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Field Rules

WARM SPRING MIDDLE SCHOOL- RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Home Team is on the North or West side of the field and Away Team is on the South or East side of the field.
  • No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed at the facility.
  • No glass bottles.
  • No soliciting or selling of merchandise or distribution of advertisements without prior approval by the facilities coordinator.
  • Speed limit within the complex is 5 MPH.
  • No parking in restricted, handicapped parking and No Parking areas.
  • No vehicles of any kind allowed on the fields or any grass area of the complex.
  • No pets of any type – specifically no dogs
  • No bicycles or motorized bicycles on playing areas.
  • No hanging or swinging on goal posts or trees.
  • No unauthorized groups are allowed on the fields.
  • No unauthorized practices or scrimmages are allowed on the fields.
  • No digging of any kind is allowed.
  • No open fires such as bar-b-ques.
  • No portable heaters.
  • No overnight parking
  • Tents & Canopies: None shall be placed between the Game Fields, only around the perimeter of the Complex.

Age Division Specifications

Download 2018 National Rules Here

Substitutions are made midway through each half. Coaches are not allowed on the field during substitutions (nor are parents or spectators) as this is not a water or tactic instruction time - it is merely for substitution.

Players may take water any time as long as they don’t leave field.

NO JEWELRY - NO EXCEPTIONS!


U6 Division

3 vs 3

    • Practice time is limited to 30 minutes; no more than twice a week.
    • No referees, one coach from each team on the field with the kids.
    • Coaches are not allowed to stand in front of the goal. You are there to instruct your players and keep them safe.
    • Restarts – kick off, throw in, goal kicks and corner kicks only.
    • If the defending team kicked the ball out past the goal line, it is a corner kick for the offensive team. If the offensive player kicked it out, then the restart is a goal kick for the defending team.
    • Throw ins – Throw-in replaced by kick-in or dribble-in. Opponents must be at least 2 yards from ball until kicked.
    • Handballs – let play continue just remind player that they aren’t allowed to use their hands.
    • Whistle – please do not blow the whistle for everything. The children need to learn that a whistle means to freeze and is only used for important items.
    • Do not start the season with teaching positions. If you are lucky you might be able to introduce it later in the season.
    • NO ONE should be behind the goal area. Not parents or coaches.
    • Banners are encouraged during the Fall season
    • Trophies – each player will receive a participation trophy at the end of the Fall season
    • Medical Release Forms must be with you at ALL soccer functions, including but not limited to, practice, games, team parties, etc.
    • All volunteers that will be working with the children need to register as a volunteer and complete the online training program Safe Haven.
    • Opposing teams MUST sit on opposite sides of the field. The home team (the one listed first on the schedule) picks the side they want to sit on; the visiting team therefore takes the opposite side.
    • Equipment – Size 3 ball; No shinguards – NO PLAY

U8 Division

5 vs 5

    • Practice time is limited to 45 minutes; no more than twice a week.
    • Should have a junior referee available to ref your game. If you don’t have a referee, one coach from each team on the field with the kids.
    • Restarts – kick off, throw in, goal kick, corner kick and direct kicks only.
    • If the defending team kicked the ball out past the goal line, it is a corner kick for the offensive team. If the offensive player kicked it out, then the restart is a goal kick for the defending team.
    • Throw-ins – if the child makes an error (ie. Jumps or doesn’t put ball behind the head before throw) have them re-throw. If it happens again, the ball goes to the opposing team for a throw.
    • Handballs – DILBERATE handballs - direct kick awarded to opposing team. If the ball is with in the goal box, place ball to outside the box for the kick.
    • Whistle – please do not blow the whistle for everything. The children need to learn that a whistle means to freeze and is only used for important items.
    • Positions should be taught and enforced. At a minimum, players should know what a defender, striker and goalkeeper’s jobs are.
    • No player should play more than 2 quarters in the goal. If they play 2 quarters in the goal you must maximize their time on the field (ie. They don’t sit out 2 quarters then).
    • NO ONE should be behind the goal area. Not parents or coaches.
    • Medical Release Forms must be with you at ALL soccer functions, including but not limited to, practice, games, team parties, etc.
    • All volunteers that will be working with the children need to register as a volunteer and complete the online training program Safe Haven.
    • Opposing teams MUST sit on opposite sides of the field. The home team (the one listed first on the schedule) picks the side they want to sit on; the visiting team therefore takes the opposite side.
    • Equipment – Size 3 ball; No shinguards – NO PLAY

