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Morgan County Utah

Soccer Information





Welcome! 
We are so excited for upcoming fall season. Games will be on Saturdays. Registration has closed but as we make teams we might still have room on some teams depending on the numbers.  We will try to have the schedules and teams sent out in the next couple of weeks. 

The season will begin on August 21st and the last game will be played on October 9th. 


We are still in need of referees. If you know someone that would like to apply please go to https://morgancounty.applicantpro.com/jobs/1854962.html

U4 Soccer Rules

U4 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         20 minute practice. Practice begins at the game time listed on the game schedule regardless if the team is all present. Game will start on time, after the practice.

·         Game follows the practice each Saturday. There are four (4) – 5 minute quarters. 2 minute half time.

·         Size 3 Ball

·         4 players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         No goalie is used

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward. Teams do not switch directions at half time, this only confuses the kids.

·         No referees present at games. Score is not kept.

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are optional.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Coach is on the field. No referee is used.

·         Call corner kicks, goal kicks and out of bounds.

·         Call hand ball if a player picks up or touches the ball in the field of play. The restart is the opposing team kicking the ball.

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

U5 Soccer Rules

U5 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         20 minute practice. Practice begins at the game time listed on the game schedule regardless if the team is all present. Game will start on time, after the practice.

·         Game follows the practice each Saturday. There are four (4) – 5 minute quarters. 2 minute half time.

·         Size 3 Ball

·         4 players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         No goalie is used

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward. Teams do not switch directions at half time, this only confuses the kids.

·         No referees present at games. Score is not kept.

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are optional.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Coach is on the field. No referee is used.

·         Call corner kicks, goal kicks and out of bounds.

·         Call hand ball if a player picks up or touches the ball in the field of play. The restart is the opposing team kicking the ball.

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

U6 Soccer Rules

U6 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         20 minute practice. Practice begins at the game time listed on the game schedule regardless if the team is all present. Game will start on time, after the practice.

·         Game follows the practice each Saturday. There are four (4) – 6 minute quarters. 2 minute half time.

·         Size 3 Ball

·         4 players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward. Teams do not switch directions at half time, this only confuses the kids.

·         No referees present at games. Score is not kept.

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are optional.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Coach is on the field. No referee is used.

·         Call corner kicks, goal kicks and out of bounds.

·         Call hand ball if a player picks up or touches the ball in the field of play. The restart is the opposing team kicking the ball.

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

BASIC POSITIONS:

·         One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

·         2, or 3 Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring.

·         2 or 3 Midfielders. Play between fullbacks and forwards. They are often in the “Middle Third” of the field.

·         1, 2, or 3 Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages Fullbacks even occasionally score

U7 Soccer Rules

U7 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time.

·         There are four (4) – 9 minute quarters. 4 minute half time.

·         Size 3 Ball

·         5 players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward.

·         Referee will be present at games.

·         Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar.

 

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are recommended.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

·         Please be patient and respectful to the game referee.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

BASIC POSITIONS:

·         One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

·         2, or 3 Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring.

·         2 or 3 Midfielders. Play between fullbacks and forwards. They are often in the “Middle Third” of the field.

·         1, 2, or 3 Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages Fullbacks even occasionally score

 

U8 Soccer Rules

U8 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time.

·         There are four (4) – 10 minute quarters. 5 minute half time.

·         Size 4  Ball

·         5 players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward.

·         Referee will be present at games.

·         Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar.

 

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are recommended.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

·         Please be patient and respectful to the game referee.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

BASIC POSITIONS:

·         One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

·         2, or 3 Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring.

·         2 or 3 Midfielders. Play between fullbacks and forwards. They are often in the “Middle Third” of the field.

·         1, 2, or 3 Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages Fullbacks even occasionally score

 

U9 Soccer Rules

U9 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time.

·         There are four (4) – 10 minute quarters. 5 minute half time.

·         Size 4  Ball

·         9  players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward.

·         Referee will be present at games.

·         Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar.

 

Player Information

·         Shin guards are required at all games. Any child not wearing shin guards can’t play.

·         Cleats are recommended.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

·         Please be patient and respectful to the game referee.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

BASIC POSITIONS:

·         One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

·         2, or 3 Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring.

·         2 or 3 Midfielders. Play between fullbacks and forwards. They are often in the “Middle Third” of the field.

·         1, 2, or 3 Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages Fullbacks even occasionally score

 

U10 Soccer Rules

U10 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

·         Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time.

·         There are four (4) – 10 minute quarters. 5 minute half time.

