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Ref Rules Recreation

CSC Recreation Rules
 

 

As of March 2016- Applies to CSC matches only!

The FIFA Laws of the Game govern our matches with the following additions and modifications:

  1. Unlimited substitutions by either team on any stoppage except free kicks (D or I) and corner kicks. Coaches may immediately substitute for a player who has just received a yellow card or for an injured player (play must be stopped).
  2. Coaches may add player for 5+ goal difference (add one at 5, add another at 6, remove as score difference drops below 5 or 6). Usually just U-8, but applies to all. 11 players max.
  3. Stoppage time should not be added to recreation games.
  4. For cold weather games, players can wear hats and gloves provided that they are soft.  Sweatshirts/jackets may be worn but they must be worn under the jersey.  If a sweatshirt/jacket has a hood on it, the hood must remain under the jersey

Age

Time

Players

Ball Size

Notes

U-8

4 x 12mins; 2minbreaks,
5 min halftime

4
(min 3)

3

Coaches may be on field (out of way), no
goaltending, 4-yard distance on free kicks, nooffside, ref may permit redo on bad throw-in.
See additional modifications below.

U-10

2 x 25mins;
5 min halftime

7
(min 5)

4

No slide tackles,
See additional modifications below.

U-12

2 x 30mins;
5 min halftime

9
(min 6)

4

No slide tackles

U-14 and
higher

2 x 35mins;
5 min halftime

11
(min 7)

5

All rules in effect

 

Key FIFA modifications that apply to CSC games only. 
 

** The following FIFA modifications apply to CSC U11 and younger games only **

Whenever the ball strikes a player in the head, play is stopped.  The proper restart depends upon whether the player deliberately played the ball with his or her head.  If deliberate, the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team.  If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.  If the play by the head is deemed inadvertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball.

 

** The following FIFA modifications that apply to CSC U8 games only ** 

Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play: Conform to FIFA, with the exception of the opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct: Conform to FIFA with the exception that all fouls shall result in a direct free kick. The referee must explain ALL infringements to the offending player. No cards shown for misconduct.

Repeated fouls or misconduct can be handled by removing the offending player from play for a period of time to calm down or receive individual instruction from his/her coach/assistant coach/parent helper regarding correction of the repetitive foul/misconduct.

Law 13 - Free Kicks: Conform to FIFA with the exceptions that all kicks are direct and all opponents are at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Law 14 - The Penalty Kick: No PKs, instead a DFK from the spot of the infraction.

Law 16 - The Goal Kick: The goal kick should be taken anywhere within the goal area. Opposing players must be outside the goal area AND at least four (4) yards away from the ball until it is in play. It is suggested that if necessary that opponents are in their own half of the field until the ball is in play.

Law 17 - The Corner Kick: Conform to FIFA with the exception that opponents remain at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.

In addition:

  1. Goaltending is not permitted
  2. The only rule on goaltending is that a defensive player may not remain in the goal area (the single painted box around the goal) continuously.
  3. The guideline on goaltending is that a defensive player must react and respond to an advancing attack, not retreat to cover the goal. Put another way, the defensive player should play as if there were a goalkeeper in place behind him or her.
  4. There is no official sanction or discipline for goaltending. Speak with the coach to get the behavior to stop. Avoid coaching the players yourself.
  5. Coaches sometimes get wrapped up in coaching and fail to recognize that their position is intimidating or obstructing the players (standing next to goal, leaning on goal, in the traffic lanes). Kindly ask the coach to keep clear

 

** The following FIFA modifications that apply to CSC U10 games only **

Retreat line
The retreat line shall be clearly marked on the field at 1/3 distance of the field from each end. The Retreat Line will come into effect at two points during the game:

  1. At a goal-kick
  2. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his hands.

At these times, the opponent team is required to drop back behind the Retreat Line. The goalkeeper can then pass the ball to one of his teammates without the pressure of an opposing player nearby. For the case when the goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, he can pass, throw, or roll the ball to a teammate but he can not punt the ball. The goalkeeper is not required to wait until all opponents have moved to the retreat line before putting the ball back into play.

The ball is in play once it leaves the penalty area. All opponents must remain behind the retreat line and cannot cross the retreat line until the ball:

  1. Is touched by a player of the team releasing the ball OR,
  2. Leaves the field of play OR,
  3. Goes over the retreat line. (If the goalkeeper chooses to play the ball across the retreat line prior to the opposition crossing the retreat line)

If the goalkeeper puts the ball back into play before all opponents have moved to the retreat line, opponents can not start attacking until the ball leaves the penalty area.

Infringements

  1. If the ball is not kicked directly out of the penalty area from a goal kick, goal kick is retaken.
  2. If a player who has taken a goal kick correctly, deliberately plays the ball a second time or touches the ball with his/her hand when the ball has left the penalty area before another player has touched it, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team from the position where the second touch occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick).
  3. If the goalkeeper punts the ball, play should be stopped; the goalkeeper should be verbally cautioned and the game should be restarted at the spot where the goalkeeper punted the ball from by the goalkeeper.
  4. If a player crosses the retreat line to early, play should be stopped and the player should be verbally cautioned. Play should be restarting by the goalkeeper