Intramural & Recreational Team Rules & Regulations



1.1 Name of the League

The league shall be named the Allison Sports Town Fall Intramural and Recreational Team Youth League. Herein after may be

referred to as “the League.”

1.2 Mission

Allison Sports Town’s mission is to provide the four-state region with a premier multi-sport complex for

the enhancement and development of recreational and competitive athletics for all ages. We are

committed to promoting sportsmanship, respect, integrity, self-discipline, and character development.

1.3 Management of the League

The League shall be managed and operated by the Allison Spots Town Staff.

1.4 League Contact Information

Soccer Director: Tymber Scott –

General Manager: Stacie Wells –

Operations Coordinator: Jennifer Coleman –

1.5 League Website

The league website homepage can be found at

1.6 Matters Not provided For

Allison Sports Town administration shall have the final authority in all matters not specifically provided

for by these rules and policies.



2.1 Intramural League Divisions

The league will host the following divisions:

1. Under 6 Boys & Girls.

2. Under 8 Boys & Girls.

3. Under 10 Boys & Girls.

4. Under 12 Boys & Girls.

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5. Under 14 Boys & Girls.

6. Under 16 Boys & Girls.

7. Under 19 Boys & Girls.

Intramural Divisions for boys and girls are made according to the number of youths who sign up each

year in each age category. Usually, such divisions will be gender specific, but when registration numbers

do not permit division of genders, occasionally a division will be coed. Same is true for age divisions as

age specific leagues may merge depending on registration numbers.

Players register as individuals Youth Intramural Division. All player registrations shall be in accordance

with the current Allison Sports Town regulations as specified herein.

The Allison Sports Town reserves the right to accept or reject any application. Allison Sports Town will

not discriminate against any player or volunteer based upon race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or


2.2 Registering Players and Teams

Each player registers to play by completing the registration form and paying the registration fee by the

registration deadline. This form is available on

2.3 League Structure

Allison Sports Town will organize competition for each division. Each team will play up to 8 games

depending upon the number of teams in the division. Teams will usually play once per week for the

season which runs from the mid-September to the mid-November.

Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the option

of Sunday practices. These days are subject to change depending on availability of coaches and referees.

2.4 Good Standing

Each participating player must be in “good standing” with the league. Players who lose their status of

“good standing” because of misconduct will not receive a refund of fees paid.

2.5 Application Deadlines

All applications to participate in the League must be received along with full payment on or before the

registration deadlines established by Allison Sports Town. Allison Sports Town may accept late

applications if room exists in the age division in question.

2.6 Acceptance of the Allison Sports Town Rules

All persons applying to participate in the League agree to accept and abide by the League rules and

policies and any decisions made by the league administrators. Lack of knowledge of these rules will not

relieve any coach, team official, parent or player of a team participating in the league or seeking entry

into the league, from the responsibilities and possible penalties herein.

All coaches, team officials, parents and players by participating in the League agree that they are bound

by these rules. All the rules for "The League" will be posted on the Allison Sports Town website.

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2.7 League Fees

All league fees are due by the announced due date for all divisions. No player will be assigned to a team

until his/her fees are paid in full. Once accepted, the league fee is nonrefundable. Any player dropping

out of the league will not be reimbursed for games missed.

2.8 Returned Checks

The League shall charge a $50 service fee for all returned checks.

2.9 Season Schedule

The registration deadline is August 26, 2022.

Games typically begin the mid- September and continue through mid-November.

Games will be played on weeknights, typically Tuesdays and Thursdays. Game times are subject to

change but will be scheduled between 5PM and 7PM.



3.1 Teams

Allison Sports Town organizes the teams by a modified blind draft. All players in a particular age group

are randomly assigned to a team and a coach. No coach may choose his players (except for his/her own

child) and no player may choose his/her coach.

The division leader and coaches then adjust the blind draft to make the teams relatively even. Once all

the coaches and the division leader are convinced that all teams are relatively equal in strength, the

teams are assigned to a coach for the season.

