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The Long Valley Rec Soccer Association plays by the FIFA Laws of the game, with modifications indicated below:

 

Division Kindergarten Pee Wee Minor Major Senior
Grades K 1-2 3-4 5-7 8-12
Players 3v3 4v4 7v7 9v9 11v11
Game Time 10 min qtr 10 min qtr 12 min qtr 30 min half 30 min half
Ball Size 3 3 4 5 5
Offsides? No No Yes Yes Yes
Heading? No No No No Yes
Punting? No No No No Yes
Build-out Line? Yes* Yes* Yes No No

 

For a description of the Build-out Line, please refer to the following:

 

LVRSA Modifications to the Laws of the Game

Law 1 – The Field
Size of the field will vary based upon age level. (See chart above)

Law 2 – The Ball
The ball will vary based upon age level. (See chart above)

Law 3 – The Number of Players
The number of players will vary based upon age level. (See chart above) Unlimited substitutions at any stoppage of play, at the referee’s discretion.

Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment
No hard casts

Law 5 – The Referee
No modification

Law 6 – The Other Match Officials
No Assistant Referees in LVRSA – a parent-volunteer will act as a club linesman

Law 7 – Duration of the Match
The duration of the match will vary based upon age level. (See chart above)

Law 8 – Start and Restart of Play
No modification

Law 9 – Ball In and Out of Play
No modification

Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match
No modification

Law 11 – Offside
Kindergarten and PeeWee only: Offside is not enforced, but please encourage involvement in the play, and discourage intentional "cherry-picking".

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
Kindergarten, Pee Wee, and Minor only: Heading the ball is not permitted. Result is an indirect kick.

Law 13 – Free Kicks
Kindergarten, Pee Wee and Minors only: All opponents must remain at least eight yards away from the kick until the ball is in play.

Law 14 – Penalty Kick
Kindergarten and Pee Wee only: There are no penalty kicks. Direct free kick fouls inside the penalty area are moved to an area outside the penalty area nearest to where the foul occurred.

Law 15 – Throw-in
Kindergarten, Pee Wee and Minors only: Additional attempt permitted for an improper throw-in.

Law 16 – Goal Kick
Kindergarten, Pee Wee and Minors only: Opponents are to remain behind the build-out line until the ball is in play. The team taking the goal kick does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game beforehand should they so choose. The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area.  Note: The build-out line will be midfield for Kindergarten and PeeWee.

Law 17 – Corner Kick
Kindergarten, Pee Wee and Minors only: All opponents must remain at least eight yards away from the corner arc until the ball is in play.