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Recreational Rule Page


NYSA Recreational rules


Official NYSA Rules for Small Sided Games:


U4/U5/U6 3v3


U7/U8 5v5


U9/U10 7v7


U12 8v8


HOME team will wear WHITE jerseys.

 AWAY team will wear GREEN jerseys.


There may only be 2 coaches per team on the player and coaches side of the field. All coaches must have a background check passed through gotsoccer/US Club in order to coach and be on coaching sidelines.  ALL background checks are generated by the NYSA office and once approved coaches are attached to the team account for access to the roster and to appear on game cards for the referees.


Playing Time
All recreational players get 50% playing time in each game (including tournaments) except in special circumstances related to unexcused absences from practice or arriving at the game after play has started.


U5-U12 NYSA Add a Player Rule

Teams may add a player when they are down by a score of 5 points or more. Another player may be added when down by 8 points or more. Number of players must go back down when getting back within the same parameters (ex. when score returns to down 7 you will go back to only one extra player, and down 4 you will go back to regulation number of players). Players must be added using the same procedure as a substitution (notify referee during stoppage of play).