3.2 Roster Size & Game Day Roster

The League intends for each team to have no more than 4 substitutes for U6, 7 substitutes for U8, 9

substitutes for U10 and U12, and 11 substitutes for U14 to U19 divisions so that all the players may play

a significant part of the game. However, if Allison Sports Town cannot recruit enough coaches in a

particular division, it may be forced to add additional players to each team.

3.3 Player Eligibility

Eligibility of players shall be in accordance with Allison Sports Town regulations, unless otherwise

specified and approved by the League. Each player’s parent or legal guardian must sign the Allison

Sports Town waiver of liability form prior to playing any game.

3.4 Multiple Roster Players

Players may only play for one team within an age division, i.e., they may not dual roster or play with

another team in the same age division.

3.5 Age Divisions

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The League is divided into smaller divisions based upon the age of the players. These divisions are

divided in 2 to 3-year increments: U19, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8, and U6.

(U means “under,” meaning that all players will reach that age during the year in question. So the 14U

division will consist of all players turning 14 years old during that calendar year.)

But these divisions will vary depending upon the number of players enrolled each season. A player may

play in an older age division. A player may not play in a younger age division.

Age limitations are typically as follows:

 U6 Division: youth ages 6 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U8 Division: youth ages 8 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U10 Division: youth ages 10 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U12 Division: youth ages 12 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U14 Division: youth ages 14 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U16 Division: youth ages 16 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

 U19 Division: youth ages 19 years or younger on the 31 st of December of the year of play.

Proof-of-birth shall be provided upon request.

3.6 Playing on Multiple Teams

Players may not play on more than one team (as a registered player) in the same sub-division. But a

player may play in two separate divisions in the same season. For example, a player may play in the U12

division and the U14 division at the same time.

3.7 Game Formats

Allison Sports Town tries to follow game formats as recommended by US Soccer. Those recommended

formats are currently as follows:

 U6 Division: 4v4 | Roster size: 8 | four 6-minute periods.

 U8 Division: 5v5 | Roster size: 12 | four 12-minute periods.

 U10 Division: 7v7 | Roster size: 16 | 25-minute halves.

 U12 Division: 7v7 | Roster size: 16 | 30-minute halves.

 U14 Division: 11v11 | Roster size: 23 | 35-minute halves.

 U16 Division: 11v11 | Roster size: 23 | 40-minute halves.

 U19 Division: 11v11 | Roster size: 23 | 45-minute halves.

Due to variations in the numbers of youth signing up each year, the registration committee may adjust

these formats as required to create the most effective league system.



4.1 Reporting of Scores

Scores are kept after the games in the Allison Sports Town fall intramural divisions. The league will

report weekly standings and announce a division winner at the end of the season. The top team in each

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age division will receive an award. Each game will either have a winner, loser, or tie and will receive

respective scoring points.

4.2 Game Day Rosters/Cards

The referee will complete a game card for each game to record the score, penalties, and other

irregularities, such as coach or spectator problems. The Allison Sports Town staff shall make the team

roster forms available to the referee at the match prior to each game.

At the request of any player, the referee shall confirm that the players on the field match each team’s

roster. Players not on the roster shall not play if not registered with that team in that division. Players

registered in that division on another team may play as substitutes on a team that is short players but

only with the consent of the opposing team or if the team short players forfeits the win.

4.3 Inclement Weather Communication

In the event of lightning or other severe weather conditions, play will be stopped, and guests will be

directed by officials and/or coaches to secure zones until it is safe to resume play. Fall intramural games

will be suspended or cancelled in the event of heavy rain or lightening.

The staff member on duty will evaluate the weather and decide how to proceed. If the bad weather

looks to continue throughout the evening, the staff member could cancel all games for the night. If the

bad weather looks like it was a one-and-done incident that happened only in the first half of a set of

games, then the staff could suspend the game for 30 minutes and then order it resumed.

If this happens, the team should only finish the half and or play a shortened 2nd half, so that the next

game can start on time or so that the kids can still get to bed at a reasonable hour. If the bad weather

looks like it will interfere with the present game time but may clear up for later games, the staff member

could cancel the games being played, but direct that the later games continue.

