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HSA Rules Matrix (last updated 9-19-22)

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Seasons






Age Group U-06
Under 6
U-07
Under 7
U-08
Under 8
U-09
Under 9
U-10
Under 10
U-11
Under 11
U-12
Under 12
Players on Field 4 v 4 4 v 4 5 v 5 7 v 7 7 v 7 9 v 9 9 v 9
FIFA Law 01
The Field of Play
Field Size Ranges (yards) Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Length 25-35
Width 15-25
Length 55-65
Width 35-45
Length 55-65
Width 35-45
Length 70-80
Width 45-55
Length 70-80
Width 45-55
FIFA Law 01
The Field of Play
Maximum
Goal Size (feet)
Height 4
Width 6
Height 4
Width 6
Height 4
Width 6
Height 6.5
Width 18.5
Height 6.5
Width 18.5
Height 6.5
Width 18.5
Height 6.5
Width 18.5
FIFA Law 01
The Field of Play
Build-Out Line N N Y Y Y Y N
FIFA Law 02
The Ball
Ball Size 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
FIFA Law 03
The Players
Roster Size (max) 8 8 9 12 12 14 14
FIFA Law 03
The Players
Players on Field 4 4 5 7 7 9 9
FIFA Law 03
The Players
Goalkeeper N N Y Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 03
The Players
Goalie Allowed to Punt or Drop Kick Ball N/A N/A N N N N Y
FIFA Law 04
The Players' Equipment
Players' Equipment Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws
FIFA Law 05
The Referee
Referees Provided N N optional Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 06
The Other Match Officials
A/Rs Used N N N N N Y Y
FIFA Law 07
The Duration of the Match
Game Time
(# periods x minutes)
2 x 16 2 x 16 2 x 25 2 x 25 2 x 25 2 x 30 2 x 30
FIFA Law 08
The Start & Restart of Play
Start and Restart of Play Opponents should be 10 ft away from ball on all restarts Opponents should be 10 ft away from ball on all restarts Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws
FIFA Law 08
The Start & Restart of Play
Score Directly from a Kick-off N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 09
The Ball In and Out of Play
Ball In and Out of Play Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws
FIFA Law 10
Determining the Outcome of a Match
Determining the Outcome of a Match Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws
FIFA Law 11
Offside
Offside N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct
Fouls and Misconduct *Standard Game Laws *Standard Game Laws **Standard Game Laws Standard Game Laws
FIFA Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct
Heading (New September 2016) N N N N N N Y
FIFA Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct
Sendoffs & Cautions (Red & Yellow Cards) N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 12
Fouls and Misconduct
Slide Tackling N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 13
Free Kicks
Direct Kicks N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 14
The Penalty Kick
Penalty Kicks N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 15
The Throw-in
Re-try Throw-ins Y Y Y N N N N
FIFA Law 16
The Goal Kick
Score Directly from Goal Kick N N N Y Y Y Y
FIFA Law 17
The Corner Kick
Re-try Corner Kicks Y Y Y N N N N
Miscellaneous 3-Goal Policy Y Y Y Y Y N N
Miscellaneous Scores Recorded / Standings Published N N N N N Y

Y
*With the exception of deliberate heading and punting
**With the exception of deliberate heading in U11 games

HSA Build Out Line Rule

HSA Build Out Line Rule

The build-out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting. When the goal keeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team should move behind the build out line. The rule is designed to increase player development through more meaningful player touches in matches, and is also intended to reduce goals from these scenarios.

August 2019 UPDATE

Download the Build Out Line (No Poaching) Rule(WYS All Levels League Implementation 9U,10U,11U &12U)

Important changes for goal kick: as soon as ball is touched and moves, opposition can enter the build out line. The team in possession can place players inside the penalty area during a goal kick. No longer required to have ball go outside of penalty area before the ball is touched a second time. 


Quick Reference League Summary

Quick Reference League Summary
Updated 9/22/2022


U11 - U19 Teams

HSA
(U6-U12)

SSUL
(U11-U19)

NPSL
(U10-U19)

WPL
(U10-U19)


SYSA

Player Cards N Y Y Y N for league
Y for City T 
Game Day Roster N Y (Affinity) N (Word doc) Y N
Scores Entered in... Affinity (through SportsConnect) Affinity Demosphere GotSport Demosphere 
City Tournament N N N N Y
Rec Cup U11+ Y N N N/A (City T)
Founder's Cup U11+ Y Y N N
Registration System SportsConnect
(players)
Affinity
(team only)
Demosphere
(team only)
SportsConnect
& GotSport
Affinity
(players)
Player Data Loaded Y
(automatic when teams submitted)
Y
(automatic when teams registered) 
N/A
Y N
(player data in Affinity)
Coach Contact Affinity Affinity Demosphere GotSport Demosphere
Schedules Affinity Affinity Demosphere GotSportDemosphere
Governing BodyUS SoccerUS SoccerUS SoccerUS ClubUS Soccer


Quick Guide for Full-Sided (11v11) Teams (U-13 and above)

  • U-13 - Ball size #5, 35 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (18 player max)
  • U-14 - Ball size #5, 35 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (18 player max)
  • U-15 - Ball size #5, 40 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (22 player max roster, only suit 18 players)
  • U-16 - Ball size #5, 40 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (22 player max roster, only suit 18 players)
  • U-17 - Ball size #5, 45 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (22 player max roster, only suit 18 players)
  • U-18 - Ball size #5, 45 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (22 player max roster, only suit 18 players)
  • U-19 - Ball size #5, 45 minute halves (5 minute halftime), 11v11 (22 player max roster, only suit 18 players)

Click Here to visit US Soccer for official rules and regulations governing full-sided play

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