United Academy League Rules and Guidelines
Information for Referee's 
updated 09/17/2013

¨      FIFA Laws will be applied to all age groups except as identified below:

Age

*Format

Team

Cost

Ref Fees

Per Team

Game Day 

Field Size

Roster

Start Min.

Ball Size

Offsides

 

U7

7v7

$400

$12

Sunday

40 x 60

14

5

3

Y

22 min / H

U8

7v7

$400

$12, $18

Sunday

50 x 80

14

5

3

Y

22 min / H

U9

9v9

$400

$12, $18

 Sunday

50 x 80

16

6

4

Y

25 min /H

U10

Silver

9v9

$400

$14, $20

Sunday

50 x 80

16

6

4

Y

30 min/H

U10

Gold

11v11

$500

$14, $20

 Sunday

65 x100

18

7

4

Y

30 min/H

 *NEW PLATINUM SATURDAY LEAGUE

 U9
Platinum

 9v9

 $400

$12, $18

 Saturday

50x80

16

6

4

Y

25 min /H 

 U10 Platinum

11v11 

$500 

$14, $20

Saturday 

 65x100

18

7

 4

Y

30 min /H 

 *  All formats above include keeper.

Game Day Rules:

  • All substitutions are at sole discretion of referee who may permit a team to substitute at any stoppage

 Game Day Paperwork and Required Forms:

  • Each team will need a Game Report at each game and Academy forms for all players at each game
  • Teams will give a completed game report to the Referees before each game

  • Game Report must include player names, jersey numbers, and NTSSA player registration number of EVERY player who will  be playing in the match
  • Any coach or team mgr to be seated on the players’ side of the field must be listed in the Game report
  • Referees will return all Game Reports with game scores to the teams – teams will fax or scan and email to the designated UAL office.  Exception is for games with a Red Card(s)

General Information:

    ·         Players must be born 6 prior to August 1st to be eligble for the Fall/Spring soccer year.

·         Players must be an age pure U7 before any play up may occur. 
 A U7 may play up to U8, U8 may play up to U9 and U9 may play up to U10. 
 A player can may  play up  2 age groups with the approval of the UAL League Director only.

·         Teams cannot have players play down in any games.

·        8 games scheduled, 6 games guaranteed. 
In the event of rainouts in the last 2 games of the scheduled season, games may not be rescheduled if space and time does not allow

·         Games will be played on Sundays at Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano fields

·         Standings will not be kept for the U7 - U9 age groups

·         Two corner flags per team are required (Note: some location may provide flags)

·         Offsides will be called in all divisions of play.

·         All substitutions are sole discretion of the referee who may permit a team to substitute at any stoppage.

·        Each team is responsible for paying the officials half the fee at the game.
A team that forfeits is responsible for paying the full referee fee for that game. Fees must be paid before the team is eligible to play in their next scheduled game.

·        Game Report must include player’s name, jersey numbers and NTSSA player registration of every player who will be participating in the match. The form must be submitted to the head official before each game.  Only registered players may participate.  Each player must be registered with the local NTSSA home association in which the player resides in.  The coach must have a copy of each players academy form at the game.

·         If a red card is issued the Center Official will turn the game report to the league director otherwise, the coach must submit the game report to McKinney Soccer Association office via fax or email within 24 hours of the competition.

      Fax: 972.548.8322 

      Email: msasoccer@sbcglobal.net

·         All coaches and assistant must be registered with an NTSSA Association with a completed background check.
Every rostered adult must have on a current ID Badge from an NTSSA member association.

            This League will follow NTSSA Rule.

 Soccer Academies

1. A “Soccer Academy” is a group of Under 7 through Under 10 registered NTSSA recreational players who desire to participate with other players without following the recreational team formation rules. Players must register with their home association and may or may not be on a recreational team, unless required to be on a recreational team by their home association. Academies are to be governed by NTSSA Youth Associations, and NTSSA Youth Associations may host as many Soccer Academies as they deem desirable. Academy teams are governed by the league in which they participate. (If more than one association is involved in an academy league an A&D committee should be in place.)

 2. Coaches, trainers, administrators, etc., of Soccer Academies must have satisfactorily passed the criminal background check and information sent to NTSSA.

 3. Soccer Academy play is in addition to recreational play.  Players may join any Soccer Academy of their choosing within their age group, and are not required to obtain a release from their NTSSA recreational team to participate on an Academy Team.  Players must present a form of proof of registration signed by their home association registrar each time they participate with an Academy.  Players may join as many Soccer Academies as they like as long as the Soccer Academy is recognized by a North Texas Soccer Member Youth Association.  No formal contract or written commitment may be signed by or on behalf of the player to commit a player to an Academy team.  The Academies may charge a fee to cover expenses in addition to the player’s recreational soccer registration fees.  Academy players may participate in only one Academy tournament at a time.  Violations of this rule shall results in sanctions against the offending party (coach, assistant coach, manager, parent, or other team representative), which could include suspension from all soccer activities for a period of time. (Updated Jan 2013)