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Pataskala Fall 2021 Season Division Rules

 

Equipment and Uniforms

  • All players for each team should wear the uniforms purchased from the Parks and Recreation Department.  Home Team will wear Green shirts and the Away Team will wear White shirts.
  • All players must wear shin guards for games. Shin guards should be worn under the sock (if not, please remind the coach so it can be corrected for the next game). If the shin guard is over the sock it is okay to let the kids play.
  • Shoes with rubber or plastic cleats are recommended, but not required. Shoes with Toe Cleats, while not recommended, can be worn during a game as long as the referee deems the Toe Cleat to be safe.
  • No jewelry may be worn at any time during the game, unless medical alerts, which shall be taped down. The player must remove the jewelry, or they will be unable to participate in the game. Tape and/or band-aids over earrings or pierced-ear are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Players that are wearing a cast.  The players cast must be wrapped in ½ closed-cell/slow recovery foam over the cast or something the referee deems safe. If a player's case is not covered properly, he/she can not participate in the game.  The required foam can be purchased at a pharmacy.
  • Referees may ban any equipment that they deem as unsafe or illegal.

 

U5 Division

  • 5 v 5
  • 4 – 10-minute quarters
  • Ball Size: 3
  • No Goalies
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division
  • No Offsides
  • No slide tackling allowed
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay)( For a throw- if done incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is okay to give them reminders on proper technique)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, no corner kicks

 

U6 Division

  • 5 v 5
  • 4 – 10-minute quarters
  • Ball Size: 3
  • No Goalies
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division
  • No Offsides
  • No slide tackling allowed
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay) (For a throw- if done incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is okay to give them reminders on proper technique)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, no corner kicks

 

 

U7 Division

  • 5 v 5
  • 4 – 10 – minute quarters
  • Ball Size: 3 or 4
  • No Goalies
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division
  • No Offsides
  • No slide tackling allowed
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay) (For a throw- if done incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is okay to give them reminders on proper technique)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick for the attacking team

 

U9 Division

  • 7 v 7 (includes a goalie)
  • 2 – 25-minute halves
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must come off the field.
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division
  • Offsides will be enforced
  • No slide tackling allowed
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (early in the season let the player take a retry if done incorrectly, remember this is still a teaching league so it is okay to give them reminders on proper technique)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick for the attacking team

 

U10 Division

  • 8 v 8 (includes goalies)
  • 2 - 25-minute halves
  • Ball Size: 5
  • Players who wear any type of glasses on the field must have a retainer strap
  • Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must come off the field.
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are permitted in this division
  • Offsides will be enforced
  • Sliding allowed, to save a ball from going over either the touch line or end line or in instances that no other player is around
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (if done incorrectly, the ball will be turned over to the other team)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick for the attacking team

 

 

U14 Division

  • 11 v 11 (includes goalies)
  • 2 30-minute halves
  • Ball Size: 5
  • Players who wear any type of glasses on the field must have a retainer strap
  • Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must come off the field.
  • Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are permitted in this division
  • Offsides will be enforced
  • Sliding allowed, to save a ball from going over either the touch line or end line or in instances that no other player is around
  • If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (if done incorrectly, the ball will be turned over to the other team)
  • If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick for the attacking team

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