WVYSL receives a complaint from a club official (club representative or president only) that a team is playing a player in a younger age group without a WVYSL age exception, the following will occur

A.  WVYSL will contact the club president of the accused player to obtain a birth certificate prior to the next scheduled game.

B.  If the player is found playing in a younger age group the club will be fined $100 and player will be ineligible to play.

C.  If team continues to play this player the entire team will be removed from the schedule / league.

6.  If an injured player(s) is (are) attended to on the field, 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.

7.  All players must have numbers on their jerseys

V. EQUIPMENT

1.  The use of shin guards is mandatory.

2.  Shirts must be tucked into shorts.

3.  Socks must be pulled up over shin guards and match team colors

4.  Shoes designed for the sport of soccer must be worn. No shoes with metal spikes or toe cleat of any type are allowed. Shoes determined to be unsafe by the referee cannot be worn.

5.  No rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or jewelry as well as hard hair clips will be allowed. Eyeglasses and medical alert bracelets will be permitted however these bracelets must be taped to players' wrist.

6.  The designated home team is responsible for providing two (2) suitable game balls for each game.

7.  Coaches should carry ice packs as well as emergency contact information during game day.

8.  In the event that two teams are wearing similar uniforms, the team wearing colors not previously registered with the Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League must provide alternate colored jerseys/pennies during game day.

 VI. REFEREES

1.  All WVYSA scheduled events will strictly use USSF certified Assignors and Referees following the required Diagonal System of Control.

A.The diagonal system of control consists of one referee and two assistant referees. All competitions sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation require the use of this officiating system and certain competitions may require the use of a fourth official.

B.In order to comply with the Laws of the Game all games sanctioned directly or indirectly by member organizations of the U.S. Soccer Federation must employ the diagonal system of control and be assigned according to the following order or preference:

1. One registered referee and two registered assistant referees

2.One registered referee, one registered assistant referee and one unregistered club linesperson*

3.One registered referee and two unregistered club linespersons*

4.One registered referee only if no unregistered club linespersons are available or if one registered referee is appropriate for the level of competition

5.*Club linespersons are only allowed to signal for the ball in and out of play. The preference should always been given to unregistered club linespersons who have no affiliation to the participating teams.

 

2.  During U-11 and up it is mandatory to have two referees. Teams can share a neutral person on site as a club linesmen.  All WVYSA sanctioned events will follow the Diagonal System of Control.

3.  The officials of the game must be at least two years older than the level that he/she is officiating.

4.  If an injured player(s) is (are) attended to on the field, 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.

VII. CONDUCT

1.  All players, coaches, parents, spectators, etc. are expected to demonstrate proper sporting behavior at all times. Reference the Wyoming Valley Soccer League Code of Conduct. Refer to page 10.

2.  Each team's coaches are responsible for insuring that their team's parents, spectators, etc. follow the rules of conduct and that the rule regarding the spectator line is followed.

3.  Coaches and players must stay in the coaching box when provided. When no box is provided, coaches and players will remain between two yards of the midfield line, two yards off of the touchline and extending to the frontline of that fields penalty area on their respective half. Once sides are established coaches and players must remain within their team box unless substitutes are waiting to sub at half. There is absolutely no coaching from behind either goal or spectator side.

4.  If complaints are received by a club official only, A Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League sanctioned representative picked by the league will be sent weekly to evaluate games with complaints against coaches/parents. This Wyoming Valley official has the right to enter the field of play any time at his or her discretion to advise the official.

5.  If a yellow card is given, a player (U7-10) must be substituted and can return at the beginning of the next quarter; (U11-18) can return at the next stoppage his/her teams advantage.

6.  If a red card is given to any player, a suspension of that game and next scheduled game will be given to that player. Team must finish the game, short 1 player. (See red card addendum)

7.  A Violent act (physical or verbal) directed toward a referee will be reported directly to EPYSA.

VIII. GAME DAY

1.  In the event that two teams are wearing similar uniforms, the team wearing colors not previously registered with the Wyoming Valley Youth Soccer League must provide alternate colored jerseys/pennies during game day.

2.  When a clubs fields are closed due to weather conditions, 2 hour notification of closure to club presidents before game time is required.

3.  If a team is unable to roster the minimum number of players, the club president and opposing coach are required to be notified by 9:00pm on the Thursday prior to the scheduled game.

