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Pataskala Fall 2022 Season Division Rules

 

Equipment and Uniforms 

• All players for each team should wear the uniforms purchased from the Parks and Recreation  Department. Home Team will wear Green shirts and the Away Team will wear White shirts. • All players must wear shin guards for games. Shin guards should be worn under the sock (if not,  please remind the coach so it can be corrected for the next game). If the shin guard is over the  sock it is okay to let the kids play. 

• Shoes with rubber or plastic cleats are recommended, but not required. Shoes with Toe Cleats,  while not recommended, can be worn during a game as long as the referee deems the Toe Cleat  to be safe. 

• No jewelry may be worn at any time during the game, unless medical alerts, which shall be  taped down. The player must remove the jewelry, or they will be unable to participate in the  game. Tape and/or band-aids over earrings or pierced-ear are not permitted under any  circumstances. 

• Players that are wearing a cast. The players cast must be wrapped in ½ closed-cell/slow  recovery foam over the cast or something the referee deems safe. If a player's case is not  covered properly, he/she can not participate in the game. The required foam can be purchased  at a pharmacy. There is also tape and wrap located onsite for parents use but the foam is  required to be brought by the parent. 

• Referees may ban any equipment that they deem as unsafe or illegal. 

 

U4 Division 

• 5v5 

• 2– 10-minute Halves 

• Ball Size: 3 

• No Goalies 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• No Offsides 

• No slide tackling allowed 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay)( For a throw- if done  incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to 

continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is  okay to give them reminders on proper technique) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, no corner  kicks 

 

U5 Division 

• 5v5 

• 4 – 10-minute quarters 

• Ball Size: 3 

• No Goalies 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• No Offsides 

• No slide tackling allowed 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay)( For a throw- if done  incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to  continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is  okay to give them reminders on proper technique) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, no corner  kicks 

 

U6 Division 

• 4v4 or 5 v 5 

• 4 – 10-minute quarters 

• Ball Size: 3 

• No Goalies 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• No Offsides 

• No slide tackling allowed 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay) (For a throw- if done  incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to  continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is  okay to give them reminders on proper technique) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, no corner kicks 

 

U7 Division 

• 4 v 4 or 5v5

• 4 – 10 – minute quarters 

• Ball Size: 3 or 4 

• No Goalies 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• No Offsides 

• No slide tackling allowed 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (Kick-In is okay) (For a throw- if done  incorrectly have the player take one additional try (if still done incorrectly, encourage them to 

continue to practice and let the game play on), remember this is still a teaching league so it is  okay to give them reminders on proper technique) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick  for the attacking team 

 

U8 Division 

• 7 v 7 (includes a goalie) 

• 2 – 25-minute halves 

• Ball Size: 4 

• Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place  one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must  come off the field. 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• Offsides will be enforced 

• No slide tackling allowed 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (early in the season let the player take  a retry if done incorrectly, remember this is still a teaching league so it is okay to give them  reminders on proper technique)  

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick  for the attacking team 

 

U10 Division 

• 9 v 9 (includes goalies) 

• 2 - 25-minute halves 

• Ball Size: 4 

• Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place  one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must  come off the field. 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are not permitted in this division 

• Offsides will be enforced 

• Sliding allowed, to save a ball from going over either the touch line or end line or in instances  that no other player is around 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (if done incorrectly, the ball will be  turned over to the other team) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick  for the attacking team 

 

U12 Division 

• 11 v 11 (includes goalies) 

• 2 30-minute halves 

• Ball Size: 5 

• Mercy Rule – During a game, any team losing by a margin of 5 goals will be permitted to place  one additional player on the field. Should this margin become less, the additional player must  come off the field. 

• Head Balls – AKA "Headers" are permitted in this division 

• Offsides will be enforced 

• Sliding allowed, to save a ball from going over either the touch line or end line or in instances  that no other player is around 

• If ball goes out over the touch line, restart with Throw-In (if done incorrectly, the ball will be  turned over to the other team) 

• If ball goes out over the end line, restart with a goal kick for the defending team, or a corner kick  for the attacking team

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