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FALL 2017 REFEREE AND COACHES BULLETIN


Fall 2017 Referee and Coaches Bulletin

Field and Team Setup

National guidelines are:

Age

Game

Length

Width

Goal Size

Ball Size

Half Length

6U

4v4

25-35

15-25

4 by 6

3

10 Mins

7U

4v4

25-35

15-25

4 by 6

3

10 Mins

8U

4v4

25-35

15-25

4 by 6

3

20 Mins

10U

7v7

60-65

35-45

6.5 by 18

4

25 Mins

12U

9v9

70-80

45-55

6.5 by 18

4

30 Mins

14U

11v11

100-130

50-100

8 by 24

5

35 Mins

19U

11v11

100-130

50-100

8 by 24

5

45 Mins

 

If a field is significantly outside these guidelines the coaches and referee should discuss any temporary modifications that could be made to bring the field closer to specification.  Player safety though is paramount and should be considered if using cones etc. to redefine the playing area.

There is no "quarter" break teams may perform a sideline substitution half way through each half. The referee will stop the game at an appropriate moment to allow subs.  Coaches must have subs ready to go.  This is not a water break.

Safety and Equipment

·         Goals are appropriately secured, sandbags, weights etc.

·         Field is free of foreign objects

·         Players all have shin guards/appropriate equipment and are wearing different colors

·         NO Jewelry

·         Take extra water breaks as needed if it is extremely hot

·         Heading

o    Reminder there is no Heading allowed until 14U

o    If a player in 10U or 12U deliberately heads a ball the result is an indirect free kick from the spot of the header.

Sidelines

We maintain a coaching sideline and a parents/fans sideline

Only registered volunteers should be on the coaching sideline

Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their fans, it is not the job of the referee

 

 

New Rules for Fall 2017

1)     No punting before 14U (i.e. in 10U and 12U games)

a.     Defined as goalkeeper kicking from hands

b.    Ok to drop to floor and then kick off ground once ball stops bouncing.

c.     If team punts correct action is indirect free kick on the goal area (6yd) line nearest where the punt was taken from. Recommended for first week to give a re-do for the first offence.

2)     The Build out line

a.     AYSO Area 3T implementation different from national guidelines so do not follow online videos etc. Differences highlighted in bold

b.    Line should be marked half way between penalty area and the halfway line.
If no-line then mark using tall cones outside the touchline.

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c.     When the goalkeeper has possession of the ball either in hand , or on a goal kick, the opposition must be behind this line until  the ball is touched a second time.  Most of the time this means until a teammate touches the ball , however:

d.    If a goalkeeper drops the ball and starts dribbling. That action counts as a second touch and the opponent is free to cross the build out line.

e.     There is no penalty for a goalkeeper throwing over the build out line.

f.     Goalkeepers can play the ball out with opposition still inside the build out line, there is no penalty for this.

g.    Referees and coaches should encourage players to move behind build out line quickly whenever keeper has possession.

h.     Offside in 3T will be called as normal (opposing half), the Build Out line does not come into play.

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