York Region
Soccer Association
101 Bradwick Drive
Concord, ON
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Youth Member
Clubs 2013

Aurora Youth SC
East Gwillimbury SC
Glen Shields FC
King United SC
Kleinburg-Nobleton SC
Lake Simcoe SC
Markham SC
Newmarket SC
Oak Ridges SC
Richmond Hill SC
Thornhill SC
Unionville Miliken SC
Vaughan SC
Woodbridge SC
Whitchurch-Stouffville SC

Adult Member
Clubs 2013

Aurora SC Inc.
Mount Albert Lions SC
Newmarket & District SC
Veneto Lions
Woodbridge Italia
YR Hellenics
YR Shooters

Indoor 2013/2014


To provide an optimized indoor competition
environment for all U8-U10 players in a
"state-of-the-art" indoor soccer facility.

Festival format for U8's (2 games per competition day)
Fixture format for U9/U10 (1 game per competition day)
Fully LTPD compliant
Brand new soccer facility with change rooms, viewing area and artificial turf (FIFA approved)
Competition is played with Derbystar Soccer Balls
Goal size/field size according to OSA Development Matrix



Indoor Playing Rules 2013/2014 (U9-U10)

November 04, 2013 | Click here for PDF version of Playing Rules


Playing Format
The playing format for U9/U10 is 7v7 (incl. goalkeeper).

Playing Time
The playing time for U9/U10 is 2x25 mins (5 minute halftime max.).

Start of play and Re-start after a goal
The ball must be played forward to a teammate from the middle of the halfway line.     All players must be in their own half of the field of play. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. Another teammate must touch the ball before a goal can be scored.

Ball in and out of play
The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or the sideline on the ground or in the air, or when play has been stopped by the instructing referee.

Substitutions may rotate during the entire game. The coach is allowed to make the substitutions on any stoppage, but must wait until the substituted player has left the field. Any number of substitutes may be used at any time with the permission of the instructing Referee. A player who has been replaced may return to the playing field as a substitute for another player. The Referee can deny a substitution if he feels that substitutions are being used excessively to interrupt the flow of the game.
All squad members should receive fair playing time where possible with a best practice recommendation of at least 50% per player for each game.

Players must wear shin guards and goalkeepers must wear a distinguishing playing shirt or pinnie. Shin guards must be covered entirely by the socks.

The Goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball anywhere in the penalty area (up to the discretion of the Referee where no penalty area is marked out). To restart play after a save or gathering the ball with their hands, the ball must be thrown or rolled from the hands or played from the ground with their feet, within 6 seconds. The Goalkeeper is not allowed to kick or drop kick the ball directly from their hands.
An indirect free kick is awarded if the goalkeeper touches the ball with their hands after it has been deliberately kicked to them by a teammate.

Ball crossing the sideline
There is no throw in. A player from the opposing team to the player that touched the ball last before crossing the sideline will place the ball on the sideline and pass the ball into play. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. Another teammate must touch the ball before a goal can be scored.

Ball crossing the goal line after touching the attacking team last
Play resumes with a goal kick from anywhere within the penalty area. Opponents must retreat behind the retreat line, which is equal to the halfway line, until the ball is in play. The ball is in play once it is touched by another attacking player or once it crosses the retreat line, whichever occurs first. The Goalkeeper in possession does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game anytime.

Ball crossing the goal line after touching the defending team last
Play resumes with a corner kick. A player from the attacking team places the ball inside the corner arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the line. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play once it is touched and moves.

Fouls and misconduct
Indirect free kicks are awarded for all acts of handball or fouls and misconduct. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball when the indirect free kick is taken. A goal can only be scored on an indirect free kick if it subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.                                                                                               

Note:   No direct free kicks are to be awarded. Penalty kicks are in effect.

Fouls and misconducts are:

  • Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
  • Trips or attempts to trip an opponent
  • Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
  • Tackles an opponent from behind to gain possession of the ball
  • Jumps at an opponent
  • Charges an opponent
  • Pushes an opponent
  • Making contact with an opponent before touching the ball
  • Holds an opponent
  • Spits at an opponent
  • Handles the ball deliberately
  • Plays in a dangerous manner
  • Impedes the progress of a player

Competition tables and finals
U9/U10 is a Fixture Format. No scores are being recorded and no standings are being published.

