Playing Rules

NMYSA Playing Rules and Policies

The US Soccer Federation Board of Directors approved a “Small Sided Soccer” and “Birth Year” registration mandate.  This 2016-17 best practices and 2017-2018 mandate applies to all USSF members, AYSO, US Club, SAY and US Youth Soccer.  The below information details the USSF initiatives adopted by NMYSA.

Statement from NMYSA on the New Rules

Game Formats & Age Groups Chart 

Implementing the Build Out Line

US Soccer Statement on Heading in Games

Field Dimensions & Marking for Small-Sided Games 

U6 Laws of the Game

U8 Laws of the Game

U10 Laws of the Game

U12 Laws of the Game

Below is a video (9 mins) on the implementation of the new 7v7 (U9 and U10) playing rules and the implications for coaches (Including the use of the buildout line). 

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