A.  In the event a team does not attend a scheduled Wyoming Valley League game and the opposing team is not notified the absent team’s parent club will be assessed the Referee fees for the missed game made payable to WVYSA or the Home field club, whomever is ultimately paying the Referees. 

B.  The team that did not show is responsible for scheduling the make-up game.  If they do not make an attempt to re-schedule the game that team’s parent club could be required to pay a $50.00 fine made payable to the opposing club at the opposing club’s request.

5.  A maximum of three coaches are allowed on the sidelines during a game. Coaches are to be situated in the coaching area (half-way line to the top of the penalty area in their own half). All coaches must have completed the risk management form. No coaches, parents, or spectators are allowed directly behind goal line.

6.  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.

IX. PUBLICITY

1.  Newspaper articles and internet articles promoting youth soccer or publicizing intramural teams will be permitted, provided team records and / or standings are not included. Any club breaking this rule will be fined $25.00 for each offense.

X. GENERAL      

1.  The Board of Directors; which includes the elected officers and club representatives of the WVYSL, reserves the right to take whatever action it feels may be necessary to correct any violation of the rules and regulations to ensure continued success of the soccer program for the youth of Wyoming Valley.

XI. RULES

1.  Start of Play-All players must be in their own half of the field with one team kicking off. Opponents must remain outside the center circle until the ball is played. Before the game decide who will kick off to begin the game and then change the kick off team at the beginning of each quarter. Kickoff is intended to ensure possession and can be kicked in any direction, including backwards.

2.  Ball In and Out of Play-When the WHOLE of the ball goes over the WHOLE of a boundary line, the ball is out of play.

3.  Method of Scoring-A goal is scored when the WHOLE of the ball goes over the WHOLE of the part of the goal line defined by the cones or actual goal. Scoring goals is possibly the MOST fun a soccer player has during a game. Give players every opportunity to score a goal.

4.  Goal Kick-If the team attempting to score a goal kicks the ball over the goal line outside the goal posts, the opposing team puts the ball back into play with a goal kick. The kick should be taken within the goal area and opposing players must remain outside of the penalty area until the ball is in play.

5.  Corner Kick-Use an indirect free kick with the opponent 5 yards (10 yards U-11 and up; becomes a direct kick) away. If the team defending against a goal being scored kicks the ball over the goal line outside the goal posts, the opposing team puts the ball back into play with a corner kick.

6.  Heading – Intentional heading is a foul for U12 and under.  If the offensive team intentionally heads the ball, the opposing team will receive an indirect kick at the point where the heading took place.  If the foul occurs in the defensive penalty box an indirect free kick shall be awarded at a point nearest the foul outside the penalty box. 

7.  Slide Tackling – Slide Tackling is not allowed for any age group.  If a team receives a foul for slide tackling the opposing team will receive a direct kick at the point where the slide tackle took place.  If the foul occurs in the defensive penalty box a penalty kick shall be awarded.  There are two exceptions to this rule in regards to being a direct kick:

1.  For U7 and U8 where no direct kicks or penalty kicks are awarded.

2.  For U9 and U10 where fouls will result in an indirect free kick, except for    direct kick fouls within the penalty area which will result in a penalty kick.

U-7

I.  BALL SIZE: Three (3) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  U-7 (under seven) U-7 may roster 12 players for a 5v5 U7 game, no goal keepers.

2.  Substitutions of players may only be made at the end of each period.

III. LENGTH OF GAME 

1.  Four, 7 minute quarters (twenty eight minutes)

2.  The time between each quarter is two minutes and the time between halves is five minutes.

IV. The Field

1.  Flat, grassy field; its length no more than 60 yards nor less than 50 yards and its width not more than 40 yards nor less than 30 yards. The field will have distinctive markings called boundary lines. These lines make the field into a rectangle as diagramed below. One additional line divides the field in half (the half-way line). Goal Area: 3 yards from each goalpost and 3 yards out from the goal line and penalty area six yards from each goalpost and six yards from the goal line. The Corner arc is a 1 yard radius.

2.  The purpose of soccer is to score goals so goals must be placed on either end of the field lengthwise. Goals can be two cones set a few feet apart or a more formal goal that looks like a hockey goal (six feet wide by four feet high). Cones, flags or discs can be used if goals with nets are unavailable.

V. RULES

1.  Officials- (Game Manager, Coordinator, Observer, Director, Parent Volunteer/ Coach) your job is to keep the playing environment FUN, SAFE and focused on the child.

