Klassic (5th-12th Grade) Soccer Rules

 

The KIDSPORTS Klassic Soccer program was started in 1991 to provide an opportunity for local soccer players to play at a competitive level, while still providing a place for kids of all levels to play. KIDSPORTS offers fall and spring seasons for middle school and elementary players. A high school program is offered in the spring.

Klassic program: 5th-6th Grade Divisions will play 9 v 9 soccer and 7th-8th Grade Divisions will play 11 v 11 soccer. Teams are formed by high school area. The best method to serve kids is for coaches from an area to work together to split players into teams by skill. Scholarship help is available.

Team Formation: Teams are formed by coaches in coordination with KIDSPORTS staff - and comprised of players within their high school area. KIDSPORTS encourages cooperative team formation in each HS area, with goals of encouraging all kids to play and to also allow kids to play at the proper level. If there are players from a high school area that cannot find a team, KIDSPORTS will assist in finding other available teams or in creating KS United teams when necessary.

FIFA Laws of the Game apply to all Klassic Soccer games, except as spelled out in this Coach's Rule Book.

 

5th-8th GRADE

(Artificial Turf Field Rules)

1. Fall Season

The KIDSPORTS KLASSIC Fall League is available for boys and girls teams 5th thru 8th grade.

* The season consists of:

Eight (8) Regular season games

Pre-season Seeding Jamboree

·         · 5th-8th graders will play 6 mini-games

Post-season Soccer Cup with a two game minimum guarantee

Spring Season

The KIDSPORTS KLASSIC Spring League is available for boys and girls 5th grade to High School level.

1.     The season consists of 8 regular season games

2. League Organization

A. KIDSPORTS KLASSIC Soccer Leagues will be offered for boys and girls 5th-8th grades every Spring and Fall.

B. Teams will be formed in each High School Area and enter the KLASSIC league by registration with KIDSPORTS.

C. Girls and Boys in grades 5-8 should go through the team formation process at the beginning of each season in their High School area. KS United teams will be formed by High School area (for kids who were unable to be placed on teams) when possible and entered in the KLASSIC league.

D. Boys and Girls Leagues will be organized in the following divisions:

*Gold (Highest)

*Silver (2nd Level)

*Bronze (3rd Level, teams permitting)

E. Teams of 5th - 6th graders will play with 9 v 9 on the field. Teams of 7th-8th graders will play with 11 v 11 on the field.

F. 5th-6th grade teams are composed of only 5th-6th graders regardless of age.

G. 7th-8th grade teams are composed of only 7th-8th graders regardless of age. 9th graders are not allowed to play 7th-8th grade regardless of age.


3. Team/Player Registration

A. Each player entering KIDSPORTS KLASSIC must be registered with KIDSPORTS by the registration deadline.

B. All players and teams registered in the KLASSIC Soccer League agree to follow and respect all KIDSPORTS rules, regulations, and policies.

C. Completed registration will include:

* Roster of all players with address, phone number, birth date, grade, and school.

* USYSA Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the Head Coach (assistant coach and team manager may also be included)

* All individual player registration fees paid.

* Individual OYSA registration for each player and at least one head coach paid to KIDSPORTS - or documented as paid directly to OYSA by eligible Soccer Club

* Verification of grade and boundary eligibility for all rostered players

D. Teams are responsible for their own team uniforms. Designated home teams should be prepared to change jerseys in case of color conflicts.

E. Registered teams may receive soccer team equipment for the season from KIDSPORTS. The equipment can include one net, five balls, cones, and one ball bag. If you want to check out a net, the coach or team manager is required to make a $ 45.00 deposit for the net in the form of a check or credit card imprint. If the net is returned within fourteen (14) days after the conclusion of the season, the check or credit card imprint will be returned unprocessed.

4. Team Formation and Player Eligibility

A. Teams playing in the KIDSPORTS program must be formed by high school boundaries, unless otherwise approved by KIDSPORTS staff.

B. More than one team may be formed in a high school area for the same age and gender classification.

C.

