|APPLYING FIFA LAWS AND LOCAL MODIFICATIONS IN LAS CRUCES (updated 09/11/2014)|
|Age Group||Points of
|Law 2||Law 3||Law 4||Law 7||Law 8/13/14||Law 10||Law 11||Law 12||Law 15||Law 17||Coaches and
|Ball Size||Players||Subs||Uniforms||Length of
|Free Kicks / Penalty
|Throw In||Corner Kick|
|U6||SLIDE TACKLES NOT
PERMITTED. Call fouls to enure safety of players and to help them learn the game Only allow players with valid, laminated passcards to play
|3||3 v 3 (no GK). 2 players minimum||Throw in, Goal Kick, Corner Kick, Kick Off, injury (if injured player subs). Either team, unlimited number of players.||Non-uniform clothing
permitted but uniforms
must distinguish teams
|4 x 8 min. 5 min halftime.
1-2 min quarter
break. Same team takes both KOs each half
|Kick Off is indirect
All otherFree Kicks indirect. Opponents 4 yards from ball. No PKs
|No score kept. Report lopsided games in game report||None||SLIDE TACKLES NOT PERMITTED.
Explain infraction to player, IFK to opposing team
|Kick In with opponents 4 yards from ball||Opponents must be 4 yards from ball||Engage the coaches to
encourage parents to create a fun atmosphere for everyone
Be familiar with the LCYSL
"Zero Tolerance" policy. Ensure all adults on team side of field have passcards
|U8||4 v 4 (no
3 players minimum
|4 x 10 min. 5 min halftime.
1-2 min quarter break. Same team takes both KOs each half
|Throw In used. May retake foul throw once. Explain infraction to player|
|U10||4||6 v 6 (5+GK).
4 players minimum
|2 x 25 min. 5 min halftime||Opponents 8 yards from ball. PK 10 yards from goal||"Mercy Rule"
mandatory. Game is ended when
10-goal differential achieved at halftime or later
|SLIDE TACKLES NOT PERMITTED.
|FIFA||Opponents must be 8 yards from ball|
Referees cannot "game watch" and make correct decisions Only allow players with valid, laminated passcards to play
|8 v 8 (7+GK).
5 players minimum
|2 x 30 min. 5 min halftime||FIFA||FIFA|
|U14||5||FIFA (11 v 11.
7 players minimum)
|Throw in, Goal Kick, Corner Kick, Kick Off, injury (if injured player subs). Either team, unlimited number of players.||FIFA||2 x 35 min.
10 min halftime
recognition of unsafe play, trifling offenses and opportunities for "advantage"
Only allow players with valid, laminated passcards to play
|2 x 40 min.10 min halftime|
|U17+||2 x 45 min.
10 min halftime
|Adult||Any stoppage. Unlimited number of players||FIFA|
|ASSIGNMENTS NOT FULFILLED UNTIL COMPLETE GAME REPORT SUBMITTED||Balls must be safe and inflated for age of players||All players and coaches must have laminated passcards. You may not deny a substitution at a legal opportunity unless team in possession is restarting quickly or player entering is not ready. The remedy for time "wasted" is to add time.||U12 teams and above must have uniforms with permanent numbers||If in doubt, verify with coaches before game starts||Know restarts for infractions committed while taking PK's||Wishes of coaches CANNOT override Mercy Rule||Assistant Referees can only make
calls if properly positioned
|Apply Law 12 consistently. Be aware of potential Persistent Infringement. Show cards to coaches.||Opponents must be 2 yards from thrower and may not distract||Be proactive in preventing defenders from encroaching||Parents want nothing more than a SAFE, FUN and FAIR game for their children. Treat parents and coaches with respect|
|FIFA laws apply in|
|Modified by Raymond Burchfield, 9/11/2014|