Age Groups!

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Modified Soccer (U6-U9)

Modified Soccer (small-sided game format)

Mod Soccer includes ages U6 through U9. It is called "Mod" because the rules are modified for our youngest players. See the prior page and below for details.

* Volunteer parent team coach

* Volunteer parent team coordinator

* Volunteer parent team referee

* Beginning at U8, goalies are introduced to the field of play.

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Mod Rules

U6

U7

U8

U9

Max Roster

8

8

9

12

Field Players

4

4

5

7

Ball Size

#3

#3

#3

#4

Game Time

36 min

40 min

40 min

50 min

Field Size

20X30

25X35

25X40

30X45

 

 

Association Soccer (U10-U19)

Association Soccer

Association soccer includes ages U10 through U19.  Technically U10 and U11 are played under modified rules.  U12 and older are played under association rules.  Practices for association teams are two times per week with one game on the weekend.

* Volunteer parent team coach

* Volunteer parent team coordinator

* Official Referees provided by SYSA

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Age (all genders)

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17-U19

Max Roster Size

12

14

14

18

18

18

22 (18 on game day)

22 (18 on game day)

Field Players
Including Goalkeeper

7

9

9

11

11

11

11

11

Ball Size

#4

#4

#4

#5

#5

#5

#5

#5

Goal Size (feet)

6.5x18.5

6.5x18.5

6.5x18.5

8x24

8x24

8x24

8x24

8x24

Game Time

25 min halves

30 min halves

30 min halves

35 min halves

35 min halves

40 min halves

40 min halves

45 min halves

Build Out Line Rules

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Heading the Ball

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Offside Rule

Build Out Line

Build Out Line

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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