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MYSA REC Playing Rules

All MYSA games will be played under international rules (FIFA) as modified for small-sided games below:


Game Duration
U6-U8 games: 2x20 minutes
U10 & U12 games: 2x25 minutes
U14 & U16 games: 2x30 minutes
U19 2x35: minutes
U6 & U19 games: 5 minute halftime breaks

Game Format
U6:6v6 (no ref, no goalkeeper, coach on the field OK)
U19 Girls:7v7 (half field)
U19 Boys:7v7 (half field)

Ball Sizes
U6-U8:size 3
U10-U12:size 4
u14-u19:size 5

Kickoff can be played with “one touch” in any direction.
Teams must play down to the number of players the opposing team has at the start of each game.  

U6-U8:no offside and no cherry picking.
U12 & above:offside will be enforced.

U6-U12:not allowed - an indirect free kick is awarded at the spot of the header.
If a header occurs inside the penalty area, the indirect free kick is from the top of penalty area.

Slide Tackling
U6-U12:no slide tackling. An indirect free kick is awarded at the spot of the slide tackle.If a slide tackle occurs inside the penalty area, the indirect free kick is from the top of penalty area.

Punts/Drop Kicks
U8-U10 games -no punts or drop kicks allowed.GK can roll/throw the ball out or pass it out with their feet.


Substitutions can be made on any throw-in, goal-kick, injury stoppage, and after a goal is scored.

Each teams fans should attempt to sit directly across from the team they are cheering for.

Coach Eligibility
Each coach must be registered with the Club and have an approved background check before the season begins.
Only two coaches allowed on the team sideline during the match.
Coaches our referees will now use the "Ask Tell Dismiss"  You will get a warning for the first offense,  you will be shown a "Yellow card" for the second and a "Red Card" for the third.  If you are shown a 'Red Card"  you will need to leave the playing field.  (Distance is Sight and Sound)

Disciplinary Action
Players ejected from a match will be ineligible to participate in the team’s next match.Coaches cannot substitute for a ejected players.
Coaches ejected from a match must leave the fields and cannot come in any type of contact with his/her team, parents, referees, staff, spectators, or any other person involved in the game that he/she was involved in.He/she will then serve a one-match suspension.
Any coach or parent ejected more than once in the same season will be banned for the remainder of that team's matches for that season.

The MYSA Committee will review all disciplinary actions in order to handle all situations appropriately and in a timely manner.

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