Calvert Soccer Assn

Recreation Rules

2019/2020 CSA One Page Rules and Policy Guide For Recreation Soccer

  • No pets allowed at practices and/or games Except Sight Assist and approved Service Dogs.
  • Uniforms - Home Team will wear the yellow jersey, Visiting Team will wear the black jersey. Players should always bring both jerseys to every game. Shin guards are required.
  • Spectators must be on opposite side of field directly across from their team. Both teams separated by midfield.
  • No coaching from spectator side, this includes parents, family, friends, etc.
  • During a game, the coaching technical area is from the top of the goal box to midfield unless advised otherwise by the referee. Coaches may not cross midfield.
  • Two coaches per team maximum on team sideline during games. No parent/guardian, family, or friends on team side.
  • No coaches and/or spectators from corner to penalty box line or behind the goal.
  • Spectators must stay at least 6 feet off touchline.
  • Coaches must stay at least 3 feet from touchline.
  • Coaches and/or spectators are not allowed on field. Only coaches with referee permission or request.
  • Coaches are responsible for all spectator behavior. Referees will not restart a game until coach has addressed Issues.
  • The referee controls the game. The referee has the final say. They can and will send-off coaches and spectators.
  • Substitutions are allowed on any stoppage with referee permission

Age Group

Game Length

Quarter/Half Time

Ball Size

Full Team

Minimum

Standings

U5/U6 (NO GK) (2015/2014)

(4) 8 minute quarters

2-3 minutes each quarter

3

4

2

NO

U7/U8 (2013/2012)

(4) 12 minute quarters

2-3 minutes each quarter

3

5

4

NO

U9/U10 (2011/2010)

(2) 25 minute halves

5 - 10 minutes

4

7

5

YES

U11/U12 (2009/2008)

(2) 30 minute halves

10 minutes

4

9

6

YES

U13/U14 (2007/2006)

(2) 35 minute halves

10 minutes

5

11

7

YES

U15+

(2005 - 2000)

(2) 40 minute halves

10 minutes

5

11

7

YES

  • U5/U6 - Do not play with a goalkeeper. No players allowed in Goal Arc or "Camping Out" near Goal Arc. All player on field must be actively participating in ball play.
  • U5-U8 will receive second chance to thrown in if Referee allows.
  • U5-U8 does not have "Offside".
  • No heading in U12 and below.
  • No slide tackling in any age group, including U19.
  • Defensive Player touching = PK
  • Attacking Player Touching = GK
  • All Player's play time during a game must equal at least half the game length (Some exceptions apply).
  • All age groups must report scores on website by the following Monday night after a game, including U5-U8.
  • First Point Of Contact for coaches with questions or concerns is your Age Group Commissioner. The Complete list of AGC's: http://calvertsoccer.msysalive.org/RecreationVolunteers