USSF/USCC Mandates - Fall 2017

USSFS / USCC Mandates – Being implemented Fall 2017:

 Fall Team and Field Sizes U8:

  • NCSA will not offer U8 4 v 4 competition
  • NCSA will continue to allow players to play in older age group, applies to full teams as well


Fall Team and Field Sizes U9-U10:

  • 7 v 7
  • Field Size (yards):

Length 55 – 65

Width 35 – 50

  • Game Time:

2 x 30

  • Goal Size (feet):

Min: 12 x 6

Max 18 x 6.5 – 7

  • Roster Size: 14
  • Referee(s): yes (1)
  • Build out line: yes
  • The build out line is used to promote playing the ball out the back in an unpressured setting
  • When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass or throw / roll the ball to a teammate (no punting)
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal
  • The build out line should be equidistant between the penalty area line and the halfway line
  • If goalkeeper punts the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team form 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
  • The build out line will also be used to denote where the offside offenses can be called
  • Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the building out line
  • Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line


 Fall Team and Field Sizes U11-U12:

  • 9 v 9
  • Field Size (yards):

Length 70 - 80

Width 45 – 55

  • Game Time:

2 x 35

  • Goal Size (feet):

Min: 18 x 6.5 - 7

Max 21 x 7

  • Roster Size: 16
  • Referee(s): yes (3)
  • Build out line: no

For Fall 2017 Team and Field Size summary, please click here.

For the full NCSA Presidents Forum presentation, please click here.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: NCSA has modified and hopefully simplified the Build Out Line Rule for U9-10 play based upon the first 4 weeks of experience with the rule.  The new language has been inserted into the Rules of Competition and uploaded into the forms section for continued access.  For your convenience, the new language is as follows:

5.10.1 Build Out Line for U9/U10, 7 v 7 Group Play

The build-out line as defined by US Soccer promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting.  The build out line is subject to the following rules within NCSA:


The build out line is to be placed halfway between the center line and the penalty area line.  It may be (a) painted at the touchline or extended by a dashed line across the field (preferably in a different color than the field lines) or (b) marked by low cones, flat soft and pliable markers or flags at least one yard off the field from the touchline. If no markers are provided by the host club, then the referee shall designate the build out line in any reasonable manner other than painting.


The build out line on the attacking part of the field replaces the halfway line as the point behind which a player cannot be in an offside position.


The team not taking the goal kick must retreat behind the build out line on a goal kick.  The team taking the goal kick may not take the goal kick until the opposing team has moved behind the build out line.  The opposing team may not come past the build out line until the ball is in play, meaning the ball has left the penalty area.


The opposing team must retreat behind the build out line on a keeper save.  The keeper is permitted to wait until the opposing team does so and the 6 second limitation on keeper possession does not start until the opposing team retreats behind the build out line.  The opposing team, having moved behind the build out line, may cross the build out line once the keeper releases the ball from in hand possession.


The opposing team must always make a good faith effort to retreat behind the build out line on a keeper save.  The keeper is permitted to release the ball from in hand possession before the opponents retreat behind the build out line.  In such cases, the opponents may not challenge the ball until (a) the keeper has placed the ball at his or her feet or (b) the keeper has released the ball to a teammate and the teammate has had an opportunity to receive the ball without pressure.  In such cases, the opponent need not retreat behind the build out line before becoming involved with play.


If an opponent violates the prohibitions above on a goal kick or keeper release, the referee must stop play and award an IFK at the spot of the infraction to the team entitled to the protections of the build out line rule.


The goalkeeper may not punt or drop kick the ball.  If the keeper does so, the referee must stop play and award an IFK to the opposing team from the spot of the infraction, subject to Law 13.


Normal FK distance rules apply.  The build out line is not applicable to free kicks.


If you have encountered a situation not covered by this rule revision, please let your division commissioner know. 

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NCSA is pleased to present the new design of  its website together with some new functionality to enhance the use of its public pages on mobile devices.

Highlights of the changes are:

·        The logo (new from the contest last year), page design and background have been updated.