Once a decision is made, the staff member on duty shall notify the division leaders whose games are

affected, the referee supervisor, and the scheduling director, and all the spectators, coaches, and

players at the park. Once a half is played, the game is completed and will not be rescheduled. All other

games will be rescheduled thereafter.

Information about make-up games will be posted on the website and social media.

4.4 Rescheduling Policy

Allison Sports Town will reschedule make up games on a on open field days during the season agreed

upon by coaches and Allison Sports Town or at the end of the season.

4.5 Schedule Requests

All scheduling requests must accompany the player and team registration forms. We will attempt to

accommodate all reasonable requests provided on the registration form. However, once the schedule is

set, no rescheduling is possible. If a player or team is unable to attend a scheduled game, the game is


4.6 Forfeits

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Intramural divisions must have ½ of the number of players allowed on the field per team present to start

the game. For example, if a game is 6 v 6, then a team must have 3 players present to start the game. If

a game is played 7 v. 7, then a team must have 4 players present to start the game.

If a team does not have sufficient players to play the game, the game is forfeit for purposes of final

standings. However, the teams can divide the players present into two equal haves and play the game

anyway for fun.



5.1 Full Copy of the Laws of the Game

A full copy of the laws of the game are published at All players, coaches and

team personnel are subject to all laws, except as modified by these rules.

5.2 The Field of Play

The Allison Sports Town field committee will decide and design the fields for each division following the

parameters allowed by Law and the Missouri Youth Soccer Association, according to the registration and

team assignments in each division.

5.3 The Ball

Same as Law 2. The game ball is provided by Allison Sports Town or the home team. U19-U12 play with a

size 5 ball, U11-U7 play with a size 4 ball, and U6-U4 with a size 3 ball.

5.4 The Players

Except in U6-U4, all teams consist of the assigned number of players, one of whom from each team

must be designated a goalkeeper by wearing a jersey of a different color than the teams and the

referees. All players must be registered prior to the game. No unregistered players may play at any time.

5.5 The Players’ Equipment

Same as Law 4. All players must wear shin guards, which must be covered by socks at all times. All shoes

worn during a game must not pose a danger to others. No jewelry of any kind may be worn by a player.

Each team must wear a jersey of the same color but not yellow, except that the goalkeeper must wear a

color different from his/her team and from the team of the opponent and the referees. In case of a color

conflict, the home team (listed first in the schedule) shall change colors.

Allison Sports Town will provide jerseys and socks to the Intramural League individual players. Team

registrations are responsible for providing team equipment.

5.6 The Duration of the Game

Game formats are usually as follows:

 U6 Division: Four periods of 6 minutes per period.

 U8 Division: Four periods of 12 minutes per period.

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 U10 Division: Two 25-minute halves.

 U12 Division: Two 30-minute halves.

 U14 Division: Two 35-minute halves.

 U16 Division: Two 40-minute halves.

 U19 Division: Two 45-minute halves.

Each half-time shall be between 5 and 10-minutes.

5.7 Substitutions

Except as noted, substitutions are unlimited. Either team may substitute at any stoppage of play with

the permission of the referee. The referee may not allow a substitution that slows the progress of the

game or creates a disadvantage for the opposing team.

The desired substitute(s) must be in the designated substitution area at the half line. The substitute

must wait to enter the pitch until the referee signals for him/her to enter. Failure to comply will result in

a Caution being issued to the player entering. To substitute a goalkeeper, a player must get advance

permission from the referee.

5.8 Delay of Kick Off

If a game is delayed due to the tardiness of a team, players, coach or manager, the game time shall be

shortened accordingly so as not to delay subsequent games.

5.9 Players and Spectators

Players and coaches will set up on the opposite side of the field from all spectators. All spectators must

remain on the side designated for spectators. No spectators or coaches will be allowed to sit or remain

on either goal end of the field.

