IESA RECREATION LEAGUE GAME FORMAT

We would like to express that all our games are an extension of the training process.    The games are for the kids to have fun and express freely what they have learned in the training sessions.    We will not keep a standings of wins or losses for the games.

During the games the players will receive additional instructions to assist in their learning process and their participation in the games.     We want them all involved and having fun.  Players may be moved from one team to another during the games if necessary to balance the teams.

Parents are reminded that this is for the kids.   Cheer them on and encourage them all in good sportsmanship.

Thank you and let’s have a fun season – Ken Davis IESA Executive Director 864-538-9921

 

Guidelines  Age 4 & 5 Co-ed  U8 Co-ed  U10 Co-ed U12 Co-ed
 
Game Length  4 – 6 minute quarters  4 – 8 minute quarters  4 –12 minute quarters  4 – 12 minute quarters 
 
Certified Referee  Coaches will be the referees  Coaches will be the referees  1 referee from the club  1 referee from the club 
 
Scoring  5-goal rule 5-goal rule 5-goal rule 5-goal rule
If a team beats another team by more than 5 goals, consequences will be issued. See Code of Conduct. If a team beats another team by more than 5 goals, consequences will be issued. See Code of Conduct. If a team beats another team by more than 5 goals, consequences will be issued. See Code of Conduct. If a team beats another team by more than 5 goals, consequences will be issued. See Code of Conduct.
No Overtime is played.  No Overtime is played.  No Overtime is played.  No Overtime is played. 
       
Code of Conduct  Yes, both parent and coach  Yes, both parent and coach  Yes, both parent and coach  Yes, both parent and coach 
 
Ball Size  3 3 4 4
 
Size of Fields  20 x 20yds 25 x 35 yds 45 x 50 yds with Goalie Box 50’ x 68 yds with Goalie Box 
 
Size of Goals  4’ x 3’  4’ x 6’  6’ x 8’  6’ x 10’ 
 
Corner Kicks  NO  NO  YES  YES 
 
Offside / Penalty Kicks  None  None  Offside – YES Offside – YES
All kicks are indirect  Kicks both direct & indirect 
   
Players on the Field  4 (no goal keepers)  4 7 (minimum to start 5)  7 (minimum to start 5) 
 
Players         
       
• Can only play for one soccer club per season  • Can only play for one soccer club per season  • Can only play for one soccer club per season  • Can only play for one soccer club per season 
       
Uniform / Numbers  Blue or Maroon (Home) White or Yellow (Away) Numbers are not required. Can have any #  Blue or Maroon (Home) White or Yellow (Away) Numbers are not required. Can have any #  Blue or Maroon (Home) White or Yellow (Away) Numbers are not required. Can have any #  Blue or Maroon (Home) White or Yellow (Away) Numbers are not required. Can have any # 
 
Playing Time for Players  Each player must play 3 quarters before any player can play full game  Each player must play 3 quarters before any player can play full game  Each player must play 3 quarters before any player can play full game  Each player must play 3 quarters before any player can play full game 
 
Substitutions  Substitutions at the quarters (substitutions can be made between quarters, if needed)  Substitutions at the quarters (substitutions can be made between quarters, if needed)  Substitutions at the quarters  Substitutions at the quarters 
 
Location of Coaches and Parents  Coaches & players on one side of the field, parents on the opposite side.  Coaches & players on one side of the field, parents on the opposite side.  Coaches and players on one side of the field, parents on the opposite side.  Coaches and players on one side of the field, parents on the opposite side. 
       
Coaches will pick a side & then stay in the corners.  Coaches will pick a side & then stay in the corners.  Coaches can go 20 yards on their own side of the centerline, up & down the playing field.  Coaches can go 20 yards on their own side of the centerline, up & down the playing field. 
Coaches will stay out of the middle of the field & goal box.  Coaches will stay out of the middle of the field & goal box.  No coaches on the field.  No coaches on the field. 
       
Goal Kicks  • Defensive players must retreat to the half way line on all goal kicks  • Defensive players must retreat to the half way line on all goal kicks  • Defensive players must retreat to the half way line on all goal kicks  • Defensive players must retreat to the dashed line on all goal kicks 
 
**NEW RULES**  NO HEADING  NO HEADING  NO HEADING  NO HEADING 
       
NO PUNTING  NO PUNTING  NO PUNTING  NO PUNTING 
       
    Defensive team must  Defensive team must 
    retreat to the Cones on side of field retreat to the Cones on side of field
    when goalkeeper has possession of the ball and cannot engage until field player touches ball  when goalkeeper has possession of the ball and cannot engage until field player touches ball 
       
 

 

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