·        The display of articles on the various landing pages (Home, Coaches, Parents, Players, Club, Referee, and Board Pages) have been updated to be more easily readable and to allow for more articles.  This will allow us to offer more content specific articles on various topics and maintain the information for a longer period of time.  The entire article will appear in a pop-up that may be closed when completed, leaving you on the same starting page.

·        The ticker near the top of the page has been updated to allow for multiple, sequential messages in a new format.

·        The entire format of the site has been designed so as to be responsive to the size of the screen on which it is being displayed, making it mobile friendly.  Information is displayed in a tiled format, making it more easily readable on mobile devices, and eliminating the need to scroll across the displayed page.

·        Location of menus on mobile devices will differ as a result: a MENU button appears in the upper right of the screen, which you click to access both the public and post-login (if applicable) menu; once a menu item is selected, the menu is hidden and can be accessed again from the menu button.

·        The Club Information, Schedules and Standings sections (middle 3 top tabs as displayed on a full size device) have been the focus of the redesign in how the information is displayed.  In particular, these sections will display appropriately and proportionately for the size of the device being used so as to provide the data in a much more readable display on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones.

·        Some post-login pages will display more proportionately, but some “original” functions will be better or only accessible from full size devices.  While clearly important, these functions account for a very small percentage of use of the website and will be addressed as soon as possible.

According to Google Analytics, peak usage of the website is on game days.  On a typical Spring Sunday, there are about 50,000 page views by about 5,000 users; while those numbers decrease for the non-game days, the same general pattern continues for which pages are accessed .  Approximately 85% of people use the site without a login and primarily to access game schedules, standings, fields and directions, and coach contact information.  In order to benefit the greatest number of users, we concentrated on providing schedule, standings, coach contact information and field and directions information in a format more easily readable on mobile devices.

Primary game day login users are coaches for Match Day Forms and to report scores as well as referees to check assignments and complete match reports.  We still recommend that post-login functions are performed on full size devices, although coach score reporting should work well from the field immediately after the game on most mobile devices.

 It is possible that a user will encounter an issue with how the website is designed to work, most likely post-login where we could not test all functions.  The programmers corrected conflicting older coding in numerous functions and we have tested these functions extensively; however, there is really no alternative to the rigors of multi-user, wide-ranging live access with the current season.  We are promoting the new design/functions before an off week to minimize disruption.  However, if you do find any function in the public or post-login pages that is not working correctly or as previously, please let us know by emailing the Webmaster at

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Spring 2017 NCSA Flight Winners




Flight Flight Winner (Team) Co-Champs
B8A World Class-Niziolek  
B8BB Ironbound-Rodriguez  
B8BW Jersey City- Tew  
B8CB SDFC-Hunt  
B8CW Arsenal-Gross  
B8D Den of Lions-Abrantes  
B8EB South Hackensack-Serrano  
B8EW New Milford-DelVecchio  
B9A Ironbound-Pernas  
B9BB Hoboken-Junger  
B9BW World Class-Kozeski  
B9CB Tenalfy-Fadmor  
B9CW Arsenal-Gutierrez  
B9DB SC Vistula-Bogusz  
B9DW Saddle Brook-Smith  
B9EB South Hackensack-Serrano  
B9EW Montclair-Carroll  
B9F Glen Ridge-Jordan  
B10A Ironbound-Pernas  
B10BB Bayonne-Bottino  
B10BW MWU-Dove  
B10CB Emerson-Manico  
B10CW Arsenal-Schneider  
B10DB Cougar Utd-Mehlbrech  
B10DW Fort Lee-Bradford Teaneck-Margolin
B10EB Vikings-Ference  
B10EW Montclair-King  
B10F West Essex-Fries  
B11A Den of Lions-Bello  
B11B Emerson-Iachman  
B11BB Montclair-Grbic  
B11BW Ironbound-Machado  
B11C Tenafly-Cangemi  
B11CB Vikings-Dickstein  
B11CW Sportfriends-Giovatto  
B11D Glenridge-Kleinberg  
B11DB Glenridge-Arnett  
B11DW Fairview-Florez  
B11EB Vikings-Cohen  
B11EW SoHackensack-Ruiz  
B12A RamapoValley-Callahan  
B12B Nutley-DeRossa  
B12BB MWU-Yamamoto  
B12BW Tenafly-Pimeta  
B12CB RamapoValley-Legg  
B12CW Maroons-Boogaert  
B12DB JerseyCity-DePaz  
B12DW Secaucus-Munoz  
B12EB SoHackensack-Jimenez  
B12EW Saddlebrook-Damore  
B13A Fairview-Ponce  
B13BB Arsenal-Moon  
B13BW Jersey City-Clarke  
B13CB WayneBG-Roca  
B13CW Secaucus-Kelly  
B13DB Maroons-Ewell  
B13DW SCVistula-Janeczko  
B13E Arsenal-Schneider  
B14A UnionCity-Villagomez  
B14B Ironbound-DaSilva  
B14CB Dragons-Foley  
B14CW NoBergen-Garcia  
B14DB Rockland-Patrikis  
B14DW Montclair-Abrahams  
B14E Leonia-Cortez  
B15A Clarkstown-B15A-Kcira  
B15B WayneBG-B15B-Mahler  
B15C Hackensack-B15C-Nerio  
B15D Dragons-B15D-Wofse  
B16A Fairview-B16A-Macias  
B16B Mahwah-B16B-Slaughter  
B16C Teaneck-B16C-Einhorn  
B17A FairLawn-B17A-Arriola  
B17B Arsenal-B17B-Ippolito  
B19A Belleville-B19A-Figueiredox  
B19B ENGLWD-B19B-Oviedo  
B19C CougarUtd-B19C-Spina  
B19D GlenRidge-B19D-Kleinberg  




