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League Rules

 

The Henry Hudson Youth Soccer club will use the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) Rule Book and U8-U10 Small Sided Rules as the basis for competition. Specific to those rules, the recently revised FIFA “Laws of the Game” apply to all competitions except as provided by USYSA, ENYYSA, CDYSL or specified herein: 

 

Game Starts: 

Games that start more than 5 Minutes Late may have their games shortened in order to accommodate the next scheduled game, if one is scheduled.  Please have players arrive prior to the start of their scheduled game, ready to play, to limit delays.

 

Borrowing Players: 

 

There will be no borrowing of players from any team, except where approved by an HHYS Board Member. Decreasing players per side to accommodate a team without players is allowed with both Coaches approval. If multiple players are needed by both playing teams, then players will be selected one at a time by the coaches of the playing teams.   Adding players should not exceed the roster size for your team.  Added players are NOT to have more playing time over members of the team they are substituting for.

 

Dogs on the Field

 Please leave your dogs at home for games, as they are not permitted on school property while games are in progress. Thank you!

 

Parking for Games

Parking for all games will be back by the MS gym in the parking lot. Please do not park on the side of the road, or on any grass. The parking lot behind the woods is not available for Summer Rec Soccer.  

Division Rules

4: Pre-K Division

1. Non Competitive( No Score Kept)
2. Number 3 size ball
3. Field Size 60′ by 45′ 6′ radius at center circle. 6′ semi-circle at goals( 6′ pop up goal)
4. Maximum 4 players per side. Rosters are set at 10-14 players. All players get equal playing time on field.
5. Pre-Game Skills Development: 15-30 minutes prior to game, each team should work on skills development on their half of the field. This period will begin at the scheduled game time
6. Game: Two(2) ten minute halves
7. 5 minute break after first half (half-time)
8. Player substitutions at any stoppage of play but encouraged to perform a full-side substitution halfway through each half in order to position players. Clock can stop for up to 1 minute to allow for this.
9. One(1) coach per team is allowed on field during the game to guide, teach and officiate.
10. No playing of ball with head: no headers
11. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
12. No offsides.
13. No penalty kicks, no throw ins, no penalties for handballs: Continue play with a drop ball for infractions.
14. No Goalies: Defense must not be set up inside the arc, and should not set up at the top of the arc. Defense should be 
15. Play should be limited within the goalie box. Offense should be encouraged to shoot on goal from outside of the arc. If the flow of play results in a kick inside of the arc, do not penalize the player for this. DO NOT TAKE AWAY A GOAL SCORED EVEN IF IT IS KICKED INSIDE THE BOX.

16. Goal Kicks for offensive & defensive out of bounds on endline. Ball should be placed at the top of the arc. The opposing team must retreat to the midfield circle and cannot go after the ball until the ball is touched by a member of the team receiving the goal kick or if the ball goes past the midfield circle.  

U6: K & 1st Division

1. Non Competitive( No Score Kept)
2. Number 3 size ball
3. Field Size 75′ by 50′. 8′ radius at center circle. 8′ semi-circle at goals( 6′ pop up goal)
4. Maximum 4 players per side. Rosters are set at 10-14 players. All players get equal playing time on field.
5. Four (4) ten minute quarters. Clock only stops on an injury or during mass substitution.
6. 2 minute break after quarter 1 and 3. 5 minute break after the 2nd quarter.
7. Player substitutions at any stoppage of play but encouraged to perform a full-side substitution halfway through each half in order to position players. Clock can stop for up to 1 minute to allow for this.
8. One(1) coach per team is allowed on field during the game to guide, teach and officiate.
9. No playing of ball with head: no headers
10. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
11. No offsides.
12. No penalty kicks or handball: Continue play with a drop ball for infractions.
13. Throw-Ins for out of bounds on sidelines: no penalties for illegal throw-ins, just re-throw  
14. No Goalies: Defense must not be set up inside the arc, and should not set up at the top of the arc. Defense should be 
15. Play should be limited within the goalie box. Offense should be encouraged to shoot on goal from outside of the arc. If the flow of play results in a kick inside of the arc, do not penalize the player for this. DO NOT TAKE AWAY A GOAL SCORED EVEN IF IT IS KICKED INSIDE THE BOX.
16. Corner Kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline. Players can line up inside the arc and in front of the goal during corner kicks. Players should be learning positioning for corner kicks.  

17. Goal Kicks for offensive out of bounds endline. Ball should be placed at the top of the arc. The opposing team must retreat to the midfield circle and cannot go after the ball until the ball is touched by a member of the team receiving the goal kick or if the ball goes past the midfield circle.  

