LAWS OF SOCCER
The game of soccer is played according to the rules that are known internationally to be the Laws of Soccer. These rules are enforced for safety and fair play by the Referee and the Assistance Referees. For Elgin Youth Soccer Association modified rules for categories of U10 or under, see below
EYSA Modifications for Youth Soccer U10 and Under
Here is a link for ages 4U-19U for field size and other guidelines.
Other Modified Rules
A. Parents and spectators must occupy the opposite side of the field from the players. NO EXCEPTIONS. Both teams should
occupy one side.
B. During games coaches are restricted to the sideline area and must remain on only half of the playing field. Coaches are not to be on the end line.
C. Common Sense: Soccer is a game of constant motion with no time for instant replay. Good judgment must be used to allow
the game to flow, which will sometimes result in “no calls” for fouls that would contravene the spirit of the game or take an attacking advantage away from a team.