KIDSPORTS In-District Eugene/Springfield/Pleasant Hill Fall Soccer Team Formation - Fall 2016

The goal of the team formation process is to ensure all registered players in a high school area are placed on an appropriately skilled team that allows for maximum skill development and enjoyment.

• All Klassic Soccer Coaches and Players in each High School area/age/gender will meet as a group at least 3 times for the 1st week of Team Formation practices (the week of August 15th - 19th).

• Every player & coach in an age group/gender/High School area is expected to attend at least one practice in order to be placed on a team.

• All players in a High School area will be evaluated and placed on a team. If the team being formed in a High School area is not a reasonable fit for a player, based on their skill, and experience, KIDSPORTS will work to place the player on an appropriate team in another High School area. Coaches must communicate with their Sports Manager during the formation process about any players they are unable to place on a team.

• Final rosters and team formation must be approved by your area KIDSPORTS Sports Manager.

• Player evaluation sheets with rosters attached will be given to coaches to aid them in assessing all players in a consistent, structured manner and in placing each player on an appropriate team.

* IF A PLAYER CAN'T ATTEND THE TEAM FORMATION WEEK - they must contact the lead coach listed; or contact KIDSPORTS. KIDSPORTS will make every effort to place them on an appropriate team.

D. KS United teams will be formed (numbers permitting) with all the boys and girls regardless of skill or experience who register individually with KIDSPORTS. Age and school boundary eligibility issues will be the same as for independently formed teams.

E. Players must play on a team from their high school area (residence or attendance). Players may play for a team in another high school area if there is no team in their area or if there is no place for them on their area team. A Petition must be filled out and approved.

F. All rostered players must meet grade and boundary requirements.

G. Only rostered players are eligible to play in league games. Any team using an ineligible player will forfeit any games the ineligible player participated in.

H. Players can only be registered for one team entered in KIDSPORTS Klassic Soccer during a season.

I. At each regular season and tournament game, each coach should present a roster of players to the opposing coach and referee prior to the start of the game.

5. Rules of Play

A. FIFA Laws of the Game will apply unless otherwise noted.

B. Field Size: 5th-6th Grade will play on a field that is 80 yards long by 50 yards wide. Goals will be either 18 ft. or 24 ft. wide.

For 5th-6th Grade games on Turf: The sidelines will be the football markings. The goals should be brought forward to the 10 yard line. The top of the goal box will be the 15 yard-line, sides are football hash marks. Goal kicks will be taken from there. The top of the penalty box will be the 25 yard line, width is indicated by blue lacrosse lines or 5 yards in from the sideline(as some turf fields do not have lacrosse lines). Referees will be lenient with any violations as an actual box is not marked.

C. Substitution: Unlimited substitution may be made, with the consent of the referee, on any dead ball.

D. Playing Time: Coaches are required to meet the spirit of the minimum playing time requirement. 5th-8th grade players must have at least 33% playing time per game. Players shall have an entry in each half of the game.

E. Re-Start After Injury: After an injury, the referee may restart by awarding an indirect free kick to the team with possession of the ball.

F. Length of Games:

5th-6th Grade - Two 30 minute halves

7th-8th Grade - Two 35 minute halves

G. Start Time: The game must start no later than 15 minutes past the scheduled start time. If 15 minutes has passed and a team is not on the field ready to play, they will forfeit the game.

H. Field Preparation: If the field doesn't already have nets in place, each team is required to have one net in place prior to start of the game. Teams should also work cooperatively to see that corner flags or cones are in place. All other field preparation is the responsibility of KIDSPORTS and should be done in advance of any scheduled game.

I. Ball Size: 5th-6th Grade - #4 size ball, 7th-8th Grade - #5 size ball

J. Game Ball: The Home team shall supply the game ball.

K. Minimum Number of Players: A team must have at least seven (7) players to start a game for 5th-8th Grade.

L. Team Sidelines: Wherever possible, both teams shall use the same sideline and all spectators will be on the opposite sideline. If space permits; spectators, coaches, and players not on the field of play must remain at least six (6) feet behind the touch line and at least eighteen (18) yards from the end lines. If teams are on the same side of the field, each team will occupy a half sideline from the center line to no more than eighteen (18) yards from the end line.

