5U-14U Guidelines Comparison Chart 2018

 5U6U7U8U9U/10U12U14U
Roster8
2 teams
9
2 teams
7991214
Play3 v 33 v 3 or 4 v 45 v 57 v 77 v 79 v 911 v 11
Min Players req’d to playN/AN/AN/A5677
Game Duration20'
(2 x 10)
24'
(2 x 12)
30'
(2 x 15)
40'
(2 x 20)
50'
(2 x 25)
60'
(2 x 30)
70'
(2 x 35)
Ball Size3333445
Field Size (approx. yds)32 x 1632 x 1655 x 2855 x 2880 x 40Lincoln Middle School;
JAMS South
(white--football field)
JAMS North
(full field)
Goal Size (ft)4’ x 6’4’ x 6’6’ x 14’6’ x 18’6.5’ x 18’7’ x 21’8’ x 24’
GoalkeeperNoNoNoYESYesYesYes
Goal Area ?NoNoNo
NOYesYesYes
Goal Kicks (taken from)Goal LineGoal Line“Big Box”"Big Box"Goal Area *per BOL*Goal AreaGoal Area
Punting ?n/an/an/aNONOYES (new 2018)Yes
Penalty Arean/an/a“Big Box”“Big Box”YesYesYes
Penalty KicksNoNoNoNO;
DFK at PA Line
Yes 10 ydsYes 10 ydsYes 12 yds
Free KicksIFKIFKall IFKIFK/DFKIFK/DFK/PKIFK/DFK/PKIFK/DFK/PK
Min Req Dist“>5 yds”“>5 yds”“6-10 yds”“6-10 yds”8 yds8 yds10 yds
Throw Ins ?Kick-In
Pass-In
Kick-In
Pass-In
Kick-In
Pass-In
Throw InThrow InThrow InThrow In
OffsideNoNoReferee should “instruct” players“Cherry-pick” disallowed by refereeYes
Modified
*per BOL*
YesYes
SubstitutionsOpenOpenOpenQuarters, half, injuryQuarters, half, injuryQuarters, half, injuryQuarters, half, injury
Playing Time¾ rule¾ rule¾ rule¾ rule¾ rule
Goalkeeper playing time rulesN/AN/AN/ANo more than ½ as keeper;
if ½ as keeper, must play ½ on field
No more than ½ as keeper;
if ½ as keeper, must play ½ on field
No more than ½ as keeper; if less than 12 players and ½ as keeper, must play ½ on fieldNo restriction; if ¾ as keeper, player should not be a substitute
Intra-team games
(to start)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Referee trainingCoaches
Parents
Coaches
Parents
Parents
8U Official
Regional
8U Official
CR: Regional
AR: Regional
CR: Intermediate
AR: Regional
CR: Advanced
AR: Int or Reg
Game cardsNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Score reportedNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
PlayoffsNoNoNoNoYesYesYes