 

U8: 2nd and 3rd Division

 1. Non Competitive( No Score Kept)
2. Number 3 size ball
3. Field Size 105′ by 75′. 10′ radius at center circle. 10′ semi-circle at goals( 4’x6′ goal)
4. 4 vs. 4 or 5 vs.5 Maximum 5 players per side. Rosters are set at 10-14 players. All players get equal playing time on field.
5. Four (4) ten minute quarters. Clock only stops on an injury or during mass substitution.
6. 2 minute break after quarter 1 and 3. 5 minute break after the 2nd quarter.
7. Player substitutions at any stoppage of play but encouraged to perform a full-side substitution halfway through each half in order to position players. Clock can stop for up to 1 minute to allow for this.
8. One(1) coach per team is allowed on field during the game to guide, teach and officiate.
9. No playing of ball with head: no headers
10. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
11. No offsides.
12. No penalty kicks or handball: Continue play with a drop ball for infractions.
13. Throw-Ins for out of bounds on sidelines: no penalties for illegal throw-ins, just re-throw  
14. No Goalies: Defense must not be set up inside the arc, and should not set up at the top of the arc. Defense should be 
15. Play should be limited within the goalie box. Offense should be encouraged to shoot on goal from outside of the arc. If the flow of play results in a kick inside of the arc, do not penalize the player for this. DO NOT TAKE AWAY A GOAL SCORED EVEN IF IT IS KICKED INSIDE THE BOX.
16. Corner Kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline. Players can line up inside the arc and in front of the goal during corner kicks. Players should be learning positioning for corner kicks.  

17. Goal Kicks for offensive out of bounds endline. Ball should be placed at the top of the arc. The opposing team must retreat to the midfield circle and cannot go after the ball until the ball is touched by a member of the team receiving the goal kick or if the ball goes past the midfield circle

u10: 4th and 5th Division

1. Non Competitive (no score kept) 
2. Number 4 size ball. CDYSL U10 rules
3. Field size 150′ x 100′. 8y center circle. 12yx24y box with 8y arc. Penalty Line 30′. 6.5’x18′ goal
4. Max 7 players per side including goal keeper. Rosters are 7-14 players. Minimum of 4 players to start a game.
5. Two (2) twenty five minute halves. Clock only stops on an injury at referee’s discretion. No stoppage time. May choose to do for (4) 12 minute quarters due to heat.
6. 5 Minute-break at halftime.
7. Substitutions:
a. prior to either team’s throw-in if substitutes are properly occupying the substitution area, and the possession team is also substituting.
b. prior to a goal kick by either team
c. after a goal, by either team
d. After an injury, by either team when the referee stops play
3. at no time may a substitute enter the field of play until they have been given permission from the referee
8. One (1) coach from each team is allowed on the field to act as referee.
9. No Playing of ball with the head: no headers
10. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
11. Offsides will be called. For the first week of play with drop balls given, second week and beyond of play infractions result in an indirect kick for the opposing team.
12. Illegal throw in will be called.( referee may choose to give a warning in a game and then call it tighter.) Turnover of throw-in as penalty.
13. Penalty Kicks for fouls occurring in the penalty box.
14. Handballs result in turnover with indirect kick (unless in penalty box)
15. Goalie Rules:
a. no contact with the goalie while they have the ball, other players are to back away
b. no sliding into the goalie or attempting to kick the ball from the goalie’s hands.
c. When the goalie has the ball, the opposing team must retreat to the midfield circle and cannot go after the ball until the goalie puts the ball into play and the ball is either touched by a player on the goalie’s team or goes past the front of the midfield circle.
d. goalies are not allowed to punt the ball (drop kick): they must throw, roll, or place the ball on the ground then kick it.
16. goal kicks for offense out of bounds on endline. The opposing team must retreat to the midfield line and cannot go after the ball until the ball is touched by a member of the team receiving the goal kick or goes past the front of the midfield circle.
17. corner kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.

