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By-Law XII Rules of Play

A: F.I.F.A – Laws of the Game
The Rules of Play, for all contests sanctioned by this League, shall be the Laws of the Game as published by the F.I.F.A. with those modifications published in these By- Laws and/or special rules and regulations for Cup or Championship Competition.
B: Duration of Game and Ball Size
DIVISION – DURATION OF GAME – BALL SIZE
Under 19, 18 & 17’s play 2 x 45 minute halves with a size #5 ball
Under 16 & 15’s play 2 x 40 minute halves with a size #5 ball
Under 14 & 13’s play 2 x 35 minute halves with a size #5 ball
Under 12 & 11’s play 2 x 30 minute halves with a size #4 ball
Under 10, 9 & 8’s play 2 x 25 minute halves with a size #4 ball
There shall be no overtime periods in regular League competition.
C: Half-time Periods
Half-time periods shall be a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes as designated by the referee.
D: Orthopedic Cast
A player wearing an orthopedic cast shall not be eligible to participate in any League sponsored game.
E: Charging the Goalkeeper
Charging the goalkeeper shall not be permitted in the penalty-area. However, no attempt shall be made by the opposing team to gain control of the ball once a goalkeeper has possession of the ball. (Possession is a finger, arm or leg on a stationary ball brought under control by the goalkeeper.) No attempt to harass or interfere with the kick shall be permitted when the goalkeeper is attempting to put the ball in play. These rules are designed to protect the goalkeeper without giving the goalkeeper any advantage. However, in the judgment of the referee, any question as to the safety of the goalkeeper shall favor the goalkeeper. Any goalkeeper, who in the opinion of the referee, is abusing these rules in order to move the ball down field shall be warned and an indirect kick awarded the opposing team if the warning is not complied with.
F: Goal Kicks
Goal kicks for all age groups will be conducted consistent with the USYSA guidance for that age group.
G:Corner Kicks
Corner kicks for all age groups will be conducted consistent with the USYSA guidance for that age group.
H: Drop Ball in the Penalty Area
Drop ball situations for all age groups will be conducted consistent with the U.S.Y.S.A. guidance for that age group
I: Playing Time
All registered players in attendance at non-Division 1 League games must participate and play at least one-half game. No period of play time is required for Division 1 players.
J: Substitution
Substitution shall be as per E.N.Y.Y.S.A. Rules, to wit: Substitutes may be made at any stoppage of play, by either team, with the notification to, and permission of, the referee.
K: Excessive Goal Differential 7 Goals
No goal differential in excess of 7 goals is acceptable. If any team exceeds a seven (7) goal differential the following will occur:
1st Offense – warning to coach and club.
2nd Offense – one game suspension to the coach and $100 fine to the club.
3rd Offense – three game suspension to the coach and $200 fine to the club.
4th Offense – six months suspension to the coach and $500 fine to the club. Revised 12/06