General Information

Parkville Rec In-House Soccer Program is an instructional league with an emphasis on learning to play soccer, making new friends and having fun. This program is run by volunteers and depends on them to make it a success. We appreciate anyone who can volunteer their time to ensure our children have a safe and fun environment in which to play and learn.


The Fall Outdoor Session has divisions for ages 4-13. All practices and games are held at Villa Cresta Elementary Fields. Practices will begin in August and games will begin in early September and run through early to mid November. Games are scheduled on Saturdays and start on every hour between 9am and 3pm. Practices for the U6 Coed division are on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings around 6-7pm. All Boy's Teams will practice on either Monday or Wednesday evenings around 6-7pm. All Girl's Teams will practice on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings around 6-7pm. These days and times are subject to the Coach's availability. There is a space on the registration form for UNAVAILABLE DAYS.

 

 Registration for the Fall Outdoor Session is open from April to Late July.

 

The Winter Indoor Session has divisions for ages 4-18. Games for the U6 Coed division are held on Sundays at Pine Grove Middle School Gymnasium. They are scheduled starting on every hour between 12pm and 4pm. All other divisions play at NERRC (North East Regional Recreation Center). NERRC makes the schedules for all games held there.

No practices are scheduled for the Winter Indoor league.

Registration for the Winter Indoor Session is open from October to late November.

Recreational Soccer Rules

US Youth Soccer Official Playing Recommendations

US Youth Soccer recommended modifications to the FIFA Laws of the Game.

FIFA Laws of the Game can be found at www.ussoccer.com/referees.

Law 1 – The Field of Play

Dimensions: The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.

Length: minimum 45 yards maximum 70 yards

Width: minimum 30 yards maximum 45 yards

Field Markings: Distinctive lines not more than five (5) inches wide. The field of play is divided into two halves by a halfway line. The center mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. A circle with a radius of eight (8) yards is marked around it.

The Goal Area: A goal area is defined at each end of the field as follows: Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line five (5) yards from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of five (5) yards and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the goal area.

The Penalty Area: A penalty area is defined at each end of the field as follows: Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, ten (10) yards from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of ten (10) yards and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the penalty area. Within each penalty area a penalty mark is made eight (8) yards from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius of eight (8) yards from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty area.

Flag posts: Conform to FIFA.

The Corner Arc: Conform to FIFA.

Goals: Goals must be placed on the center of each goal line. They consist of two upright posts equidistant from the corner flag posts and joined at the top by a horizontal crossbar. The maximum distance between the posts is eighteen (18) feet and the maximum distance from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground is six (6) feet. Revised April 3, 2014

Safety: Goals must be anchored securely to the ground. Portable goals may only be used if they satisfy this requirement.

Law 2 – The Ball: Sizes: #3- U6, #4 -U8- U12, #5-U15

Law 3 – The Number of Players: A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eight players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than six players.

Substitutions: At any stoppage and unlimited.

Playing time: Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time. Teams and matches may be coed.

Start Time: Games must start and end at the scheduled time. Game lengths maybe shorten to ensure the following game starts at the scheduled time. This is at the desecration of the league official. 

Law 4 – The Players' Equipment: Conform to FIFA. Non-uniform clothing is allowed based on weather conditions, but uniforms must still distinguish teams.

Law 5 – The Referee: Registered referee, especially Grade 9 or parent/coach or assistant coach. All rule infringements shall be briefly explained to the offending player.

Law 6 –The Assistant Referees: Not required. May use club linesmen if desired.

Law 7 – The Duration of the Match: Conform to FIFA with the exception of the match being divided into two (2) equal halves of twenty-five (25) minutes each. There shall be a half-time interval of five (5) minutes.

Law 8 – The Start and Restart of Play: Conform to FIFA with the exception of the opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.

Law 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play: Conform to FIFA.

Law 10 – The Method of Scoring: Conform to FIFA.

Law 11 – Offside: U6-U8 ages: No offsides except for the extreme. U11-U14: Enforced

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct: Conform to FIFA with the exception that an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team at the center spot on the halfway line if a goalkeeper punts or drop-kicks the ball in the air from his/her penalty area into the opponents penalty area.

Law 13 – Free Kicks: Conform to FIFA with the exception that all opponents are at least eight (8) yards from the ball.

Law 14 – The Penalty Kick: Conform to FIFA with the exception that the penalty mark is made eight (8) yards from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them.

Law 15 – The Throw-In: Conform to FIFA. Revised April 3, 2014

Law 16 – The Goal Kick: Conform to FIFA. Club or league option: US Youth soccer recommends that opponents should remain in their own half until the ball is in play. The team taking the goal kick does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game beforehand should they so choose. The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area.

Law 17 – The Corner Kick: Conform to FIFA with the exception that opponents remain at least eight (8) yards from the ball until it is in play.

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