U10 and U13/14 Rec Game rules for spring 2021

For the spring 2021 season, we will be following the below game rules in the U10 and U13/14 rec divisions. We will be playing in a cross-club division with NRU in Blacksburg.

U10 RULES- 2021

  • The field will be 50 x 30. The goals will be 6 x 12s.  The fields will be lined.
  • All teams will use a size 4 ball 
  • All teams will play 5v5, 4 field players and a goalkeeper.
  • All players will play a minimum of 50% of the playing time.
  • 1 center referee will be used.
    • Substitutions may be made during any stoppage (after injuries, before goal kicks, after goals, before a team’s kick-in, between quarters and at the half).
    • Each game will consist of 2 twenty-five minute halves. There will be a one a five minute halftime.
  • Throw-ins will be taken by the team that did not touch the ball last as it went over the sideline
  • When the goalkeeper takes possession of the ball, the keeper can then roll the ball or pass the ball (Punting and Drop kicking are not allowed) to his/her teammates.  
  • Players will retreat to mid-field.
    • Once the opposing team has retreated to mid-field, the goalkeeper can then roll the ball or pass the ball (Punting and Drop kicking are not allowed) to his/her teammates.  Or a goal kick to his/her players has been taken.
      • The opposing team cannot cross the midfield line until the defender has touched the ball
  • Heading the ball is not allowed and will result in a direct free kick for the opposing team.
    • The penalty for intentional heading is an indirect kick. Unintentional headers are dropped balls.
  • Offsides will not be called by the referee, unless there is blatant “cherry-picking.”
  • Free Kicks – All free kicks are direct or indirect and opponents are at least 8 yards from the ball until it is in play. The ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player. If the free kick is a direct and is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awarded. If the free kick is an indirect, it must be touched by another player before being shot into the goal.

U14 RULES- 2021

  • The field will be 50 x 30. The goals will be 6 x 12s.  The fields will be lined.
  • All teams will use a size 5 ball 
  • All teams will play 5v5, 4 field players and a goalkeeper.
  • All players will play a minimum of 50% of the playing time.
  • 1 center referee will be used.
    • Substitutions may be made during any stoppage (after injuries, before goal kicks, after goals, before a team’s kick-in, between quarters and at the half).
    • Each game will consist of 2 twenty-five minute halves. There will be a one a five minute halftime.
  • Throw-ins will be taken by the team that did not touch the ball last as it went over the sideline
  • When the goalkeeper takes possession of the ball, the keeper can then roll the ball or pass the ball (Punting and Drop kicking are not allowed) to his/her teammates.  
  • Offsides will not be called by the referee, unless there is blatant “cherry-picking.”
  • Free Kicks – All free kicks are direct or indirect and opponents are at least 10 yards from the ball until it is in play. The ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player. If the free kick is a direct and is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awarded. If the free kick is an indirect, it must be touched by another player before being shot into the goal.

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