TRI-CITIES SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Address: P.O. Box 477 St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone (630) 377-1101
Fax (630) 377-2022
Email tcsa@tcsa.net

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TCSA Recreational Soccer Age Specific Rules Summary

For more detailed rules for each age group, please click on the specific age group.

 

Under 6  
  • Field size 40x35
  • #3 soccer ball
  • 4 field players on each field
  • Soccer goals are used
  • No goalkeepers
  • No permanent defenders - all players are field players
  • Throw ins are used for restarts and goal kicks/corner kicks can be used (coaches discretion)
  • No heading
  • No direct free kicks
  • No offsides
  • No referees
  • 2nd chance throw ins are given
  • No team standings are reported
   
Under 7  
  • Field size 40x50
  • #3 soccer ball
  • Games are played on U7 fields with full field markings
  • 7 players are on the field (6 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • Goals are used beginning with this age group
  • Goalkeepers are used beginning with this age group
  • Restarts are done wih throw-ins (ball over side touch lines) or goal/corner kicks
  • No heading
  • No direct kicks
  • No offsides
  • No referees (one coach per team is on the field and acts as the referee)
  • 2nd chance throw ins are given
  • No team standing reported
   
Under 8  
  • Field size 50x65
  • #4 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side) 
  • 7 players are on the field (6 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • No heading
  • Still no direct kicks at this age
  • Offsides is introduced at this age group
  • Referees are introduced at this age group
  • 2nd chance throw ins are given
  • Keeping score and publishing team standings begins at this age group
   
Under 9  
  • Field size 50x65
  • #4 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side)
  • 9 players are on the field (8 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • No heading
  • Direct kicks begin at this age group
  • 2nd chance throw ins are given
   
Under 10  
  • Field size 50x80
  • #4 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side)
  • 9 players are on the field (8 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • No heading
  • Direct kicks are allowed at this age group
  • 2nd chance throw ins are given
   
Under 12  
  • Field size 110x65 or 120x75
  • #4 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side)
  • 11 players are on the field (10 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • No heading
  • 2nd chance throw ins are no longer given
  • End of season tournament in spring
   
Under 14  
  •  Field size 110x65 or 120x75
  • #5 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side)
  • 11 players are on the field (10 field and 1 goalkeeper)
  • End of season tournament in spring
   
Under 19  
  •  Field size 120x75
  • #5 soccer ball
  • Both teams on same side of field (parents on opposite side)
  • 7 players are on the field (6 field and 1 goalkeeper)
 

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TRI-CITIES SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Address: P.O. Box 477 St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: (630) 377-1101 | Fax: (630) 377-2022
Email: tcsa@tcsa.net