·         Size 4  Ball

·         9  players on the field

·         All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

·         Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward.

·         Referee will be present at games. Coaches are not allowed on the field.

·         Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar.

 

Player Information

·         Shin Guards and Cleats are required.

·         Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

·         Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players.

·         Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

·         Please be patient and respectful to the game referee.

·         Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

·         Encourage your team to be good sports.

 

 

Ball In & Out of Play

•       Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

•       Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

•       If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play.

 

 

Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

1.      Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

2.      Delivery from behind and over the head

3.      Both hands on the ball (equally)

4.      Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.

 

Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.

 

Offsides

Offsides to not be called in this age division.

Slide-tackling

Slide tackling in this league is not allowed!

 

BASIC POSITIONS:

·         One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

·         Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring.

·         Midfielders. Play between fullbacks & forwards. Often in the “Middle Third” of the field.

·         Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages. Fullbacks even occasionally score.

 

U11-U12 Soccer Rules

U11-12 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

  • Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time. 

  • There are four (4) – 10 minute quarters. 5 minute half time. 

  • Size 5  Ball

  • 9  players on the field

  • All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

  • Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward. 

  • Referee will be present at games. Coaches are not allowed on the field.

Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar. A goal scored by a female is to count as 2 points. A goal scored by a male is to count as 1 point.


Player Information

  • Shin Guards and Cleats are required.

  • Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

  • Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players. 

  • Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

  • Please be patient and respectful to the game referee. 

  • Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

  • Encourage your team to be good sports.


Ball In & Out of Play

  • Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

  • Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

  • If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play. 




Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

  1. Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

  2. Delivery from behind and over the head

  3. Both hands on the ball (equally)

  4. Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.


Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.


OFFSIDE RULE

The Offside rule can be confusing to players, parents and coaches alike. 

OFFSIDE

You are offside if:

∙         You are in an offside position at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of your teammates

∙         AND the referee determines that you are involved in active play

 

OFFSIDE POSITION

You are in an offside position if you are:

∙         In your opponent’s half of the field

∙         AND closer to your opponent’s goal line than the ball (i.e. you are in front of the ball)

∙         AND closer to your opponent’s goal line than the second last defender (i.e. there must be two opponents between you and the goal line. The keeper may be one of these two opponents.)

Consideration is given to any part of the head, body or feet of the attacker. For this purpose arms are not considered.

 

ACTIVE PLAY

You are involved in active play if you:

∙         Gain an advantage by being in an offside position

∙         OR interfere with play

∙         OR interfere with an opponent

 

EXCEPTIONS

You are not offside if:

∙         You are in your half of the field (i.e. the half your goalkeeper is on)

∙         OR you are level with the ball

∙         OR you are level with the second last opponent

∙         OR you are level with the last two opponents

∙         OR you receive the ball directly from a goal kick, throw-in or corner kick

o   Once the ball is touched after a goal kick/throw-in/corner kick, if the ball is played to a player in an offside position, offside may be called

o   Note: you can be offside if you receive the ball directly from a free kick)

 PENALTY

The penalty for offside is an indirect free kick awarded to the opposing team at the place where the offside occurred.

Slide-tackling

Slide tackling in this league is not allowed!


BASIC POSITIONS:

  • One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

  • Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring. 

  • Midfielders. Play between fullbacks & forwards. Often in the “Middle Third” of the field. 

  • Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages. Fullbacks even occasionally score.





Fouls & Misconduct

FOUL

PENALTY


  1. Kicks or attempts to kick others

Direct Free Kick

  1. Trips or attempts to trip, sliding

Direct Free Kick

  1. Jumps at an opponent

Direct Free Kick

  1. Charges in violent or dangerous manner

Direct Free Kick

  1. Charges from behind unless obstructed

Direct Free Kick

  1. Strikes or attempts to strike opponents

Direct Free Kick

  1. Holds opponent with hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. Pushes opponent with hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. Carries, strikes or propels the ball with ANY part of the hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. If defender commits any of the above nine fouls inside his penalty area

Penalty Kick

  1. Dangerous play (kicking ball when held by goalkeeper, high kicking near opponent)

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Charging fairly, but not playing ball

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Player other than the goal chooses to use their hand to block a kicked ball.

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Obstructing an opponent

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Holds up game by wasting time

Indirect Free Kick

  1. If after making a throw-in or a free-kick a player plays the ball again before the ball is touched by another player

Indirect Free Kick



Free Kick: (all opposing players must remain about 20 feet away)

There are two types of free kicks, direct and indirect. 

Direct: Can result in a goal scored.

