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CFBSA Modified Playing Rules Chart | Effective Fall 2017

League Roster Format Min Field Keeper Heading Game Length Offiside Ball Size Field (Yds) Goal (Ft) Referee
Under 4 - 5*† 8 4v4 2 No No 8 Min 1/4 No 3 20x30 4x6 None
Under 6 - 8*† 8 4v4 2 No No 10 Min 1/4 No 3 20x30 4x6 1
Under 9 - 10*‡ 12 7v7 4 Yes No 25 Min 1/2 Yes 4 40x60 6.5x18.5 3
Under 11 - 12* 16 9v9 6 Yes No 30 Min 1/2 Yes 4 50x80 7x21 3
Under 13 - 14*§ 18 11v11 7 Yes Yes 35 Min 1/2 Yes 5 75x112 8x24 3
Under 15 - 16*§ 22 11v11 7 Yes Yes 40 Min 1/2 Yes 5 75x112 8x24 3
Under 17 - 19*§ 22 11v11 7 Yes Yes 45 Min 1/2 Yes 5 75x112 8x24 3

*It is mandatory that each player participate in at least 50 percent of each game he or she attends. If a player shows up after a match has started in an Under 4 through Under 8 game he or she must play at least one of the remaining quarters. If a player shows up after a match has started in an Under 9 through Under 19 game he or she must play at least half of the remaining time in the game.

For Under 4 through Under 8 games substitutions may only be made between quarters or at half time unless there is an injury or other unsafe condition.

For Under 9 and Under 10 the following modifications apply:
- The goalkeeper may not punt or drop kick the ball.
- A build out line will be marked on the field between the penalty area and the half line.
- When the goalkeeper has possession of the ball in his or her hands the opposing team must move behind the build out line.
- During a goal kick the opposing team must move behind the build out line.
​​​​- Offside will not apply between halfway line and the build out line.

§Player cards required for Under 13 through Under 19.

Rev. 08.21.17