U19 Rules

Ancaster Soccer Club U18 Rules

The Game

  • 2 X 45 min halves, 5 minute halftime in between
  • A maximum of 11 players (including the goalie) on the field at one time
  • If a team cannot field a minimum of 7 players, they shall “forfeit” the game.


Substitutions can be made on your own goal kick, corner kick or throw-in with approval from the referee. Piggy-backs are allowed.


A player is in an offside position if:

He/she is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the 2nd last defender. A player is not in an offside position (onside) if:

  • He/she is in their own half of the field of play
  • He/she is level with the second last opponent

There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from:

  • A goal kick
  • A throw-in
  • A corner kick

The restart of an offside is an indirect free kick from where the infraction took place.  Fouls and Stoppages

Penalty Kicks

  • Awarded when an infraction is committed by the defending team in its penalty area.
  • During the penalty kick, all players shall stand outside the penalty area.
  • The ball will be centered 12 m in front of the goal line.
  • The goalie shall stand on the goal line until the ball is kicked.
  • The ball is “live” once kicked, if a goal is scored, the play will restart at half.

Goal Kicks

  • The ball shall be placed anywhere in or on the edge of the 6 yard box.
  • All players should be outside the penalty area (large box) for goal kicks.
  • A player cannot touch the ball until it has exited the penalty area (large box).

Free Kicks

  • Awarded by the referee when an infraction is committed.
  • Opposing players shall be a minimum of 10 m from the ball.
  • Both direct and indirect (two-touch) free kicks may be given depending on the nature of  the foul committed.


If the ball crosses the touch line, a kick in is awarded to the opposing team. Throw-Ins are treated as an indirect free kick where as a goal cannot be scored directly from a throw.