REFEREES

PORTAGE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

New Referee Training
The New Grassroots Referee training course is a 16 hour course with half of the time spent online and the other half in the classroom. It is designed to provide entry level referee skills and information through classroom and field training for candidates. Emphasis is on preparing for Grassroots program participation – including recreational and competitive games. Field emphasis is on practice of specific procedures.

Participants must be at least 13 years old at the beginning of clinic to attend a New Grassroots Referee course. Individuals over the age of 18 will be required to complete the SafeSport certification and successfully pass a background check.

Learn more here: http://wisref.org/referee-courses/new-referee/

MAYSA Game Formats

Roster, field, ball, goal sizes for all age groups

U-Age U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13-14 U15-16 U17+ HS Small Sided
# Players on Field 3 v 3 4 v 4 6 v 6 8 v 8 11 v 11 7 v 7
Max Roster Size 10 12 12 14 22 (18 may ‘suit up) 22 (18 may ‘suit up) 15
Minimum Needed to Start Game 3 4 6 7 6
Goalkeepers? No Yes
Offsides? No Yes
Field Size in yards 30 x 20 40 x 25 60 x 45 70 to 80 x 45 to 55 100 to 120 x 60 to 75 70 to 80 x 45 to 55
Penalty Areas in yards None Goal Box: 16 x 6
Penalty: 24 x 10
Center Circle: 6 yd radius
Goal Box: 18 x 6
Penalty: 14yd out & either side of goal
Center Circle: 8 yd radius
Goal Box: 16 x 6
Penalty: 24 x 10
Center Circle: 6 yd radius
Goal Frame 4′ x 6′ (flags/cones) 6′ x 18′ 7′ x 21′ 8′ x 24′ 7′ x 21′
Ball Size 3 4 4 5
Game Length 4 x 8 min 4 x 10 min 4 x 12 min 2 x 25 min 2 x 30 min 2 x 35 min 2 x 40 min 2 x 45 min 2 x 30 min
Officials None (coach or parents) Yes, if available Yes