DUKE CITY SOCCER LEAGUE   
MODIFIED LAWS FOR SMALL-SIDED GAMES for 2017-2018  
U -11's  & 12's U - 9's & 10's U - 7's & 8's
Law 1 - Field of Play
Length 70 to 80 yards 55 to 65 yards 25 to 35 yards
Width 45 to 55 yards 35 to 45 yards 15 to 25 yards
70 by 50 for U-11  60 by 40 30 by 20
75 by 55 for U-12
Circle Radius 8 yards 8 yards 5 yards
Goal Area 5 by 16 4 by 8 5 by 10
Penalty Area 14 by 36 12 by 24 yards No penalty area
Penalty Mark 10 yards 10 yards No penalty mark
Build out Line No Add build out line No
Goals Up to 7 by 21 Up to 6.5 x 18.5 4 by 6
Used 6.5 x 18 Used 6.5 x 12
Flag Post Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA None
Corner Arc Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA None
Law 2 - The Ball Size 4 Size 4 Size 3
Law 3 - Number of Players Nine / one is a goalkeeper Seven / one is a goalkeeper Four players / No goalkeeper
6 players needed to start 5 players needed to start
Substitutions at any stoppage Substitutions at any stoppage Substitutions at any stoppage
Unlimited substitutions Unlimited substitutions Unlimited substitutions
Teams may be coed Teams may be coed Teams may be coed
All players to play 50% of  All players to play 50% of 
the playing time the playing time
Roster Size Max 16 Max 12 Max 8
Law 4 - Players Equipment Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
Uniforms to distinguish teams Uniforms to distinguish teams Uniforms to distinguish teams
Law 5 - The Referee Registered referee (min grade 9) Home Team - Registered referee - Grade 9 An Official may be used
Asst Referee At discretion of league At discretion of league Infringements to be explained
Infringements to be explained to the offending player
to the offending player
Law 6 - The Assistant Referee Registered or Club Not Required None
Law 7 - Duration of Match 30 minute halves 25 minute halves 4 - 10 min quarters
No added time No added time
Half time interval
Law 8 - Start and Restart Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - except
opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 5 yards from ball
Law 9 - Ball in and Out Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
Law 10 - Method of Scoring Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
 
Law 11 - Offside Conform to FIFA Use the built out line None
 
 
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U -11's  & 12's U - 9's & 10's U - 7's & 8's
Law 12 - Foul and Misconduct Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA - exception
all fouls result in indirect kicks
opponents 5 yards from ball
No cards shown for misconduct
Law 13 - Free Kicks Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception
opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 4 yards from ball
Law 14 - The Penalty Kick Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception None
penalty mark 10 yards  penalty mark 8 yards 
players back 8 yards players back 8 yards
Law 15 - The Throw-In Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA A kick-in will be used opponents
to be 5 yards from ball
The kick-in is an indirect kick
Law 16 - The Goal Kick Conform to FIFA the ball is kicked from the ball is kicked from
any point within the penalty area, any point within the goal box
opponents must move behind build out line  opponents must remain 5 yards 
the kicker does not play the ball back from ball until kicked,
a second time until it has touched the kicker does not play the ball
another player a second time until it has touched
another player
Law 17 - The Corner Kick Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception Conform to FIFA - exception
opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 8 yards from ball opponents 5 yards from ball
 
Team Benches and Spectators opposite sides Same Side opposite sides
Scoring and standings Yes None to be posted None to be kept
Tournaments
Heading of the Ball Allowed at U-12 Not allowed
Not allowed at U-11
Punting of the Ball Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed
Roster Size  14 12
         
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