|Age Group||U-8 & U-9||U-10||U-10(***)||U-11||U-12|
|Number of Players||6v6||6v6||8v8||8v8||8v8|
|Split Game Format||No||No||No||No||No|
|Max. Registered Players||11||11||14||14||14|
|Min. Registered Players||6||6||8||8||8|
|Registration Costs Fall 2013||$385||$385||$435||$435||$435|
|Registration Costs Spring 2014*||$175||$175||$200||$200||$200|
|Recommended Field Size||60-45/45-35 yards||60-45/45-35 yards||80-70/55-45 yards||80-70/55-45 yards||80-70/55-45 yards|
|Recommended Goal Size||6×12 feet wide||6×12 feet wide||6×18 feet wide||6×18 feet wide||6×18 feet wide|
|Recommended Goal Area||6×18 yards||6×18 yards||6×18 yards||6×18 yards||6×18 yards|
|Recommended Penalty Area||10×24 yards||10×24 yards||14×35 yards||14×35 yards||14×35 yards|
|Penalty Mark Distance to Goal||8 yards||8 yards||10 yards||10 yards||10 yards|
|Opponent Distance @ Restart||8 yards||8 yards||8 yards||8 yards||8 yards|
|Throw-ins||FIFA Rules||FIFA Rules||FIFA Rules||FIFA Rules||FIFA Rules|
|Offside Rule enforced||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Duration of Game||25 minute halves||25 minute halves||30 minute halves||30 minute halves||30 minute halves|
|Pass Back Rule Enforced||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Trophies||ALL Players||ALL Players||1st and 2nd**||1st and 2nd**||1st and 2nd**|
|Under-age Player Limits||See notes 1 and 2||See note 2||See note 2||See note 2||See note 2|
* Costs shown for teams returning from Fall 2013.
** Second place trophies awarded only for divisions with 6 or more teams.
*** The United States Youth Soccer Association and the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association announced 6/17/2011 that U-10 teams may play 8v8. The MYSL will establish specific 8v8 U-10 divisions for the Fall 2014 as requested by its affiliated members.
Note 1: All MYSL competitive age players must be born before 8/1/08.
Note 2: It is strongly suggested that under-age players should be within two years of being team age appropriate. Failure to abide by this recommendation may result in the team being denied registration and/or scheduling.