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Update on Proper Etiquette, Sportsmanship, and Scoring Rules

In order to promote good sportsmanship, we are replacing the current rules regarding scores.

The new rule will be enforced as follows:

            When a team goes up by more than 5 goals, they will have to play down a player

Up by 6, pull 1 player.

Up by 8, pull a 2nd player

Up by 10, pull a 3rd player

Each win will stand at 3 points, a tie is 1 point, and a loss is 0 points.  These points are added together to determine placement for the Dragon Cup tournament in July.  In case of a tie in points, score differentials are added for all games.

 

This rule is in affect as of June 3, 2021 to promote sportsmanship towards ALL players.

 

A reminder to everyone that teams stand on one sideline of the field on separate halves and parents and spectators watch from the opposite sideline.

 

Remember that this is a recreational league design to teach soccer rules, sportsmanship, and proper soccer etiquette. Any disregard of these rules will result in disqualification. 

  • Any spectator or parent using foul language, disrupting games, or otherwise interfering with players can and will be carded according to the Laws of the Game and can be removed from the fields.  If the interfering parent/spectator refuses to comply, the game will end and their team will forfeit the match and take a loss.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.

 

         
  Soccer Ball Size Chart  
  Size  Age group Circumference  
  1 All Ages 18-20 inches  
  2 All Ages 20-22 inches  
  3 8 and Under 23-24 inches  
  4 8-12 24-25 inches  
  5 13 and Up 27-28 inches  
         

NYSL

U6  CO-ED

  • Size 3 ball.
  • 5 v 5;  4 + Goalie.
  • Four 10 minute quarters; 4 minutes between each.
  • Goal keepers.
  • Throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks when appropriate.
  • All kicks are indirect.
  • No score is kept.
  • No off-sides
  • Ball does not have to go forward on kick-off.
  • Substitutions allowed after goals are scored, before goal kicks, on your team’s throw-in or opponent’s throw-in only if they are also subbing.
  • Subs MUST be at midfield line BEFORE ball is out of play.  Subs must enter field of play only at the midfield line an only when player being replaced has left the field.
  • Absolutely no jewelry during games.
  • Absolutely no slide-tackling.  Players are not allowed to use their heads to play the ball.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.

 

NYSL

U8  CO-ED

  • Size 3 ball.
  • 6 V 6; 5 +  goal keeper; 4 minimum.
  • Two 20 minute halves; 5 minute half-time.
  • No off-sides.
  • Ball does not have to move forward on kick-off.
  • Throw-ins, goal kicks, and corner kicks when appropriate.
  • Substitutions allowed after goals are scored, before goal kicks, on your team’s throw-in or opponent’s throw-in only if they are also subbing.
  • Subs MUST be at midfield line BEFORE ball is out of play.  Subs must enter field of play only at the midfield line an only when player being replaced has left the field.
  • Absolutely no jewelry during games.
  • Absolutely no slide-tackling.  Players are not allowed to use their heads to play the ball.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.
  • Remember this is a recreation league
  • When a team goes up by 6 goals, coaches need to pull 1 player or play down.  If they go up by 8 goals, they need to pull a 2nd player.  If they go up by 10 goals, pull a 3rd player.

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U10   CO-ED

  • Size 4 ball.
  • 7 v 7; 6 + goal keeper; 5 minimum.
  • Two 25 minute halves; 5 minute half-time.
  • Off-sides enforced.
  • Ball does not have to move forward on kick-off.
  • Throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks, and penalty kicks when appropriate.
  • Substitutions allowed after goals are scored, before goal kicks, on your team’s throw-in or opponent’s throw-in only if they are also subbing.
  • Subs MUST be at midfield line BEFORE ball is out of play.  Subs must enter field of play only at the midfield line an only when player being replaced has left the field.
  • Absolutely no jewelry during games.
  • Absolutely no slide-tackling. Players are not allowed to use their heads to play the ball.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.
  • Remember this is a recreation league
  • When a team goes up by 6 goals, coaches need to pull 1 player or play down.  If they go up by 8 goals, they need to pull a 2nd player.  If they go up by 10 goals, pull a 3rd player.

