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 GROUP||GAME LENGTH||OVERTIME||BALL SIZE||NO. OF PLAYERS|
|U17 – U19||Two 45′ halves||Two 15′ halves||5||11v11, Full sided|
|U15 – U16||Two 40′ halves||Two 15′ halves||5||11v11, Full sided|
|U13 – U14||Two 35′ halves||Two 10′ halves||5||11v11, Full sided|
|U11 – U12||Two 30′ halves||Two 10′ halves||4||9v9|
|U9 – U10||Two 25′ halves||NONE | May not head the ball||4||7v7|
|U6 – U8||4–10′ quarters||NONE | May not head the ball||3||4v4 | No goalkeepers|
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.
Home team provides three game balls.