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Coach Information

2017/2018 Coach Information

FYSA Player Development Initiatives Hand Book 2017 - click here to download

FYSA Rules 2016-2017 - click here to download


SYSA Play Rules

DOWNLOAD 2017-2018 - click here to download

SCHEDULES

TEAM RESPONSIBILITY

SUBSTITUTIONS

PLAY TIME
Each player will play a minimum of one-half (1/2) of each game. A coach may play a player less than half for health or disciplinary reasons. Coaches playing a player for less than half of a game must be prepared to document the reason if the opposing coach protests.

5-Goal Differential
It is the responsibility of the winning coach to do everything in his/her power to control the goal differential. When the goal differential reaches five (5) goals the coach that is ahead will pull one (1) player from the field of play. If the score continues to climb, the coach that is ahead is expected to place additional restrictions on his/her tea, (i. e., additional players removed, restrictions on attacking players or shots taken outside of penalty area only etc.). IF the losing team begins to diminish the five (5) gold differential, the coach that is ahead may make appropriate adjustments. In no case will this rule require a team to play with less than the minimum number of players required for a game for the age group.


SYSA Sunshine Cup rules

U8

  • 4v4 Standards of Play
  • Size 3 ball
  • 4 v4 (no goalkeepers)
  • Goal size 4 x 6
  • Box 8 x 8
  • Player cannot stand in box at any time
  • Shin guards are required
  • Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any time
  • 5 minute breaks between quarters
  • Playing times can be less than 10 minutes when managed by the coaches and parents
  • No penalty kicks
  • No offside
  • Corner Kicks
  • Goal Kicks
  • No Cherry Picking
  • All indirect
  • No 2nd try on throw ins
  • All players above build out line on goal kick. The ball must pass build out line to play.
  • All players forward of line on attack when goal scoring.

U12

  • 9v9 Standards of Play
  • Size 4 ball
  • Players - 8 field players and 1 goalkeeper
  • Game may not start or continue if there are less than 6 players on a team
  • Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any stoppage

U10

  • 7v7 Standards of Play
  • Size 4 ball
  • Players - 6 field players and 1 goalkeeper
  • Game may not start or continue if there are less than 5 players on a team
  • Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any stoppage
  • The Build Out Line Rule becomes effective when the goalkeeper gains possession of the ball. This rule is governed by the principal of "fair play."
  • Like a free kick, the goalkeeper has the option of waiting for the opponents to be outside the Build Out Line, or take a quick restart. There is no consequence to any player if the ball is lost after a quick restart is played.
  • Punts and drop kicks by the goalkeeper are prohibited. If the keeper punts or drop kicks the ball, the Referee will stop play, place the ball at the spot from where the keeper kicked the ball, and play is restarted by the keeper kicking the ball to a teammate. The opponents must be outside the Build Out Line and teammate must be inside the Build Out Line.
  • Goalkeepers may throw the ball, place the ball on the ground and kick the ball, or place the ball on the ground and dribble the ball. When placed on the ground for a kick, the ball cannot be moving.
  • The first kick pass must be to a teammate inside the Build Out Line. The keeper may release the ball by throwing beyond the Build Out Line.
  • Opponents must stay outside the build out line until the second touch on the ball. A keeper dribbling the ball will be considered a second touch.
  • Goal Kicks are subject to the Build Out Line Rule.
  • Free Kicks inside the Build Out Line but outside the Penalty Area are NOT subject to the Build Out Line Rule.

PLAYER PASSES, ROSTERS AND GAME REPORTS

GAME OFFICIALS


Age Group

U6

U8

U10

U12

U14

U15 and older

Ball Size 3 3 4 4 5 5
Min # of Players 3 3 4 5 7 7
Number of Players 4 4 7 9 11 11
Max Roster 6 8 12 16 18 18
Indirect Free Kick Yes (10 yards) Yes (10 yards) Yes (8 yards) Yes (10 yards) Yes (10 yards) Yes (10 yards)
Direct Free Kick No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Penalty Kicks No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Offsides No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
2nd Try Throw-Ins No No No No No No
Time of Play 4 - 8 min quarters 4 - 10 min quarters 25 min halves 30 min halves 35 min halves 40 min halves
Heading Allowed No No No No Yes Yes
Coaching Area half of sideline half of sideline Tech Box Tech Box Tech Box Tech Box
Score From Kick-Off No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cup No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


General Player Skill Progression Outline

U6

  • dribbling
  • shooting
  • balance
  • running
  • jumping
  • movement education

U8

  • ball lifting & juggling
  • block tackle
  • receiving ground balls with the inside & sole of the foot
  • shoot with inside of the foot
  • throw-ins
  • agility
  • eye-foot & eye-hand coordination
  • movement education

U10

  • range of motion flexibility
  • running with the ball
  • passing; instep drive
  • receiving ground balls with the instep & outside of foot
  • receiving bouncing balls with the instep (cushion) and sole or inside or outside of foot (wedge)
  • fakes in dribbling
  • For goalkeepers: ready stance; how to hold a ball after a save; diamond grip; catching shots at the keeper; introduction to goal kicks & throwing

U12

  • feints with the ball
  • receiving bouncing & air balls with the thigh & chest
  • outside of foot pass
  • bending shots
  • crossing to space
  • heel pass
  • flick pass
  • introduce chipping to pass
  • introduce half volley & volley shooting
  • introduce slide tackle
  • For goalkeepers: footwork; W grip; bowling; low dives & forward diving; angle play;  introduce deflecting & boxing; sidewinder kick

U14

  • heading to score goals & for clearances while standing or jumping
  • heading to pass
  • diving headers
  • flick headers
  • bending passes
  • crossing to the near / far post & penalty area
  • receiving with outside of the instep
  • outside of foot shot
  • dummy the ball
  • shoulder charge
  • For goalkeepers far post play; medium & high diving; deflecting over the crossbar & around the posts; boxing & catching crosses; half- volley (drop kick); kick saves; long over arm throws; saving penalty kicks

Concussion Information

Citrus United Soccer Club is comitted to the safety of our players. Due to the new Florida Concussion Bill that recently went into effect there are new concussion guidlines. Below are several useful link regarding concussions.

Florida Concussion Bill FYSA Informed Consent about Concussions or Head Injuries  Concussion Training Course from the CDC       

Concussion Presentation      FYSA Concussion or Head Injury Notification             US Youth Soccer Concussion Procedure and Protocol