Tredyffrin-Easttown Youth Soccer Association (TEYSA) is a youth soccer club located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Each Fall, we offer a variety of recreational soccer programs for boys and girls, including our in-house leagues for grades K-6, an

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  K & 1Gr 2Gr & 3Gr 4Gr 5/6Gr 7-12Gr
Game Format 4v4 7v7 7v7 9v9 11v11
Roster Size 9-11 (2 squads) 10-12 10-12 12-15 13-18
Playing Time 10 min halves then switch squads 12 min quarters 12 min quarters 15 min quarters 35 minute halves
Break Times 5 mins at halves and at switch 2 mins after 1Q and 3Q; 5 mins at half 2 mins after 1Q and 3Q; 5 mins at half 2 mins after 1Q and 3Q; 5 mins at half 5 mins at half
Ball Size 3 4 4 4 5
Goalkeeper? No Yes. No player will play keeper for more than 2 quarters Yes. No player will play keeper for more than 2 quarters Yes Yes
Heading? No (offense=IFK) No (offense=IFK) No (offense=IFK) No (offense=IFK) Yes

Offside?

A player in an offside position at the moment the ball is played or touched by a team-mate is only penalized if the player in the offside position is involved in active play

No

Yes, leniently enforced by referee for grades 2

Lightly enforced for Grade 3.

NO Cherry Picking

Yes Yes Yes
Direct Free Kicks? Defending Players should be 8 yards away from restart K-6 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Penalty Kicks No No No Yes Yes
Dangerous Play

Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player them self)

Yes (offense=IFK) Yes (offense=IFK) Yes (offense=IFK) Yes (offense=IFK) Yes (offense=IFK)
Substitutions Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, and Injury) Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, and Injury) Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, and Injury) Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, and Injury)
Goal Kicks Defenders must retreat to the halfline for goal kicks, but the opposing team may kick before all defenders have retreated

For 2G and 3G, defenders must retreat to the half-line, but the opposing team may kick before all defenders have retreated.

 

Punts or drop-kicks are not allowed

Conform to FIFA 4G goal kicks and goalie possession conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA

Throw-ins

 

Stand facing the field of play Part of each foot on the touchline. Throw the ball with both hands from behind and over.

The referee will explain any improper throw-ins and permit a second try; no change of possession if second attempt is improper.

During September games of the season, the referee will explain any improper throw-ins and permit a second try;

 

NO change of possession if second attempt is improper for September games.

Conform to FIFA OCT-NOV.

Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
Direct Kick – Infractions Charges Player

Jumps at Player
Kicks Player
Attempts to Kick Player
Pushes Player
Trips Player
Attempts to Trip Player
All infractions at this level will be IDK DFK DFK DFK DFK

Hand Ball

 

A hand ball infraction occurs when a player handles the ball deliberately to gain advantage or attempt to assist in possession or control of ball.

The “hand” includes the entire arm up to the top of the shoulder.

Instinctive, self-protective reactions are not penalized at this young age.

Accidental contact (ball striking hand or arm) is not an offense and should not be penalized.

Instinctive, self-protective reactions are not penalized at this young age.

Accidental contact (ball striking hand or arm) is not an offense and should not be penalized.

Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
Spectators

All coaches and players are encouraged to stay on one side of the field, with their spectators directly across the field from them.

No spectators behind the goals. Spectators may not "coach from the sidelines" or make any comments about referee decisions.