Representative league Rules

The following information covers the rules for the Representative (Competitive) league. This information only applies to this league and not the Recreational league.

EODSA Development Matrix (U8-U12)

Below are leagues specific rules for which should be implemented in these divisions.

7 v 7(U9/U10)

  • 4 quarters of 12 minutes (change ends only at half-time).
  • The goalkeeper is allowed to pick up the ball from a deliberate pass back (only for U9).
  • The retreat line is an imaginary line at 1/3 of the field when taking a goal kick, opposing players may not play the ball until a player from the kicking team has played it or the ball crosses the retreat line.
  • Yellow card will result also in a 5 minutes suspension from the game (player can be substituted).
  • No red cards; in cases of extreme conduct, coach is expected to keep player out of the remainder of the game.
  • Enter all scores as 0-0 in RefCentre as no scores are kept by the league.

9 v 9(U11/U12)

  • 4 quarters of 15 minutes (change ends only at half-time).
  • The retreat line is a line at 1/3 of the field when taking a goal kick, opposing players may not play the ball until a player from the kicking team has played it or the ball crosses the retreat line.
  • Offside will be called.
  • Yellow card will result also in a 5 minutes suspension from the game (player can be substituted).
  • Red card will result in the player taking no further part in the game (player can be substituted).
  • Enter all scores as 0-0 in RefCentre as no scores are kept by the league.

11 v 11(U13+) - ERSL Rules Summary