CV Modified Game Rules

CV Recreational Play - New Mercy Rule

Effective immediately, the following rules will be applied to all recreational games played in CVYSL recreational leagues. The mercy rule is as follows:

  1. When there is a 4-goal differential, the winning team may not score within the Penalty Box area and all the shots must be taken from the outside of Penalty Box.
  2. When there is a 5-goal differential, the winning team must pull out a player; preferably, their striker.
  3. When there is a 6-goal differential, the winning team must pull out the goalkeeper.
  4. After the 7th goal, the winning team must pull out another player.

Build-Out Line for U5-U10

Rules regarding the Built-Out Line

When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. This also applies to goal kicks being taken by the attacking team.

Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed).

After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the buildout line and play resumes as normal.

The opposing team must also move behind the buildout line during a goal kick until the ball is put into play.

Ideally, the goalkeeper will wait to put the ball into play once all opponents are past the build out line. However, the goalkeeper can put the ball into play sooner but he or she does so accept the positioning of the opponents and the consequences of how play resumes.

If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.

Opponents must not waste time moving out past the build out line. Referees should be flexible when enforcing the 6 second rule and counting the time of possession should only begin when all opponents have moved behind the build out line.

Games are 2 x 25-minute halves with continuous clock and 10 minute break.  Coaches may not play 4 quarters as this will impact other schedules.


Deliberate heading is not allowed

  • Heading is prohibited in 12U and younger small-sided games.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who are playing up in 13U and older games, are prohibited from heading, and must clearly be identifiable to the match official. (i.e. armband)
  • When a player, who is eleven (11) years old and younger, deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If a deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who participate in a non-CYSA sanctioned event with their CYSA player pass, must adhere to the CYSA heading policy and are prohibited from heading. 

FIFA Laws of the Game

FIFA Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game are authorized on an annual basis by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA).

Laws of the Game 2019-20

NorCal Premier League

NorCal Premier League

Laws of the Game - NorCal Premier

The 133rd AGM of The International FA Board (The IFAB) approved a number of amendments to the Laws of the Game for the 2019/2020, which are in effect as of June 1, 2019.

The complete Laws of the Game 2019/2020 is available for download below.

Laws of the Game 2019/2020 Changes and Clarification

For NorCal games, these changes are in effect for the first game of the 2019 Fall season (August 24th).

 

NorCal Premier Team Handbook

Here is the NorCal Premier League Team Handbook updated for 19/20 season.

The goal of this handbook is to provide assistance to clubs, coaches and managers to ensure the NorCal Premier Soccer League (“NorCal”) operates smoothly and is a positive experience for all involved – players, coaches, managers, club officials, referees, and parents.

NorCal Premier Team Handbook

 

Code of Ethics and Guidelines

Here is the NorCal Premier League rules, policies, and procedures including this Ethics Code and Guidelines. 

The purpose of these guidelines is to set the highest standards for soccer clubs to develop youth players to their fullest potential – physically, emotionally, and ethically. As such, participants must conduct themselves to the highest standard. At all times, adult participants are expected to be role models for the youth involved in this league - exhibiting good sporting behavior in both victory and defeat. 

Code of Ethics and Guidelines

CalNorth Soccer League

CAL NORTH

Laws of the Game - CalNorth (CYSA) District 2, including Play-thru League 

The playing rules are based on Cal North Modified Laws of the Game (for U8 rules, for U10 rules), unless otherwise specified.

District 2 Recreational Soccer

 

CAL NORTH APPROVES NEW HEADING POLICY
Pleasanton, CA. (August 12, 2019) – Chairman Kenyatta Scott and Executive Director Ben Jay announced today that the Board of Directors of the California Youth Soccer Association (CalNorth) has approved a new heading policy for Cal North affiliated soccer teams, in accordance with U.S. Soccer guidelines. The following policy for heading in games and practices is effective immediately:


PLAYING POLICY:

  • Heading is prohibited in 12U and younger small-sided games.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who are playing up in 13U and older games, are prohibited from heading, and must clearly be identifiable to the match official. (i.e. armband)
  • When a player, who is eleven (11) years old and younger, deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If a deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who participate in a non-CYSA sanctioned event with their CYSA player pass, must adhere to the CYSA heading policy and are prohibited from heading.

PRACTICE POLICY:

  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger are prohibited from heading.
  • It is strongly recommended for players between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17) years old, heading in practice must be limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week, with no more than fifteen (15) to twenty (20) headers, per player, per week.
  • In addition, CYSA recommends that standard coaching methods to instruct on how to properly head the ball be instituted by all Affiliates. CYSA will assist Affiliates, as needed, in teaching coaches the proper heading techniques as such to reduce the risk of possibleconcussion.

CYSA will continue to monitor decisions and guidelines from U.S. Soccer with regards to
concussion protocol and heading.