Indirect: Cannot score directly, another player must touch ball before scoring.

The ball must be stationary when a free kick is taken, and may not be replayed by the kicker until touched by another player.


  • No player may begin game play by trying to shoot a goal from mid-field, unless shooter is at least the 2nd player on the team to touch the ball.  (start of half & following a goal scored by opposing team). Otherwise, kicking team is to re-kick to start play. 

  • No sliding allowed. Otherwise, automatic Yellow Card to be given.

  • No ground play allowed (if a player falls to the ground, he/she is not allowed to kick the ball while on the ground. If this occurs, the other team is to start with the ball from that spot)

  • All fouls for misconduct that occur outside of goalie box are to be penalized with a direct free kick from the spot of the penalty. All fouls for misconduct that occur inside goalie box are to be penalized with the other team receiving a penalty kick.

  • Yellow cards and Red cards are to be enforced. If you receive a Yellow card, you must sit for 2 minutes, and a substitute is allowed to replace you. Those who receive a Red card must exit the game immediately and are not allowed to have a teammate replace him/her on the field for the remainder of the game. The player whom received a Red Card is not allowed to participate for the remainder of the game + 1 half of the next game. Remember that you are here to have fun within the spirit of competition. Please help create an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

  • If a violation is called by a referee against someone who is guarding a male & the violation results in there being a penalty kick, if a goal is scored by the player with the first touch of the ball, then only 1 point is to be awarded to the kicking team (regardless of if a male or female makes the penalty kick goal)

  • If a violation is called by a referee against someone who is guarding a female & the violation results in there being a penalty kick, if a female kicks the PK and scores a goal, then 2 points are to be awarded to the kicking team. (if a male makes the PK goal, then only 1 point is to be awarded to the kicking team)


U13-U16

U13-U16 Soccer League

Practice / Game Information

  • Game will start no more than 5 minutes after the scheduled time. 

  • There are four (4) – 10 minute quarters. 5 minute half time. 

  • Size 5  Ball

  • 11 players on the field

  • All players must play a minimum of half of a game or two quarters

  • Game and each quarter begins with a kick off from the half line. The ball must roll forward. 

  • Referee will be present at games. Coaches are not allowed on the field.

Method of Scoring: A goal is scored when the whole ball has passed over the goal line between the goal posts and under crossbar. A goal scored by a female is to count as 2 points. A goal scored by a male is to count as 1 point.


Player Information

  • Shin Guards and Cleats are required.

  • Players must wear team jersey.

Coach Responsibilities

  • Keep play fair. Encourage your players not to push and grab opposing players. 

  • Assist the referee by stopping the children when the referee blows the whistle.

  • Please be patient and respectful to the game referee. 

  • Poor sportsmanship can result in game suspension(s). If you are suspended more than once, you will be replaced as the coach.

  • Encourage your team to be good sports.


Ball In & Out of Play

  • Ball is in play at all times unless the whole of the ball crosses the goal-line or touch-line, whether on the ground or in the air.

  • Ball is still in play if it lands inside the field out-of-bounds lines when the ball is rebounded from goals, flags, referee, or Coach(es).

  • If you as a Coach are to be the game referee, please have a child throw the ball in correctly (overhead) from out-of-bounds to continue game play. 




Throw-In

A throw-in is to be taken at the spot where the entire ball crossed over the touch-line.

  1. Both feet on ground during delivery outside of field behind line

  2. Delivery from behind and over the head

  3. Both hands on the ball (equally)

  4. Player must face in the direction they are throwing the ball.

Goalie Kick

Taken by a defender after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last placed by the attacker. Taken from inside the goal box.


Corner Kick

Taken by the attacker after the whole of the ball passes over the goal line when last played by the defender.


OFFSIDE RULE

The Offside rule can be confusing to players, parents and coaches alike. 

OFFSIDE

You are offside if:

∙         You are in an offside position at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of your teammates

∙         AND the referee determines that you are involved in active play

 

OFFSIDE POSITION

You are in an offside position if you are:

∙         In your opponent’s half of the field

∙         AND closer to your opponent’s goal line than the ball (i.e. you are in front of the ball)

∙         AND closer to your opponent’s goal line than the second last defender (i.e. there must be two opponents between you and the goal line. The keeper may be one of these two opponents.)

Consideration is given to any part of the head, body or feet of the attacker. For this purpose arms are not considered.