2.  In addition you need to keep time, enforce the rules, stop and restart the game. When you stop the game because of a foul, ball out of play, goal or another reason, take the time to explain to the players why! This is their first experience with soccer, too, and the BEST time to educate all on the Laws of the Game.

3.  Offside-Offside is not used in the U7 games.

4.  Fouls and Misconduct-Fouls can and will occur even at this level. All fouls shall result in an indirect free kick with opponents at least 5 yards away. Soccer is a contact sport and each action is dealt with at the time it occurs. Explain the foul in simple terms, restart and let the game continue.

5.  THROW INS: If a player incorrectly performs a throw-in on the first throw, he/she should be instructed by the coach and/or referee, as to the proper manner of throwing the ball in, and be given a second chance to complete the throw-in. After the second attempt the ball is given to the other team.

6.  Free Kicks-All free kicks will be indirect. That means that a goal may not be scored until the ball has been played or touched by a second player of either team. All opposing players should be 5 yards away.

7.  KICK-OFFS, CORNER KICKS, AND FREE KICKS: All opposing players must remain six yards away from the ball when the kick is taken. All Kicks are indirect.

8.  Penalty Kick-Not used in U7 games

9.  Heading is not permitted at this age group.  Please read Laws of the Game, section XII, point 6 for specifics

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

11.  No defensive player should be positioned inside of the goal area as a permanent position.

12.  GAMES ARE TO BE USED AS A TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND NO STANDINGS ARE TO BE KEPT.

U-8

I.  BALL SIZE: Three (3) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  U-8 (under eight) may roster a maximum of 14 players for a 6 v 6 (5 field players plus a goalie) U7 game. A minimum of 4 players is required to start a game.

2.  Substitutions of players may only be made at the end of each period.

III. LENGTH OF GAME

1.  Four, 8 minute quarters (thirty-two minutes)

2.  The time between each quarter is two minutes and the time between halves is five minutes.

IV. THE FIELD

1.  The touch line (length) will be a minimum of fifty yards long and a maximum of sixty yards long. The goal line (width) will be a minimum of thirty yards long and a maximum of forty yards long. The goals will be a minimum of ten feet wide by five feet high. The goal area will be three yards from the goal post and three yards into the field of play. The penalty area will be six yards from the goalpost and six yards into the field of play. The half line will remain. The center circle will be a six yard radius from the center spot. The corner arcs will be a one yard radius. The penalty spot and the arc will be eliminated (no penalty kicks are taken at this level).

V. RULES

1.  FIFA rules will be followed with the following exceptions:

2.  KICK-OFFS, CORNER KICKS, AND FREE KICKS: All opposing players must remain six yards away from the ball when the kick is taken. All Kicks are indirect.

3.  OFFSIDE: There will be no offside in U-8 levels. Although the offside rule will not apply, coaches must continue to give instruction on this law and not attempt to use the offside position as an advantage during the game. If in the referee's opinion a coach is blatantly abusing the offside position, the referee shall give a warning and explanation to the offending coach.

4.  FOULS: Every foul will result in an indirect kick. There will be no direct kicks or penalty kicks during U-8 games.

5.  THROW INS: If a player incorrectly performs a throw-in on the first throw, he/she should be instructed by the coach and/or referee, as to the proper manner of throwing the ball in, and be given a second chance to complete the throw-in. After the second incorrect attempt the ball is given to the opponents.

6.  Heading is not permitted at this age group.  Please read Laws of the Game, section XII, point 6 for specifics

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

8.  GAMES ARE TO BE USED AS A TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND NO STANDINGS ARE TO BE KEPT.

U-9 AND U-10

I.  BALL SIZE: Four (4) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  U-9 (under nine) and U-10 (under ten) teams may roster a maximum of eighteen (18) players per team. The maximum number of players allowed on the field is eight (8), and a minimum of six (6) is required to start a game. No exceptions.

2.  Substitutions of players may only be made at the end of each period.

III. LENGTH OF GAME

1.  Four, 10 minute quarters (forty minute games)

2.  The time between each quarter is two minutes and the time between halves is five minutes.

IV. THE FIELD

1.  The touch lines will be sixty to seventy yards long. The goal lines will be forty to fifty yards wide. The goals should be 6 1/2 to 7 feet in height, and 18 to 21 feet in width. The goal area should be six yards from the end of the goal posts and six yards into the field of play. The penalty area will be twelve yards from the goal posts and twelve yards into the field of play. The halfway line will remain. The center circle will be a six yard radius from the center spot. The corner areas will remain the same. The penalty mark will be 8 yards from the midpoint between the goal posts. An arc with a radius of 6 yards from the center of the penalty mark will be drawn outside of the penalty area.