L. Cautioned or Sent Off Players/Coaches:

1) Referees will make a report of a cautioned player/coach. There will be immediate substitution of a player receiving a yellow card.

2) Yellow cards will accumulate during a season, and a player/coach receiving a total of three yellow cards will serve a one game suspension.

3) Red cards will result in an automatic one game suspension (including red cards received as a result of 2 yellow cards in a game).

4) Fighting may result in a four game suspension. There may be a four game suspension for the coach of a player red carded for fighting.

5) Referees may choose to not show a card to a coach, but rather clearly inform him/her verbally what action is being taken. 

M. Equipment:

1) All players on the field must be attired in matching uniforms (except the goalkeeper) to the satisfaction of the referee. The goalkeeper will be attired in an outfit that is different from all other players on the field.

2) In case of color similarity, the designated home team will change jerseys.

3) Shin guards, covered by socks, are mandatory in all games. Players not wearing shin guards will not be allowed to play.

4) No equipment shall be worn that is dangerous to another player as determined by the game referee. Medical casts may be worn if properly covered with soft material, and the referee decides the cast does not pose a risk to other players.

5) No jewelry is permitted. Taping of jewelry is not permitted.

N. Responsibilities of Coaches:

1) Each coach is responsible for their conduct and the conduct of their players, assistants, and fans/parents.

2) Coaching is permitted from the touch line by ONE person who is identified as the head coach to the referee prior to the start of the game.

3) Coaching is understood as giving directions to one's own team on points of strategy and position. No mechanical or electronic devices are to be used. The tones of voice must be informative. No coach is to make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referee, his players, or the opposing team.

4) The referee may eject a coach from a game if he/she is in violation of any of the above or any of the rules of competition

O. Scoring Method and Tie Breakers:

Teams will be awarded points from game results for league standings as follows: Win = 3 points (including a forfeit win)

Tie = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

In the event of two or more teams being tied at the end of the season, placement in final standings will be determined according to the results of their head to head competition.

P. Officials: Qualified referees will be provided for all scheduled games. For games in Lane County, referees will be scheduled by the Commissioner of the Lane County Referees Association. For games outside of Lane County, local referee association coordinators in those areas will assign the referees.

The referee will make a game report summarizing the scores, discipline matters, and other pertinent information.

If the official referee does not show for a game, the two opposing coaches may agree to play the game with a mutually approved alternate referee. The teams should immediately call KIDSPORTS and we will likely be able to get a referee out to the game to take over for the volunteer referee who started the game. If the game is played with an agreed upon alternative referee, the game result will count as official. If the two coaches cannot agree on an alternative referee, the game may be rescheduled by KIDSPORTS, if possible.

Q. Protests: Referee's judgment decisions during a game are final (not appealable). KIDSPORTS will hear and act on protests/appeals, but no game result will ever be overturned unless an ineligible player was used

 

9th-12th Grade

(Artificial Turf Field Rules)

KIDSPORTS offers competitive recreational spring soccer leagues for high school boys and girls. Teams register with KIDSPORTS by submitting a team roster and paying team fees. KIDSPORTS requires that all local teams be formed by high school area unless a team cannot be formed without a two school combination. Out-of-district teams may be formed from more than one high school area. KIDSPORTS will recognize and register any eligible team from a high school area.



FIFA Laws of the Game apply to all KIDSPORTS high school soccer games except for rules modifications specified by KIDSPORTS.

1. League Organization

KIDSPORTS High School Spring Soccer Leagues will be offered for boys and girls 9th-12th grades.




2. Team Registration

Each Team entering KIDSPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SOCCER League must be registered with KIDSPORTS by their Coach or Team Manager by the registration deadline. Registered teams and their representatives can form and operate under their own established guidelines. However, all teams registered in a KIDSPORTS Soccer League agree to follow and respect all KIDSPORTS rules, regulations, and policies.

Completed registration will include:

* Individual OYSA registration for each player and at least one head coach paid to KIDSPORTS - or documented as paid directly to OYSA by eligible Soccer Club

Roster of all players with addresses, phone numbers, and birthdates. Name, address and phone number for a Head Coach (assistant coach and team manager may also be included). Individual KIDSPORTS registration forms signed by a parent for every rostered player. Team Fee paid.

