Allowed up to two hours of practice time per week (one, two-hour practice; two, hour-hour practices; or one, one-hour practice - per coach request).
Typical practice times are 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30, or 6:30-7:30pm (per coach request).
Games are played 9v9including a goalie. Coaches should discuss this with each other and the referee before the match and play 8v8 if there are insufficient players.
Minimum number of players required per team to start the game is five (5).
Blow-out rule applies (see Coach Handbook, Parent Handbook, or P&P Manual for details).
Games consist of two, 30-minute halves.
Throw-ins are used for out-of-bounds (not kick-ins).
Goalie is not allowed to pick up or handle the ball on pass backs from a teammate nor outside the penalty box.
Offside Rule applies (players cannot be in an offside position when the ball is played).
Penalty kicks are taken when applicable.
Unlimited substitutions are allowed with permission of the referee at any stoppage in play.
No jewelry of any kind is allowed. Earrings may NOT be taped down. Earrings must be removed.
Shin guards must be worn, covered completely by socks, during all practices and games.
Pets are not allowed on the fields, please leave them at home.
Please do not yell at or berate the referees. If you have a comment or problem related to the officiating please contact your league director or fill out a referee comment card.
Slide tackles are discouraged.
Per US Soccer guidance for players in U11 and under, headers are not permitted. On any contact of the ball with a player's head, the referee will stop play and check on the condition of the player, and allow a substitution if the player is injured. The referee will restart as follows: Intentional heading of the ball (head-to-ball contact) will result in an Indirect Free Kick for the opposing team at the location of the violation. Unintentional heading of the ball (ball-to-head contact) will result in a drop ball.
Two adults must be present at all team activities.
Medical Liability/Treatment Forms must be carried by coach/assistant coach at all team activities.