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Grade K & 1st

 2nd- 4th 5th & 6th
Game Format 4 v 4

7 v 7
9 v 9
Min. # of Players 3 5 7
Game Day Saturday
 
2nd- Saturdays,  3rd-4th Sundays Saturdays and/or
Sundays
Ball Size 3 4 4
Goalkeeper No Yes
No punting or drop kicks allowed
Yes
Goal Size 3' x 5' 6' x 12' 7' x 21'
Game Length (K)32 min
1st (40 min)

50 mins  60 min
Format Kindergarten:
4 quarters X 8 mins

1st Grade:
4 quarters X 10 min
Two 25 min halves.
There is a 5 minute break at halftime.
30 min halves with 5 min break
No play zone Yes No No
 Slide tacklesNo NoYes
Penalty Kick No Yes Yes
Direct Kick Awarded No Yes Yes
Buildout line
(lined marked halfway between the center circle and penalty area) 
 NADuring a goal kick and any time the goalie is in possession of the ball, the opposing team must move behind the buildout line until the ball is played. The only exception is in the case that the goalie chooses to play quickly, and not wait for the opposing players to move behind the buildout line.  After a save, if the GK chooses to place the ball down to play with feet, the ball is considered in play as soon as it is placed on the ground and opposing team can move beyond build out line
The Buildout line also acts as an Offside line. Players of team in possession must be in front of the line or even with the ball or last defender of opposing team to stay on side.
 Regular Offside rules apply.  Players of team in possession must be in front of the half until the ball is played.  Once play is past the half line then players on team in possession may not be beyond either the ball or the last defender.
Goal Kicks Goal line
















6 yard box (small box inside Goal Box area)

Opposing players must move behind the buildout line during the taking of a goal kick. They must remain behind the buildout line until the ball is in play. The ball must be kicked and clearly move before it's considered in play. The ball does NOT need to leave the penalty area to be in play.
6 yard box (small box inside Goal Box area)
The ball must be kicked and clearly move before it's considered in play. The ball does NOT need to leave the penalty area to be played by another player from the team in possession. Players on the team in possession can be inside the goal box when the kick is taken, however the opposing team must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play.


Free Kick Opponent's Distance 5 yds 8 yds 8 yds
Goalkeeper - 6 seconds No Yes Yes
Offside No Yes
The buildout line denotes where an offside offense may begin to be penalized. Players are not considered offside between the half line and the buildout line.
Yes
Throw in attempts Kick-ins

2 1
Deliberate Hand ball in box No

Yes Yes
Pass back to keeper's hands   Indirect Kick Indirect Kick

Guidance for referees in issuing cards
1.  Yellow card = 5 minute sit out
2.  Red Card = Player ejection and no 
substitute is allowed.  In addition
player is required to sit out next game. (Clarificiation only)

* No cards to be issued to players. Coaching conduct may be carded

* Referee shall enlist coaches assistance in handling problem players.
 

* Referee to follow guidelines as outlined in USSF Referee handbook.  Verbal warnings are not required before issuance of yellow or red cards.

Yellow card is a 5 minute sitout for players.  Referee is responsible for maintaining the 5 minute period - NOT THE COACH.
Player may be substituted

Language is an automatic yellow card  - no warning


* All cards prominently displayed

* Referee to follow guidelines as outlined in USSF Referee handbook.  Verbal warnings are not required before issuance of yellow or red cards.

Yellow card is a 5 minute sitout for players.  Referee is responsible for maintaining the 5 minute period - NOT THE COACH.
Player may be substituted

Language is an automatic yellow card  - no warning


* All cards prominently displaye


Substitutions

  1. Substitutions allowed during kickoff and goal kick for either team
  2. Substitutions allowed during throw-in for team in possession.  Opposing team may sub if possessing team subs
  3. Substitutions allowed during any stoppage (corner kick, free kick, drop ball) by team in possession.  Opposing team may sub if possessing team subs
  4. Coaches MUST wait for referee permission BEFORE substitution occurs
  5. No coaches on the fields during play. No parents/coaches/spectators on the end lines (by goalie).


The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association has eliminated heading for players U11 and younger. This directive is to protect players 10 years old and younger regardless of what age group they are playing in. A purposeful header by these players shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. This mandate is for all MSYSA affiliated activities, including but not limited to, MSYSA affiliated member organization league play, practices and tournaments. MSYSA‚Äôs current Concussion Protocol remains in effect. BHYSL does not allow purposeful headers for grades 5/6 (U12 division) and younger. 

 


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