 

 

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U12   CO-ED

  • Size 4 ball.
  • 8 v 8; 7 + goalie; 6 minimum.
  • Two 30 minute halves; 5 minute half-time.
  • Off-sides enforced.
  • Ball does not have to move forward on kick-off.
  • Throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks, and penalty kicks when appropriate.
  • Substitutions allowed after goals are scored, before goal kicks, on your team’s throw-in or opponent’s throw-in only if they are also subbing.
  • Subs MUST be at midfield line BEFORE ball is out of play.  Subs must enter field of play only at the midfield line an only when player being replaced has left the field.
  • Absolutely no jewelry during play
  • Absolutely no slide-tackling, except for goal keeper attempting a save while in the penalty box.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.
  • Remember this is a recreation league
  • When a team goes up by 6 goals, coaches need to pull 1 player or play down.  If they go up by 8 goals, they need to pull a 2nd player.  If they go up by 10 goals, pull a 3rd player.

 

NYSL

U14   CO-ED

  • Size 5 ball.
  • 9 v 9; 8 + goalie; 7 minimum.
  • Two 35 minute halves; 5 minute half-time.
  • Off-sides enforced.
  • Ball does not have to move forward on kick-off.
  • Throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks, and penalty kicks when appropriate.
  • Substitutions allowed after goals are scored, before goal kicks, on your team’s throw-in or opponent’s throw-in only if they are also subbing.
  • Subs MUST be at midfield line BEFORE ball is out of play.  Subs must enter field of play only at the midfield line an only when player being replaced has left the field.
  • Absolutely no ear rings or jewelry during play
  • Absolutely no slide-tackling, except for goal keeper attempting a save while in the penalty box.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.
  • Remember this is a recreation league
  • When a team goes up by 6 goals, coaches need to pull 1 player or play down.  If they go up by 8 goals, they need to pull a 2nd player.  If they go up by 10 goals, pull a 3rd player.

 

REFEREES

  • You MUST completely fill out a score card for each game officiated.  Failure to fill out a score card will result in no payment.  All sections of the score card must be filled out.
  • Report any yellow or red cards on the back of score card, notify NYSL official, and fill out an incident report.
  • Player’s uniforms cannot be altered in any way.  They may not be cut, drawn on, marked on, taped on, or sewn on.  Any player with an altered uniform must be removed from the field.
  • Absolutely no jewelry is permitted on the field during play.  The only exception will be for medical bracelets or necklaces.  These must be medically issued and taped or cushion where necessary.
  • Referee decisions are final and absolute as long as you are abiding by the laws of the game.  If you have any issues with players, coaches, or spectators, see an official of NYSL.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.

 

 

 

Spectator Conduct and Inclement Weather

  • Spectators will stand on the opposite side of the field away from the teams and a minimum of 5 yards from the touch line and a minimum 30 yards from each goal line.
  • Any spectator or parent using foul language, disrupting games, or otherwise interfering with players can and will be carded according to the Laws of the Game and can be removed from the fields.  If the interfering parent/spectator refuses to comply, the game will end and their team will forfeit the match and take a loss.
  • If a Red Card is issued, that player is ejected from the game and is not eligible to play in the next game.  Also, the team of the ejected player may not substitute for the ejected player and will play down for the remainder of the game.
  • There will be a 15 minute grace period allowed beyond the scheduled start of any match for each team to field a team ready for play.  Any team not ready beyond the 15 minute grace will forfeit the match.
  • Inclement weather delays and cancelations will be decided at the discretion of NYSL officials and referees.  Our website and Facebook page will be updated promptly with cancellations.  There will be at least a 30 minute wait after lightning is sighted or thunder is heard.
  • NYSL is a recreation league and we emphasize sportsmanship, soccer etiquette, learning, and fun.  Referees are in charge of their games and their decisions are final and absolute.

 

 

Dragon Cup Tournament Rules

  • All games prior to finals count towards bracket placement.  Positions will be decided according to the following formula: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.  In the event of a tie, goal differentials will decide placement.
  • During the elimination bracket at the end of the season, games ending in a tie will be followed by two 5 minute over-times.  If at the end of OT the game is still tied, a 5 player PK shootout will commence.  Only players on the field at the end of OT are eligible for the shootout.    
  • The last week of the season we will also conduct the annual basket raffle. We ask that all teams submit a basket to be raffled off and have those baskets turned in to the concession stand by July 1, 2021. Tickets will be sold July 6th thru July 10th with the drawings held after the conclusion of games on July 10th . Winners need not be present, they will be called, phone numbers are written on the tickets.
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U8 Rules.pdf
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U10 Rules.pdf
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U12 rules.pdf
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U14 Rules.pdf
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Dragon Cup Tournament Rules.pdf
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REFEREES.pdf
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Proper Etiquette.pdf
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Niles Youth Soccer League By-Laws.pdf
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NYSL is a Recreational Spring soccer league designed to teach youths ages 4 to 14 the Laws of the Game, sportsmanship, soccer etiquette, and most importantly to have fun.

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