Teams: The Concord Youth Soccer League is made up of nine age-group leagues.
School Age Co-ed #of Field Players Length of game
Pre-Kindergarten Yes 6 4-6 min qtrs
Kindergarten Yes 6 4-10 min qtrs.
First Grade Yes 7 4-10 min qtrs.
Second Grade Yes 7 4-10 min qtrs.
Third Grade Yes 9 4-10 min qtrs.
Fourth Grade Yes 9 4-10 min qtrs.
Boys Fifth/Sixth Boys Only 9 4-12 min qtrs.
Girls Fifth/Eighth Girls Only 9 4-12 min qtrs.
Boys Seventh thru Twelfth Co-ed 9 4-15 min qtrs.
Girls Ninth thru Twelfth Co-ed 9 4-15 min qtrs.
Note: Number of field players includes goalie.
Coaches on the Field: Coaches are permitted on the field for kindergarten and first grade. Only one coach is allowed on the field, and the coach must remain in the defensive end of the field.
Equipment: Shin guards are required for all age groups. No jewelry is allowed! Only approved soccer cleats are allowed, and no steel cleats are permitted. All players must wear uniforms provided by CYS.
Participation: Each players is required to play at least three-quarters of each game. Grades K-5/6 are limited to substituting only at the start of quarters with the exception of injuries. The seventh thru twelfth grade leagues have free substitution, but are still required to play all players for ¾ of the game.
Off-Sides: We will not attempt to explain the off-sides rules here. Please read the Rule Book. Off-sides generally will not be called in the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade age groups. If an offensively player consistently is posted deep in the team's offensive zone, the referee may make the call.
Ties: Ties will not be broken during regular season games. Ties will be broken during tournament games. Two additional five-minute overtime periods will be played followed by a shoot-out, in the event the overtime periods do not break the tie.
Rules: Most generally-accepted soccer rules are observed by CYS. The board reserves the right to amend its rules at any time