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AYSO Area 2J

10U Division

  • Games are normally played 7 players Vs 7 players.
  • Team winning coin toss can choose side or to kickoff in the first half.
  • A team must have a minimum of 5 available players to count as a game. Else, you should still allow them to play as a scrimmage.
  • A size 4 ball is used for 10U games. Ball is normally provided by the home team. If not available, check with the away team.
  • No deliberate heading. Violation is IFK to opposing team. Also, warn the player to avoid playing with the head.
  • Games involve 2 x 25min halves with substitution at the quarters i.e. around 12.5th, halftime & 37.5th min. Note the game clock runs and hence a quick substitution/water break is desired.
  • At Area tournament, the duration maybe different. For 2019 Area tournament, it is 2 x 15min halves with substitution at the half. For Sunday games at the Area tournament, if the game is tied at regulation, substitution can be done prior to KFTM.
  • Goal keeper can NOT punt or drop kick the ball. Rule is to restart with IFK in case of violation but use referee judgement.
  • A Build Out line, equidistant from halfway line and the penalty area line, will be used. If line does not exist, flat cones can be placed for identification.
  • If the Goal keeper has possession of the ball (her/his hands), opponents must retreat behind build out line. Violation can be penalized with IFK for defending team at BOL.
  • Following possession of the ball with hand, the Goal keeper can throw, roll or pass the ball to a team mate.
  • The 6 second goal keeper possession will start after opponents retreat behind build out line. We normally will not enforce this in small sided games anyway.
  • On Goal Kicks, opponents must retreat behind build out line.They can cross BOL once the ball is kicked and clearly moves.
  • An attacker is NOT in an offside position if they have not crossed the build out line.
  • Early on during the season, referees may have to guide both attacking and defending players in executing the rule changes.

12U Division

  • Games are normally played 9 players Vs 9 players
  • A team must have a minimum of 6 available players to count as a game. Else, you may still officiate a scrimmage during the regular season.
  • A size 4 ball is used for 12U games
  • Team winning coin toss can choose side or to kickoff in the first half.
  • No deliberate heading. Violation is IFK to opposing team. Also, warn the player to avoid playing with the head.
  • Goal keeper can punt the ball.
  • Games involve 2 x 30min halves with substitution at the quarters i.e. around 15th, halftime & 45th min. Note the game clock runs and hence a quick substitution/water break is highly recommended.
  • At the Area tournament, the duration maybe different. For 2018 Area tournament, the teams will play 2 x 20min halves with substitution during quarters and half.

14U Division

  • A size 5 ball is used.
  • Each team will play with 11 players on the field.
  • Minimum number of player for a game is 7. If short, play a scrimmage during the regular season.
  • Games involve 2 x 35min halves.
  • At the Area tournament, the duration may change. For the 2019 Area tournament, the 14UB games will feature 2 x 20min halves. 14UG games will be 2x30min halves at the Area tournament.
  • Team winning coin toss can choose side or to kickoff in the first half.
  • Substitutions at half-way through first & second halves, half-time and injury. Note the game clock runs and hence a quick substitution should be done.

16U & 19U

  • A size 5 ball is used.
  • Each team will play with 11 players on the field.
  • Minimum number of players for a game is 7. If short, play a scrimmage during the regular season.
  • Games involve 2 x 40min or 2 x 45min halves. Refer the specific AYSO league (Brad's, Area 2N/2B/2J 16U/19U) for additional details.
  • Team winning coin toss can choose side or to kickoff in the first half.
  • Free Substitutions. Refer the specific AYSO league (Brad's, Area 2N/2B/2J 16U/19U) for additional details.

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