RULES OF THE GAME

US Youth Soccer | Policy on Players and Playing Rules

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Length of Games, Overtime Periods and Ball Specifications

Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and the Nevada Youth Soccer Association, the length of games, overtime periods, and ball size for each age group is as follows:

AGE GROUPGAME LENGTHOVERTIMEBALL SIZENO. OF PLAYERS
U17 – U19Two 45′ halvesTwo 15′ halves511v11, Full sided
U15 – U16Two 40′ halvesTwo 15′ halves511v11, Full sided
U13 – U14Two 35′ halvesTwo 10′ halves511v11, Full sided
U11 – U12Two 30′ halvesTwo 10′ halves49v9
U9 – U10Two 25′ halvesNONE | May not head the ball47v7
U6 – U84–10′ quartersNONE | May not head the ball34v4 | No goalkeepers

Uniforms

Home teams wear their dark-colored kits. The away team wears light-colored kits. In the event of a color conflict, as determined by the referees, the home team must change uniforms.

Game Balls

Home team provides three game balls.