u12: 6th and 7th Division

1. Number 4 size ball. CDYSL U12 rules
2. Field size 180′ x 120′. 8y center circle. 12yx24y box with 8y arc. Penalty Line 30′. 7’x21′ goal
3. Max 9 players per side including goal keeper. Rosters are 7-16 players. Minimum of 7 players to start a game.
4. Two (2) thirty minute halves. Clock only stops on an injury at referee’s discretion. No stoppage time. May choose to do for (4) 12-15 minute quarters due to heat.
5. 5 Minute-break at halftime.
6. Substitutions:
a. prior to either team’s throw-in if substitutes are properly occupying the substitution area, and the possession team is also substituting.
b. prior to a goal kick by either team
c. after a goal, by either team
d. After an injury, by either team when the referee stops play
e. at no time may a substitute enter the field of play until they have been given permission from the referee
7. Coaches are not allowed on the field during a game unless there is a need for an official. Officials will be provided by the league.
8. heading the ball is allowed.
9. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
10. Offsides will be called. For the first week of play with drop balls given, second week and beyond of play infractions result in an indirect kick for the opposing team.
11. Illegal throw in will be called.( referee may choose to give a warning in a game and then call it tighter.) Turnover of throw-in as penalty.
12. Penalty Kicks for fouls occurring in the penalty box.
13. Handballs result in turnover with indirect kick (unless in penalty box)
14. Goalie Rules: no contact with the goalie while they have the ball, other players are to back away. No sliding into the goalie or attempting to kick the ball from the goalie’s hands.
15. goal kicks for offense out of bounds on endline. 
16. corner kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.

u14: 8th and 9th Division

1. Number 5 size ball. CDYSL U14 rules
2. Field size 225’x150′ for 9 vs. 9; 180′ x 120’for 7 vs. 7. 14y center circle. 14y box with 8y arc. Penalty Line 30′. 7’x21′ goal. 18y with a 10y arc for full field box.
3. Max 11 players per side including goal keeper. Rosters are 7-16 players. Minimum of 7 players to start a game.
4. Two (2) thirty minute halves. Clock only stops on an injury at referee’s discretion. No stoppage time. May choose to do for (4) 12-15 minute quarters due to heat.
5. 5 Minute-break at halftime.
6. Substitutions:
a. prior to either team’s throw-in if substitutes are properly occupying the substitution area, and the possession team is also substituting.
b. prior to a goal kick by either team
c. after a goal, by either team
d. After an injury, by either team when the referee stops play
e. at no time may a substitute enter the field of play until they have been given permission from the referee
7. Coaches are not allowed on the field during a game unless there is a need for an official. Officials will be provided by the league.
8. heading the ball is allowed.
9. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
10. Offsides will be called. For the first week of play with drop balls given, second week and beyond of play infractions result in an indirect kick for the opposing team.
11. Illegal throw in will be called.( referee may choose to give a warning in a game and then call it tighter.) Turnover of throw-in as penalty.
12. Penalty Kicks for fouls occurring in the penalty box.
13. Handballs result in turnover with indirect kick (unless in penalty box)
14. Goalie Rules: no contact with the goalie while they have the ball, other players are to back away. No sliding into the goalie or attempting to kick the ball from the goalie’s hands.
15. goal kicks for offense out of bounds on endline. 
16. corner kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.

u18: 10th to 12th Division

1. Number 5 size ball. CDYSL U18 rules
2. Field size 225’x150′ for 9 vs. 9; 300’x180′ for 11 vs 11.. 14y center circle. 14y box with 8y arc. Penalty Line 30′. 7’x21′ goal. 18y with a 10y arc for full field box.
3. Max 11 players per side including goal keeper. Rosters are 7-16 players. Minimum of 7 players to start a game.
4. Two (2) thirty minute halves. Clock only stops on an injury at referee’s discretion. No stoppage time. May choose to do for (4) 12-15 minute quarters due to heat.
5. 5 Minute-break at halftime.
6. Substitutions:
a. prior to either team’s throw-in if substitutes are properly occupying the substitution area, and the possession team is also substituting.
b. prior to a goal kick by either team
c. after a goal, by either team
d. After an injury, by either team when the referee stops play
e. at no time may a substitute enter the field of play until they have been given permission from the referee
7. Coaches are not allowed on the field during a game unless there is a need for an official. Officials will be provided by the league.
8. heading the ball is allowed.
9. No slide tackles: players cannot make contact with the ball while on the ground.
10. Offsides will be called. For the first week of play with drop balls given, second week and beyond of play infractions result in an indirect kick for the opposing team.
11. Illegal throw in will be called.( referee may choose to give a warning in a game and then call it tighter.) Turnover of throw-in as penalty.
12. Penalty Kicks for fouls occurring in the penalty box.
13. Handballs result in turnover with indirect kick (unless in penalty box)
14. Goalie Rules: no contact with the goalie while they have the ball, other players are to back away. No sliding into the goalie or attempting to kick the ball from the goalie’s hands.
15. goal kicks for offense out of bounds on endline. 
16. corner kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.