Rules of the Games
All rules shall conform To FIFA Laws of the Game unless otherwise modified below.
18.104.22.168. Age Division
b. Except as provided herein, no player may play in a younger age group than the age group for which he/she is eligible. If a medical condition exists (substantiated in writing by a licensed physician) that will prohibit or severely hinder a player from playing in his/her own age group, the player may seek special approval from his/her local association /club/league board and CBYSA to allow the player to play down in a younger age group. All requests must be submitted to and approved by the STYSA Executive Committee.
22.214.171.124. Number of Players
a. Each Under-10 team during a game shall play with no more than six (6) players on the field at a time, including a goalkeeper.
b. It is the policy of this Association to prohibit eleven (11) aside teams in Under-10 in both league play and invitational tournaments.
c. Coaches must play each registered player that is present one-half of the game unless unable to do so due to player’s illness or injury or for disciplinary reasons. In the event that a player is present but will not be playing, the coach must inform the referee and the opposing coach as to the reason that player will not participate.
126.96.36.199. Size of Teams: The maximum number of players per team shall be ten (10).
188.8.131.52. Forfeits for too few players: The referee shall declare a forfeit if a team has fewer than the requisite number of players on the field ready to play within a reasonable time after the game was scheduled to start. Provided that at least four players from each team are present within a reasonable time after the game was scheduled to start, there shall be no forfeit.
184.108.40.206. Goalkeeper: There shall be no charging or intentional or reckless contact with the goalkeeper in any manner whatsoever. Any such conduct shall be considered at least as “dangerous play” and punished accordingly.
220.127.116.11. Ball: #4
18.104.22.168. Goals: 18 feet to 21 feet wide by 6 to 7 feet high.
22.214.171.124. Length of Games: two twenty-five (25) minute halves.
126.96.36.199. Offside: The FIFA Offside Rule shall apply.