Playing Rules and Regulations for BAYS Soccer Competition

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Boston Area Youth Soccer League

FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018 SEASONS

To Team Coaches, Team Managers, and Referees:

The BAYS rulebook provides team officials and referees with the information you are most likely to need out on the pitch. Please keep this book for use this fall and next spring. The BAYS website (www.bays.org) is the place to look for team schedules, field maps, contact information for coaches and league officials, and rules changes adopted after the publication of this book.

Coaches and referees are reminded that the Laws of the Game, as adopted by the International Football Association Board, are to be followed in all BAYS games unless otherwise specified in these playing rules. The Laws of the Game can be downloaded from the US Soccer website (www.ussoccer.com).

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding either the substance of the rules or the format of this rulebook, please forward them to your town’s representative on the BAYS Board of Directors, and we will be glad to discuss them.

BAYS Rules Committee
Mike Hazeltine, Chair Joe D'Amico
Frank Bagnardi Dick Penta
David Dalrymple Steve Smoller

 

Age group

Grade 12 D1&D2
(Spring Only)

Grade 10 D1&D2
(Spring Only)

U-HS
(Fall Only)

Grade 10  & 12 D3

(Spring Only)

Grade 8

Grade
5 & 6

Grade
3 & 4

Number of players

11v11

11v11

7v7

11v11

9v9

7v7

Minimum # to start game

7

8

6

8

7

6

Minimum # to continue play

7

7

5

7

6

5

Length of half (minutes)

45

40

30

35

30

30

Ball size

5

5

5

5

4

4

Offside rule?

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Penalty kick distance (yds)

12

12

12

12

10

8