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Game play guidelines per division

Game Play Guidelines Per Division

 

U5 (Preschool) Division - Little Kicks & Tiny Strikers

  • 30 minutes of skill development session/practice with fun game

  • scrimmage style game at the end of most sessions

  • Parent involvement to assist coaches

  • A size 3 soccer ball is used

U6 (Kindergarten) Division

  • Teams play 4 v 4 including goalkeeper

  • No scores are kept during games

  • One coach from each team will be allowed on the field to help players with their positions and give instructions on technique

  • Coaches permitted to assist with play while coaching on the field

  • A size 3 soccer ball is used

  • Play is (4) two 7 minute quarters – (3) five minute break at quarters.

  • Change of kick-off and direction occurs at half time

  • Players get multiple chances on throw-ins

  • Coaches are urged to be vigilant for any hard body contact or kicking of opponents

  • Practices are typically once a week

  • No playoffs or tournaments are played in this division

  • If a team is short players, both coaches will decide whether to play with fewer players or give the team missing players additional players from the opposite team.

  • No referee will be assigned to this age group.

  • All parents must sit on the opposite side of the field as the coach.

U7/U8 Division

  • Teams play 5 v 5 including goalkeeper

  • Score is kept during games by referee

  • One coach from each team will be allowed on the field to help players with their positions and give instructions on technique

  • Coaches are not permitted to interfere with play while coaching on the field

  • No coaches or parents are permitted behind the goal

  • A size 4 soccer ball is used

  • Play is (4) 10 minute quarters – (3)  minute break at quarters

  • Change of kick-off and direction occurs at half time

  • All laws including throw-ins are enforced however referees may use discretion in allowing second chances on incorrectly executed throw-ins.

  • Referees will call all hard body contact and kicking even if unintentional

  • Practices are typically once or twice a week

  • Tournaments are played in this division

  • If a team is short players, both coaches will decide whether to play with fewer players or give the team missing players additional players from the opposite team.

  • Only during a tournament if a game ends in a tie will the game go into penalty kicks

  • If a game goes to penalty kicks the coach much pick the five kickers from the players on the field at the end of the game. The goalkeeper each team used at the end of the game must stay as the goalie during the shootout.

U9/U10 Division (CCL)

  •  Teams play 7v7 including goalkeeper

  •  Games will be played in both Louisville and Alliance

  •  Score is kept by the referee during games

  •  Coaches not permitted on field during play, but can instruct players from the sidelines

  •  A size 4 soccer ball is used

  • Home team wears white or yellow jersey

  • Play is (2) two 25-minute halves – (5) five-minute break at half time

  • All laws including throw-ins are enforced (second chances are given for incorrect throws)

  • Referees will call all hard body contact and kicking even if unintentional

  • If a team is short players, both coaches will decide whether to play with fewer players or give the
    team missing players additional players from the opposite team.

  • No headers are permitted; headers will result in an indirect free kick to the other team

  • Regular season: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing team

  • Tournaments are played in this division, alternating between Alliance and Louisville.

  • Subs report to midline wait for ref to call on to field no subbing on the fly

  • No slide tackling will be permitted. Indirect free kick will be awarded to the other team unless in the
    18-yard box, then PK will be awarded.

  • The blue line or build out line will be used in this division. The blue line will also act as the offside
    line. THERE WILL BE NO PUNTING!

  • If score is at a five-goal difference trailing team will add a player if available. If not available, the
    winning team will remove a player. This advantage will stop once score is under 5 goal difference

  • Running up the score- THIS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR! Only 5 goal differentials
    will used in computing standings. Anything over 5 goal is looked at as excessive. If a team wins by a goal
    difference of 10 or more goals that team will only receive 2 points in the standings. If the score
    difference reaches 15 then violating team will only receive one point in the standings.

U11/U12 Division (CCL)

  • Games will be played in both Louisville and Alliance

  • Teams play 8 v 8 including goalkeeper

  • Score is kept by the referee during games

  • A size 4 soccer ball is used

  • Home team wears white or yellow Jerseys

  • Play is (2) two 25-minute halves – (5) minute break at half time

  • All laws including throw-ins and off sides are enforced

  • Referees will call all hard body contact and kicking even if unintentional

  • No headers are permitted; headers will result in an indirect free kick to the other team

  • Regular season: 3 points for a win 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing team

  • Tournaments are played in this division, alternating between Alliance and Louisville.

  • If a team is short players, both coaches will decide whether to play with fewer players or give the
    team missing players additional players from the opposite team.

  • Subs report to midline wait for ref to call on to field no subbing on the fly

  • No slide tackling will be permitted. Indirect free kick will be awarded to the other team unless in the
    18-yard box, then PK will be awarded.

  • If score is at a five-goal difference trailing team will add a player if available. If not available, the
    winning team will remove a player. This advantage will stop once score is under 5 goal difference

  • Running up the score- THIS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR! Only 5 goal differentials
    will used in computing standings. Anything over 5 goal is looked at as excessive. If a team wins by a goal
    difference of 10 or more goals that team will only receive 2 points in the standings. If the score
    difference reaches 15 then violating team will only receive one point in the standings.

U13/U14 Division (CCL)

  • Games will be played in both Louisville and Alliance

  • Teams play 9v9 including goalkeeper

  • Score is kept by the referee during games

  • A size 5 soccer ball is used

  • Home team wears white or yellow

  • Play is (2) two 30-minute halves – (5) break at half time

  • All laws including throw-ins and off sides are enforced

  • Referees will call all hard body contact and kicking even if unintentional

  • Regular season: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing team

  • Tournaments are played in this division alternating between Alliance and Louisville.

  • If a team is short players, both coaches will decide whether to play with fewer players or give the
    team missing players additional players from the opposite team.

  • Subs report to midline wait for ref to call on to field no subbing on the fly

  • No slide tackling will be permitted. Indirect free kick will be awarded to the other team unless in the
    18-yard box, then PK will be awarded.

  • If score is at a five-goal difference trailing team will add a player if available. If not available, the
    winning team will remove a player. This advantage will stop once score is under 5 goal difference

  • Running up the score- THIS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR! Only 5 goal differentials
    will used in computing standings. Anything over 5 goal is looked at as excessive. If a team wins by a goal
    difference of 10 or more goals that team will only receive 2 points in the standings. If the score
    difference reaches 15 then violating team will only receive one point in the standings.

  1. Ties in standings tiebreaker
  2. Head to head
  3. Goal diff (max 5 goal)
  4. Goals allowed
  5. Goals scored


    PLEASE NOTE THAT COACHES ARE TO BE ON THE SIDELINE WITH TEAM AND COACHING BEHIND THE
    GOAL IS NOT PERMITTED. COACHES ARE EXPECTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR TEAM’S PARENTS
    CONDUCT! PARENTS SHOULD BE SEATED OPPOSITE THE FIELD FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAM DURING
    GAMES.



Scoring Policy

Scoring Policy


One of the goals of the Louisville Soccer Club is to provide an enjoyable experience for the children in our surrounding communities as they exercise and play the game of soccer.  One of the ways we keep the game enjoyable is through our player draft.  Teams are balanced skill-wise during our draft at the beginning of the season. In the event our draft does not balance teams properly, we have adopted the following scoring policy.

If a 5 goal differential is achieved, the coach of the team with the disadvantage may add one player.  If an additional player is not available, the coach of the team with the advantage will remove one player from the field. Once the goal differential is less than 5 goals, the coach may add the player back to the field.  

We will follow the following scoring process when determining brackets for the tournaments.

  • Win = 3 points

  • Tie = 1 point

  • Loss = 0 point

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