League Rules

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,
25’ game
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.

NAYSL_Soccer_Evaluations_Approach_July2017.docx