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COLORADO STORM SOCCER ASSOCIATION

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									                                     COLORADO STORM SOCCER ASSOCIATION
                MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAWS OF THE GAME FOR 11v 11 (eleven per side) MATCHES
                  [To be used with the current version of “FIFA Laws of the Game – Guide for Referees”]
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Team Age: A player’s eligibility for a team is determined by his age on August 1 immediately preceding the seasonal year.
For example, anyone who is not yet 10 on August 1, 1996 may play on a team classified as “Under 10.” Most of the players
on such a team will turn 10 years old during the period from August 1, 1995 through July 31, 1996. In certain exceptions,
players may be younger. They are not permitted to be older unless there is an overriding documented medical reason,
which has been approved by CSSA and by Colorado State Youth Soccer Association (CSYSA).

LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY
         Dimensions - The field of play must be rectangular, its length being not more than 80 yds nor less than 50 yards
         nor less than 40 yards. The length in all cases shall exceed the width.
                                U.S. Youth Soccer Recommendation:
                                Length: 70 yards - Width 50 yards
                              (Storm’s fields are 80 yards by 50 yards)


LAW II. – THE BALL
                Ball sizes by age group are as follows:
                Size 4 8 through 11 years old                    (Under 9 through Under 12)
                Size 5 12 years old and older                    (Under 13 and older)

        Law III. – NUMBER OF PLAYERS
The minimum number of players to start or continue a match is seven (7).

There shall be unlimited substitutions for each team. Provided permission is sought and gained from the referee,
substitutions may take place on any stoppage of play by either team. A player who has been sent-off may NOT be replaced
by a substitute. A player who has been sent-off (red card) cannot play the remainder of the current game nor may he play in
the next game.

          LAW IV. – PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT
All players must have shin guards. Casts, splints, braces or other joint support devices are permitted if, in the sole opinion of
the referee, they are not dangerous or are padded with pliable materials to eliminate the dangerous condition. Hair control
devices with any hard parts may not be used. No watches or jewelry may be worn with the exception medical medals or
required religious medals, which must be taped inside the uniform. Earrings of any kind, regardless of covering, are not
permitted. If a child chooses to get their ears pierced before or during the season, they may NOT practice or play in any
games until such time that the child feels able to take the earrings out. Tape, hats or any other covering of the ears will not
suffice to allow the child to play. The home team listed first on the schedule wears dark jerseys. Visitors wear white jerseys.
Undergarments that extend below the game short; i.e. bicycle shorts, must be the same color as the uniform shorts and may
not extend below the knees. At any time players are playing on the field, all shirts shall be tucked in and socks pulled up
over the shin guards. During cold or inclement weather it should be remembered that the objective with respect to uniform
color is to be able to determine who is on which team. It is likely that dark parkas vs. light parkas or red parkas vs.
everything else would be acceptable subject to the referee’s ruling.

        LAW V. – REFEREES
Coaching is permitted providing:
        1-It is from within the team area which is one yard back from the touch-line and 10 yards either side of the half-way
              line.
        2-It does not interfere with the game.
        3-It is done in a responsible manner and is not dissent.
        4-No electrical or mechanical devices are used and the tone of the voice is positive and not a harangue.
        (Infringement of the Law shall be regarded as Ungentlemanly Conduct.)
        5-Dissent with referees is not allowed by players, coaches nor spectators and may be punished by banishment of
        100 yards from the field.

         LAW VII. - DURATION OF THE GAME
                 Under 11 and 12                        (10 and 11 years old)                30 minute halves
                 Under 13 and 14                        (12 and 13 years old)                35 minute halves
                 Under 15 and 16                        (14 and 15 years old)                40 minute halves
                 Under 17, 18 and 19                    (16 years old and older)             45 minute halves

There will be no time-outs under any circumstances. Time may be extended only for the taking of a penalty-kick at the end
of either half of play or to allow for time wasting or injury at the referee’s sole discretion.



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                                      COLORADO STORM SOCCER ASSOCIATION
                 MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAWS OF THE GAME FOR 8 v 8 (eight per side) MATCHES
                  [To be used with the current version of “FIFA” Laws of the Game – Guide for Referees”]
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Team Age: A player’s eligibility for a team is determined by his age on August 1 immediately preceding the seasonal year.
For example, anyone who is not yet 8 on August 1, 1997 may play on a team classified as “Under 8.” Most of the players on
such a team will turn 8 years old during the period from August 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998. In certain exceptions, players
may be younger. They are not permitted to be older unless there is an overriding documented medical reason, which has
been approved by CSSA and by Colorado State Youth Soccer Association (CSYSA).

LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY
         Dimensions - The field of play must be rectangular, its length being not more than 80 yds nor less than 50 yards
         nor less than 40 yards. The length in all cases shall exceed the width.
                                U.S. Youth Soccer Recommendation:
                                Length: 70 yards - Width 50 yards
                              (Storm’s fields are 80 yards by 50 yards)


         LAW II. – THE BALL
                  Ball sizes by age group are as follows:
                  Size 4 8 through 11 years old                  (Under 9 through Under 12)

        LAW III. - NUMBER OF PLAYERS
The minumum number of players to start or continue a match is six (6).

There shall be unlimited substitutions for each team. Provided permission is sought and gained from the referee,
substitutions may take place on any stoppage of play by either team. A player who has been sent-off may NOT be replaced
by a substitute. A player who has been sent-off (red card) cannot play the remainder of the current game nor may he play in
the next game.

          LAW IV. – PLAYER’S EQUIPMENT
All players must have shin guards. Casts, splints braces or other joint support devices are permitted if, in the sole opinion of
the referee, they are not dangerous or are padded with pliable materials to eliminate the dangerous condition. Hair control
devices with any hard parts may not be used. No watches or jewelry may be worn with the exception of medical medals or
required religious medals, which must be taped inside the uniform. Earrings of any kind, regardless of covering, are not
permitted. If a child chooses to get their ears pierced before or during the season, they may NOT practice or play in any
games until such time that the child feels able to take the earrings out. Tape, hats or any other covering of the ears will not
suffice to allow the child to play. The home team (listed first on the schedule) wears dark jerseys. Visitors wear light jerseys.
Undergarments that extend below the game shorts, i.e. bicycle shorts, must be the same color as the uniform shorts and
may not extend below the knees. At any time players are playing on the field, all shirts shall be tucked in and socks pulled
up over the shin guards. During cold or inclement weather it should be remembered that the objective with respect to
uniform color is to be able to determine who is on which team. It is likely that dark parkas vs. light parkas or red parkas vs.
everything else would be acceptable, subject to the referee’s ruling.

        LAW V. – REFEREES
Coaching is permitted providing:
        1-It is from within the team area, which is one-yard back from the touch-line and 10 yards, either side of the half-
           way line.
        2-It does not interfere with the game.
        3-It is done in a responsible manner and is not dissent.
        4-No electrical or mechanical devices are used.
        5-The tone of the voice is positive and not a harangue.
                             (Infringement of the Law shall be regarded as Ungentlemanly Conduct.)
        6-Dissent with referees is not allowed by players, coaches nor spectators and maybe punished by banishment of
           100 yards from field.

         LAW VII. - DURATION OF THE GAME
                   Under 9 & Under 10           (8 & 9 years old)            25 minute halves
                   There will be no time-outs under any circumstances. Time may be extended only for the taking of a
penalty-kick at the end of either half of play or to allow for time wasting or injury at the referee’s sole discretion.


                                                    CSSA LAWS/MODS
                                                 August 16, 2007 Page 1 of 1

								
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