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Age Level Guide

AYSO Region 213
Rules By Age Level

Quick Reference Guide*

DRAFT 2014 Fall



In-region
Core (Rec)
In-region
Core (Rec)
In-region
Core (Rec)
In-region
Core (Rec)
In-region
Core (Rec)
Extra, Inter-Region, National Guidelines

U-7 U-8 U-10 U-12 U-14 U9 & up
Max # Players
5 5
7 9 11
Min # Players
4 4
5 7 7
Goalkeeper Allowed N N
Y Y Y Y
Goalkeeper 
Limit (qtrs)
no GK no GK if GK then 1 qtr field
if GK then 1 qtr field No Limit
No Limit
Playing Time (qtrs)**
3/4** 3/4** 3/4** 3/4** 3/4** 1/2
Half Length
(minutes)
20 20 25 30 35 Age Dependent***
Free Kicks 
 ****
DFK only, 
no PKs
DFK only,
no PKs
as called
as called
as called
as called
Free Kick Distance
(yards)
6 6
8 10 10 U9/10 - 8, 10
Goal Area Used
Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pen. Area
N N Y Y Y Y
Goal Kick
Goal Area
Goal AreaGoal AreaGoal AreaGoal AreaGoal Area
Offside N N
Y Y
Y Y
Slide Tackles
N N
Y Y Y Y
Show Cards
N N
N
Y Y
Y in U-12 & up
Throw Ins
1st half of season retake, then enforce
1st half of season retake, then enforce

Enforce


Enforce


Enforce


Enforce

* Please read the Regional guidelines and the Small Sided Games page for the complete list of rules for a specific age division in regional primary program games.
** All registered AYSO Region 213 players (in the Primary Program) in attendance at the beginning of a game, are entitled to play at least half (1/2) of the game. And, these players are entitled to play at least three-quarters (3/4) of the game before any player (on the team) can play the entire game.
*** U9/10 - 25 min., U-12 - 30 min., U-14 - 35 min., U-16 - 40 min., U-19 - 45 min.
**** in U-7 & U-8 any free kick awarded the attacking team inside the goal area will be moved back to nearest point on the goal area line in front of the goal.