Spring 2014 U-8 / U-12 Playing Grid

Age Group U-8 & U-9 U-10 U-10(***) U-11 U-12(except U-12Y)
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
Ball Size 4 4 4 4 4
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
Assistant Referee 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
Dual Registration n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

* 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.