  V. RULES

1.  FIFA rules will be followed with the following exceptions:

2.  START OF GAME, CORNER KICKS, AND FREE KICKS: All opposing players must remain 6 yards away from the ball when a kick is taken. All kicks are indirect except for penalty kicks.

3.  OFFSIDE: Offside rule WILL BE enforced for U-9 and U-10 levels.

4.  FOULS: Every foul will result in an indirect free kick, except for direct kick fouls within the penalty area which will result in a penalty kick.

5.  THROW INS: If a player incorrectly performs a throw-in on the first throw, he/she should be instructed by the coach and /or referee as to the proper manner of throwing the ball in and be given a second chance to complete the throw-in. After the second try the ball will be given to the other team.

6.  Heading is not permitted at this age group.  Please read Laws of the Game, section XII, point 6 for specifics

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

8.  GAMES ARE TO BE USED AS A TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND NO STANDINGS ARE TO BE KEPT.

U-11 AND U-12

I.  BALL SIZE: Four (4) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  U-11 (under eleven) through U-12 (under twelve) teams may roster a maximum of twenty (20) players per team. Maximum number of players on the field is nine (9) and a minimum of seven (7) players is required to start a game. No exceptions.

2.  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. 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.

III. LENGTH OF GAME

1.  Two, 30 minute halves (sixty minute games)

2.  The time between halves will be 10 minutes

IV. THE FIELD

1.  The minimum and maximum dimensions are as follows:  40-50 yards in width and 60-70 yards in length.  The goals should be 6 1/2 to 7 feet in height, and 18 to 21 feet in width. The goal area should be six yards from the end of the goal posts and six yards into the field of play. The penalty area will be twelve yards from the goal posts and twelve yards into the field of play. The halfway line will remain. The center circle will be a six yard radius from the center spot. The corner areas will remain the same. The penalty mark will be 8 yards from the midpoint between the goal posts. An arc with a radius of 6 yards from the center of the penalty mark will be drawn outside of the penalty area.

V. RULES

1.  FIFA rules will govern each game.

2.  Heading is not permitted in U11 and U12.

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

4.  START OF GAME, CORNER KICKS, FREE KICKS (Direct and Indirect): All opposing players must remain 6 yards away from the ball when a kick is taken.

U-13 AND U-14

I.  BALL SIZE: Five (5) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  Maximum number of players on the field is nine (9) and the minimum number of players of seven (7) is required to start a game.  The maximum team roster will be twenty (20) players per team.

2.  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. 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.

  III. LENGTH OF GAME 

1.  Two, 35 minute halves (seventy minute games)

2.  The time between halves will be 10 minutes

IV. THE FIELD

1.  The minimum and maximum dimensions are as follows: 50-70 yards in width and 90-120 yards in length

V. RULES

1.  FIFA rules will govern each game. 

2.  Heading is not permitted for U11 and younger players. Any Player U11 or younger playing in U13 or U14 games must wear WVYSA specified identifier on right sleeve during play. Identifier to be used by officials to enforce heading rules during game play. U13 and U14 heading is permitted.

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

4.  START OF GAME, CORNER KICKS, FREE KICKS (Direct and Indirect): All opposing players must remain 6 yards away from the ball when a kick is taken.

U-15/16 AND U-17/18

I. BALL SIZE: Five (5) ball

II. PLAYERS

1.  Maximum number of players on the field is nine (9) and the minimum number of players of seven (7) is required to start a game.  The maximum team roster will be twenty (20) players per team.

2.  2015 U18 Co-ed Rules:

1.  Rules shall be same as a standard U18 game except the following:

2.25% of players on the field must be female (2 players for 8vs8 game).  If there are not enough girls at the start of game or at any point during the game (due to injury) both coaches must agree to start / continue the game. 

3.  All referees shall be experienced Adult referees, if a club cannot find (2) adult referees contact WVYSL and referees can be appointed.

3.  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. Substitutions must be made at the 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.

