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.

 Fall Season:    

The season consists of:

·         Pre-season Seeding Jamboree

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

·         8 regular season games

·         Post season tournamentwith a 2 game guarantee

Spring Season:

·         8 regular season games

Team Formation:

Teams are formed by coaches in coordination with KIDSPORTS staff - and comprised of players within their high school area-- after players have attended the first week of formation practices andtheir skills have been evaluated. 

 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.

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

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

 

League Organization

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

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

·         Gold (Highest)

·         Silver (2nd Level)

·         Bronze (3rd Level, teams permitting)

 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.

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

KIDSPORTS will provide team equipment to coaches for use throughout the season.  Equipment should be turned in within 2 weeks of the end of the season.

KIDSPORTS will provide Jerseys for all teams for the season.  The players will keep the jerseys at the conclusion of the season.

Rosters and eligibility

 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. A rostered player is defined as a player who has officially registered and paid all fees--- and is listed on the official Bonzi team roster.

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

At each regular season and tournament game, each coach must have a printed, official roster of players to give to the referee prior to the start of the game.

Sideline/Game protocol

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. Each team will occupy a half sideline from 6 ft from center line to no more than eighteen (18) yards from the end line.

 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

 

Laws of the Game--- Modified

5th /6th GRADE–

FIFA Laws of the Game will apply unless otherwise noted.

Law 1—The Field of Play

Dimensions:  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.

 

Law 2—The Ball

A size 4 ball will be used.

 

Law 3—Number of Players

A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than nine (9) players one of whom is the designated goalkeeper. A match may not start or continue if either team consists of fewer than six players.

Substitutions: At any stoppage of play and unlimited.

*A player who is suspected to have a head injury leaves the field of play for additional evaluation, a substitution can be made in that moment.

Playing time: To develop players, KIDSPORTS requires each player plays a minimum of 50% of the total playing time, which is controlled by the coach.

The maximum team roster size is sixteen (16).

 

Law 4—The Players Equipment

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Non-uniform clothing, matching the uniform color, is allowed based on weather conditions. Uniforms must distinguish teams.

Home team should be prepared to change jerseys or use colored pennies in the case of opposing team having similar color jerseys.

Goalies must wear a different color jersey than all other players on the field

 Shin guards are MANDATORY for both practices and games, and must be covered entirely by socks.

Safety

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry; with the exception of a medical alert bracelet).

 

Law 5—The Referee

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.

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

 

Law 6 – The Other Match Officials

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.

 

Law 7 – The Duration of the Match

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game with the exception of the match being divided into two (2) equal halves of thirty (30) minutes. There shall be a half-time interval of ten (10) minutes. No added time at the end of either half.

Game must start no later than 15minutes past the scheduled start time.   If a team is not ready to play after 15 minutes, they will forfeit the game.

 

Law 8 – The Start and Restart of Play

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game, with the exception that the defending team is at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play

 

Law 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 10 – The Method of Scoring

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 11 – Offside

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Deliberate heading of the ball is not allowed in 5th/6th grade games. If a player 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 the 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 nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

Coaches are responsible for their conduct and the conduct of their players, assistants, and parents/fans.

The referee can caution, card or eject a coach for violations of the official FIFA/OYSArulesAND for violations of theKIDSPORTS code of conduct

Additional league sanctions for misconduct:

·         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).

·         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.

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

 

Law 13 – Free Kicks

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game with the exception that all opponents are at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play

 

Law 14 – The Penalty Kick

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game, with the exception that the penalty mark is ten (10) yards from the goal line.

 

 Law 15 – The Throw-In

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 16 – The Goal Kick

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 17 – The Corner Kick

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game with the exception that opponents remain at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play

 

 

Laws of the Game--- Modified

7th/8th GRADE -

FIFA Laws of the Game will apply unless otherwise noted.

Law 1—The Field of Play

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.


Law 2—The Ball

A size 5 ball will be used.

 

Law 3—Number of Players

A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven (11) players one of whom is the designated goalkeeper. A match may not start or continue if either team consists of fewer than seven players.

Substitutions: At any stoppage of play and unlimited.

*A player who is suspected to have a head injury leaves the field of play for additional evaluation, a substitution can be made in that moment.

Playing time: To develop players, KIDSPORTS requires each player plays a minimum of 33% of the total playing time, which is controlled by the coach.

The maximum team roster size is sixteen (18).

 

Law 4—The Players Equipment

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Non-uniform clothing, matching the uniform color, is allowed based on weather conditions. Uniforms must distinguish teams.

Home team should be prepared to change jerseys or use colored pennies in the case of opposing team having similar color jerseys.

Goalies must wear a different color jersey than all other players on the field

 Shin guards are MANDATORY for both practices and games, and must be covered entirely by socks.

Safety

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry; with the exception of a medical alert bracelet).

 

Law 5—The Referee

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.

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

 

Law 6 – The Other Match Officials

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.

 

Law 7 – The Duration of the Match

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game with the exception of the match being divided into two (2) equal halves of thirty Five (35) minutes. There shall be a half-time interval of ten (10) minutes. No added time at the end of either half.

Game must start no later than 15 minutes past the scheduled start time.   If a team is not ready to play after 15 minutes, they will forfeit the game.

 

Law 8 – The Start and Restart of Play

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 10 – The Method of Scoring

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 11 – Offside

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Coaches are responsible for their conduct and the conduct of their players, assistants, and parents/fans.

The referee can caution, card or eject a coach for violations of the official FIFA/OYSA rules AND for violations of the KIDSPORTS code of conduct

Additional league sanctions for misconduct:

·         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).

·         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.

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

 

Law 13 – Free Kicks

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

Law 14 – The Penalty Kick

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game, with the exception that the penalty mark is ten (10) yards from the goal line.

 

 Law 15 – The Throw-In

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 16 – The Goal Kick

Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

 

Law 17 – The Corner Kick

 Conform to the FIFA Laws of the Game

 

 

9th-12th Grade

(Click HERE for spring 2017 HS BOYS 6v6 Rules Modifications)

HS GIRLS Rules Below

(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.