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Belmont-Redwood Shores AYSO Region 108

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Laws and changes by year:

Age level rules:

  • Duration, ball, players, goal and field sizes can be found in the ayso national rules and regulations. Beware that these are recommendations, and regions are free to tweak. We have tweaked number of players, permitting 5 per side at 8U. We follow the guidelines for other ages.
  • Goal size: what ever is on the field ;-> If the field has multiple goals sizes, small goals are for younger divisions, large goals for older divisions. Don't make a fuss about this. If teams are happy with the goals, all is good. DO NOT PERMIT unanchored goals. All goals MUST be staked or weighted. If they can not be, both goals on the field are removed, and replaced with safe cones.
  • 8U, 10U, 12U substitute at "quarters", monitored by referees. Substitutions ARE NOT water/coaching breaks.
  • 14U, 16U, 18U have free substitutions, no monitoring by referees. Players need to be at halfway line, and get referee permission to enter. Player should leave, then substitute may enter.
  • Water breaks. Encourage coaches to line up water bottles 1 yard behind touch line, and players may take water any time. Referee may call for water break on hot days; it is best to notify coaches of your intent to do so before game and at half. Water break should last at most 2-3 minutes, it is not a coaching break. At 8U-12U quarter/substitution breaks are perfect for water breaks.

Age level restrictions:

  • Offside:
    8U: No offside. No poaching, no goal tending. Attackers and defenders in the immediate vicinity of the net should be gently shooed away.
    10U+: offside
  • Keeper:
    8U: No keepers.
    10U+: Keepers.
  • DFK/PK:
    8U: No DFK/PK. All infractions are IFK. Because no PK, there is not penalty area. On GK required distance is 5 yards, size of center circle
    10U+: Both DFK and PK
  • Heading:
    8U, 10U, 12U: No heading. Heading is dangerous play, and thus an IFK for opponents
    14U+: heading is permitted
  • Keeper punt:
    8U: No keepers, thus no keeper punt
    10U: No keeper punt, it encourages heading. Offense is dangerous play, restart is IFK where punt occurred.
    12U+: Keeper punt permitted
  • Ball put into play incorrectly
    8U: Retake twice, let play continue if bad on the third (errors are trifling).
    10U+: As per laws.
  • Build out line:
    8U: None. Not needed as no offside, nor penalty area.
    10U: Build out lines half way between penalty area and halfway line. Opponents must retreat behind build out line for GK and keeper distribution. Players may elect to put ball back into play before opponents have made it past build out line, the equivalent of a quick kick. If they do so, and opponents get ball, play continues, as kicker/keeper could have chosen to wait.

Fields in Belmont: https://www.ayso108.org/Default.aspx?tabid=939989

Fields in Area 2N: https://www.area2n.org/fields

Pet Policy: https://www.ayso108.org/Default.aspx?tabid=939989

Here is Belmont's policy regarding pets in the spectator area or otherwise nearby AYSO soccer games:
 
AYSO’s first duty is to maintain a safe playing environment for our youth soccer games.  AYSO Region 108 plays on City of Belmont fields and City of Belmont schools.  While the City of Belmont permits dogs in these public areas as long as they are properly controlled with a leash, during AYSO practices and games, dogs are not permitted on the fields.

Click here for more information on AYSO's policy regarding pets on the field.

Food and Drink:

  • Crystal Springs: I believe, but am not sure, that NO food or drinks are permitted.
  • All other Region 108 fields permit food and drinks
  • Area 2N fields: I'm unaware of any restrictions.

 


8U10U
12U
14U
16U
19U
Duration half/game
20/40
25/50
30/60
35/70
40/80
45/90
Substitutions
at "quarter"
at "quarter"at "quarter"Free
FreeFree
Players
5
7
9
11
11
11
Ball Size
3
4
4
5
5
5
Center Circle
5
8
8
10
10
10
Goal - AYSO NRR guidelines
4x6
6.5x12 feet
6.5x18.5 feet8x24 feet8x24 feet8x24 feet
Goal Areal - AYSO NRR guidelines -
4x8 yards
5x16 yards6x20 yards6x20 yards6x20 yards
Penalty Areal - AYSO NRR guidelines -12x24 yards14x36 yards18x44 yards18x44 yards18x44 yards
Penalty Spot - AYSO NRR guidelines -10 yards
10 yards12 yards
12 yards12 yards
Offside, Keeper, DFK, PK
No
Yes
YesYesYesYes
Incorrect restarts
Retake
Per LOTG
Per LOTGPer LOTGPer LOTGPer LOTG
Heading
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Keeper Punt
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Build Out Line
No
Yes
No
No
No
No

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