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MYB Rec Modified Laws of the Game

MYB Modified Laws for Recreational Games

MYB modified laws for recreational games are derived from US Soccer Player Development Initiatives and North Shore Recreation League guidance (where applicable). 

Please review the rules document for the specific age group(s) as required.  



Summary of Modifications

Law 2 Law 3 Law 7 Law 11 Law 12 Law 13 Law 14 Law 15 Law 16
Age Group Ball Size Format Min Players Duration Offside Fouls & Misconduct Free Kick Penalty Kick Throw In Goal Kick
7U 3 4v4 3 4 x 10. 3/5/3 breaks. No added time. No IDFK for deliberate heading. All restarts are Indirect, at least 8 yds from goal. Defenders 4 yds from ball. No; Indirect kick restart Kick-Ins only. From Goal Line Area
8U 3 4v4 3 4 x 12. 3/5/3 breaks. No added time. No IDFK for deliberate heading. All restarts are Indirect, at least 8 yds from goal. Defenders 4 yds from ball. No; Indirect kick restart Enforced. Explain infraction to player. From Goal Line Area
10U 4 7v7 5 2 x 25. 10 min halftime. No added time. Goal side of Build Out Line only IDFK for deliberate heading. FIFA FIFA FIFA Build Out Line
12U 4 9v9 6 2 x 30. 10 min halftime. No added time FIFA IDFK for deliberate heading. FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA
14U 5 11v11 FIFA 2 x 35. 10 min halftime. FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA