North Rutherford Soccer Association

RULES

Regulations - Effective Fall 2016

Note: The following information is provided as a brief description of some of the rules "Laws of the Game Modified". This should only be used as a guideline for game play.


North Rutherford Soccer Association

Laws of the Game Modified

NRS Contact Information:

Web Site: www.nrssoccer.org.


Coaches’ Box:

Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to stay inside the coach’s box marked on the opposite side of the field from the spectators. No parents/spectators are allowed in the coach’s box or behind the goals.

Playing Time:

Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time of each game. Players must have a chance to play offense and defense to ensure technical development.

Player Equipment:

Shin guards are MANDATORY and are to be worn under socks against the skin at practice and on game day. This is MANDATORY! Tennis shoes or soft cleat soccer shoes are allowed. Players during the game are not allowed to wear jewelry including earrings. The no jewelry policy applies to starter earrings also. For the sake of your child, do not have their ears pierced immediately before or during the soccer season as earrings will have to be removed during games. This policy is for the safety of all children.

Parent Reminder:

Please remind all parents that NO PETS, NO NOISEMAKERS and NO SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS on game day. NO SMOKING except in designated smoking areas.

Coaches Reminder:

As the coach you are responsible for the actions of your players and their parents/spectators. If you, your assistant coach, players or parent/spectators behave in an unacceptable manner the consequences may include being told to leave the field by a referee, a suspension from attending games, possible expulsion from the Rotary Soccer Park, expulsion from North Rutherford Soccer Association and possible disciplinary actions.

Do not yell at, nor question the referee or assistant referees during or after the game. Questions regarding the officiating must be directed to the Directory of Referees, Assigner or any Board Member.

Field Size
(yards)
Max Goal Size
(feet)
Ball Size Players Game Time
(minutes)
Offside
U5
5 years old & younger
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Height 4
Width 6
3 4v4
No GK
4x10 No
U6
6 years old & younger
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Height 4
Width 6
3 4v4
No GK
4x10 No
U7
7 years old & younger
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Height 6
Width 12
3 4v4
No GK
4x10 No
U8
8 years old & younger
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Height 6
Width 12
3 4v4
No GK
4x10 No
U10
10 years old & younger
Length 55-65
Width 35-45
Height 6.5
Width 18.5
4 7v7 4x12.5 Yes
U12
12 years old & younger
Length 70-80
Width 45-55
Height 7
Width 21
4 9v9 2x30 Yes
U14
14 years old & younger
Length 70-80
Width 45-55
Height 7
Width 21
5 9v9 2x35 Yes
U18
18 years old & younger
Length 70-80
Width 45-55
Height 7
Width 21
5 9v9 2x45 Yes