2014 Fall U19 Rules of Play - Print Page

  1. Teams play eleven (11) on the field at one time (a goalkeeper and ten (10) other players). If either team is short players, the coaches can agree to do the following only:

    a) Play uneven. b) Move players from one team to the other, making both even.

    Coaches cannot and should not play even with smaller teams. It is unfair to have additional players sitting out quarters on one team because the other does not have a minimum 11 players.

  2. A number five (5) ball is used in all games.

  3. Usual outdoor AYSO rules prevail (FIFA as modified for AYSO). Offside will be called. Direct free kicks and penalty shots are awarded when appropriate.

  4. All players must wear shin guards which must be completely covered by socks. Jewelry or other hard objects are not allowed.

  5. Prior to the game the coaches will introduce themselves to each other and the referee. The teams will line up at the half line and the referee will check for proper equipment.

  6. After the game the players will meet at the half line and shake hands with each other.

  7. All players must play at least half of the game and preferably 3 quarters. A player may be goalie for no more than one half of the game.

  8. Each quarter will be 17½ minutes long. There will be a one minute break between quarters for the purpose of substitutions only. NO TEAM REFRESHMENTS AT THE ONE MINUTE QUARTER BREAKS PLEASE! The half time break will be five 5 minutes. Games are to end on time. If the game is started late the quarters must be shortened to end the game on time.

  9. Substitutions are permitted only at the quarter breaks (except for injury). Running substitutions are strictly forbidden.

  10. Coaches must stay on the sideline and completely off the field. No coach parent or spectator is allowed to be behind an end zone. NO PARENTS OTHER THAN DESIGNATED COACHES ARE PERMITTED TO COACH. Parents should cheer for their team but should not address the coaches referee or players during the game. NOBODY BUT THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ON THE FIELD UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO BY THE REFEREE.

  11. NO CRITICISM OF THE REFEREES IS ACCEPTABLE. Criticism of the referees by either coaches or spectators will cause penalties to be called against offenders as provided by FIFA Rules. All referees are parent volunteers. If you feel refereeing is lacking, please volunteer to become a referee.

  12. No player will play with blood on them or their uniform. All cuts must be adequately covered.


2014 Fall U19 Rules of Play - Print Page

  1. Teams play eleven (11) on the field at one time (a goalkeeper and ten (10) other players). If either team is short players, the coaches can agree to do the following only:

    a) Play uneven. b) Move players from one team to the other, making both even.

    Coaches cannot and should not play even with smaller teams. It is unfair to have additional players sitting out quarters on one team because the other does not have a minimum 11 players.

  2. A number five (5) ball is used in all games.

  3. Usual outdoor AYSO rules prevail (FIFA as modified for AYSO). Offside will be called. Direct free kicks and penalty shots are awarded when appropriate.

  4. All players must wear shin guards which must be completely covered by socks. Jewelry or other hard objects are not allowed.

  5. Prior to the game the coaches will introduce themselves to each other and the referee. The teams will line up at the half line and the referee will check for proper equipment.

  6. After the game the players will meet at the half line and shake hands with each other.

  7. All players must play at least half of the game and preferably 3 quarters. A player may be goalie for no more than one half of the game.

  8. Each quarter will be 17½ minutes long. There will be a one minute break between quarters for the purpose of substitutions only. NO TEAM REFRESHMENTS AT THE ONE MINUTE QUARTER BREAKS PLEASE! The half time break will be five 5 minutes. Games are to end on time. If the game is started late the quarters must be shortened to end the game on time.

  9. Substitutions are permitted only at the quarter breaks (except for injury). Running substitutions are strictly forbidden.

  10. Coaches must stay on the sideline and completely off the field. No coach parent or spectator is allowed to be behind an end zone. NO PARENTS OTHER THAN DESIGNATED COACHES ARE PERMITTED TO COACH. Parents should cheer for their team but should not address the coaches referee or players during the game. NOBODY BUT THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ON THE FIELD UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO BY THE REFEREE.

  11. NO CRITICISM OF THE REFEREES IS ACCEPTABLE. Criticism of the referees by either coaches or spectators will cause penalties to be called against offenders as provided by FIFA Rules. All referees are parent volunteers. If you feel refereeing is lacking, please volunteer to become a referee.

  12. No player will play with blood on them or their uniform. All cuts must be adequately covered.