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12. MCYSA Division V and VI Playing Rules

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General

As a general rule Division 5 & 6 will play soccer in the MCYSA just like all other Divisions in the MCYSA. They will abide by the FIFA Laws of the Game, follow the guidelines of the MCYSA League Handbook, obey the Constitution and By-Laws of the MCYSA, NJSYSA and the USYSA. Further, (especially in Div. VI) the Administrative Officials, Coaches, Referees, and Parents will encourage the players to abide by the Players Code of the USYSA, which is printed on each and every player's Membership Card, and copied here below:

USYSA PLAYERS CODE

Play the game for the game's sake.
Be generous when you win.
Be graceful when you lose.
Be fair always no matter what the cost.
Obey the laws of the game.
Work for the good of your team.
Accept the decisions of the officials with good grace.
Believe in the honesty of your opponents.
Conduct yourself with honor and dignity.
"FAIR PLAY PLEASE"

However due to the age of the player, NJSYSA rules and the MCYSA's wishes that Division VI be mainly developmental rather than competitive, certain changes to the above Laws, Rules and Guidelines are necessary. These changes are detailed as follows:


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Fields Size

The field measurements will be 70/60 yards long x 50/40 yards wide.

Goals

Goal shall be 6/7 feet high x 18/21 feet wide. The USSF recommendation is 7' x 21'.

Penalty Area

Dimensions - 14 yards off the goal posts and 14 yards off the goal line.

Goal Area

Dimensions - same as regulation field (6 yards off the goal posts and goal line).

Center Circle

Dimensions - 8 yards in radius.

The Ball

The ball will be size 3 in Division VI and size 4 in Division V.

Number of Players

The game will be played with a maximum of 8 players and a minimum 6 players, one of which can be a goal keeper.


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Duration of Game

In Division V, (U9, U10), the game will be two 30 minute halves, separated by a 5 minute break.

In Division VI, (U8), the game will be two 25 minute halves, separated by a 5 minute break.

Pass Back to Keeper (Time Wasting)

The "time wasting" rule is not required at the Division VI age level, and to develop good playing habits of using the keeper, the "time wasting" provisions of Law 12 will not be enforced. However, coaches are to refrain from deliberately using the pass back to keeper in order to attempt to gain an advantage. If, in the judgment of the referee, such an attempt takes place, the referee may call the pass back.

Offside

There is no offside in Division VI. However, coaches are to refrain from deliberately playing players in an offside position in order to attempt to gain an advantage. If, in the judgment of the referee, such an attempt takes place, the referee may call offside.

Free Kick Encroachment

The encroachment distance will be 8 yards.

Penalty Kick

Penalty Kicks will be taken 12 yards from the goal line.

Goal Kicks

In Division VI, goal kicks may be taken by means of a free kick or a punt.

Throw In

When a player's Throw In is in violation of the Law, the player will be told the correct procedure by the referee and allowed to take it over. Should the second attempt also be in violation then the ball will revert to the other team.

Corner Kick

The encroachment distance will be 8 yards.

Substitutions

Because of the age of the players substitutions will be unlimited by either team at any stoppage of play in Division VI. MCYSA recommends that all players play as equal a time as is practical.

Rosters

The rostering rules of the NJSYSA and the USYSA apply. The referee should check the players passes at the start of the game, and hold them as required in a regular MCYSA league game. As a courtesy, the coaches should exchange roster lists at the start of the game.

Other

There will be no game protests in Division V and VI.


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MORRIS COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION - NEW JERSEY
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1999 thru 2012 MCYSA - Morris County Youth Soccer Association

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