Flight Winner (Team)





G8A Clarkstown-G08A-Samimi  
G8B Tenafly-G08B-Neuman  
G8C SaddleBR-G08C-Wien Spartan-G08C-Giugliano
G9A Clarkstown-G09A-Kcira  
G9BB Maroons-G09BB-Schoenherr  
G9BW Verona-G09BW-DiNatale  
G9C NewMilford-G09C-Langschultz  
G9D FairLawnAllSports-G09D-Rubin  
G9E RYSA-G09E-Frederick  
G9F GlenRidge-G09F-Nix  
G10A Torpedoes-G10A-Meaney  
G10B WestEssex-G10B-Hain  
G10CB Aviators-G10CB-Castellano  
G10CW Bergenfield-G10CW-Acosta WorldClassFC-G10CW-Munnelly
G10D WayneBG-G10D-Adrian  
G10EB GlenRock-G10EB-Hochman  
G10EW WestEssex-G10EW-Morrello Verona-G10EW-Lambert
G11A WorldClassFC-Creary  
G11B FairLawnAllSports-Rand  
G11C GlenRock-Pappalardo  
G11DB SDFC-Loya  
G11DW NoBergen-Belfki  
G11E Ajax-Buttacavoli  
G11FB Leonia-Ghetie  
G11FW Americans-Guarini  
G12A Maroons-Grassi  
G12BB NoRockland-Alessi  
G12BW Clarkstown-Gillule  
G12C Lyndhurst-Augustyniak  
G12DB RamapoValley-Corini  
G12DW Maroons-Gessman  
G12E Torpedoes-Mejias  
G12F NoRockland-Servetah  
G13A Torpedoes - Farr  
G13B Montclair - Brumbach  
G13C Bergenfield - Pasigan  
G13DB Vikings - Yako  
G13DW Bayonne - Janeczko  
G13E West Essex - Doer  
G14A Torpedos - Donnelly  
G14B Fairlawn Allsports - Aranias  
G14C Clifton - Winkler  
G14D Tenafly- Bergman  
G14E North Bergen - Gonzalez  
G15A Dragons-G15A-Brown  
G15B Ironbound-G15B-Esteves  
G15C Nutley-G15C-Conklin  
G19A Mahwah-G19A-Aronson  
G19B Hackensack-G19B-Andrade  
G19CB Hoboken-G19CB-Battaglia  
G19CW Ajax-G19CW-Cruz  
G19D SaddleBR-G19D-Ulshoefer  
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