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MYSA Rules Manual

[Updated: 12/11/2013]

PREFACE
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)
SECTION 1.0 AFFILIATION & REGISTRATION
1.1 Membership Categories and Competitive Status
1.2 Membership Requirements, Application Procedures, Membership Renewal
and Change in Competitive Status
1.3 Player Registration
1.4 Team & Coach Registration
1.5 Youth Participation in Adult Games
1.6 Fees Determined Annually by Board of Directors
SECTION 2.0 MYSA RECREATION PROGRAM
2.1 General Policies for Recreational Play
2.2 Recreational Programs
SECTION 3.0 MYSA RECREATION PLUS PROGRAM
3.1 Purpose
3.2 Philosophy
3.3 Oversight
3.4 Administrative Rules
3.5 Rules of Play
3.6 Behavior
3.7 Sanctions
SECTION 4.0 MYSA COMPETITIVE PLAY
4.1 General Policies for All Age Levels and Competitive Divisions
4.2 League Operations U13 and Older
4.3 League Operations U9, U10, U11 and U12
4.4 MYSA Sponsored Tournaments
SECTION 5.0 MIDWEST REGIONAL LEAGUE
SECTION 6.0 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS, FRIENDLY GAMES AND TOURNAMENT TRAVEL
6.1 General Guidelines for Teams Participating in Invitational Tournaments
6.2 Friendly Games
6.3 Tournament-Only Teams and Tournament Teams
6.4 Travel to Invitational Tournaments Outside MYSA Jurisdiction
SECTION 7.0 MYSA MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAWS OF THE GAME
General
7.1 LAW 1 – The Field of Play
7.2 LAW 2 – The Ball
7.3 LAW 3 – The Number of Players
7.4 LAW 4 – The Players' Equipment
7.5 LAW 5 – The Referee
7.6 LAW 6 – The Assistant Referees
7.7 LAW 7 – The Duration of the Match
7.8 LAW 8 – The Start and Restart of Play
7.9 LAW 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play [No MYSA modifications]
7.10 LAW 10 – The Method of Scoring [No MYSA modifications]
7.11 LAW 11 – Offside
7.12 LAW 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
7.13 LAW 13 – Free Kicks
7.14 LAW 14 – The Penalty Kick
7.15 LAW 15 – The Throw-In [No MYSA modifications]
7.16 LAW 16 – The Goal Kick
7.17 LAW 17 – The Corner Kick
SECTION 8.0 CONDUCT
8.1 Honor Code
8.2 Prohibited Behavior
8.3 Sanctions
SECTION 9.0 RED CARD SANCTIONS
SECTION 10.0 PREMIER LEAGUES
10.1 Number of Teams
10.2 Placement in a Premier League
10.3 Teams Playing in the US Youth Soccer National League - Midwest Region
10.4 Application Requirements
GLOSSARY
TABLES