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2022 CASL Rec Soccer Coaching Info

All US Soccer Rules apply, unless stated otherwise

There will be 15-20 minutes of skill development practice prior to the start of the scheduled game. Coaches and/or spectators are not to pressure the Referee to begin the game early. Referee’s should be respected by coaches and spectators throughout the entirety of the game.

Length of Games:

PreK/K: (2) 20 Minute Halves

1st/2nd: (2) 25 Minute Halves

3rd/4th: (2) 30 Minute Halves

5th/6th: (2) 30 Minute Halves

Number of Players on the Field/Ball Size:

PreK/K: Total of 6 (5 Field and 1 Goalie) Ball Size #3

1st/2nd: Total of 7 (6 Field and 1 Goalie) Ball Size #3

3rd/4th: Total of 7 (6 Field and 1 Goalie) Ball Size #4

5th/6th: Total of 9 (8 Field and 1 Goalie) Ball Size #4

Player Equipment:

  1. Field players on the same team must have the same color and style of jerseys. Keepers must have a different color jersey from their team and the opponent jersey color.
  2. Shin guards are required to be worn by all players.
  3. Only soft-cleats (non-metal) are allowed.
  4. No jewelry may be worn.
  5. Players may not wear any item of equipment that may be dangerous to themselves or others. The referee has the final decision.

Retreat Rule during Goal Kick or whenever Ball is in Goalie’s Hands:

-This rule will apply for PreK/K, 1st/2nd, and 3rd/4th age groups only.

-This does not apply for 5th/6th

-Punting is only allowed in 5th/6th Age group


-Not allowed at any level.

-If a player deliberately heads the ball in a match, the referee shall award an indirect free kick to the opposing team at the spot of the infraction. If the heading occurs within the penalty area, the referee shall move the ball outside the penalty area and award an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

Game Cancellations:

-Games are only canceled by the VP’s of Rec or the Referee and with discussions with the other coaches at the game site. In the instance a Referee doesn’t show up /one not scheduled, please have a coach step in and volunteer to referee the game.

Important Contacts:

Apryl Jackson (VP of Rec)

Sara Baskin (VP of Rec)

Laurie McFetridge (Field Maintenance & Scheduling Practices)

Jill Ehrlinger (Treasurer/Referee Coordinator)

Eric Ward (Coaching Director/Referee Coordinator)

Mark Annesi (Coaching Director)

Jackie Corbett (Coaching Director)

Thank you for your time and willingness to coach our CASL Rec teams this season!!