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Changes for Fall 2017

Changes coming to BESA in the Fall 2017 Season

Below are the changes coming from US Soccer to all soccer associations across the USA. 

There will be changes made to the U5 – U8 age groups with regards to playing time beginning Fall 2017.
U5 & U6’s will now play 4 quarters of 8 minutes each and not 10 minutes. U7 & U8 will play 4 quarters of 10 minutes each and not 12 minutes. USSF does not want U7/U8 playing virtually the same amount of time as the U9/U10 age groups.

U9 / U10 Build-Out Line Playing Rules


The build out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting.


When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play (from the opponent] the opposing team must move

behind the build out line.


Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate


(Punting is not allowed).


After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.

If the opposing team reenters the build out area prior to the ball being put in play, the keeper will repeat the previous restart.

If a goalkeeper punts the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

If the punt occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the

nearest point to where the infringement occurred


If a member of the opposing team does not move outside the build out line and becomes involved in play an indirect free kick will

be awarded to the attacking team.

Please download the files and read at your convenience.