For the Fall 2016 Season NFYSL will only have 12U and under NON-Heading Divisions. For Spring 2017 there will be Heading and Non-Heading 12U Division
FYSA Heading Guidelines
In conjunction with US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, Florida Youth Soccer Association will be instituting a heading ban for players age 10 and younger. In accordance with the recent U.S. Soccer recommendations on concussion risk management.
FYSA has eliminated heading in matches for player’s age 10-years-old and younger (2006-11u and younger), per the new calendar year registration guidelines.
League, tournaments, and other FYSA sanctioned events that include 2006-11u and younger age group teams heading will not be permitted.
Leagues and tournaments shall allow for 2005-12u heading age divisions. Leagues and tournaments will be permitted to form 2005/2006-12u non heading divisions. (see playing up guidelines)
Teams that opt for 2005-2006-12u non heading divisions shall only participate in non-heading divisions and tournaments.
Playing Up Rule
211.3 Playing up (above a player’s normal age group):
It is FYSA's policy that all players compete at a level they are capable of both physically and developmentally. In order for a player to move up more than one birth year will require approval from the affiliate's director of coaching or agent of record and FYSA Director of Coaching.
Failure to obtain proper permissions may result in the player being removed from the team’s roster and sanctions against the team/club.
Playing Up Logistics and Guidelines
Playing up requests will not be reviewed until July 15 and added to rosters after August 1st.
Below is the chart that will be used in determining the ability to play up.
The playing up submissions need to be submitted by Tuesday and will be reviewed on Wednesday each week.
Submissions may be made either through GotSoccer for individual players. Spreadsheets should be use for multiple groups of players playing up to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Playing up requests should be made in regards to player development purposes. Factors to be considered are technical, physical, and psychological. All of these factors should be present for it to be developmentally appropriate.
Playing up requests should not be made for logistic or club/family convenience.
For special considerations a club’s Agent of Record, Registrar, or Director of Coaching can submit via the GotSoccer . The considerations will be considered mainly for players 15u and above.
For special considerations a club’s Agent of Record, Registrar, or Director of Coaching can submit via the GotSoccer . The considerations will be considered only for players U15 and above.
Below is the chart that will be utilized to make determinations as to the level a player can play up to.
10u and below
2007 and below
No approval needed
1 year after the player reaches the age of 11 or player is participating in a non-heading league/tournament division
12u (Sept.-Dec birthdate) to 14u
Approval needed for 12u
12u (Jan-Aug.) to 14u
15u (Jan-Aug.) or older
Here are the new roster numbers.
6 and Under: The maximum team roster size is eight (8).
8 and Under: The maximum team roster size is eight (8).
10 and Under: The maximum team roster size is twelve (12).
12 and Under: The maximum team roster size is sixteen (16).
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The technical area extends 1 m (1 yd) on either side of the designated seated area and extends forward up to a distance of 1 m (1 yd) from the touch line.
It is recommended that markings are used to define this area. Required by League
The number of persons permitted to occupy the technical area is defined by the competition rules. Max of 3 and they must be listed on the roster and have coaches cards
The occupants of the technical area are identified before the beginning of the match in accordance with the competition rules. During team check-in with the ref
Only one person at a time is authorised to convey tactical instructions and he must return to his position after giving these instructions.
The coach and other officials must remain within the confines of the technical area except in special circumstances, for example, a physiotherapist or doctor entering the field of play, with the referee's permission, to assess an injured player.
The coach and other occupants of the technical area must behave in a responsible manner.
2016/2017 NFYSL Board of Directors Executive Committee