Under-12 and Under-15 Rules
U12 play 9-on-9 with 30-minute halves.
U15 play 11-on-11 with 35-minute halves.
Water breaks are encouraged on hot days.
Note: If a team shows up short of players, the opposing team either lends players or plays down to even out the game.
Rules: FIFA rules apply except as noted below:
There is no slide-tackling permitted in Under-12.
Offside rules are in effect for both age groups.
Slide-tackling is allowed in Under-15.
It would be a good idea to talk with referee before game to be sure he or she knows the slide-tackle rule.
Intentional heading is not permitted for U-12. It will be considered a dangerous play and the opposing team will be awarded an indirect kick.
Intentional heading is permitted for U-15 games
Teams can substitute at the following times:
On their own throw-in. (Referees may allow the other team to sub if there are players are at the halfway point from the other team.)
On any goal kick.
After a goal is scored.
At a water break.
For an injury