Coaching Note:

Squad coaches must discourage children from permanently and/or persistently standing in close proximity of the goal of their opponents without being engaged in the game. Coaches are responsible to teach and emphasize the three phases of the game: Attacking, Defending and Transition.

2.0       REFEREES

The main role of the instructing Referee is to control the game to ensure it is played fluently and educate the players (guaranteeing the flow of the game) on how to behave and what the playing rules are, e.g. what a foul is, what a free kick is and how to restart the game.

Should these indiscretions happen a second time the Referee should stop the game and apply the appropriate action. In the absence of an assigned Referee, a club official, a capable parent who has received training and another beginning or official from the Association can assume the role of Referee.

  • All Referees shall be governed by the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics of the governing bodies which also includes attendance to games accepted. Failure to do so will result in discipline.
  • The Referee is the sole authority in determining the safety and playability of a soccer field. The decision of the referee to cancel or abandon the game is final.
  • The Referee Fee is payable by the YRSA, not the participating clubs.
  • It is the responsibility of the Referee to report all discipline issues that occurred in the game to the Competition office within twenty four (24) hours from the completion of the game. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action as per OSA policy.
  • Referees must hand in game sheets to a WSSC official at the field after all their games are completed.

Note:         The Referee fee for U9/U10 is $25 per game. The fee is to be paid by YRSA only.



All items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are strictly forbidden and must be removed. The exception to this rule is a Medic Alert Bracelet.

Hats and bandanas are not allowed on the field of play. Exceptions to this rule are hats worn for medical reasons (with a medical letter) and eyeglasses. Base ball caps do not qualify for a medical hat and if a cap has a peak, it must face forwards and have a soft peak that does not contain metal or plastic parts.

Eyeglasses are permitted providing they are sport spectacles and are safe for the players themselves and for other players.

Hard plaster casts are considered to pose a danger to both the wearer and other players and are not permitted on the field of play.The exception is a soft, lightweight cast that does not present a danger to the individual or any other player.


The YRSA will conduct all discipline on behalf of the Competition and it shall be chaired by a Level 1 Discipline certified member and two other members.

These individuals will be responsible for all disciplinary matters arising from games organized by the Competition, and matters pertaining to the administration of the Competition, and its “Rules and Regulations”.

  • The Competition will follow the Discipline by Review (DBR) process for all cases outlined in the OSA Published Rules.
  • In cases where Discipline by Hearing (DBH) is mandatory, the appropriate parties will be notified and an administration fee of $75 will be charged.
  • All parties have a right to request a hearing (DBH), and such requests will be made in writing together with a $75 administration fee no later than the day before the next scheduled discipline hearing date.
  • The Competition will follow OSA Standard Penalties for Misconduct. Each squad in the Competition will be provided with a copy of these Standards.
  • The OSA player and/or squad official book must be presented at all hearings, otherwise there shall be no hearing held and the player/squad official shall be considered to have missed the hearing. Failure to appear for a hearing will result in an immediate suspension from all YRSA ODC Activities along with a $100 fine to the Club. The accused must then request in writing for another hearing date to be established.
  • The OSA player/squad official book must be stamped at the YRSA office for all suspensions as per the deadlines which are stated in the DBR system.
  • All time suspensions will commence at 12:01 am following the notification of the decision. All game suspensions will commence as communicated in the notification of decision.
  • Players, squad coaches and officials whose names appear on game sheets after a suspension has been imposed are deemed to have participated in the game while under suspension and will be recorded as an ineligible player. They will be subject to further disciplinary actions which could include forfeit of game and/or a fine to the Club of up to $2,000 per occurrence.





Team Bond



Late Squad Application Fee



Late withdrawal (after deadline)


$1,000 + Fees/Bonds

Game abandoned



Intimidation / Harassment


Up to $1,000

Failure to provide roster and/or changes



Failure to attend annual Coaches Meeting



Failure to provide players books for inspection


Up to $500.00

Incomplete / unofficial Game Sheet



Ineligible Player



Game defaults/forfeits/ no shows/ not played


Up to $250 +
Game Fees

Game Forfeit with 48 hours notice



Uniform Rule



Failure to submit Game Sheet



Discipline By Hearing case (DBH)



Request for DBH – Administration Fee



Failure to attend Discipline Hearing



Failure to have PB/OB stamped for discipline



Participating while suspended


Up to $2,000

Protest Fee ($350 is refundable)



Failure to file protest when noted on Game Sheet