Updated March 2016. In the 6U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.
Glasses: It is recommend for those who wear glasses to wear a strap or sports-type glasses to participate in games. The referee has the authority to determine if the glasses can be worn.
Casts: It is recommended for those who have a hard or soft cast to wrap it with bubble wrap and an ace bandage. Prior to the game check with the referee. The referee has the authority to determine if they can play with the cast.
USA CUP plays full length games as follows
9U & 10U: 50 minute games
10U 7v7: 50 minute games
11U & 12U: 60 minute games
13U & 14U: 70 minute games
15U & 16U: 80 minute games
17U & 18/19U: 90 minute games
USA CUP Weekend plays shortened non-final games with full-length finals as follows