III. LENGTH OF GAME

1.  Two, 35 minute halves (seventy minute games)

2.  The time between halves will be 10 minutes

IV. THE FIELD

1.  The minimum and maximum dimensions are as follows: 50-70 yards in width and 90-120 yards in length

V. RULES

1.  FIFA rules will govern each game.

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

3.  START OF GAME, CORNER KICKS, FREE KICKS (Direct and Indirect): All opposing players must remain 6 yards away from the ball when a kick is taken.

FIFA Rule Updates, effective June 2016

1.  Yellow card not red if player commits Denial of an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity inside area if foul was attempt to play ball

 

2.  Refs can now show red cards to players before kick-off for, say, fighting in the tunnel. (Can be replaced, so teams start with 11).

 

3.  IFAB may in the future debate changes to hand-ball laws, including on the line (Suarez v Ghana) which could be punished with a penalty goal.

 

4.  Players who feint when taking penalty now punished with yellow card & indirect free kick. No retake. Stuttering runs still allowed

 

5.  Injured player can get treatment on pitch for up to 20 seconds & stay on, i.e. not have to go to touchline & await ref’s nod to come back on

 

6.  Player accidentally losing boot allowed to “continue playing until play next stops”. Under-shorts must be same color as shorts – or the hem

 

7.  IFAB: “At kick-off, the ball can now be kicked in any direction, including backwards so no team-mates allowed to stand in opponents’ half”

 

8.  IFAB on throw-ins: “The ball must be thrown with BOTH hands and not thrown with one hand and ‘guided’ with the other’.

 

9.  Water breaks permissible in “very hot/humid conditions”. Law changes applicable worldwide from June 1 (and for England’s two May friendlies)

Red Card Rules

1.  All referee decisions on red cards and coach ejections are final.

2.  All referees must turn in the sent off players or coaches name, along with the players number and the game in which the player was sent off, to their club president within 24 hours of the game.

3.  The club president, within 24 hours, will contact WVYSL Games Commissioner regarding of the player sent off. The Games Commissioner will contact the player along with his/her coach to inform them of the player’s suspension, and games involved in the suspension.

4.  Any coach who plays or attempts to play, a player under suspension will be suspended for one league game.

5.  The games commissioner will keep a record of all suspensions and also turn in a record to the President of the WVYSL.

6.  All referees and club presidents must follow these rules so suspensions can be acted upon by the next scheduled league game.

7.  All clubs must police their own fans so that everyone involved can enjoy the game of soccer.

8.  All third offense suspensions shall be decided by the Board of WVYSL.

9.  All second offense coaches’ suspensions will be reviewed by the Board of the WVYSL.

10.  Appeal process per EPYSA rules.

 

 

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WVYSA RULES AND REGULATIONS - Effective 8/1/2017

Age Group Length of # of Players Min. # of Players to Max # of Players Ball Size Goalie Field Size
Game On field Start the Game on Roster
U7 7 min. quarters 5 -- 12 3 No NMT 60 yards  NMT 40 yards 
28 minute game NLT 50 yards NLT 30 yards
U8 8 min. quarters 6 4 14 3 Yes NMT 60 yards  NMT 40 yards 
32 minute game NLT 50 yards NLT 30 yards
U9/10 10 min. quarters 8 6 18 4 Yes NMT 70 yards  NMT 50 yards 
40 minute game NLT 60 yards NLT 40 yards
U11/12 30 minute halves 9 7 20 4 Yes NMT 70 yards  NMT 50 yards 
60 minute game NLT 60 yards NLT 40 yards
U13/14 35 minute halves 9 7 20 5 Yes NMT 120 yards  NMT 70 yards 
70 minute game NLT 90 yards NLT 50 yards
U16/18 35 minute halves 9 7 20 5 Yes NMT 120 yards  NMT 70 yards 
70 minute game NLT 90 yards NLT 50 yards

WVYSL Approved Team Colors

Team Name Primary Color Secondary Color Sox Color
Back Mountain Varies Using Neon Colors
Bear Creek Orange Black
Forty Fort Red Black Red
Hanover Royal Blue
Kingston Black Gold
Mountaintop White Red
Nanticoke Navy Blue Red Navy
Northeast Orange Blue
Pittston Green Black
Plains Purple Black
S. Wilkes-Barre Blue Gold
West Side Burgandy White/Gold
Wilkes-Barre Silver/Grey Black Black
TriBoro Maroon/Gold