Teaneck Junior Soccer League (TJSL) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization to promote soccer in Teaneck. Over 1,000 children play every year.

REC Soccer:  Rules of Play

Rules for the fall and winter seasons vary.  Click the appropriate link below to download the Rules of Play.


Fall U07: Outdoor Rules of Play (08-2016)

Fall U09-U16: Outdoor Rules of Play (08-2017)

Winter U09-U13: Indoor Rules of Play (12-2017)

 

U09 Build Out Line

A new rule - The Build Out Line - impacts teams in the U09 outdoor division beginning Fall 2017.

  • A build out line shall be located equidistant between the penalty area line and the halfway line and marked by cones or a different color line
     
  • When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line
     
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass or throw / roll the ball to a teammate (no punting)
     
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal
     
  • If goalkeeper punts the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team form the spot of the offense
     
  • If the punt occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred
     
  • The build out line will also be used to denote where the offside offenses can be called
     
  • Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line
     
  • Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line