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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Overview

  • Two weeknight practices each week, based on volunteer coach/team preference and availability.
  • 16 games (eight in Fall 2018, eight in Spring 2019) in MAYSA leagues.  Most games on weekends.  
  • Teams can choose to play in tournaments (at an additional cost).

2018-2019 Season: Under-9 (U9) is for players with 2010 birthdates and Under-10 (U10) is for players with 2009 birthdates.  For more information see the Recreation Programs.

Rules

U9/U10 Game Standards Chart
Age Ball Size Game Length # of players Goalie Offsides

Build

Out Line

Field Length Field Width Goal Size
U9/U10 4 2 x 25 min 7 v 7 Yes Yes yes 55-65 yds 35-45 yds 6.5' x 18.5'
  • Games will be 7v7 (six field players plus a goalkeeper).
  • Addition of a "buildout line." The buildout line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the buildout line. Once the opposing team is behind the buildout line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate. After the ball is put into play, the opposing team can then cross the buildout line and play resumes.
  • Punting the ball is not allowed, as this would defeat the purpose of the buildout line and reduce the opportunity to play out of the back in an unpressured setting.
  • Offside may be used in MAYSA league games.
  • No intentional headers allowed. As part of the U.S. Soccer Player Safety Initiative, heading the ball is not allowed in leagues with players 10 and under. Rule: "When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue."