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Build-out Line Rule (8U through 10U ONLY)

The purpose of the build out line is to teach players how to advance the ball out of the back by keeping the ball in possession now becoming the attacking team.  This will facilitate player development by allowing the attacking team the opportunity to receive and play the ball in a controlled method rather than the chaotic more common method of punting the ball up the field and the ensuing scramble for possession (which is usually lost to the opposing team 80% of the time).  In addition, players learn to control the ball, have less opportunity to head the ball, and reduces the dangerous play of high kicking because the ball remains on the ground.       8U/10U Build Out Line Rules and Information (PDF)

Inputting Final Game Scores into Matchtrak

The coach will be provided a password from their Division Director.  The winning team enters the game score for the game.  The home teams inputs the game score if the game ended in a tie.  Only 10U and above inputs game scores into Matchtrak.  Go to your MatchTrak team page and on your schedule click on the "Submit" icon.  Then you can enter the password, scores, etc. to record your game score.

Lineup Cards

Lineup Card PDF

Lineup Card Excel Single Side- Fold Over

All teams are required to complete a lineup card (on cardstock) for their team for every game. Include the following information : all players list by numerical order, the region, age group, team number and game date, your team name and opponent name, your entire roster (ordered by jersey number).  The Lineup card are to be given to the center referee prior to the start of each game.

Sample Game Card

Division Specific - 6U

6U is a non-competitive division.  This is a chance for 6U children to learn about soccer in a positive environment.

There are two sections to the 6U division.  The first is the younger 6U teams, which consist of 4 year old players.  The second is the older 6U teams, which consist of 5 year old players.  The rules are slightly different for each group.

Practice
6U cannot practice after 7:30 pm. 
Younger 6U teams - Players are restricted to two hours of soccer per week for 4 year old players/teams which includes practice, warm-up, and game time.
Older  6U teams -  Players are restricted to three hours of soccer per week for 5 year old players/teams, which includes practice, warm-up, and game time.

Score
No Score will be kept and there will be no standings.

Games
Younger 6U teams - Teams consist of 5-6 players per team and play 3 on the field. You will pay 2 full 20 minute halves (10 min quarters). Each player should play at least 3 quarters of the game.
Older  6U teams - Teams consist of 6‐8 players per team and play 5 on the field. Minimum number of players is 3 for an official game. You will pay 2 full 20 minute halves (10 min quarters). Each player should play at least 3 quarters of the game.

There are NO GOALKEEPERS in 6U, players must keep at least 5 feet from the goal.

Referees
The Coach is the “Referee” and will be the only adult on the field (1 from each team). The Coaches will ref half of the game. The Coach will not interfere with play but will act as an instructor for his/her players.

Indirect Kicks
Indirect kicks are not awarded during 6U games, but reminders are encouraged.

Awards
All players will receive an award at the end of the season.

Division Specific - 8U

8U is a non-competitive division.  This is a chance for 8U children to improve their soccer development in a positive environment.

Practices
8U cannot practice after 7:30 pm.  Players are restricted to five hours of soccer per week, which includes practice, warm-up, and game time.

Referees
Each team must provide three (3) AYSO certified referees prior to the beginning of the season.  Each team will be responsible for having one their team’s referees sign up on Matchtrak and complete an AR duty for their game.  If the center referee position is open for their game within Matchtrak, it is up to the home team to provide the center referee, too.

Score
No Score will be kept and there will be no standings.

Games
Seven (7) players on the field.  Minimum number of players for an official game is five (5).   Each player must play a minimum of three (3) quarters before any player can play four (4) quarters.  Goalkeepers are used and must be four different goalkeepers per game.  One (1) quarter each.  Games are full 20-minute halves.  Coaches are not allowed on the field and must remain in the coaches’ box/area.

Awards
All players will receive an award at the end of the season.

Division Specific - 10U and Older

10U & older are competitive divisions.

Practices
10U and older cannot practice after 9:00 pm.  Players are restricted to six hours of soccer per week, which includes practice, warm-up, and game time.

Referees
10U/12U Divisions only - Each team must provide three (3) AYSO certified referees prior to the beginning of the season.  Each team will be responsible for having one their team’s referees sign up on Matchtrak and complete an AR duty for their game if the position is open within Matchtrak.

Required Number of Players for a game
10U - Seven (7) players on the field.  Minimum number of players for an official game is five (5). 
12U – Nine (9) players on the field.  Minimum number of players for an official game is seven (7).
14U and older – Eleven (11) players on the field.  Minimum number of players for an official game is seven (7).

It is highly encouraged that all players play a minimum of three (3) quarters per game.

Where to sit during a game
Playing within the Region, both teams will be on one sideline. Home team shall sit on the north or west side of the field. Away team shall sit on the east or south side of the field.

Game score reporting 
Shall be reported by the winning coach or the home team in the case of a tie, using the Regional website (www.matchtrak.com) within 24 hours of the completion of the game. Follow the online instructions.

Point System
Win 3 points, Tie 1 point, Loss 0 points.

Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place teams.

Tie Breakers: head to head play, least goals allowed, team with the most goals (maximum 3 per game), goal differential of all games with 3 goals being counted as the maximum goal differential per game, team with the fewest losses, coin flip.

Player Suspensions 
Cautionable Offenses - If a player receives three (3) cautions over a three (3) game period, the player will receive an automatic one (1) game suspension.

Sending Off Offenses - The following four offenses are considered to be unacceptable behavior:  guilty of serious foul play, guilty of violent conduct (strikes or attempts to strike), spits or attempts to spit at an opponent or any other person, or uses offensive, insulting, abusive or degrading and/or gestures.

If a player is sent off for any of the above offenses, the player will receive a minimum of a two (2) game suspension. The Review Board, consisting of Board members, after reviewing all of the facts, shall have the right to increase or decrease the suspension – including the suspension of the player for the balance of the season.

A suspended player may be present for the suspended games, but is not required to be present. They will not be allowed to be present in the technical area. They will be required to sit on the parent side of the field.

The coach shall note this on the game card and notify the referee team of the suspension.

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