Corvallis AYSO Soccer Rules

Substitutions During the Game:

Substitutions will be the same for ALL divisions U6 through U14. Players coming on to the field must be recognized by the referee before entering, and must enter and leave at midfield. All divisions from U6 through U14 will have a substitution break approximately midway into each half (this should last roughly one minute— this time is for substitutions, not for lengthy strategy sessions). Substitutions will occur only at quarter breaks, halftime, or for an injury. A cautioned player may be substituted at the coach’s discretion. The referee will make note of the substitutes on the game card.

Proper Uniform:

The uniform for all divisions is provided and is as follows: 1 AYSO shirt, 1 pair of black shorts, and 1 pair of socks. SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED BUT ARE NOT PROVIDED. Shin guards should be put on first with socks worn over the shin guards. Any extra garments must be worn underneath the provided uniform. Shorts worn under the uniform must be black. Soccer shoes are not required, but are recommended. If a player is not in a complete and proper uniform, he/she will not be allowed to participate. (more here)

Coaching:

No sideline coaching is allowed except POSITIVE instructional coaching. The coaching area is limited to 10 yards either side of the mid-field line. Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their spectators. Coaching for each team is limited to one side of the field. No slide tackles allowed until U14 because of safety concerns.

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Boys

U14

U12

U10

U8

U6

Maximum team Size:
15 15 12 10 8
Players On Field:
11 11 9 7 5
Referee:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes **
Lines People:
Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 From Each Team
Field Size:
Full Size Field Full Size Field Smaller Regular Field 1/2 Field 30 yds x 20 yds
Ball Size:
5 4 4 3 3
Length Of Game:
35 minute halves
5 minute halftime
30 minute halves
5 minute halftime
25 minute halves
5 minute halftime
20 minute halves
5 minute halftime
12 minutes halves
6 minute halftime
Additional Rules:
FIFA rules apply. FIFA rules apply. FIFA rules apply. No offside
* (see below)
No goalkeeper.
No offside.
No practice (except before the game).

Girls

U14

U12

U10

U8

U6

Maximum team Size:
14 12 12 10 8
Players On Field:
11 9 9 7 5
Referee:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes **
Lines People:
Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 from each team
Field Size:
Full size field Full size field Smaller regular field 1/2 Field 30yrds x 20yrds
Ball Size:
5 4 4 3 3
Length Of Game:
35 minute halves
5 minute halftime
30 minute halves
5 minute halftime
25 minute halves
5 minute halftime
20 minute halves
5 minute halftime
12 minutes halves
6 minute halftime
Additional Rules:
FIFA rules apply. FIFA rules apply. FIFA rules apply. No offside
* (see below)
No goalkeeper.
No offside.
No practice (except before the game).

* U8 Boys and U8 Girls:

No penalty kicks. If a foul occurs in the Penalty Area, the game will be restarted with an INDIRECT free kick at the point of the infraction. If a foul occurs within the Goal Area, the game will be restarted with an INDIRECT free kick from the front edge of the Goal Area. The goal keeper may not pick up the ball and kick or throw it in the air, past mid-field. If the ball crosses the mid-field line in the air, the opposing team is awarded an indirect free kick where it crossed the mid-field line.

** U6 Boys and U6 Girls:

Referees will be assigned to their own child's game if possible.