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Rules for the fall and winter seasons vary.  Click the appropriate link below to download the Rules of Play.


Fall U07: Outdoor Rules of Play (08-2021)

Fall U09-U16: Outdoor Rules of Play (08-2021)

Winter U09-U13: Indoor Rules of Play (11-2018)

 

U09 Build-Out Line

The Build-Out Line rule impacts teams in the U09 outdoor division.

  • A build-out line shall be located equidistant between the penalty area line and the halfway line and marked by cones or a different color line.
  • Offsides: The build-out line on the attacking part of the field replaces the halfway line as the point behind which a player cannot be in an offside position.
  • Goal Kicks: The opposing team must retreat behind the build-out line on a goal kick. The kicker is permitted to wait until the opposing team does so. The opposing team, having moved behind the build-out line, may cross the build-out line once the kicker kicks the ball.
  • Goalie Save - No Quick Release: The opposing team must retreat behind the build-out line on a goalie save. The goalie is permitted to wait until the opposing team does so and the six-second limitation on keeper possession does not start until the opposing team retreats behind the build-out line. The opposing team, having moved behind the build-out line, may cross the build-out line once the goalie releases the ball from in-hand possession.
  • Goalie Save - Quick Release: The opposing team must always make a good faith effort to retreat behind the build-out line on a goalie save. The goalie is permitted to release the ball from in-hand possession before the opponents retreat behind the build-out line. In such cases, the opponents may not challenge the ball until (a) the goalie has placed the ball at his or her feet or (b) the goalie has released the ball to a teammate and the teammate has had an opportunity to receive the ball without pressure. In such cases, the opponent need not retreat behind the build-out line before becoming involved with the play.
  • Violations by Opposing Team: If an opponent violates the prohibitions above on a goal kick or goalie release, the referee must stop play and award an Indirect Free Kick at the spot of the infraction to the team entitled to the protections of the build-out line rule.
  • Goalie Saves – Limitation On Goalie: The goalie must pass, throw, roll or kick the ball. The goalie may not punt or drop-kick the ball. If the goalie does so, the referee must stop play and award an Indirect Free Kick to the opposing team from the spot of the infraction. If the punt occurs within the goal area, the Indirect Free Kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.
  • Defensive Team Free Kicks within Build-Out Line: Normal free distance rules apply. The build-out line is not applicable to free kicks.