Every year, the TCSL office receives inquiries about rules for the 9U-12U age groups. While the TCSL rules in these age categories have never changed (and follow U.S. Soccer’s Mandate with no further modification), we want to continuously emphasize the rules at these important age groups.
We encourage brief meetings between referee(s) and coaches to ensure that all are on the page prior to kickoff.
Build out line
Offside in effect between build out line and end line
ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT
No heading (11U only) – indirect free kick (IFK) is restart
Punting IS allowed
There is NO build out line