5.10 Coaches, Bench, and Technical Area

Allison Sports Town requires that an approved coach/parent be with every team for every game. Only

two (2) coaches may be on the team side of the field at any given time. This may include a combination

of coach, manager, trainer, assistant coach, parent helper, etc., but in no case shall the total number of

non-player personnel exceed two (2).

There shall be place designated for coach and staff. All personnel in the coach/player area must remain

in this area and conduct themselves in a manner considered appropriate by the league and game

officials for that game.

The policy of "Ask, Tell, Remove" will be used to address coach and parent misbehavior, unless the

referee or league administration deems any conduct to require immediate removal. If the Referee

invites a coach or trainer to attend to an injured player, the coach or parent may leave the designated

area for the sole purpose of assisting the injured player.

5.11 Referees

Each match is controlled by a one to two referees (except the U6 division), who have all authority to

control the game as outlined in FIFA Law 5. U6 division has no referee. The game is directed by the

coaches. U8-U10 has one referee who controls the game.

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5.13 Starts and Restarts.

A. Kickoff

Same as Law 8.1.

B. Throw-in.

Same as Law 15, except that in division U6 division, no throw-ins occur, but rather kick ins; and

in division U8, the referee shall not penalize the player for an improper throw-in but shall stop

play, show the player the proper procedure, and have the player correct his/her mistake.

C. Goal Kick

Same as Law 16. (The ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves. No requirement that the

ball leave the penalty box first.)

D. Corner kick

Same as Law 17.

E. Dropped Ball

Same as Law 8.2

5.14 Offside

Same as Law 11.

5.15 Goalkeeper Restrictions

A goalkeeper may not punt or drop kick the ball in the U6-U12 Divisions. U14-U19 Divisions may punt

and drop kick the ball.

A goalkeeper may not play a ball with his/her hands when it was intentionally passed from the foot of a

teammate. (Indirect free kick from the penalty line.)

5.16 Fouls and Misconduct

Same as Law 12, except as follows.

No sliding in the area of other players is allowed for divisions U12 and under, except the goal keeper in

his/her own penalty area. A slide with contact is called a foul and the opposing team is awarded a direct

free kick. A slide without contact is called a foul and the opposing team is awarded an indirect free kick.

If a keeper drop kicks or punts a ball, the opposing team is awarded an indirect free kick from the spot of

the foul or from the goal box if the infraction occurs in the goal box.

In the U12, U10, U8, and U6 divisions, intentional heading is not allowed. The referee will stop the play,

remind the player not to intentionally head the ball, and award an indirect free kick to the other team

from the spot of the foul or the goal box line if the head occurs in the goal box.

Non-intentional heading is ignored.

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A player who receives a yellow card must leave the game until the next substitution moment. (A

substitute may come on when the offending player leaves.) Players, spectators, and coaches are subject

to match suspensions according to the following:

Any player or coach who is sent off from any league match due to striking, punching, hitting, kicking,

spitting, or any action that reflects deliberate harmful intent shall be removed from the game and

suspended for the remainder of the season.

Any player, coach, or fan who verbally abuses a player, coach, or referee during any league match as

documented on the Referee’s Report of the match shall be expelled from the facility and suspended for

a minimum of his/her next match.

Any player who receives a red card or any coach who is dismissed from a game for any reason other

than a deliberate intent to harm another shall be removed from the facility and automatically be

suspended for a minimum of one (1) additional league match.

The Allison Sports Town staff shall have the right to add or reduce the number of matches in a

suspension without a hearing. This could include but not be limited to any derogatory comments of a

racial or inflammatory nature.

Players or coaches who are dismissed or sent off from a game, for whatever reason, shall serve their

suspensions at the next sanctioned event(s) for that particular team. The suspension is required to be

for "played games," and as such if the next scheduled game for that team is a forfeit, or is rescheduled,

then the suspension carries to the next game that is actually played by the team. A player shall not

participate in any other Allison Sports Town activity until the original suspension is served.

Failure of a coach/player/team official to remain out of sight and out of sound after being sent off or

dismissed may result in a forfeit and further suspensions.

