Format of Game Play

Format of Game Play

Per US Youth Soccer Rule 302. SUBSTITUTIONS

Section 1. Except as provided by USYSA or its State Associations, substitutions shall be unlimited except where specified otherwise in the rules and regulations for a special competition.

Section 2. Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at any stoppage in play. 

 

Formats of Game Play
Age Group Format Roster Size Game Length Ball Size Field Variations
18/19/20U 11 v 11 22 2 - 45 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
17U 11 v 11 22 2 - 45 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards 
16U 11 v 11 22 2 - 40 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
15U 11 v 11 22 2 - 40 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards   
14U 11 v 11 22 2 - 35 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards  
13U 11 v 11 22 2 - 35 min halves #5 Length - 100-130 yards
Width - 50-100 yards 
12U

9 v 9

18 2 - 30 min halves #4 Length - 70-80 yds
Width - 45-55 yds
11U

9 v 9

18 2 - 30 min halves #4

Length - 70-80 yds
Width - 45-55 yds

Recommended Goal Sizes
As consistent with US Soccer Federations new PDI's, 13U and above will use standard full size goals (Height - 8ft by Width - 24ft.). 11U and 12U will be recommended to use Height - 6.5ft by W18.5 ft, with the maximum size goal to use for those specific age groups should be 7ft by 21ft.