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Last Updated 8/25/2019 Official Rules->


Valid, current US Club or USYS (CYSA) player and coach passes are required. All passes for a team must be from the same organization.

2019 USClub passes may not be available. Exceptions per Tournament Diretctor / Field Marshal


Guest players will be allowed. All guest players must have the proper credentials. Maximum number of guests allowed: 5 for 7v7; 6 for 9v9 and 7 for 11v11.

U08-U10 => 7v7 minimum not in rules
U11-U12 => 9v9 minimum 6 to start 5 to continue
U13+ => 11v11 minimum 8 to start 7 to continue

No metal studs on synthetic turf fields.
No orthopedic casts, air splints or metal splints.

Send offs

Referees complete a sendoff report - see the field marshal.

A player or coach who has been ejected in a single game shall not return for that game and will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game

Ball Size

Size 4 for U12 and younger.
Size 5 for U13 and older.

If necessary, the designated home team shall supply balls for each match (subject to Law 2 and Law 5).

Small sided adaptations.


  • No Heading. IFK
  • No GK punt
  • Build out line


  • Goal kicks taken from the Goal Area
  • No Heading in U11


Unlimited substitutions at any stoppage only with the referee's permission:

Match Length

U08-10 (7v7) -- 20 minute halves
U11-12 (9v9) - 25 minute halves
U13-U19 (11v11) -- 30 minute halves

Half time will be exactly five minutes.

Preliminary games must end within 5 minutes of the scheduled start of the next match. The length of any game may be shortened to shorter but equal halves if the referee or Tournament Director deems it necessary due to field conditions, weather, or darkness.

Championship and Consolation Matches

Copa Madera
If a championship, semifinal, or consolation game is tied at the end of regulation play, two 5-minute overtime periods will be played. Golden Goal rule will apply. If the game is still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by KFTM as per FIFA laws of the game.

Winter Turf
If a Championship(Final) or Consolation(3rd place) game is tied at the regulation play, two 5-minute overtime periods will be played - Golden Goal rule WILL apply. No break between periods. If the game is still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by KFTM as per FIFA laws of the game.

Only the players on the field at the end of the play may participate in the KFTM.

Home Team

The team listed first on the schedule is the home team. For championship/consolation games the highest total points of the paired teams wil be the Home Team. If tied on points - coin toss.

If there is a conflict in team colors, as determined by the referee, the home team shall switch to an alternate jersey or alternate uniform pieces.

Home team should wear dark colored uniform and the visiting team should wear white or light colored uniform.


Politely & discreetly remind coaches that a goal differential greater than 7 results in a loss of points. Report deliberate own-goal to tournament director.