SYSA Soccer Rules of the Game

Modified Rules Recreational Soccer

SYSA modifies the FIFA Laws of the Game.

SYSA has modified games which include; smaller fields, fewer players, shortened game time, and a different size of the soccer ball.


Rule Chart at a Glance – All Age Groups Fall 2022/Spring 2023

SYSA 4v4 Outdoor Soccer Rules (U6 2017s and U7 2016s)

SYSA 5v5 Outdoor Soccer Rules (U8 2015s)

SYSA 7v7 Outdoor Soccer Rules (U10 2014s & U9 2013s)

SYSA 9v9 Outdoor Soccer Rules (U12 2011s/2012s)

SYSA 9v9 Outdoor Soccer Rules (U14 2009s & 2010s)

High School Coed Outdoor Soccer Rules (Grades 9-12)


FIFA Laws of the Game 2022-2023

2022-2023 changes of significance: on a penalty kick the goalkeeper has to have their feet on or “behind” the goal line at the taking of the kick.