Website Manager

DC Stoddert Soccer

Information for Team Managers and Coaches 

Recreational Rules

The DC Stoddert Recreation program plays by modified USSF rules in order to accommodate players ability level at different ages. These rules come from recommendations presented by the US Youth Soccer Association and are adapted by many youth soccer leagues around the country.


 

U5 (Pre-Kindergarten)

U6 (Kindergarten)

U7 (1st)

U8 (2nd)

U9 (3rd)

# of players

3 v 3

No GK

4 v 4

No GK

4 v 4

No GK

5 v 5

Including GK

7 v 7

Including GK

Ball Size

3

3

3

3

4

Goal Size

Pugg

Pugg

Pugg

7’x12’

7’x12’

Game Length

25 min practice, two 15 min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20 min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20 min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20 min halves, 5 min halftime

Two  25 halves, 5 min halftime

Referees

None; coaches supervise game from sideline (off the field)

None; coaches supervise game from sideline (off the field)

None; coaches supervise game from sideline (off the field)

None; coaches supervise game from sideline (off the field)

Yes

Substitutions

Unlimited and on the fly

Unlimited and on the fly

Unlimited and on the fly

Allowed at any stoppage of play

Allowed at any stoppage of play

Throw-ins

Ball rolled onto field by parents

Ball rolled onto field by parents

Ball rolled onto field by parents

Ball turns over after the 2nd improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 2nd improper throw-in

Goal Kicks

None

None

None

Goal kicks taken from edge of penalty area

Goal kicks taken from edge of penalty area

Offside Rule

None

None

None

None

None

Pass-back to GK

N/A

N/A

N/A

Pass back to the GK is allowed

Pass back to the GK is allowed

Heading

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

Free Kicks

No free kicks

No free kicks

No free kicks

No free kicks

All free kicks are indirect

Penalty Kicks

No PK’s.

No PK’s.

No PK’s.

No PK’s.

No PK’s.

GK Playing Time

N/A

N/A

N/A

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

Slide Tackling

Banned; any
attempt treated as a foul

Banned; any attempt treated as a foul

Banned; any attempt treated as a foul

Banned; any attempt treated as a foul

Banned; any attempt treated as a foul





             



 



U10 (4th)



U11 (5th)



U12 (6th)



U13 (7th)



U14  (8th)



U15+ (9th-12th)

# of players

7 v 7

Including GK

9 v 9
(or 8 v 8 if #s low)

Including GK

9 v 9
(or 8 v 8 if #s low)

Including GK

9 v 9

Including GK

9 v 9

Including GK

11 v 11

Including GK

Ball Size

4

4

4

5

5

5

Goal Size

7’x12’

7’x12’

7’18’

Full Size

Full Size

Full Size

Game Length

Two 25 min halves

Two 25 min halves

Two 25 min halves

Two 25 min halves

Two 30 min halves

Two 30 min halves

Referees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Substitutions

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Allowed at any stoppage of play, with the referee’s permission

Throw-ins

Ball turns over after the 2nd improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 1st improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 1st improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 1st improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 1st improper throw-in

Ball turns over after the 1st improper throw-in

Goal Kicks

Goal kicks taken from edge of penalty area

Goal kicks taken from anywhere in the goal area

Goal kicks taken from anywhere in the goal area

Goal kicks taken from anywhere in the goal area

Goal kicks taken from anywhere in the goal area

Goal kicks taken from anywhere in the goal area

Offside Rule

Offside must be clear to be enforced

Offside is enforced

Offside is enforced

Offside is enforced

Offside is enforced

Offside is enforced

Pass-back to GK

Pass back to the GK is allowed

Pass back to the GK is NOT allowed

Pass back to the GK is NOT allowed

Pass back to the GK is NOT allowed

Pass back to the GK is NOT allowed

Pass back to the GK is NOT allowed

Heading

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

No heading the ball; if intentional restart is indirect free kick; if inadvertent restart is drop ball

Heading allowed

Heading allowed

Heading allowed

Heading allowed

Free Kicks

All free kicks are indirect

Direct and Indirect free kicks apply

Direct and Indirect free kicks apply

Direct and Indirect free kicks apply

Direct and Indirect free kicks apply

Direct and Indirect free kicks apply

Penalty Kicks

No PK’s. Fouls in penalty area result in indirect free-kick from edge of area

Direct free kick fouls in the penalty area result in penalty kick

Direct free kick fouls in the penalty area result in penalty kick

Direct free kick fouls in the penalty area result in penalty kick

Direct free kick fouls in the penalty area result in penalty kick

Direct free kick fouls in the penalty area result in penalty kick

GK Playing Time

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

GK can only play for one-half a game at most

No limit

No limit

Slide Tackling

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee

Banned; any attempt treated as dangerous play (indirect free kick) or foul (direct free kick or card), at the discretion of the referee
















































































25 min practice, two 15 min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20min halves, 5 min halftime

15 min practice, two 20min halves, 5 min halftime

NOTE:  No dogs are allowed at any Stoddert Soccer Event. Service dogs are an exception, but MUST be leashed.

Terms of Use |  Privacy Statement |  Copyright © 2017 DC Stoddert Login
Blue Sombrero & Dick's Sporting Goods