CalNorth – Modified Laws of the Game 2019

CalNorth CCSL – Folsom Lake EarthQuakes Elite Black and White Teams

MODIFIED LAWS OF THE GAME

Player Safety & Game Day Procedures

  • NO CASTS!!! NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No Jewelry, only medical bracelets or necklaces, and they must be taped down.
  • Braces, at the referees discretion, with safety being the guide. Post ACL repair are ok.
  • FLEQ Home Color is Gray, and Away is Red – Home team must change if there is an issue
  • Technical Area – Teams sit on same side
  • Fans and parents sit on the opposite side, mirroring their team
  • U12 and below, NO HEADING. Intentional heading – IDK
  • Maximum of 5 credentialed team officials are allowed on the bench
  • Max of 4 guest players

 Field of Play

Games in Folsom will be assigned appropriately for the age group.

The Ball

U8 play with a size 3 soccer ball

U9 – U12 play with size 4 soccer ball

U13 – U19 play with size 5 soccer ball

Number of Players & Substitutions

U8         4v4 (minimum of 4 players) teams can elect to play U9 format.

U9 & U10            7v7 with one player designated as a goalkeeper   (Minimum of 5 players)

U11 & U12        9v9  with one player designated as a goalkeeper   (Minimum of 6 players)

U13 – U19         11v11 with one player designated as a goalkeeper   (Minimum of 7 players)

Substitutions

Unlimited substitutions. A substitute shall not enter the field of play until he/she has been given a signal to do so by the referee or assistant referee.

Substitutions by either team are allowed at any stoppage of play with the permission of the referee. Referees can deny a substitution if they deem it excessive,  or of a time wasting nature. Coaches must be respectful of the integrity of the game, and not use the free substitution rules as a means of disrupting the game.

 Duration of the Match

U8 play  three 15 minute periods with 5 minute breaks between periods

U9 & U10 play two 25 minute halves with a 5-minute half-time break

U11 & U12 play two 30 minute halves with a 5-minute half-time break.

U13 & 14 play two 35-minute halves with a 10-minute half-time break.

U15 & U16 play two 40-minute halves with a 10-minute half-time break.

U17 & up play two 45-minute halves with a 10-minute half-time break.

Offside

U9-Up Offside is enforced.

Goalies Special Limitations 7v7

Goal kicks, goalie punts/drop kicks, or goalie throws may NOT cross the half line, unless they touch a player or the ground. Restart is an IFK for the opposing team.

Free Kicks and Penalty Kicks

Small sided games, U9 -U12 (7v7 and 9v9) Direct and Indirect free kicks are awarded. The standoff is 8 yards, and goal kicks are taken from anywhere in the penalty area. There are penalty kicks and the mark is 10 yards from the center of the goal line.

U13 – Up (11v11) Direct and Indirect free kicks are awarded. The stand off is 10 yards.  There are penalty kicks and the mark is 12 yards from the center of the goal line.