The BASICS Fall 2019-Spring 2020

U7

  • Format: 4v4 – No Goalie

  • Roster Size:  Min of 4  Max 8

  • Field size: 25x35 TEAMS MUST PROVIDE THEIR HOME FIELD LOCATION and responsible for marking and the upkeep of their field

  • Goal Size:  4x6; Bownets (provided by club or league)

  • Ball Size: 3

  • Game length:  4 - 10 min quarters with a 2 min break in between 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 quarters with a 5 min half time.

  • 2 U6 or 2014 players will be allowed on a U7 team

  • Coach and Assistant Coach will be allowed one time only to serve with a Grass Roots waiver while actively working on their 4v4 Grass Roots license. Proof of license will be required for the following season.

  • U7 teams are issued one goal and 2 flags.  Bring these to every game.

  • Digital rosters will be used at the field for team check in. To use digital roster, the download instructions are located at www.utahyouthsoccer.net

  • Players NOT on roster are not allowed to play

  • Referee:  1 center ref cost $12 per game per team

U8

  • Format: 5v5  – 4 players plus a Goalie

  • Roster size: Min of 5  MAX  9

  • Field Size:  48x30 TEAMS MUST PROVIDE THEIR HOME FIELD LOCATION and are responsible for marking and the up keep of their field.

  • Goal Size:  6 ½ x12; Bownets (provided by club or league)

  • Ball Size: 4

  • Game length: 2- 25 min halves with a 5 min. halftime

  • ONLY 2 U7 players are allowed on roster & must be approved by the DOC of club or Keith Toyn if there isn't a DOC.

  • Digital rosters will be used at the field for team check in. To use digital roster, the download instructions are located at www.utahyouthsoccer.net.

  • Players NOT on roster will not be allowed to play

  • Coach and Assistant Coach will be allowed one time only to serve with a Grass Roots waiver while they actively work on their 4v4 Grass Roots license. Proof of license will be required the following season.

  • U8 teams are issued one goal and 2 flags.  Bring these to every game.  

  • Referee:  1 center ref cost $12 per game per team


Guest Play for U7 and U8s

  • Teams will be allowed to “borrow” other players from other teams within their own club.

  • Only the coach and team managers who are on the roster in Affinity have access to guest play a player

  • Coach must designate the players on roster who are guest players and who is not playing.

  • YDL players can ONLY guest play within the Academy Youth Development League.

  • Players can only guest play within their own age group, U6 can only guest play in the U7 league.

  • NO X-League players will be allowed to guest play in the YDL.


Guest Play Procedures

  1. Log into your UYSA Account

  2. Make sure your picture is highlighted.

  3. Half way down on the   screen under the family pictures, click on the TEAM tab, A new window will pop open with 2 tabs

  4. On the new tabs click on the TOURNAMENT & SCHEDULE APPS there should be 2 links on   the right hand side

  5. Click on VIEW TOURNY APP link on the right hand side

  6. Click on the PLAYER ROSTER TAB

  7. Choose the player you wish to club pass and click the “Assign” button in that player’s row 

  8. Select the team and game # from the drop down and then Save 

  9. Click on UYSA CLUB PASS on the top of the column to show a summary of all players going to other teams and coming to your team.

  10. If the team you are looking for does not appear in the drop down there may be one of the following problems:

  • The team you are trying to club pass to has a full roster (a team may not deactivate a player to open up a spot for a club pass player) 

  • You may be trying to club pass a player to a division they are not allowed to play in. 

  • If none of these scenarios apply and you’re still having problems please call the state office at 801-307-5150 and they will look into the problem for you.


Complaints about a referee/coach/team or player?

  • Please wait 24 hours BEFORE you lodge a complaint.  You can email them to Wendy Roberts (cawerob@msn.com).  All complaints will be directed to the Region 2 President and copied to the participating Member Organizations, who need to be informed of an issue within their organization.

Find Field addresses and coach contact info?

  • After you log into Affinity, click on a team.  Both field info and coach contact info is found in Affinity.  Click on the field name o your schedule for the address.



How We Play The Game

Set Up Rules Applicable to ALL age groups:

  • NO scores are kept. Why do we not keep scores?  In keeping with the spirit of creating a fun, healthy environment & to foster development in our younger players we felt keeping scores created an unnecessary sense of competition for our younger teams.

  • Rosters can be on paper or digital

  • Coaches are to set up 2 flags- if a coach shows up without them. NO need to call the game a “forfeit” or threaten “forfeit” please remind coach they are expected to bring them.

  • Ref Fee is $12 per team at each game.

  • Coach & Assistant MUST have a Grass Roots waiver and actively working on their 4v4 Grass Roots license.

  • Coaches & Asst Coaches are expected to show respect for the laws of the game and demonstrate good sportsmanship towards players, referees, other coaches and parents.

  • NO ROSTER, NOT ON ROSTER…. NO PLAY – no need to explain this

  • LOANED PLAYERS.. PLAYERS MUST BE ON ROSTER WITH A RECOGNIZABLE PHOTO

  • Home team wears dark - If a conflict arises, home team changes.

  • Jerseys, T -shirts and Pennies: teams may play in any of these as long as they are of the same color. Numbers are not required.

  • Home team provides the game ball.

  • Sidelines: Coach/Team and Parents on one side. Opposing team on the other sideline. Home team chooses side.

