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Please note that in the LCSL, the LCSL rules supercede the FIFA rules. The LCSL rules are based on the FIFA rules, but adapted for youth play.
 
Nevertheless, information on what is and what is not off-sides, for example, is universal. The FIFA information is an excellent resource in this regard.
THE BUILD OUT LINE RULES
THESE RULRS SUPERSEDES ANY OUTHER RULES FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE
COACHES PLEASE MAKE REFEREES AWARE OF OUR LCSL RULES 
U7 no off Sides , but start teaching the concept of off Sides.
U8 no off Sides BUT no cherry picking in the area between the 18 yard box and the build out line.
No off Sides from build out line and the center line.
U9;u10
All build out line rules go into effect.
Off sides Will be called  from build out line to the end line(goal line). 
LCSL IS FOLLOWING RULES IMPLEMENTED ON 2017 IN A HANDOUT FROM USS SOCCER.
OFFSIDES STARTS AT BUILD OUT LINE!!!!!!!
FOR U9 AND U10 
U9 U10,  BALL IS IN PLAY FROM GOALIE WHEN BALL GOES OVER THE 18 YARD BOX, DEFENSE CAN THEN ATTACK AND GO OVER BUILD OUT LINE
GOALIE CAN DO A FAST START.
6 SECOND GOALIE RULE STARTS WHEN ALL DEFENDERS ARE ON CORRECT SIDED OF BUILD OUT LINE, COMMON SENSE HERE
U8 U7 NO OFFSIDES CALLED
BUILD OUT LINE NEEDED SO PLAYERS IN U7 U8 GET USED TO THE LINE BEING THERE AND STSRT TEACHING PLAYERS TO FALL BACK ON DEFENSE.
NO FOUL TO BE CALLEF IN U7 U8
ALL FOULS CALLED ARE STILL AND ALWAYS WILL BE INDIRECT KICKS
U7 u8 u9 u10 rules 
Defense must move back after their offense takes a shot and goalie gets the ball. Or after a corner kick when goalie controls or has possession of ball. Same for PK s in u9 u10 ( no pk s in u7u8)
Basically, anytime the goalie has possession, defense must retreat behind build out line.
On goal kicks, goalie or field player kicks ball from the 6 yard box, just like before, by defense retreats behind build out line.
No Off sides ,from build out line to the center line for offense. Can't be offside on your half of the field.
Goalie in all ages can throw or roll or put ball down and dribble.
CANNOT PUNT OR DROP KICK THE BALL after they are in possession of ball after a save.
QUICK RULES. If goalie saves the ball, defense moves behind line and goalie passed to an outside player to bring ball up to pass or whatever they want to do with it.
Reduces the pressure of moving ball from the back.
Remember, no heading the ball till u12.
I sure I forgot something.
Paul
 
 
This document is a quick 1 page reference guide for coaches and referees to use.
 
LCSL Specific Rules by Age Group
 
Regarding Reschedules
ALL reschedules must go through the HOME TEAMS REPRESENTATIVE, The COACHES should NOT be contacting the LCSL Referee Assignor or the LCSL Scheduler, only the LCSL Representatives. 

How Do I Cancel Games Due To Weather? 
After the 8:00 AM (Saturday) or 4:00 PM (weekday) deadline only the referee can cancel a game. (Not the coaches)
If you choose to cancel before the deadline, the home team is responsible for notifying:
  • The LCSL Referee Assigner
  • Coaches for the visiting teams
  • The LCSL Webmaster (so an announcement can be placed on the website)

The only way a game is canceled by weather is if the Fields Rep or LCSL Rep of that community goes to the fields and deems them unplayable by 8 am. Coaches cannot cancel games, and no one except for the referee can cancel a game after 8 AM.
 
Rule Change (Effective Spring 2013)
 
U8 games are now 6v6 with a keeper. The roster size limit is 12. And the field can be played on a u8 or u9/10 Depending on the field availibility of the home team.
 
There is no Silent Saturday.
 
 
 
Rule Change Repealed (Effective Fall 2009)
  • Passbacks to the goalkeeper are not allowed at all ages with goalkeepers.  An indirect free kick shall be awarded at the spot of the foul, per FIFA rules.
  • Note, the passpack itself is legal, the penalty comes into play if the goalkeeper handles the pass with his or her hands.  If the goalkeeper plays the passback with his or her feet, there is no penalty.
 
Rule Change (Effective Fall 2009)
  • When a team has a 5 goal lead, the losing team may add a player.  For full sided games (11 v 11), this division does Not follow the add player rule.
  • Cannot play with 12 players on the field!! Or take one off.
  • If the losing team scores a goal to bring the lead down to 4, the removed player may be replaced (or the added player must be removed).
  • When a team has a 7 goal lead, losing team may add a 2nd player (or the winning team must remove a 2nd player)
  • If the losing team scores a goal to bring the lead down to 6, the 2nd added player must be removed (or 1 removed player may be added back).
  • Winng by 10 or more goals , the coach will get an email, second offense, same email but will only get 1pt for win.
  • 8/2019 meeting voted on.

 
Should any of you not be sure of any rules or have questions, please feel free to contact your LCSL Representative.  Referee assignors, please make sure all referees are reminded should they red card a coach, that we will need a written report and their player pass should be taken and forwarded per the game card.