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Congerville Eureka Goodfield Community Youth Recreation Association

Rules - K/1 Level

Congerville, Eureka, Goodfield Community Youth and Recreation Association

Soccer Rules

K/1 LEVEL (B Field):

  • Referee will officiate & keep track of time.
  • 5 players (including keeper) on the field. 3 Forwards, 1 Defender & 1 Goalie.
  • When teams with 11 players are playing & all 11 players are at the game, both teams will play with 6 players on the field. 3 Forwards, 2 Defenders & 1 Goalie. If each team has 10 players or less, then 5 players will be played.
  • 8 - 5 minute periods with half time between periods 4 and 5. Each period is a running clock. It will only stop if someone is hurt or the ball takes a long time to retrieve. Continue to run clock even when goals are scored.
  • Center kick off to begin all periods, alternating teams.
  • Switch sides after half time to start period 5.
  • No off sides.
  • No direct kicks. All kicks are indirect so have to be kicked to another player to score a goal.
  • If penalty is close to the goal, move the ball to approximately the penalty spot.


Referee Equipment:

  • Black CEGCYRA shirt (if you have one) or a very bright colored shirt
  • Whistle
  • Watch or Timer
  • Coin

Rules for Players:

  • Shin guards that are covered entirely by their socks.
  • Tennis shoes or rubber cleats (no front center cleat).
  • No jewelry of any kind (includes ear rings, starter studs may be covered).
  • Proper color shirt, visible and tucked in (easier to see holding).
  • Keeper - different color shirt or vest.


  • Blow the whistle (no wimpy whistles) & state the call loudly so everyone can hear.
  • Be sure to start and end on time.
  • Talk to the players and coaches. Use hand signals. Be assertive.
  • Watch for pushing, holding, kicking while on the ground, high kicks and dangerous play.
  • Game is paused if there is lightning. If it continues, games will be called.
  • Positions 2 man crew
  • Use diagonal setup, 1/2 line to goal line, stay ahead of ball (straight line with ball between).
  • 2 weeks of redo of throw-ins (2/3 and above). Pee Wee & K/1 fields will redo throw ins all season.
  • Out of bounds/goals
  • All of the ball must cross the line entirely.


  • Allowed 6 seconds (warning).
  • Ball is in keeper’s possession as soon as they touch it (no charging the keeper).
  • If the keepers team kicks the ball back to the keeper and the keeper picks it up it is an indirect free kick for the other team at the spot of the foul.

Kick Offs:

  • Ball must move FORWARD, same player can not touch the ball twice until another player touches the ball.

Goal Kicks:

  • No one in the Penalty Area, ball must exit the Penalty Area to be in play. (Redo)

Free Kicks:

  • Opponents must be 10 yards from the ball.

Penalty Kick:

  • Players must be outside the Penalty Area at least 10 yards from the ball (outside the 1/2 circle on the top of the Penalty Area).
  • Keeper can move side to side but must remain on goal line until the ball is kicked.
  • Kick starts on referee’s whistle.
  • If the ball rebounds off the goal, the original kicker cannot touch the ball until another player touches the ball. (Defense receives a goal kick.)
  • One referee should be positioned on the goal line, the other near the top of the Penalty Area.


  • 2 hands over the head, both feet on the ground behind or on the side line. Cannot lift feet or jump.
  • For Pee Wee & K/1, if they lift their foot, jump or throw it in sideways, blow whistle & have them redo it, letting them know what they did incorrectly so they can learn proper technique.
  • A whistle is not required. 


  • Main goal at all levels is to teach the kids and have fun! o Good sportsmanship is required. There will be no foul language tolerated from coaches or players.
  • All players are expected to go through the line and shake hands at the end of the game. No rude comments during this time will be tolerated.
  • In House league is equal playing time. Do your best to keep playing time as equal as possible for ALL players. We understand there are times this is difficult due to time of the game, etc. However, purposely not playing a player will not be tolerated.
  • With the above being said, please note that each player is to play as close to 1/2 of the game as possible. It is up to each coach as to how they want to split this playing time up. However, each player needs to play at least part of each half. In other words a coach can't sit a player the entire 1st half & then have them play the entire second half. Al players need to play both offense & defense.
  • No player is allowed to play the entire game unless your team has no subs during a given game.
  • All players are required to have shin guard, socks that completely cover their shin guards & soccer or tennis shoes. If a player is missing one of these, they will not be allowed to play. This is for everyone's safety. 

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