U10 Division

7 vs 7

    • Practice time is limited to 60 minutes; no more than twice a week.
    • 1st game of the day responsible for field setup (please arrive 45 minutes early); last game of the day responsible for tear down.
    • Throw-ins – if the child makes an error the ball goes to the opposing team for a throw.
    • Handballs – DILBERATE handballs - direct kick awarded to opposing team.
    • Whistle – please do not blow the whistle for everything. The children need to learn that a whistle means to freeze and is only used for important items.
    • Positions should be taught and enforced. At a minimum, players should know what a defender, midfield, striker and goalkeeper’s jobs are. Rotate players into different positions (not all in the same game) to give them a taste of the game.
    • Goalkeepers - No player should play more than 2 quarters in the goal. If they play 2 quarters in the goal you must maximize their time on the field (ie. They don’t sit out 2 quarters then). Keeper jerseys will be available at the check-in station on the first day.
    • Per NR&R the goalkeeper in 9U-10U shall not deliberately punt or drop kick the ball.
    • 9U-10U matches now include BOL(Build-Out Line) to help promote development of player skills.
    • "Headers" - Or intentionally hitting the ball with head, is not allowed. Restart - Indirect Free Kick
    • NO ONE should be behind the goal area. Not parents or coaches.
    • Medical Release Forms must be with you at ALL soccer functions, including but not limited to, practice, games, team parties, etc.
    • All volunteers that will be working with the children need to register as a volunteer and complete the online training program Safe Haven.
    • Injuries – Incident reports are available on our website or at the snackbar. Please report all injuries to the Board promptly.
    • Equipment – Size 4 ball; No shinguards – NO PLAY
    • Do not run up the score; no one should win by more than 5 goals.
    • Opposing teams MUST sit on opposite sides of the field. The home team (the one listed first on the schedule) picks the side they want to sit on; the visiting team therefore takes the opposite side.
    • And Most importantly – HAVE FUN!!!!!

U12 Division

9 vs 9

    • Practice time is limited to 60 minutes; no more than twice a week.
    • 1st game of the day responsible for field setup (please arrive 45 minutes early); last game of the day responsible for tear down at our home fields only.
    • Throw-ins – if the child makes an error the ball goes to the opposing team for a throw.
    • Handballs – DILBERATE handballs - direct kick awarded to opposing team.
    • Whistle – please do not blow the whistle for everything. The children need to learn that a whistle means to freeze and is only used for important items.
    • Positions should be taught and enforced. At a minimum, players should know what a defender, midfield, striker and goalkeeper’s jobs are. Rotate players into different positions (not all in the same game) to give them a taste of the game.
    • Goalkeepers - No player should play more than 3 quarters in the goal. If they play 3 quarters in the goal you must maximize their time on the field (ie. They don’t sit out the last quarter then). Keeper jerseys will be available at the check-in station on the first day.
    • "Headers" - Or intentionally hitting the ball with head, is not allowed. Restart - Indirect Free Kick
    • NO ONE should be behind the goal area. Not parents or coaches.
    • Medical Release Forms must be with you at ALL soccer functions, including but not limited to, practice, games, team parties, etc.
    • All volunteers that will be working with the children need to register as a volunteer and complete the online training program Safe Haven.
    • Injuries – Incident reports are available on our website or at the snackbar. Please report all injuries to the Board promptly.
    • Equipment – Size 4 ball; No shinguards – NO PLAY
    • Do not run up the score; no one should win by more than 5 goals.
    • Opposing teams MUST sit on opposite sides of the field. The home team (the one listed first on the schedule) picks the side they want to sit on; the visiting team therefore takes the opposite side.
    • And Most importantly – HAVE FUN!!!!!

U14+ Division

11 vs 11

    • Practice time is limited to 90 minutes; no more than 3 hours a week.
    • 1st game of the day responsible for field setup (please arrive 45 minutes early); last game of the day responsible for tear down at our home fields only.
    • Throw-ins – if the child makes an error the ball goes to the opposing team for a throw.
    • Whistle – please do not blow the whistle for everything. The children need to learn that a whistle means to freeze and is only used for important items.
    • Positions should be taught and enforced. Players should know what a defender, midfield, striker and goalkeeper’s jobs are. At this age players begin to become specialized in their positioning, but please make sure to not pigeonhole a player either.
    • Goalkeepers - No player should play more than 3 quarters in the goal. If they play 3 quarters in the goal you must maximize their time on the field (ie. They don’t sit out the last quarter then). Keeper jerseys will be available at the check-in station on the first day.
    • NO ONE should be behind the goal area. Not parents or coaches.
    • Medical Release Forms must be with you at ALL soccer functions, including but not limited to, practice, games, team parties, etc.
    • All volunteers that will be working with the children need to register as a volunteer and complete the online training program Safe Haven.
    • Injuries – Incident reports are available on our website or at the snackbar. Please report all injuries to the Board promptly.
    • Equipment – Size 5 ball; No shinguards – NO PLAY
    • Do not run up the score; no one should win by more than 5 goals.
    • Opposing teams MUST sit on opposite sides of the field. The home team (the one listed first on the schedule) picks the side they want to sit on; the visiting team therefore takes the opposite side.
    • And Most importantly – HAVE FUN!!!!!

Although it is our desire to include every child who wishes to play soccer, as a practical matter registration is only available on a first come, first served basis. Many factors can contribute to limiting registration within any division, including but not limited to: the number of volunteers and availability of practice fields. Once a division has been filled, a waiting list is created from which players may be placed on a team if another player drops or additional coaches are secured.