NAYSL League Details by Age Group (starting Fall 2017)
Please see below information for the length of games, game details and ball size for each NAYSL age group. These details will take effect with the Fall 2017 season. Changes were made to allow us to better field teams at the different age groups for both in league and out of league play; as well as to better align the leagues to how New Albany has reconfigured the schools.
|Age Group||Game Length||OT Periods||Offsides, Heading, and Slide Tackling||# Players||Ball Size|
|High School||USFF Rules||USFF Rules||Yes, USFF Rules||11v11 w/ GK||#5|
|Middle School (7th/8th Grade)||USFF Rules||USFF Rules||Yes, USFF Rules||11v11 w/ GK||#5|
|U-12 (5th/6th Grade)||Two 20' halves||None, Ties Stand||Yes, USFF Rules||8v8 w/ GK||#4|
|U-10 (3rd/4th Grade)||Two 20' halves||None, Ties Stand||No||8v8 w/ GK||#4|
|U-8 (1st/2nd Grade)||4 – 8' quarters||None, Ties Stand||No||6v6 w/ GK||#3|
|U-6 (Kindergarten)||4 – 8' quarters||None, Ties Stand||No||6v6 w/ GK||#3|
|U-5 (Pre-K)||20’ practice,
|None, Ties Stand||No||4v4 No GK||#3|
Note – We do our best to align our rules with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
Detailed Rules by Age Group
Please find the detailed individual rules by age group at the links below. These rules were last updated in the Fall of 2017.
U5 (PK) Rules
U6 (Kindergarten) Rules
U8 (1st / 2nd Grade) Rules
U10 (3rd / 4th Grade) Rules
U12 (5th / 6th Grade) Rules
Middle School and High School - USFF Rules Apply
NAYSL League Evaluation Details (starting Fall 2017)
We are changing the evaluation process based on feedback from parents and coaches in the league to create more balance between league teams and provide coaches with a better picture of the player’s knowledge and abilities going into the season.
Please find a link the information on the updated evaluation process below.