Rules of Play

CASL is one of the few Clubs in the country that provides multiple divisions of play for soccer enthusiasts.  Participants of all ages in and around Wake County, from under 5 to under 18 can enjoy various divisions of play within our Club structure that fit their skills, competitive levels, and commitment to the game.

CASL's Recreational Playing division is built around the concept of "just for fun!"  Players are placed randomly onto teams in their geographic area according to the order in which we receive a completed application, copy of player's birth certificate, and payment.

Volunteer Coaches are the backbone of the Recreational program, facilitated by a volunteer Recreational Board of Directors and Age Group Coordinators.  CASL Registrars are on Staff to assist and follow Board Policy, NCYSA Policy and US Soccer Policy when creating teams and placing players onto those teams.

CASL offers league play, Camps, Clinics & Academies year round for individuals and teams.

To learn more about CASL's competitive Playing Divisions, please click the respective links at the top of the page.

All CASL teams follow the CASL Rule book and Polices in accordance with NCYSA Rules and Polices and US Soccer Rules and Policies.

Listed below are the rules of play for each Recreational Age Group.

CASL Rule Book: Spring 2013  (rev 2/6/13) (this document contains global rules which apply to All Recreation and Challenge teams)

The Below Age Specific Rules contain unique rules which only apply to that age group.  Please refer to additional applicable rules in the CASL RULE BOOK.

MiniKickers: Ages U5 & U6 Rules -  3v3 Play

Ages U7 and U8 Rules – 4v4 Play

Ages U7 and U8 game sheets

The Game Sheets are to be used to help Coaches track substitutions & to give everyone on the team equal playing time.  This allows the Coach to record their observations of each game which then allows conferencing for Spring Season and Seeding for Tournaments to be done fairly therefore allowing the best match ups between teams.  The Roster Sheets are included to show the Coach all the substitutions

Ages U9 and U10 Rules -  6v6 Play

Ages U11 & U12 Rules -  8v8 Play

Ages U13 & U14 Rules- 11v11 Play

Ages U15 – U18 Rules -  CASL Recreation High School Format and USSF Rules