Instructional League Rules of Play  

  I.
The age groups for Barnstable Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) Instructional League shall be as follows:

Under 6 (U6)

Under 8 (U8)

Under 10 (U10)

Under 12 (U12)

All play shall be unisex except for the U6 age group. All other age groups may play coeducationally at the discretion of the Instructional Director(s) or the Board of Directors.
     II.

The Barnstable Youth Soccer Association Instructional League shall be governed by FIFA Laws of the Game with the following exceptions:

To Law 1 - Field of Play

A. The field size for:

U06 shall be no less than 15 yards and no greater then 25 yards wide and no less then 25 and no greater then 35 yards long (the current size is 20 by 30 yards).

U08 shall be no less than 25 yards and no greater then 35 yards wide and no less then 40 and no greater then 50 yards long (the current size is 30 by 45 yards).

U10 shall be no less then 30 yards and no greater then 40 yards wide and no less then 50 and no greater then 60 yards long (the current size is 35 by 55 yards)

U12 shall be no less then 40 yards and no greater then 50 yards wide and no less then 60 and no greater then 70 yards long (the current size is 45 by 65 yards)

B. The goal size for:

U06 shall be approximately 3 feet by 5 feet or 4 feet

U08 shall be approximately 4 feet by 6 feet

U10 shall be approximately 6 feet by 12 feet

U12 shall be approximately 7 feet by 14 feet

The use of a wrong or miss-matched goal shall in no way affect the outcome of any game.

To Law 2 - The Ball

The ball size for:

U6 and U8 shall be size 3.

U10 and U12 shall be size 4.

To Law 3 - The Number of Players

A. The number of players shall be as follows:

U06 there shall be 4 players per team with no keeper.

U08 there shall be 5 players per team including the keeper

U10 there shall be 6 players per team including the keeper

U12 there shall be 7 players per team including the keeper

Substitution shall be unlimited at any stoppage of play.

To Law 7 - The Duration of the Match

The duration for each match shall be as follows:

Each U06 game shall be two 20 minute halves with a 5 min half time.

Each U08 game shall be two 20 minute halves with a 5 min half time.

Each U10 game shall be two 25 minute halves with a 5 min half time.

Each U12 game shall be tow 30 minute halves with a 5 min half time.

The half time may be exceeded for extraordinary circumstances (i.e. picture day) at the discretion of the instructional director, the field boss for the day or the Board of Directors.
      III.

U6 Special Rules

An arc with a radius of 3 feet shall mark a no play zone in front of each goal. No player may play inside the zone unless the ball lies dead in the zone in which case a player may play the ball. Coaches are allowed to be on the field for the first two games of the season. 


Instructional Refund Policy (REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING TO THE
REGISTRAR )
100% prior to first game of the season
50% up to and including the second weekend of the season
0% after the second weekend of the season

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