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Recreational Rules

Rules for the PYSA Recreational League are broken in down into four documents.  Each of the documents describe different aspects of the rules as they pertain to the various recreational leagues.

Recreational Rules

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  • Extra Time, Kicks from the Mark, and Discipline

Plano Youth Soccer Quick Playing Rules Fall 2018

Age Group U4-U5 U6 U7-U8 U9-U10 U11-U12 U13-U14 U15-U16 U17-U19
Game 3v3 or 4v4 4v4 4v4 7v7 9v9 11v11 11v11 11v11
Min to start 2 or 3 3 3 5 6 7 7 7
Game Time 4x10min 4x10min 4x12min 25min halves 30min halves 35min halves 40min halves 45min halves
Field Size 30x20 30x20 35x25 60x40 80x50 Full size Full size Full size
Goal Size 4x6 4x6 4x6 6.5x18.5 6.5x18.5 8x24 8x24 8x24
Goalie No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ball Size 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5

Field, Game Day, and Facilities Rules (Recreational League)

Generally games are played on fields owned by the City of Plano. Some games may be scheduled in neighboring communities. All the participants -- players, coaches, parents and fans – are to respect the facilities. The participants are to obey the rules and regulations of the facility.  In addition,

  • Players are only allowed within the penalty area during game time.  No warm-ups in the penalty areas are allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the area of the playing field.
  • Dogs are not allowed at the fields while games are in progress.
  • Players are to pick up and dispose of all trash at the end of the game.
  • While waiting for the playing field to become available, teams are not to interfere with any game.  At the conclusion of the game, the teams must quickly depart from the fields to allow the next game to begin.
  • Noisemakers are prohibited.
  • Spectators must sit a minimum of five (5) feet from the touchline and should never interfere with the assistant referee's path or view.
  • Videotaping and photography of games should be limited to those matches where your family member is participating.
  • Parents, spectators, and supporters are required to occupy the spectator area (bleacher seats and end of the field) directly across from their team’s player bench.  Parents, spectators, and supporters are not allowed to view the game from the opposing team’s spectator area.

Plano Youth Soccer's enforcement of its rules is limited to its respective jurisdiction of teams, players, spectators, officials, etc within its program scope and not the general public.  However, if a citizen chooses not to comply with a request by PYSA regarding a league regulation, then the citizen may be in violation of City Ordinance 15-3(3) which prohibits the disturbance or interference with a scheduled park activity.

Each sports association approved to utilize the City of Plano's sports fields may adopt and enforce rules for its membership that are more restrictive than Plano's Code of Ordinances, but not less restrictive.


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