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Recreational Rules


The DC Stoddert Recreational Soccer 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.

Age Group-Specific Gameday Rules & Reminders:  PRE-K | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd grade | 3rd & 4th grades |
5th & 6th grades
| 7th & 8th grades | 9th-12th (HS) grades

Overall Recreational Soccer Rules and Regulations - Updated 2018

Age

Game Format

Team Size

Team Max

Practices (mins per week)

Game Length (mins)

Ball Size

Referee

Throw Ins

Offside

Pre-K

4 v 4 (single)

6 to 8

8

25 on gamedays

15 x 2

3

Coaches

No; Continuous play

No

Kinder

4 v 4 (dual)

10 to 12

12

15 on gamedays

20 x 2

3

Coaches

No; Continuous play

No

1st

4 v 4 (dual)

10 to 12

12

Encouraged

25 x 2

3

Coaches

No; Continuous play

No

2nd

5 v 5 (dual)

12 to 14

18

Encouraged

25 x 2

3

Yes

Liberal throw ins

No

3rd

7 v 7

11 to 14

14

60

25 x 2

4

Yes

Yes, 2 tries allowed

Only if obvious

4th

7 v 7

11 to 14

14

60

25 x 2

4

Yes

Yes, 2 tries allowed

Yes, regular rules

5th

9 v 9

14 to 16

18

60

25 x 2

4

Yes

Yes, regular rules

Yes, regular rules

6th

9 v 9

14 to 18

18

60

25 x 2

4

Yes

Yes, regular rules

Yes, regular rules

7th

9 v9

14 to 18

19

60

25 x 2

5

Yes

Yes, regular rules

Yes, regular rules

8th

9 v 9

14 to 18

20

60

25 x 2

5

Yes

Yes, regular rules

Yes, regular rules

HS (9-12)

11 v 11

16 to 20

22+

60

35 x 2

5

Yes

Yes, regular rules

Yes, regular rules


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.



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