Recreational Rules

Rules for the PYSA Recreational League are broken in down into four documents.  Each of the documents describe different aspects of the rules as they pertain to the various recreational leagues.

 

General Rules - Basic rules applying to all recreational leagues

 

Playing Rules U4 Through U6 - Rules that specifically apply to the U4-U6 leagues

 

Playing Rules U7 Through U19 - Rules that apply to the U7-U19 leagues

 

Appendices - Extra Time, Kicks from the Mark, and Discipline

 

For further detail, please refer to the FIFA Laws of the Game or North Texas State Soccer Association Rules.  PYSA adheres to NTSSA rules for all misconduct and disciplinary measures.

 


Field, Game Day, and Facilities Rules (Recreational League)

 

Generally games are played on fields owned by the City of Plano. Some games may be scheduled in neighboring communities. All the participants -- players, coaches, parents and fans – are to respect the facilities. The participants are to obey the rules and regulations of the facility.  In addition,

 

A)

Players are only allowed within the penalty area during game time.  No warm-ups in the penalty areas are allowed.

 

B)

Smoking is prohibited in the area of the playing field.

 

C)

Dogs are not allowed at the fields while games are in progress.

 

D)

Players are to pick up and dispose of all trash at the end of the game.

 

E)

While waiting for the playing field to become available, teams are not to interfere with any game.  At the conclusion of the game, the teams must quickly depart from the fields to allow the next game to begin.

 

F)

Noisemakers are prohibited.

 

G)

Spectators must sit a minimum of five (5) feet from the touchline and should never interfere with the assistant referee's path or view.

 

H)

Videotaping and photography of games should be limited to those matches where your family member is participating.

 

I) Parents, spectators, and supporters are required to occupy the spectator area (bleacher seats and end of the field) directly across from their team’s player bench.  Parents, spectators, and supporters are not allowed to view the game from the opposing team’s spectator area.


Plano Youth Soccer's enforcement of its rules is limited to its respective jurisdiction of teams, players, spectators, officials, etc within its program scope and not the general public.  However, if a citizen chooses not to comply with a request by PYSA regarding a league regulation, then the citizen may be in violation of City Ordinance 15-3(3) which prohibits the disturbance or interference with a scheduled park activity.

 

Each sports association approved to utilize the City of Plano's sports fields may adopt and enforce rules for its membership that are more restrictive than Plano's Code of Ordinances, but not less restrictive.

 

General Rec Rules

 

U4-U6 Rules

 

U7-U19 Rules

 


 

PYSA Bylaws

 

NTSSA Rules

 

Competitive Rules

 

UAL Rules

 

FIFA Laws of the Game

 

FIFA Laws Made Easy!

 

 

COMMUNITY


 

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We love pets, but not on our fields. To see why, check out PYSA Recreational Rules.

 

 

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