CDAA Soccer Rules

 
1. Have Fun! 
2. A team will forfeit if they are more than 10 minutes late. 
3. Shirts must be tucked into shorts,  Shin guards must be worn by all players and  Socks must cover the shin guards. 
4. NO Jewelry will be allowed. 
5. Shoes need to be soccer cleats or good tennis shoes. (No cleats on the toes) 
6. Slide tackles will NOT be allowed.
7. Substitution is allowed only during throw-in, goal kicks and after a goal is scored regardless of ball possession.
8. If the temperature is above 90 degrees then quarters WILL be played instead of halves. 
9. If the heat index is above 100 degrees at 5:30 PM, the game will be cancelled for the evening. 
10. Severe Weather Guidelines apply (Lightning/Thunder): A simple rule: If you can see it or hear it, clear it! CDAA recommends that participants seek immediate shelter in their automobiles or a designated severe weather shelter, if there is one nearby. Do not stay in open, unprotected areas. 
Games should not be restarted for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike is seen or roll of thunder is heard. This likely means the game will be called. If there are later games they may still be played. 
 


Ball Size:
PreK/K and 1st Grade: Size 3 2nd, 3rd and 4th/5th Grade: Size 4
6th-8th and 9th-12th: Size 5 

 
Pre K/K: 
- There will be 5 players plus the goalie playing at a time. (Total of 6 players). A team will forfeit if they don’t have 4 players plus goalie. (Total of 5 players)
- "NO HEADERS" a indirect free kick for intentional heading will be given to the opposite team 
-Offside will NOT be called. 
-The games will consist of two 20 minute halves with 10 minutes break between them. 
- Goal coach is OK. 

 
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade: 
- There will be 6 players plus the goalie playing at a time. (Total of 7 players). A team will forfeit if they don’t have 5 players plus goalie. (Total of 6 players) 
- "NO HEADERS" a indirect free kick for intentional heading will be given to the opposite team
-Offside will NOT be called. 
-The games will consist of two 20 minute halves with 10 minutes break between them. 
- Goal coach is NOT ALLOWED 
 

4th / 5th Grade: 
- There will be 7 players plus the goalie playing at a time. (Total of 8 players). A team will forfeit if they don’t have 6 players plus goalie. (Total of 7players)
- "NO HEADERS" a indirect free kick for intentional heading will be given to the opposite team 
-Offside WILL be called. 
-The games will consist of two 25 minute halves with 10 minutes break between them. 
- Goal coach is NOT ALLOWED 
- During the Tournament for tie games we will do two 5 minute OT periods with no golden goal (no sudden death).  These means both overtime periods are played.  If it is still tied, you would go to a shoot-out.  Only the players on the field at the end of the 2nd OT are eligible for the shoot out!  
 

6th – 8th Grade: 
- There will be 10 players plus the goalie playing at a time. (Total of 11 players). A team will forfeit if they don’t have 8 players plus goalie. (Total of 9 players) 
-Offside WILL be called. 
-The games will consist of two 25 minute halves with 10 minutes break between them.
- Goal coach is NOT ALLOWED 
- During the Tournament for tie games we will do two 5 minute OT periods with no golden goal (no sudden death).  These means both overtime periods are played.  If it is still tied, you would go to a shoot-out.  Only the players on the field at the end of the 2nd OT are eligible for the shoot out!  


9th – 12th Grade: 
- There will be 10 players plus the goalie playing at a time. (Total of 11 players). A team will forfeit if they don’t have 8 players plus goalie. (Total of 9 players) 
-Offside WILL be called. 
-The games will consist of two 30 minute halves with 10 minutes break between them.
- Goal coach is NOT ALLOWED 
- During the Tournament for tie games we will do two 5 minute OT periods with no golden goal (no sudden death).  These means both overtime periods are played.  If it is still tied, you would go to a shoot-out.  Only the players on the field at the end of the 2nd OT are eligible for the shoot out!