NEP RULE UPDATE

KEY POINTS — NEP U09/U10 ONLY
–Game length
2x30min

–Halfway Line limitations
Opposition players must retreat into their own half of the playing field on goal kicks.

–Offside
The US Soccer Build-Out Line rules will not be used in the Fall of 2017. Offside will be judged from the centerline.

–Punts and Drop Kicks
If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an IFK should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the IFK should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred

–Heading
NOT ALLOWED. If deliberate, IFK awarded at spot of infraction.

–New US Soccer 7v7 and 9v9 guidelines
NEP will review the US Soccer recommendations in the winter for possible implementation in 2018.

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