NVYSL Modified Rules 6v6 and 8v8

MODIFIED RULES FOR 8 ON 8 PLAY
PLAYING FIELD
The field dimensions shall be approximately 55 by 70 yards.
MARKINGS
-Penalty line is 14 yards outside the goal post and 14 yards from the goal line.
-Penalty mark is 12 yards from the goal line
-Penalty arc is 8 yards from the penalty mark and outside the penalty area
GOALS
Approximately 6 feet tall by 6 yards wide, where available. Goals measuring approximately 6 feet tall by 6
yards wide must be used for all MTOC- and Nashoba Cup-level matches during the spring season.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
A team will consist of 8 players (including the goalkeeper) and a minimum of 6 players. The maximum
roster size will be 15 players. The league recommended roster size is no more than 13 players.
8 YARD RULE
Opposing players shall be at least 8 yards from the ball on kick-off, corner kicks, direct kicks, and indirect free
kicks, rather than the 10 yards as normally required for 11v11 play. On goal kicks opposing players are only
required to be outside the penalty area..
GOALKEEPER SAVE
After a goalkeeper takes possession, the ball must next touch a player or the field prior to entering the penalty
area of the opposing team or there is a loss of the ball. Play restarts with an indirect free kick at the half way
line. This rule applies to throws, punts and drop kicks.
GOAL KICK
The goal kick shall be taken in the penalty area from anywhere at least 8 yards behind the penalty line. On a
goal kick, the ball must next touch a player or the field prior to entering the penalty area of the opposing
team or there is a loss of the ball. Play restarts with an indirect free kick at the halfway line.
MODIFIED RULES FOR 6 ON 6 PLAY
PLAYING FIELD
The game will be played side to side in half a normal field. The goal line and halfway line of the normal field
will make the touchlines of the small field. The field dimensions shall be approximately 50 by 60 yards.
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MARKINGS
- Kick-off point at center of the small field.
- No goal area
- Penalty area marked by the penalty line 12 yards from the goal line, one side of the field to the other
GOALS
- Approximately 6 feet tall by 4 yards wide, where available.
- If these small goals are unavailable, standard 8 feet tall by 8 yards wide will be used.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
A team will consist of 6 players (including the goalkeeper) and a minimum of 4 players. The maximum roster
size will be 11 players
THE BALL
The ball size is the same as for 11v11.
DURATION OF PLAY
All 6v6 games shall consist of two 30 minute halves with a half-time interval of 5 minutes.
OFFSIDE LAW
The offside law does not apply.
8 YARD RULE
Opposing players shall be 8 yards from the ball on the kickoff, corner kicks, direct kicks, and indirect free
kicks, rather than 10 yards as normally required for 11v11 play. On goal kicks opposing players are only
required to be outside the penalty area..
PENALTY KICK
The penalty spot will be 9 yards from the center of the goal where goals 6 feet by 4 yards are used. Where
goals 8 feet by 8 yards are used, the penalty spot will be 12 yards from the center of the goal. All players
except the goalie and kicker must be behind the center of the field until the ball is kicked.
GOALKEEPER SAVE
After a goalkeeper takes possession, the ball must next touch a player or the field in the defensive half of the
field or there is loss of the ball. Play restarts with an indirect free kick at the halfway line. This rule applies to
throws, punts, and drop kicks.
GOAL KICK
The goal kick shall be taken in the penalty area from anywhere at least 6 yards behind the penalty line. On a
goal kick, the ball must next touch a player or the field in the defensive half of the field or there is a loss of the
ball. Play restarts with an indirect free kick at the halfway line.
INDIRECT KICKS
Indirect kicks by the offensive team due to a foul by the defense within the penalty area shall be taken from the
point on the "Penalty Line" nearest the spot of the infraction.
DROP BALLS
A drop ball due to an event within the penalty area shall be taken from the point on the "Penalty Line" nearest
the spot of the infraction.
EXPECTATIONS OF CLUBS
- Promote good sportsmanship.
- Do not tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior by coaches, players or spectators.
- Promote good soccer through the development of ball and game skills.
- Maintain rosters.
- Provide a list of potential candidates for voting and nonvoting members of the Board.
- For the FALL playing season, ensure that all players play at least half of each game. Exceptions shall only
be for injuries, sickness or discipline.
- A player shall only play for one team in the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League.
TEAM AND SPECTATOR LOCATION
Coaches (maximum of 3) and players of both teams shall be located on the same touchline. Spectators of both
teams shall be located outside the opposite touchline. The home team shall be allowed to select the touchline where
the teams are to be located. All coaches, spectators, and players not on the field shall remain at least 3 feet behind
the touchline. This Bylaw shall apply unless physically impossible (as judged by the referee).
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