Long Island Junior Soccer League

Match Conditions – Rules & Regulations

  1. Length of match conditions – 15 to 20 minutes each. Teams will play up to three (3)
    separate match conditions over the course of the Club Development Day.
  2. Ball size – #3
  3. Format, Field & Goal size
    – 4 v 4 Play, NO GK’s
    – Field size 25yds x 35yds
    – Goal size 4’ x 6’
  4. Referees
    – The games will be managed by the coaches.
    – There is a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for any type of dissent or abuse
    (physical or verbal) towards the staff or coaches who are managing the games
  5. Equipment
    – Appropriate equipment must be worn at all times.
    – No player may play while wearing any type of cast, even if covered.
    – Please do not allow players to play with cleats that may be dangerous to
    – All players must wear shin guards that are fully covered by socks.
    – Players may not wear jewelry. Taped earrings ARE NOT acceptable. Hard
    clips or beads may not be worn in the hair.
    – Uniform shirts should be of non-conflicting colors. Pinnies can be used if there is
    a conflict between teams.
  6. Players
    – Must be registered (LIJSL/ENYYSA) intramural player within club program,
    – If a team is short of players, teams can play the same number of players on the
    field or the team who is short players can borrow from the other team.
  7. Injuries
    – When a player gets hurt, we must stop the game immediately. The injured
    player must come off the field. A substitution can be made for the injured player.
    The injured player may return through a normal substitution. The match restarts
    with a drop ball at the place where the ball was at time of injury.
  8. Substitutions
    – Substitutions may be made on the fly
    – If a substitution is being made due to injury, both teams may substitute at that
  9. Kick-Ins
    – When ball is played out over the touchline, restart play with a Kick-In for the
    opposing team. Defending team should be appropriate distance away (3yds).
  10. Restarts
    – All free kicks will be indirect, there are no penalty kicks. Corner kicks and goal
    kicks will be taken from the area of the respective goal or corner. Kick offs to start
    play or after a goal is scored will be taken from the half way line and the
    opposition should be 3yds from the ball on their own half of the field.
  11. Build-Out line – Goal Kicks
    – To encourage possession a “first touch is free” approach for goal kicks should be
    observed. Defending team’s players should not pressure goal kicks until that
    player takes a touch. The defending players should be asked to retreat halfway
    down the field when it’s a goal kick.
  12. Offsides
    – Only blatant offside will be called. It is expected that players do no goal-hang in
    this type of environment.
  13. Spectators
    – Players & Coaches on same touchline
    – All spectators MUST remain in the area designated for spectators
    – Coaches are fully responsible for the behavior of their team’s spectators.
    – Reminder: All Coaches, Players and Spectators are member-guests of LIJSL.
    Please respect facility rules, No Smoking, Pets or Adult Beverages
    allowed. Kindly place any garbage in designated receptacles.
  14. Our overall objective is to promote a high energy, fun filled match condition for the
    players to maximize the experience.
  15. Concerns or issues of any kind are to be addressed through your HOME club’s
    Coordinator who will speak with LIJSL on site staff.