SYSA RULES, BYLAWS, AND DOCUMENTS


By-Laws

Rules of Competition and Administrative Regulations
Rules and Regulations updated June, 2017, with changes to these sections:
Page 3, SYSA Citywide League Guidelines
Regulations, Section 1.4.1, Transgender Players
Rules, Section 9.4, League Games Cancellations

U10-U12 Special Rules of Competition

Coaches Code of Conduct

Parent and Player Code of Conduct

Goal Safety Policy

Medical Release Form

SYSA Citywide League Guidelines for 2017

These format guidelines apply to all teams and games in SYSA's Citywide recreational leagues. For a complete description of all modified format guidelines at U12 and younger, see the SYSA Rules and Regulations above. Teams in regional select and RCL premier leagues should check with their league managers.

This chart incorporates changes beginning in fall, 2017, as recommended in the newest US Soccer Standards Chart, and voted on by the SYSA Board of Commissioners.

Age (both genders)

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17-U19

Max Roster Size

12

14

14

18

18

18

22 (18 on game day)

22 (18 on game day)

Field Players
Including Goalkeeper

7

9

9

11

11

11

11

11

Ball Size

#4

#4

#4

#5

#5

#5

#5

#5

Goal Size (feet)

6.5x18.5

6.5x18.5

6.5x18.5

8x24

8x24

8x24

8x24

8x24

Game Time

25 min halves

30 min halves

30 min halves

35 min halves

35 min halves

40 min halves

40 min halves

45 min halves

Build Out Line Rules

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Heading the Ball

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Offside Rule

Build Out Line

Build Out Line

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes