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ICYSL adopts Build Out Line


The purpose of the Build Out Line (BOL) is to promote playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting.  It also denotes where offside offences can be called.



The BOL is equidistant from the penalty area line and the halfway line. It can be painted on the field or marked with flags or cones.



Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the BOL.

Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the BOL and the goal line.



Defenders/Opponents may not pass the BOL until the ball has left the penalty area.  The ball is in play when it leaves the penalty area.  Repeat the goal kick for an infraction.



  1. Opponents must retreat behind the BOL before they can pressure the ball/attacking team.
  2. The opponent must remain passive and cannot pressure the ball if they have not retreated beyond the BOL. 
  3. If an opponent pressures the ball before retreating beyond the BOL, an IFK is awarded to the attacking team at the point of the infraction.  Players that are not involved in the play are considered passive and need not be penalized.
  4. Goalkeepers must throw, roll or play with their feet to put the ball into play.
  5. Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop-kick the ball.
  • If a punt or drop-kick occurs the restart is an IFK at the point of the infraction.
  • If a punt or drop-kick occurs inside the goal area the IFK is taken at the penalty area line parallel with the goal line at the point where the infringement occurred.
  1. The goalkeeper has 6 seconds to release the ball.  The count starts when the opponents have retreated behind the BOL.  If a 6 second violation occurs an IFK is awarded to the opponent.  See points A and B for placement of the ball.  Referees are encouraged to be flexible in enforcement and verbal warnings are initially recommended.



Important Fall 2017 Dates


Key Dates

August 5 - Preliminary team counts/strengths due

August 12 - Final team counts/strengths due – Flighting begins

August 19 - Flighting finalized – scheduling begins

August 30 - 8:00 pm TR / Coaches league meeting at Deutscher Club: 787 Featherbed Ln, Clark, NJ 07066

September 2 - ALL ROSTERS are (email to

September 9 - Opening weekend

November 4 - First playoff weekend

November 18 - Finals Fest (Rain date 11/19)



  • We will be playing a 7-game season plus playoffs for U12 - U18.
  • U10, & U19 plays 9 games, no Playoffs
  • Third place games to be played at the field of highest seed team (ref. fees will be shared between towns)


8/30 - Mandatory Coaches Meeting

9/9 - Week A / Season start

9/16 - Week B / Last week to add players and re-send roster

9/23 - Week C / Rosters are frozen, updated rosters to be emailed to Sonya@ICYSL

9/30 - Week D

10/7 - Week E

10/14 - Week F

10/21 - Week G

10/28 - Make up games

11/4 - Week H / First round Playoffs

11/11 - Week I / Second Round Playoffs

11/18 - Finals Fest (Will be hosted by Westfield), Rain date - 11/19

Format Changes effective Fall 2017

U.S Soccer Federation’s Safety Campaign

ICYSL has adopted the US Soccer Federation Safety Campaign beginning March 3rd 2016.

The policy is described below for both Matches and Practices for team’s U12 & U10.




When a player deliberately strikes the ball using the head in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense for a Dangerous Play.


If a defending player deliberately strikes the ball with the head in the defending team’s own goal area an indirect free kick will be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.


If an attacking player deliberately strikes the ball with the head in the opponents goal area an indirect free kick will be awarded and may be taken from anywhere inside the goal area.

If contact with the head is not deliberate there is no violation and play should continue.



Practices/ Training/ Scrimmages:

The use of the head to strike the ball for these age groups is prohibited.

Week C / Rosters are frozen
Week D
Week E
Week F
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