Published: July 2009
Authorized by the International Football Association Board
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View the Laws of the Game 2009/2010 booklet.
View the below rules variations or download the MYSL Rules Variations sheet.
|Time of Games||Players on Field||Ball Size|
|Pre-K||4, 6 minute quarters||6 v 6 + goalie||3|
|K||4, 6 minute quarters||8 v 8 + goalie||3|
|1st||2, 15 minute halves||8 v 8 + goalie||3|
|2nd||2, 20 minute halves||7 v 7 + goalie||3|
|3rd||2, 20 minute halves||7 v 7 + goalie||4|
|4th & 5th G||2, 25 minute halves||8 v 8 + goalie||4|
|4th & 5th B||2, 25 minute halves||8 v 8 + goalie||4|
|Jr. High Girls||2, 25 minute halves||10 v 10 + goalie||5|
|Jr. High Boys||2, 25 minute halves||9 v 9 + goalie||5|
Playing Time: All players must play 3 quarters if possible. The MYSL Board supports equal playing time for all players.
SUBS: Notify ref before ball goes out. Sub on ref's signal only, your goal kick or your own throw only.
Sporting Conduct: Remind spectators representing your team of our expectations that all persons at the fields teach the players good sportsmanship through example. Should this fail, the referees are instructed to stop the game and remove any person on the sideline who: uses foul language or tries to influence the ref's calls or criticizes their judgment. (This includes "indirect influence" like discussing a "missed call" or disagreement with a call in a manner that the ref will hear the discussing).
Ruling Classification: Questioning judgment rather than rule interpretation is not allowed! Refs may clarify the interpretation of a specific call if approached reasonably and briefly at breaks but are not allowed to discuss these for more than 15 seconds!, (breaks are theirs as well as the player's) Ref's will indicate, but not explain calls. They also will not discuss not calling something that you believe happened while the ball is in play.
View the below rules or download the MYLS Laws of the Game 2010 sheet.
Parents and family members, please read and share the rules below with each of your children who will be playing or participating in the Middlebury Youth Soccer League.
The following list, while not all inclusive, does represent some of the most common misunderstandings which seem to arise from season to season.
Our season starts up in August, and we would love to have you sponsor a team. We had an excellent response last year and are hoping we can have the sponsors send in their information early. We will then have a much easier time of getting the teams together.