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Elmwood Park AYSO Region 1303

Game Day & Practice Rules

RULES For Elmwood Park AYSO Region 1303
6U & 8U Divisions GAMES & PRACTICE

● 6U = 5 v 5 w/ NO GOALKEEPER.
● 8U = 6 v 6 w/ a Goalkeeper.
● FIRST GAME both divisions set-up goals / corner flags / signs, and LAST GAME both divisions put everything away.
● You must start on time and stop on time.
● Games consist of four 10 min. quarters w/ a 5 min. half and 2 min. between quarters.
● All players are required to play at least 2 full quarters 1 in each half, in every game unless ill or injured. No one plays 4 quarters unless everyone has played 3 full quarters.
● Handball fouls will not be called below the chest.  A ball hitting a player’s hand, arm, elbow when raised will be called a handball foul.
● Short sided games - must be an EPAYSO registered player the same age of or younger than the team they are helping out
● OLDER PLAYERS CAN NOT PLAY DOWN
● NO BLOWOUTS - coaches should challenge higher skilled players in other ways EPHS & OTHER SCHOOL PROPORTIES
● No persons allowed behind goals at anytime.
● No pets, smoking, or alcohol allowed on school property.
● Please pick up your litter and respect school property.
● WEATHER ○ Will receive notification before game (1/2- 1 hour before startt - (games will try to be rescheduled) ○ No call- WE ARE PLAYING show up ○ Thunder/ Lightning during game
          ■ High School has lightning alarm that will sound if within 5 miles of school - heed the alarm.
          ■ Lightning- If you see it- flee it
          ■ Thunder - If you hear it - clear it. EQUIPMENT / ATTIRE
● Shin guards are mandatory for all games / practices, and must be worn under socks or pants at all times
● No player can wear regular glasses without strap or must wear sports goggles.
● CURRENT JERSEYS MUST BE WORN TO ALL GAMES, additional clothes need to be worn under jersey uniform.
● No jewelry - (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, hard headbands) - girls or boys.
● Cleats or gym shoes welcomed - no cleats with front toe spike.
● No gum or candy during game. SPORTMANSHIP / BEHAVOR ● This is FOR FUN, make sure the kids have fun and that all remember that this is for fun!!
● Correct unsportsmanlike behavior, even against own teammates.
● Everyone lines up at end of GAME for clapping hands with other team
● When out, sit and watch and cheer teammates - not by parents, not running around.
● Drinks should stay w/ kids, prior to start of game.
● Coaches  &  Parents PLEASE show RESPECT & SPORTSMANSHIP TO ALL OTHER COACHES, REFEREES, & PARENTS.
● Call your coach as soon as possible if you will not make the game (prior to game day, if possible).

HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE SEASON!! ! !

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