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U18 Standards of Play

Length of Game:

  • (2) 40 minute halves with (1) 5-minute half time; 

    • A running clock will be maintained between halves. Coaches are encouraged to observe the weather and take necessary precautions during unusually hot days. Games suspended due to rain or lightning will be reviewed by the YYVSO Board of Directors (BOD) to determine outcome.

  • Playing times can be less than 8 minutes when managed by the coaches and parents​​​

 

Substitutions:

  • Open subs with referee permission (clock does not stop)

  • Players not being subbed shall remain on field

  • Mandatory 75% play rule if team size allows

  • No player shall play full game if other players only play half

Parity:

  • Max 11 players

  • Min 7 players

  • Parity to 9 players

Equipment:

  • Size 5 Ball

  • Shin guards are required

  • Protective headgear is permitted

  • Jewelry/earrings is not allowed

 

Gameplay:

  • 11v11

  • Goal Kick can be from anywhere in the Goal Box

  • Fouls or misconduct per FIFA Laws of the Game

  • Kick offs, goal kicks, corner kicks, and throw-ins are used to start or restart play

  • Opponents should be 10 feet away from the ball on all restarts

  • Standings are only recorded in Fall Season

Setup/Teardown:

  • First two teams on schedule are responsible for setting up field

  • Last two teams on schedule are responsible for tearing down, storing goals, and cleaning trash

General:

  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol is not permitted at any time

  • Pets and animals are not permitted.

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