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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2018 Spring Cup Winners

Another year, another great day!

Thank you to all who participated.

Congratulations to all the 2018 Spring Cup Winners!!!!

Bu9 Ironbound-Rodriguez
Bu10 SoHack-Serrano
Bu11 Bayonne-McLeon
Bu12 Tenafly-Gonzalez
Bu13 NoValley-Rosenblum
Bu14 JerseyCity-Clarke
Gu9 Arsenal-Benisatto
Gu10 GlenRock-McNair
Gu11 Thistle-Natosi
Gu12 Maroons-Handy
Gu13 NoRockland-Hanchar
Gu14 Torpedoes-Donnelly
Gu15 RamapoValley-Eichele


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Spring 2018 NCSA Flight Winners


Flight Flight Winner (Team)
B9A Torpedoes B9A - Petruzzi
B9BB Maroons B9BB - Nielsen
B9BW World Class B9BW - Leone
B9C Glen Ridge B9C - Jordan
B9CB Warriors B9CB- DelRey
B9CW Fair Lawn All Sports B9CW - Amatuzzi
B9DB New Milford B9DB- DelVecchio
B9DW Lodi B9DW- Vargas
B9EB Ridgefield Park B9EB- Long
B9EW NoRockland B9EW- Henery
B9FB West Orange B9FB- Parkes
B9FW Torpedoes B9FW - Boothby
B9G Arsenal B9G- Thomas
B9HB Jersey City B9HB - Haque
B9HW Riverdell B9HW- Ruiz DeSomocurcio
B10A Tenafly B10A- Levine
B10BB Cougar Utd B10BB- Cristantiello
B10BW Torpedoes B10BW- Boweden
B10CB Secaucus B10CB- Barroqueiro
B10CW Nutley B10CW - Sceppaguercio
B10DB Vikings B10DB - Metitski
B10DW Ironbound B10DAW- Cunha
B10EB Elmwood Park B10EB - Sanjuan
B10EW Spartan B10EW- Bedoshy
B10F Ajax B10F - Salge 
B11A Bayonne-B11A-McLeod
B11BB JerseyCity B11BB-DePaz
B11BW Ironbound B11BW-Roldan
B11C GlenRidge B11C-Kleinberg
B11CB Montclair B11CB-Brown
B11CW ElmwoodPark B11CW-Andrade
B11DB Ironbound B11DB DaSilva
B11DW Emerson B11DW-Butler
B11EB Maroons B11EB-Phillips
B11EW Montclair B11EW-Joseph
B11F Torpedoes B11F-Dzilla
B12AB DenofLions B12AB-Belo
B12AW CougarSC B12AW-Schwartz
B12B WorldClass B12B-Miller
B12BB Ironbound B12BB-Gorgoroso
B12BW UnionCity B12BW-Ramos
B12CB SCVistula B12CB-Czovek
B12CW WayneBG B12CW-Burke
B12DB CougarSC B12DB-Turvey
B12DW Warriors B12DW-daSilva
B12EB NoRockland B12EB-Hanchar
B12EW Secaucus B12EW-Youn
B13A Hackensack-B13A-Wild
B13B JerseyCity-B13B-DePaz
B13CB Mahwah-B13CB-DellAvvocato
B13CW NoArlington-B13CW-Manzo
B13D Vikings-B13D-Galianos
B13E Dragons-B13E-Moslemany
B14A JerseyCity-B14A-Clarke
B14B NoBergen-B14B-Garcia
B14C Rutherford-B14C-Geltrude
B14D NoArlington-B14D-Jurado
B14E GlenRock-B14E-Rundle
B15A UnionCity-B15A-Villagomez
B15B Warriors-B15B-Jahnke
B15CB SCVistula-B15CB-Kalata
B15CW SilverLakeAcademy-B15CW-SHAABAN
B15D WayneSC-B15D-Meek
B16A Americans-B16A-Shaw
B16B WayneBG-B16B-Mahler
B17A Mahwah-B17A-Slaughter
B17B Spartan-B17B-Puentes
B19A FairLawn Lightning-B19A-Arriola
B19B NoBergen-B19B-Camacho
B19C Aviators-B19C-Terreri
B19D GlenRidge-B19D-Kleinberg
Flight Flight Winner (Team)
G9A Clarkstown-G09A-Samimi
G9B Hoboken-G09B-McCue
G9CB RYSA-G09CB-Gerrity
G9CW Lyndhurst-G09CW-Amaral
G9D NoRockland-G09D-Mavrorasakis
G9EB NoArlington-G09EB-ODonnell
G9EW Montclair-G09EW-Jones
G9F RiverDell-G09F-Marchetti
G9G WorldClassFC-G09G-Heim
G10A MWU-G10A-Morris
G10BB SaddleBR-G10BB-Kedersha
G10BW WorldClassFC-G10BW-Hunal
G10CB Bayonne-G10CB-Galano
G10CW RiverDell-G10CW-Nippes
G10DD Ironbound-G10DB-Sousa
G10DW WayneBG-G10DW-Burke
G10EB Warriors-G10EB-Tencza
G10EW Bergenfield-G10EW-Rebolledo
G11A Thistle-G11A-Natosi
G11B Bergenfield-G11B-Acosta
G11C RamapoValley-G11C-LazoCruz
G11CB WorldClassFC-G11CB-Jacobs
G11CW Mahwah-G11CW-Monks
G11DB NoValley-G11DB-DelJuidice
G11DW Ironbound-G11DW-Ruela
G11E Hoboken-G11E-Smithline
G11F Montclair-G11F-Martling
G12A Maroons-G12A-Handy
G12B WorldClassFC-G12B-Hirt
G12CB Torpedoes-G12CB-Farr
G12CW Teaneck-G12CW-AlShehab
G12DB Arsenal-G12DB-Gross
G12DW SaddleBR-G12DW-Condegni
G12EB Rockland-G12EB-OConnor
G12EW Hotspur-G12EW-Bruno
G12F WayneBG-G12F-McSorley
G13A NoRockland-G13A-Hanchar
G13B Thistle-G13B-Carvajal
G13CB Dragons-G13CB-Vidaic
G13CW SilverLakeAcademy-G13CW-NEMAI
G13DB Teaneck-G13DB-Lois
G13DW Hotspur-G13DW-Wagner
G13E NewMilford-G13E-Ricciardelli
G14A Spartan-G14A-Cassesa
G14B Ajax-G14B-Buttacavoli
G14CB WorldClassFC-G14CB-Montufar
G14CW Aviators-G14CW-Manis
G14DB Hotspur-G14DB-DeMeo
G14DW Ridgefield Park-G14DW-Craft
G15A Maroons-G15A-McCluskey
G15B SaddleBR-G15B-Kenny
G15CB Fairview-G15CB-Benitez
G15CW NoValley-G15CW-Galfund
G19A Nutley-G19A-Jelley
G19B Vikings-G19B-McGlone
G19C SCVistula-G19C-Sala
G19D Aviators-G19D-Volpe
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