Coaches who are dismissed from games twice in one season may not coach for Allison Sports Town

Soccer in the future until approval is granted by the Allison Sports Town staff.

Any parent who is dismissed from a game must remain out of sight and sound of the field. Failure to do

so could lead to the referee terminating the game and resulting in a forfeit win for the opponent and

Allison Sports Town prosecuting the individual for trespass.

5.17 Final Scoring

No score is kept in the U6 division. In all other divisions, at the end of each game, one team will be

declared the winner. The team with the most goals scored at the end of the game is declared the

winner. Winners will receive 3 points and the losing team will receive 0 points. If the game ends in a tie,

each team will receive 1 point.

Game results are recorded, and a division winner announced at the end of the season. If two teams in a

division end the season with the same number of points, the division winner will be selected by number

of tie breakers outlined below:

 Head-to-head result

 Goals differential

 Most wins

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6.1 Coaches and Spectators Responsibilities

A. All coaches and other team officials shall be subject to all soccer laws pertaining to misconduct. Any

other individuals who may be reasonably construed as being associated with a team shall be subject to

the jurisdiction and authority of The League. Any coach or team official can be held responsible for any

individual associated with his/her team at any game.

B. Coach or Spectator Misconduct

1. All coaches in the recreational and instructional divisions must use positive coaching techniques.

Positive coaching techniques means the coach will guide, encourage, correct, and train his/her players

with kindness, cheerfulness, and respect.

Any coach who displays anger, rudeness, or grouchiness towards a player, coach, or referee may be

expelled from the game by any referee or staff member. A mistake by a referee, coach, or player does

not create an exception to this rule. A coach who is expelled must leave the soccer fields at Allison

Sports Town.

A coach who repeatedly shows an unwillingness to use positive coaching techniques will be replaced as

coach by the Allison Sports Town staff.

2. All spectators at any PKSA game must conduct themselves at all times using good sporting behavior.

Any spectator who displays anger, rudeness, or grouchiness towards a player, coach, or referee may be

expelled from the game by any referee or staff member. A spectator who is expelled must leave the

soccer fields at Allison Sports Town.

6.2 Profanity and Unsporting Conduct

Inappropriate language or conduct by any individual will not be tolerated either on or off the field. Such

conduct may result in expulsion from within sight or sound of the game. Inappropriate language shall

mean all words describing human body waste, sexuality, or religious or racial epithets which in the

opinion of the referee or staff member are spoken solely for the purpose of complaint or offense.

6.3 Compensation

No player shall receive any compensation for services rendered to a team or receive any promises of


6.4 Smoking & Alcohol

There will be no drinking of alcoholic beverages, smoking or use of tobacco products at any Allison

Sports Town Soccer.

6.5 Referee Authority

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The referee(s) are in complete charge of the field and adjacent areas from the time they arrive at the

game site until they depart. The referee is empowered to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection

with the match to which he/she has been appointed.

The referee may terminate a game for coach, player, or spectator misconduct. Teams causing the

termination directly or by association will forfeit the game.



7.1 Heading the Ball

Pursuant to the MYSA regulations, in all divisions U12 and younger, the players shall not head the ball. If

a player in one of these divisions deliberately heads the ball, the referee shall stop play, explain to the

player that heading the ball will not be allowed until an older division, and award an indirect free kick to

the opposing team at the spot of the infringement, unless the infringement takes place in the goal box,

then it shall take place on the goal line nearest the location of the infringement.

7.2 Suspected Concussions

Any time a player shows the signs of a concussion, the coach or referee shall follow the following

concussion procedure:

1. The coach and the referee shall discuss whether the player exhibits the signs of a concussion. If

no, play resumes. If yes, move to step 2.

2. The coach and referee determine if emergency response is needed. If so, a call is made to 911. If

no, then the player is removed from the game and watched for signs of worsening symptoms.

3. The coach informs the parent of the signs of worsening symptoms that would require

emergency action.

4. The parent has the player evaluated by a doctor. The player may not return to play until cleared

to play by his/her doctor.