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AYSO Region 995 - Incline Village, NV - Lake Tahoe

PDI 2017 - USSF Player Development Initiatives

2017 Player Development Initiatives have been introduced by USSF. All organizations including AYSO have agreed on these measures.

  • Encourage Skills development early on.
  • One of the big things is "Short Sided Play" which AYSO has already done for years.
  • Encourage building the game from a team's own half instead of punting the ball to the opponents' goal.

Detailed documentation: --> Info --> Section Resources, look for the 1st paragraph, labeled "Useful Information"
In our region we implement these new rules starting 2017 (referees / coaches, feel free to print this and take it with you):

Region 995 Implementation:

RuleAge GroupRestart/Comments
No Heading allowed in games and practices (already introduced 2016)12U and youngerIndirect Free Kick (outside of goal area if violation was in goal area)
No Goal Keeper Punts: After controlling the ball with hands: Punts, Drop-Kicks or Half-Volleys are not permitted. Goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate.10U and 12U
(8u does not have goal keepers)
Indirect Free Kick (outside of goal area if violation was in goal area)
Build-Out Line: Before distributing the ball after a save or before a goal kick, keeper is allowed to wait (but doesn't have to) until all opposing players have moved toward their own half, to a spot beyond the "build-out line", a line half way between his/her penalty area and the halfway line. Then he/she distributes the ball to a team mate NOT beyond the build-out line (in other words close-by).
See also: Build-Out Line in 1 Page
10U only
Opponent moves across build-out line toward goalkeeper before kick: retake.
The build-out line can be marked out on the field or indicated, e.g.with 2 cones on each touchline, between half way line and "the 18" spot where penalty area ends.
Offside zone narrowed by build-out line: "Can only be offside in the opponent's half" changes to "Can only be offside behind the opponents' build-out line".10U onlySame as other offside infractions.
4 players a side, no goalkeeper
5U, 6U, 8U
(for 8U, Region 995 still
plays 5v5 no GK in 2017)

 No Throw-Ins: For ball out of play - over the touch line, the Throw-In is replaced with the Pass-In. Opponents must be at least 2 yeards away until ball is kicked.5U, 6U  Training of Throw-In technique begins with 8U. 

Ball over Goal Line: Corner kicks and goal kicks are played.


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