  • Parent/Sidelines should show respect for the laws of the game and demonstrate good sportsmanship towards players, referees, other coaches and parents.

  • NO Earrings are allowed.

  • Referees in the Academy will mostly be new or younger persons.  Please remember to treat them with respect.  They will make mistakes and not make every call to your satisfaction.  There is only 1 referee on the field and missed calls will be made or not made.  It happens at all levels of play.

  • Wendy Roberts: 801-564-2559 text me – I will either call you back or at least text you back. 

  • Please let me know if you have any issues. Email me any issues at   cawerob@msn.com  


Rules to be called for U7

  • Kick –in: are given when the ball crosses the touchline. Players must give 5 yards to allow space for the kick in

  • Foul: a foul is committed when a player trips or kicks an opponent,charges or slides from BEHIND and or holds onto his/her opponent.  An indirect kick will be awarded

  • Corner Kick: is given when the ball is kicked passed the goal line by the defending team

  • Goal Kick: is given when the ball is kicked passed the goal line by the offensive team

  • Halfway retreat:  when a goal kick is awarded the defending players must stand at least at the halfway line until the ball is in play.  The position of the defending players is so that the attacking team has a chance to play the ball out of their penalty area.  Teams are encouraged to inter-pass the ball in order to advance up field. 

  • Punting: will not be allowed

  • Handball: is called when a player INTENTIONALLY touches the ball with arm or hand resulting in advantage. HOT button topic.  The players are 3 feet tall almost everything is a handball.  An Indirect Kick to be awarded

  • Substitution: can be made at anytime

  • Heading: will not be allowed.  An indirect kick will be awarded at the spot of offense.

  • No Penalty kicks are to be awarded

Rules to be called for U8

  • Breakout Line: located half way between the end line and half way line. The defending players must stand at least at the BOL until the ball is in play. Opposition players are not allowed in area until pass is made to play out. Players are considered “offsides” from the BOL to the goal line. 

  • Punting: will not be allowed

  • Heading: will not be allowed.  An indirect kick will be awarded at the spot of offense.

  • Handball: is called when a player INTENTIONALLY touches the ball with arm or hand resulting in advantage. Indirect Kick to be awarded

  • Throw-in: are given when the ball crosses the touch line- U8 players

  • Substitutions: can be made at any time

  • Offside: a player is considered offside if she/he is past the last defender when receiving a pass. A player is not offside if they have the ball in their possession or on a throw in. CHERRY PICKING IS NOT ALLOWED and should be enforced by an obvious offside call.  

  • Direct Kick: is a free kick awarded to a team after a foul has been committed. 

  • Indirect kick: is a free kick after a foul is committed, however the ball must touch another player before scoring.

  • Penalty Kick: is given after a foul is committed INSIDE the goal box.

Referee Fee Reminder

Academy U7 and U8 YDL referee fees are paid ON THE FIELD ($12 per game per team) at the time of the game.  The YDL is not part of the state gaming league.  Please do NOT pay your referee fees to the state office.  If you did, contact Carly Brown for a refund.  Her email is cbrown@utahyouthsoccer.net. She will need your team name and the reason why you are requesting a refund. 

Reschedule Policy

  • HOME team must give a 5 day notice to the referee coordinator (listed below) and field assignor  to cancel the game

  • Field coordinator will give alternate dates and times for new game. BOTH teams must agree on the new date and time.  Once teams agreed on new date and time, re contact the field coordinator with the agreed upon date and time.

  • Referees will not be re-scheduled unless an email has been generated from the field coordinator.   Affinity will send all parties an email with new date, time and location of rescheduled game.

  • To Cancel:  Email to coaches/field assignor/ ref assignor to cancel a game should include the following information: Game #, Date to be played, location and Time

  • To Reschedule: Email to coaches/field assignor/ ref assignor to reschedule a game should include the following information: Game # and NEW Date (agreed on by both parties) to be played, location and Time

Know Before You Go...Game Cancellations

WEATHER BUG SPARKS APP

  • All games are to be played regardless of weather.  Decisions to close fields or not play will typically occur at 3:00pm.

  • If the league does not cancel the game by 3:00pm you are scheduled to play.  Referees will show and expect to be paid for a game.  If at game time the conditions are bad, a referee will make the call.  All the games cancelled by the league will be rescheduled by the league.  Both coaches will be contacted in a group email/text to work out a new date.

  • Any game cancellations prior to 3pm will be sent out via text message to coaches.

  • Any weather cancellations after 3pm will be made at the field.

  • Just because a state U9-19 game field has been closed, does not mean the Academy games have been cancelled.

  • Use Weather Bug Sparks app in conjunction with the referee on the field to determine playability.  

  • Lightning within 10 miles warrants removal to a safe location until the lightning passes.

Referee Assignors

Layton - Teri Mills - refs4u@live.com
Smoot Park - Centerville - Teri Mills - refs4u@live.com
Forza Complex - Teri Mills - refs4u@live.com
Heritage Park- Slaterville - Dirk Gunderson -league30refs@hotmail.com
Morgan - Keith Jensen – southogdensoccerrefs@gmail.com
Orchard Park - Keith Jensen – southogdensoccerrefs@gmail.com
Legacy - Michelle Wixom - michelle@metasportfc.com