 

ACTIVE PLAY

You are involved in active play if you:

∙         Gain an advantage by being in an offside position

∙         OR interfere with play

∙         OR interfere with an opponent

 

EXCEPTIONS

You are not offside if:

∙         You are in your half of the field (i.e. the half your goalkeeper is on)

∙         OR you are level with the ball

∙         OR you are level with the second last opponent

∙         OR you are level with the last two opponents

∙         OR you receive the ball directly from a goal kick, throw-in or corner kick

o   Once the ball is touched after a goal kick/throw-in/corner kick, if the ball is played to a player in an offside position, offside may be called

o   Note: you can be offside if you receive the ball directly from a free kick

PENALTY

The penalty for offside is an indirect free kick awarded to the opposing team at the place where the offside occurred.

Slide-tackling

Slide tackling in this league is not allowed!


BASIC POSITIONS:

  • One Goalkeeper. As long as he/she is in the “Penalty Box” he/she can use his/her hands to pick up the ball, but if he/she comes out of the Penalty Box he/she cannot use his/her hands. Goalie is only player who can legally use his/her hands.

  • Fullbacks. They play closest to their goal. Along with the Goalie, they have the primary job of stopping the opponents from scoring. 

  • Midfielders. Play between fullbacks & forwards. Often in the “Middle Third” of the field. 

  • Forwards. Forwards play closer to the opponent’s goal, which is the goal guarded by the opposing Goalie. The Forwards are the primary scorers, although Midfielders sometimes score and at older ages. Fullbacks even occasionally score.





Fouls & Misconduct

FOUL

PENALTY


  1. Kicks or attempts to kick others

Direct Free Kick

  1. Trips or attempts to trip, sliding

Direct Free Kick

  1. Jumps at an opponent

Direct Free Kick

  1. Charges in violent or dangerous manner

Direct Free Kick

  1. Charges from behind unless obstructed

Direct Free Kick

  1. Strikes or attempts to strike opponents

Direct Free Kick

  1. Holds opponent with hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. Pushes opponent with hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. Carries, strikes or propels the ball with ANY part of the hand or arm

Direct Free Kick

  1. If defender commits any of the above nine fouls inside his penalty area

Penalty Kick

  1. Dangerous play (kicking ball when held by goalkeeper, high kicking near opponent)

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Charging fairly, but not playing ball

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Player other than the goal chooses to use their hand to block a kicked ball.

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Obstructing an opponent

Indirect Free Kick

  1. Holds up game by wasting time

Indirect Free Kick

  1. If after making a throw-in or a free-kick a player plays the ball again before the ball is touched by another player

Indirect Free Kick



Free Kick: (all opposing players must remain about 20 feet away)

There are two types of free kicks, direct and indirect. 

Direct: Can result in a goal scored.

Indirect: Cannot score directly, another player must touch ball before scoring.

The ball must be stationary when a free kick is taken, and may not be replayed by the kicker until touched by another player.


  • No player may begin game play by trying to shoot a goal from mid-field, unless shooter is at least the 2nd player on the team to touch the ball.  (start of half & following a goal scored by opposing team). Otherwise, kicking team is to re-kick to start play. 

  • No sliding allowed. Otherwise, automatic Yellow Card to be given.

  • No ground play allowed (if a player falls to the ground, he/she is not allowed to kick the ball while on the ground. If this occurs, the other team is to start with the ball from that spot)

  • All fouls for misconduct that occur outside of goalie box are to be penalized with a direct free kick from the spot of the penalty. All fouls for misconduct that occur inside goalie box are to be penalized with the other team receiving a penalty kick.

  • Yellow cards and Red cards are to be enforced. If you receive a Yellow card, you must sit for 2 minutes, and a substitute is allowed to replace you. Those who receive a Red card must exit the game immediately and are not allowed to have a teammate replace him/her on the field for the remainder of the game. The player whom received a Red Card is not allowed to participate for the remainder of the game + 1 half of the next game. Remember that you are here to have fun within the spirit of competition. Please help create an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

  • If a violation is called by a referee against someone who is guarding a male & the violation results in there being a penalty kick, if a goal is scored by the player with the first touch of the ball, then only 1 point is to be awarded to the kicking team (regardless of if a male or female makes the penalty kick goal)

  • If a violation is called by a referee against someone who is guarding a female & the violation results in there being a penalty kick, if a female kicks the PK and scores a goal, then 2 points are to be awarded to the kicking team. (if a male makes the PK goal, then only 1 point is to be awarded to the kicking team)


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Morgan, Utah 84050

Phone: 801-920-0034
Email: [email protected]

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Morgan, Utah 84050

Phone: 801-920-0034
Email: [email protected]
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