13U Laws



Field of Play – The field will be 50 x 80 yards with goals at each end. 

BALL (Law 2)

Size 4

Numbers of Players (Law 3) – 7v7 with Goalkeepers. The goalkeeper must be designated with a shirt that does not match any field players. (Any color other than red or white). Substitutions are made at a stoppage after a referee acknowledges a player to enter from the mid line. Also, a coach may sub a player or a referee may ask for a substitute instead of using the carding procedure. Other substitutions are required based upon the score.


Uniform (Law 4) - Club uniform, shirt tucked in, shin guards (covered by socks), shirt color (home team red), shoes (cleats or flats- no front or metal cleats)

Safety of Children

(shoes, shin guards)

Referee (Law 5) – One center referee is required to take the game, club will attempt to provide assistant referees to run lines. In the event that no referee can be found then a parent must fill-in as a referee.


Referee or parent

Length of Game (Law 7)

Halves 25 minutes.

50 Minutes

Kick Off (Law 8) Center of field, direct - ball can be kicked in any direction and not be touched a 2nd time by same player.

Direct kick

(Defense outside circle)

Scoring (Law 10) 1. If a team gains an advantage of 4 goals, the losing team may place an additional player on the field.  If the advantage goes below 4 goals, the losing team must remove the extra player from the field.

2. A further player may be added for the losing team if the advantage goes over 6 goals. 

1. To attempt to create a more fair and equitable match. 

 2. To remind coaches that the objective of the League is for the kids to have fun.   

Fouls (Law 11) - Opponent 10 yards away from the ball. Direct Kicks - kicking, tripping, jumping, charging, pushing, slide tackling, holding another player and handling ball (goalies)

Indirect kicks - pass back to goalies hands, and unfair play.

Indirect/direct free kick

Penalty Kick (Law 14) - PK from 10 yards from the goal line, all field players must stand outside of the penalty area box and arc during penalty kick (except for the kicker). The goalkeeper may stand on the goal line facing towards the kicker.

Direct Free Kick

Throw In (Law 15) - Opponent 3 yards away. The purpose of the throw in is to get the ball back into play. Give player two chances prior to resumption of play if necessary. Penalty for second foul throw is turnover the throw to the other team.

Throw In


Goal Kick (Law 16) -  When the ball crosses end line off of the offensive player, kick taken anywhere in/around goal area box. Team taking kick can receive the goal kick inside Penalty area. Defenders cannot enter box until kick is taken.

Indirect Free Kick

Corner Kick (Law 17) - When ball goes over goal line off of the defensive player, opponent 10 yards away from the ball. 

Indirect Free Kick

Common Sense (Law 18) – Coaches must play all players at least 50% of the game. Safety first. Coaches may agree to play quarters if they both agree and inform the referee. KEEP PLAYERS OUT OF AND AWAY FROM THE GOALS AND NETS!

Enjoy the game

Heading (Law 19)- Deliberate heading of the soccer ball is not permitted in accordance with new US Soccer regulations.

Indirect Free Kick