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LAWS OF THE GAME

Coventry Soccer Association follows FIFA rules except as amended by CSA or as dictated by SRI.

GAME PARAMETERS

Additional Noteworthy items from the ByLaws:

 

*** Field player numbers include the keeper (For example, if the maximum players is 9, it’s 1 keeper + 8 other players)
                 
                   
Additional Noteworthy Rules:
                 
U5 & U6     U8     U10      
- On the fly substitutions are permitted.

- Each team is allowed to have 1 coach on the field of play for instruction.

- The players must be played as equal amount of quarters as possible. All players must play 3 quarters before one player is allowed to play all 4 quarters.

- After a goal is scored or for a goal kick, the ball is placed on the end line of the team that the goal was scored against. The opposing team must wait on their side of the field until the ball is brought past the mid field line before engaging in play.
- On the flly substitutions are permitted

- On a goal kick, the opposing team must wait on their side of the field until the ball is kicked into play before engaging in play.
- When the goalkeeper has possession of the ball or a goal kick is being taken, the opposing team must move behind the build out line. The goalkeeper does not have to wait for the players to retreat before playing the ball.

- Goalkeeper cannot punt or drop kick the ball.

- The opposing team may cross the build out line on a goal kick when the ball is put into play, after clearing the penalty area.

- When the goalkeeper distributes the ball, the opposing team may cross the build out line.

- If the goalkeeper places the ball on the field and kicks or dribbles it, the opposing team may cross the build out line.


Go to the FIFA Website to view the updated FIFA Laws of the Game