RRRSA 10U Soccer Rules
RRRSA 10U Soccer Rules
1. The emphasis should be on fun and skill development.
2. The maximum number of players on the field at any one time (including the goalie) is nine. You will need 7 players to play the game.
3. Duration of the game will be two - 25 minutes halves with a five minute break between halves. The restart of play in the second half is to be taken by the other team. All games scheduled with a 6:30 pm start time are to be completed by 7:25pm (regardless of their start time) if there is a game scheduled to start at 7:30pm.
4. All players on a team much participate for an equal amount of total playing time.
5. Unlimited substitution, but only during a stoppage in play and on the signal of the referee.
A) substitutions may only be initiated by the team with ball possession at the time of stoppage in play. Once initiated, the opposing team may then ask for substitution.
B) substitution requests can be made by either team after a goal has been scored or during extended stoppage, i.e. injury.
C) there shall be no limit to the number of players substituted at any one time. Coaches are responsible for ensuring the proper number of players on the field of play.
D) if a referee becomes aware of extra players on the field, play will be halted without loss of advantage to the non-offending team. A yellow card will be issued to the coach in cases of repeated offence.
E) if a goal is scored by a team having too many players on the field of play, the goal shall be disallowed and a yellow card shall be issued to the offending coach.
F) no substitutions shall be allowed within the last two (2) minutes of a half. Substitution shall be permitted during the last two minutes if there is an injury to one of the players on the field.
6. Offside rule to apply.
7. Delay of Game Teams using obvious delay tactics to gain an advantage, i.e. excessive distance out of bounds, shall be penalized by issuing a red card to the offending player.
8. All games shall be played in any weather conditions.
· all teams shall show up at their scheduled fields ready to play.
· only if lightning, high winds, or hail occur should a game be suspended.
· if weather conditions suspend play, the home team shall reschedule the game at both teams
· earliest convenience.
· it is up to the coaches to determine if a game should be called off, not the referee.
(Rule of thumb-count seconds between lightning flash and thunderclap-5 second per mile away)
9. All players must wear soccer shin pads and socks must cover them completely. Only soccer shoes or running shoes are to be worn as approved footwear, no baseball shoes or metal cleats.
10. A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to themselves or another player.
-no shorts with buttons, zippers, or loose strings
For safety reasons, caps or hats are not allowed to be worn by players during play.
Goaltenders shall wear colors that distinguish them from the other players and the referee.
11. Teams shall keep their ownwin/loss/draw records as well as goals for and against.
Please remember to contact Wenzel Preun (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 3rd. He will use these stats to determine seating for the year-end tournament.
12. Home associations will supply the referees. Referees shall not be criticized, abused or defamed by any participants.
· all referee decisions are final.
· the referee is the official keeper of time and determines the end of the game.
· any disputes should be directed to the home association official.
13. Each Home team shall appoint 2 linesmen whose duty it is to indicate when the whole ball has passed out of the area of play, and assist in determining possession of the restart.
14.Both team benches are to be situated on the same side of the playing field. Coaches are confined to the area of the player bench and are not allowed across center during the game, unless they are assisting an injured player. All spectators are to be situated on the opposite side of the field from player benches. Referees will delay the start of the match for compliance. Coaches are responsible for this rule to be enforced.
15. The referee will explain infractions to the offending players. Coaches, managers, team officials and parents will not criticize game officials at any time and will encourage the same attitude amongst all players and supporters.