New Jersey Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer

Small Sided Soccer
Updated 2013-2014

 


 

Policies for Small Sided Teams and Players
 

1.  Small sided only applies to outdoor teams, U10 and under.

2.  Small-sided teams will register using the same procedures as full side teams with the exception that only a maximum of 14 active players can be on the rosters. Leagues may restrict their roster size to 12.

3.  Small-sided teams can only travel to small-sided tournaments that are non-results oriented.  Non result oriented tournament provide all participants with participation awards and not trophies to winners. Small-sided teams may never travel as a full-sided team.

4.  A small-sided team can not grow to a full-sided team during the current seasonal year.

5.  Secondary passes are not permitted on small-sided teams.


Definitions of Small Sided Players and Teams

U6 Players
U6 players cannot hold a travel team pass and can not play travel team soccer.  They may of course participate in the Club's Recreation program.

U7 Players
U7 players can play on a U8 Travel Team providing a majority (50% +1) of the team are U8.  U7 players cab only play U8 Travel Team Soccer not higher.  Whether a U7 player can play up on a U8 team is a club decision.  U7 players cannot play out of state.

U7 Teams
NJYS does not allow for U7 travel teams.

U8 Players
U8 players can play on a U8, U9, or U10 travel team.  Whether a U8 player can play up on a U9 or U10 team is a club decision.  U8 players cannot play out of state.

U8 Teams
U8 teams can only have U7 and U8 players on its roster.  The roster size is limited to 14 players at any one time and a maximum of 20 players being on the roster during the seasonal year.  The team may not grow to a full sided roster during the seasonal year.

U9 Players
U9 players can play on a U9 or U10 travel team.  Whether a U9 player can play up on a U10 team is a club decision.  U9 players cannot play out of state.

U9 Teams
U9 teams can only have U9 and U8 players on its roster.  The roster size is limited to 14 players at any one time and a maximum of 20 players being on the roster during the seasonal year.  The team may not grow to a full sided roster during the seasonal year.

U10 Players
U10 players play on a U10 team.  U10 players can play up on an U11 team as long as the U11 team has a majority of U11 players.  U10 players cannot play out of state.

U10 Teams
U10 teams can only have U10, U9 and U8 players on its roster.  The roster size is limited to 14 players at any one time and a maximum of 20 players being on the roster during the seasonal year.  The team may not grow to a full sided roster during the seasonal year.