hhyspresident@gmail.com P.O. Box 86, Coxsackie, NY 12051

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! This is a Board of Education rule and we are required to follow it. 

Parking:

Parking will be in the CE parking lot. Games will be behind the playground area. 

 

U5: preK-K Division 

  1. Non Competitive (No Score Kept): Non-Result-Oriented

  2. Number 3 size ball. 

  3. Field size: 40-50y x 20-30y. 5yr radius center circle. 4yr semi-circle at goals. (6’ Pugg Goals). CDYSL U8 Rules used.

  4. Maximum 4 players per side Rosters are 10-14 players. All players get equal time on field.

  5. Four (4) ten minute quarters. Clock only stops on an injury or during mass substitution 

  6. 2 minute break after quarters 1 and 3.  5 minute break after quarter 2 (half-time)

  7. Player substitutions at any stoppage of play but encouraged to perform a group substitution halfway through each quarter 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 & officiate.

  9. No playing of ball with head: no headers

  10. No slide tackles: players can not make contact with the ball while on the ground.

  11. No offsides

  12. No penalty kicks: Continue play with a drop ball. 

  13. Throw-Ins for out of bounds on sidelines: no penalties for illegal throw-ins, just re-throw.

  14. No penalties for handballs: continue play with a drop ball. 

  15. No Goalies: Defense must not be set up inside the arc, and should not set up at the       top of the arc.

  16. Defense should be placed in such a position that they can actively defend and not act as goalkeepers. Also, defenders should be encouraged to stay back.

  17. Play should be limited within the goalie box (arc). Offense should be encouraged to shoot on goal from outside of the arc.  If the flow of play results in a kick inside the arc do not penalize the player for this. Do not take away a goal scored even if it is kicked inside the box.

  18. Corner Kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.

    1. Players can line up inside the arc and in front of the goal during corner kicks. Players should be learning positioning for corner kicks.

  19. Goal Kicks for offensive out of bounds on endline.

    1. 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.

B. U7: 1st & 2nd Grade Division 

  1. Non Competitive (No Score Kept): Non-Result-Oriented

  2. Number 3 size ball. 

  3. Field size: 40-50y x 20-30y. 5yr radius center circle. 4yr semi-circle at goals. (4’x6’ Goals). CDYSL U8 Rules used.

  4. Max 4 players per side. Rosters are 10-14 players. All players get equal time on field.

  5. Four (4) twelve minute quarters. Clock only stops on an injury.

  6. 2 minute break after quarters 1 and 3.      5 minute break after quarter 2 (half-time)

  7. Player substitutions at any stoppage of play but encouraged to perform a group substitution halfway through each quarter 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 & officiate.

  9. No playing of ball with head: no headers

  10. No slide tackles: players can not make contact with the ball while on the ground.

  11. No offsides

  12. No penalty kicks: Continue play with a drop ball. 

  13. Throw-Ins for out of bounds on sidelines: Give warnings for illegal throw-ins, and repeat issues later in season result in turnover. 

  14. Handballs result in turnover with an indirect kick.

  15. No Goalies: Defense must not be set up inside the arc, and should not set up at the top of the arc.

  16. Defense should be placed in such a position that they can actively defend and not act as goalkeepers. Also, defenders should be encouraged to stay back.

  17. Play should be limited within the goalie box (arc). Offense should be encouraged to shoot on goal from outside of the arc.  If the flow of play results in a kick inside the arc do not penalize the player for this. Do not take away a goal scored even if it is kicked inside the box.

  18. Corner Kicks for defensive out of bounds on endline.

    1. Players can line up inside the arc and in front of the goal during corner kicks. Players should be learning positioning for corner kicks.

  19. Goal Kicks for offensive out of bounds on endline.

    1. 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.

C. U10: 3rd , 4th & 5th Grade Division 

  1. Non Competitive (No Score Kept): Non-Result-Oriented

  2. Number 4 size ball. CDYSL U10 Rules Used.

  3. Field size: 70-80y x 40-50y. 14y box with 8ft arc. penalty line at 10y, (6.5’ x 18’ goals).

  4. Max 7 players per side including goalkeeper (6 + goalie per side). Rosters are 7-14 players.   Minimum of 4 players per side to start a game.

  5. Two 25 minute halves. Clock only stops on an injury at referee’s discretion. No stoppage time.   May choose to do four (4) 12 minute quarters due to heat.

  6. 5 minute break at halftime (or between quarters)

  7. Substitutions:

    1. Prior to either team’s throw-in if substitutes are properly occupying the substitution area, and the possession team is also substituting 

    2. Prior to a goal kick by either team 

    3. After a goal, by either team 

    4. After an injury, by either team when the referee stops play. 

    5. 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 referees.

  9. No Playing of ball with the head: no headers

  10. No slide tackles: players can not 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 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:

    1. No contact with the goalie while they have the ball, other players are to back away

    2. No sliding into the goalie or attempting to kick the ball from goalies hands.

    3. 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.

    4. 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 

    1. 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.