Teams at this level play 8 versus 8 on a mid-size field. This level is also considered development. There will be no scores or standings kept. This level was created to ease the transition from 6 vs 6 play on a small field to playing 11 vs 11 on a full size soccer field.
The game will consist of 2, 30 minute halves. The half-time interval shall not exceed five (5) minutes except by consent of the referee.
There shall be no overtime for regular season matches.
The field should be approximately 80 x 60. The goals are 21’ x 7’ and must be anchored.
Parents on one side of field; teams on the other.
All games will be played using the FIFA "Laws of the game" as amended by FIFA.
No slide tackles will be allowed. Penalty: Indirect free kick.
In all games, substitutions will be allowed as follows:
A: a substitute must enter the field of play at the center line at the signal of the referee, before he is allowed to participate.
B: Unlimited substitutions can be made only at the following times:
1. After a goal, by either team.
2. Prior to a goal kick, by either team.
3. At half time.
4. Prior to a throw-in in your favor.
5. If the Team in possession of a throw in substitutes, and the opposing team has substitutes already at the mid-line for substitution, then both teams may substitute. If only the team NOT in possession of the throw-in has substitutes at the mid-line, then no substitutions will be allowed.
C: When play is stopped for an injured player there is unlimited substitution for either side.
D: A player for whom a substitute has been made, may return to the same game.
Goalie must wear a different colored shirt.