DYNAMO SOCCER LAWS OF THE GAME
DYNAMO ADHERES TO THE FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME, WWW.FIFA.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS:
NO SLIDE TACKLING (EXCEPT 12-14)
SHIN GUARDS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES (GAMES & PRACTICE)
NO JEWELRY in games or practice (no exception)
All players must play ½ of every game
Player Advantage: A team shall have no more than a one player advantage on the field. Send-offs (ejection-red card) will not force the opposing team to remove player(s) to comply with the no more than a one player advantage (exception, Trounce Rule).
All players must wear approved Score brand uniforms
No jeans, all clothing must be worn under the uniform
Player’s receiving a yellow card must be substituted
Player’s receiving a red card must meet with disciplinary committee prior to playing again
No casts can be worn during practice or games
Each 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 year old team shall have two 1 hour practices each week. Practices for
12-14 age division may include one 60-minute practice and one 90-minute practice as long as field space is available due to number of teams
Substitutions can be made at any stoppage; the sub must be in the sub box at the midline when play is stopped
Trounce rule - Dynamo is a recreational league and both teams are responsible for trying to maintain a positive and reasonable style of play. Coaches are asked to take heed of goal differential and adjust their coaching style to maintain a high level of sportsmanship. If the goal differential becomes 4 or greater it is recommended that coaches substitute their higher skilled players or place higher skilled players in goal or at defense to slow down their scoring and limit the oppositions scoring. If a team doesn’t adhere to these guidelines REFEREES WILL TREAT TROUNCING AS UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR AND ARE DIRECTED TO SHOW COACHES A YELLOW IF THEY DO NOTHING AND A RED IF THE BEHAVIOR PERSISTS. If a coach needs suggestions on ways to limit trounces, either offensively or defensively, please seek out the Coaching Coordinator for suggestions.
Penalties for Disciplinary Infractions:
WARNING FLAGS - DYNAMO WILL HAVE AN 8 FOOT FLAG AT EACH FIELD FOR A COACH, REFEREE, OR BOARD MEMBER TO SIGNAL A POTENTIAL PROBLEM. THIS WILL HELP THE BOARD MEMBER ON DUTY TO RESPOND MORE EFFICIENTLY TO PROBLEMS.
Red carded players or coaches must meet before the disciplinary committee before playing again
Any parent, coach, etc. that is asked to leave a game, practice or the facility will be required to meet before the disciplinary committee prior to attending another game and may be suspended by the committee. Any suspension may be appealed to the Executive Board.
5 Year Olds: (U6)
#3 size ball, 6 vs.6 (min 4), No offside penalty, on field infractions restart with direct free kicks, there are no penalty kicks. No goal can be scored within the goal box, One coach can be on the end line, Saturday Games – Four 10 minute quarters with breaks of 5-10-5. Monday–Friday Games – Four 8 minute quarters with breaks of 2-10-2. Trounce rule – One player may be added at a goal differential of 5, 6, 7.
6-7 Year Olds: (U8)
#3 size ball, 9 vs.9 (min 6), No penalty kicks, infractions restart with direct free kicks. Saturday Games – Four 12 minute quarters with breaks of 5-10-5. Monday–Friday Games – Four 10 minute quarters with breaks of 2-10-2. Trounce rule – One player may be added at a goal differential of 5, 6.
10-11 Year Olds: (U12)
#4 size ball, 11 vs.11 (min 7) Saturday Games – Two 30 minute halves with a halftime of 10 minutes. Monday–Friday Games – Two 25 minute halves with a 10 minute halftime.
12-14 Year Olds: (U15)
#5 size ball, 11 vs.11 (min 7) Saturday Games – Two 35 minute halves with a halftime of 10 minutes. Monday–Friday Games – Two 25 minute halves with a 10 minute halftime.
FILL IN FOR LACK OF PLAYERS - 12-14 (U15) ONLY
A TEAM IN THE U15 DIVISION MAY ASK A PLAYER FROM THE DIVISION BELOW TO FILL IN IF THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE LESS THAN 11 PLAYERS.
PLAYER MUST WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THEIR ORIGINAL TEAM. (THIS HELPS COACHES, PARENTS, AND REFEREES TO KNOW WHO IS PLAYING UP)
PLAYER MUST BE 11 YEARS OLD PRIOR TO AUGUST 1ST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR U15. (NO EXCEPTIONS) A LIST WILL BE PROVIDED OF THOSE PLAYERS ELIGIBLE.
TEAM MUST BE BELOW 11 AT START OF PLAY. IF PLAYERS FROM ORIGINAL TEAM ARRIVE THE PULLED UP PLAYER MAY CONTINUE TO PLAY AND SHOULD RECEIVE THE STANDARD HALF-GAME PLAY TIME.
PLAYER MAY NOT PLAY EVEN WITH PARENTS PERMISSION IF IT INTERFERES WITH THEIR ACTUAL TEAMS GAME TIME