Duxbury Youth Soccer Association
Fall Program Rules of the Game - U10-U14
The Duxbury Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) fall program is an in town recreational league utilizing small sided games.
In Fall, and in all seasons, there is zero tolerance for verbal abuse of Referees by Players, Coaches, or spectators. Please refer to the DYSA Zero Tolerance policy on our homepage.
The FIFA Laws of the Game shall govern all contests with the following modifications.
Law 1: The field of play will be approximately 72 yards long by 45 yards wide for U10 U12 (U14 will use a near-full size field) . The field will be marked with a centerline and a penalty area 14 yards from each goal line and from each goal post. This is the area where goalkeepers are able to handle the ball if done so within the Laws of the game. The goals will be either full size or smaller depending on the field utilized and age of the players.
Law 3: Each U10 and U12 team will field 7 or fewer players (U14 will field min 8, up to 11 (near-full size field)), one of which must be a goalkeeper. Unlimited substitution may be made on goal kicks, after a goal, at half time, after an injury, or your own team’s throw in. If the team in possession of the throw-in substitutes, both teams may substitute. If coaches agree to increase or decrease the number of players on the field they may do so with proper notification to the referee. If a team is short players they may borrow players from the opponent or another team to avoid possible injuries.
Law 7: The duration of each game regardless of age level will be (2) 30-minute halves, with a 5 minute half time break. The games must start and end on time and actual second half game time may be shortened if not started on time.
Law 12: An indirect kick shall be awarded to the opposing team when a goal keeper handles the ball and throws, punts, or kicks the ball across midfield without making contact with the kickers side of the field or being touched by any player on that side of the field. The indirect kick shall be taken from the point at which the offending kick crossed the midfield line. If a goalkeeper dribbles the ball out of the penalty area or does not play the ball with the hands, then the kick may cross the midfield. (Not applicable to U14 full-field play)
Law 14: Penalty kicks will only be awarded if a direct kick offense is signaled within the goal area of the field, in which case, all players must remain behind the ball and outside the penalty area until the ball is played forward.
Law 16: An indirect kick shall be awarded to the opposing team when a goal kick crosses over midfield without making contact with the kickers side of the field or being touched by any player on that side of the field. The indirect kick shall be taken from the point at which the offending kick crossed the midfield line. (Not applicable to U14 full-field play)