Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner – WJYS

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Utah Youth Soccer Association Coaching Education


Addendum to The Rules

U4

  • Game is played 3v3 with a Size 3 ball
  • First 15 minutes of “Game Time” is a practice. Then a short game of two 10-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime will follow the practice time.
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called, however players should not “cherry pick” either.
  • There are no throw-ins. The ball is to be placed on the sideline and kicked back into play.
  • There is no goalie
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to coach and to also help “referee” the game with the other coach
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!

U5

  • Game is played 3v3 with a Size 3 ball
  • Game consists of two 20-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called, however players should not “cherry pick” either.
  • There are no throw-ins. The ball is to be placed on the sideline and kicked back into play.
  • There is no goalie
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to coach and to also help “referee” the game with the other coach
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!

U6

  • Game is played 4v4 with a Size 3 ball
  • Game consists of two 20-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called, however players should not “cherry pick” either.
  • There are no throw-ins. The ball is to be placed on the sideline and kicked back into play.
  • There is no goalie
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to coach and to also help “referee” the game with the other coach
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!

U7

  • Game is played 4v4 with a Size 3 ball
  • Game consists of two 20-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called, however players should not “cherry pick” either.
  • There are no throw-ins. The ball is to be placed on the sideline and kicked back into play.
  • There is no goalie
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to coach and to also help “referee” the game with the other coach
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!

U8

  • Game is played 7v7 (6 in field and a goalie) with a Size 3 ball
  • Game consists of two 20-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called, however players should not “cherry pick” either.
  • There are throw-ins starting at U8
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to coach and to also help “referee” the game with the other coach
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!

U9

  • Game is played 9v9 (8 in field and a goalie) with a Size 4 ball
  • Game consists of two 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • No offsides will be called in the fall, but should be coached and taught. Offsides WILL be called in spring.
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Referees will be used from the in-house Youth Referee Pool.
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!
  • Penalty Kicks, if required, are to be taken from the center of the penalty box (larger box)

U10

  • Game is played 9v9 (8 in field and a goalie) with a Size 4 ball
  • Game consists of two 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • Offsides WILL be called in this age
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Referees will be used from the in-house Youth Referee Pool.
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!
  • Penalty Kicks, if required, are to be taken from the center of the penalty box (larger box)

U11

  • Game is played 9v9 (8 in field and a goalie) with a Size 4 ball
  • Game consists of two 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • Offsides WILL be called in this age
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Referees will be used from the in-house Youth Referee Pool.
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed!
  • Penalty Kicks, if required, are to be taken from the center of the penalty box (larger box)

U12

  • Game is played 8v8 (7 in field and a goalie) with a Size 4 ball
  • Game consists of two 30-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Licensed referees will be used in this age group.
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions can be made when at any time when the ball is kicked out of play.
  • No heading of the ball is allowed! It may be practiced at this age, but not used in a game.
  • Penalty Kicks, if required, are to be taken from the center of the penalty box (larger box)

U14

  • Game is played 11v11 (10 in field and a goalie) with a Size 5 ball
  • Game consists of two 35-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Licensed referees will be used in this age group.
  • All other rules conform to standard FIFA rules.
  • Players may begin heading the ball at this age in practices as well as games.

High School

  • Game is played 6v6 (5 in field and a goalie) with a Size 5 ball
  • Game consists of two 35-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  • SHINGUARDS AND JERSEY ARE MANDATORY – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THESE ITEMS
  • Coaches are NOT allowed on the field. Licensed referees will be used in this age group.
  • No sliding in any form (to tackle or to kick). Players must remain on their feet.
  • Substitutions may be made on the “fly”
  • No offsides will be called, but cherry picking is also discouraged.
  • There are no Goal Kicks…the ball is to be put into play from the goalkeepers’ hand (not a drop kick) while in his own penalty box and cannot land first bounce past mid-field.