U14 & Up

Field Size

100 yards long x 70 yards wide

Goal Size

The goals will be 8 feet by 24 feet (8ft. x 24ft.). There will be a goal at each end of the field.

Penalty Area

A penalty area will be placed on the field in front of each goal that will extend 18 yards into the field and 18 yards from the inside of each goal post.

Penalty Spot

The Penalty Spot will be twelve (12) yards out from the goal line, equidistant from each goal post.

Center Circle

The Center Circle will be ten(10) yards radius from the center mark.

Ball Size

No. 5

Number of Players

Each team shall consist of no more than twenty-two (22) total players. Boys and Girls will teams will be formed seperately.

Play on the field will be eleven on eleven (11v11) one of whom is the goalkeeper.

Goalkeepers will be used.

Required Playing Time

Each player is required to play 50% (half) of each game they attend.


Substitutions will be made at the Quarter and Halftime breaks. Substitutions for injured players will be allowed. Substitutions for cautioned (yellow card) players.

Team Formation

Teams will be formed in two year age groups and placed in one of the three geographic sub-pools.

Game Length

Games will consist of four quarters. Each quarter will last seventeen (17) minutes. The first and second quarter will be separated by a two (2) minute break. Half time will be five (5) minutes and start at the end of the second quarter. The third and forth quarters also be separated by a two minute break. Total playing time is 1 hour, seventeen minutes (77) minutes.

Season Length

The season length will vary year-to-year. A typical season will start with practice starting in October and finishing in March. The number of games will be between 12 and 15. Outside factors such as Hurricanes may alter the season schedule drastically.


Uniforms will be supplied by SMSC at the beginning of the season. Coaches will receive them to distribute to the team. Players are required to wear the supplied jersey to games. Exceptions will be made to the use of the shorts during cold/inclement weather. Dress your child for the expected conditions and pull the jersey over the top of what they are wearing to play the game(s). All players are required to shin guards under their socks.

Referees & Coaching

Coaches will not be allowed on the field during the games. Each team will be allowed only 1 Coach and 1 Assistant Coach. Parents are asked to sit on the opposite side of the field from the coaches. Coaches will be required to stay within a ten yard area in front of their bench. The area will not cross the midfield line. A referee will be assigned by the head-referee. Any infractions should be briefly explained by the referee to the players and if need be, the coach. Assistant referees will be assigned to call offside and out balls.

Start/Restart of Play

Game play will start with one team “kicking off” from the center line. Who will kick-off is determined by a coin toss or method determined by the referee. All balls that are kicked off the field over the side-lines will be thrown back into play at the point the ball left the field. Opponents must stand ten (10) yards away from any free kick. After a goal is scored, play will restart at the center line.


Conform to FIFA.

Fouls and Misconduct

All fouls will be assessed with an indirect or direct free kick dependant on the infraction. Cards will be shown and given for misconduct.

Free Kicks

Conform to FIFA

Penelty Kicks

Conform to FIFA.

Goal Kicks

Conform to FIFA.

Cornor Kicks

Conform to FIFA.


Refer to SMSCs weather policy.


Protests of game scores will not be allowed. SMSC does want to know if any player on either team did not play 50% of the game when the player was physically able to play and wanted to play.


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