Verification by KIDSPORTS of age and boundary eligibility for all rostered players.


Teams are responsible for their own team uniforms. Designated home teams should be prepared to change jerseys in case of color conflicts.

Only rostered players are eligible to play in league games. Any team using an ineligible player will forfeit any games such player participated in.



4. League Rules

A. FIFA Laws of the Game will apply unless otherwise noted.

B. Substitution - Unlimited substitution may be made, with the consent of the referee, on any dead ball.

C. Length of Games: -- Two 40 minute halves



D. Start Time - The game must start no later than 15 minutes past the scheduled start time. If 15 minutes has passed and a team is not on the field ready to play, they will forfeit the game.

E. Field Preparation - If the field doesn't already have nets in place, each team is required to have one net in place prior to start of the game. Teams should also work cooperatively to see that corner flags or cones are in place. All other field preparation is the responsibility of KIDSPORTS and should be done in advance of any scheduled game.

F. Ball Size - #5 size ball

G. Game Ball - The Home team shall supply the game ball.

H. Minimum Number of Players - A team must have at least seven (7) players to start a game.

I. Team Sidelines - If space permits; spectators, coaches, and players not on the field of play must remain at least six (6) feet behind the touch line and at least eighteen (18) yards from the end lines. If teams are on the same side of the field, each team will occupy a half sideline from the center line to no more than eighteen (18) yards from the end line.

J. Cautioned or Sent Off Players/Coaches: Referees will make a report of a cautioned player/coach. There will be immediate substitution of a player receiving a yellow card. Yellow cards will accumulate during a season, and a player/coach receiving a total of three yellow cards will serve a one game suspension. Red cards will result in an automatic one game suspension (including red cards received as a result of 2 yellow cards in a game). Accumulation of red and yellow cards will result in further suspensions. A minimum four game suspension will result for a player red carded for fighting. There may be a four game suspension for the coach of a player red carded for fighting.

Referees my choose to not show a card to a coach, but rather inform him/her clearly verbally what action is being taken.



K. Equipment All players on the field must be attired in matching uniforms (except the goalkeeper) to the satisfaction of the referee. The goalkeeper will be attired in an outfit that is different from all other players on the field and the referee. In case of color similarity, the designated home team will change jerseys. Shin guards, covered by socks, are mandatory in all games. Players not wearing shin guards will not be allowed to play. No equipment shall be worn that is dangerous to another player as determined by the game referee. Medical casts may be worn if properly covered with soft material, and the referee decides the cast does not pose a risk to other players.

No jewelry is permitted. Taping of jewelry is not permitted.



L. Responsibilities of Coaches Each coach is responsible for their conduct and the conduct of their players, assistants, and fans/parents. Coaching is permitted from the touch line by ONE person who is identified as the head coach to the referee prior to the start of the game. Coaching is understood as giving directions to one's own team on points of strategy and position. No mechanical or electronic devices are to be used. The tones of voice must be informative. No coach is to make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referee, his players, or the opposing team.

The referee may suspend a coach from coaching a game if he/she is in violation of any of the above or any of the rules of competition. An assistant coach or other adult my then be permitted to coach the team for the remainder of the game.



M. Officials - Qualified referees will be provided for all scheduled games. For games in Lane County, referees will be scheduled by the Commissioner of the Lane County Referees Association. For games outside of Lane County, local referee association coordinators in those areas will assign the referees.

The referee will make a game report summarizing the scores, discipline matters, and other pertinent information.
If the official referee does not show for a game, the two opposing coaches may agree to play the game with a mutually approved alternate referee. The teams should immediately call KIDSPORTS and we will likely be able to get a referee out to the game to take over for the volunteer referee who started the game. If the game is played with an agreed upon alternative referee, the game result will count as official. If the two coaches cannot agree on an alternative referee, the game may be rescheduled by KIDSPORTS.

N. Protests - Referees judgement decisions during a game are final (not appealable). KIDSPORTS will hear and act on protests/appeals, but no game result will ever be overturned unless an ineligible player was used.