Adopted Rule Changes for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Modified:  9.4  Player Pass 

Removed part c

c)      Any player rostered on a team in an MTOC eligible division is not allowed to use a Player pass to play on a non-MTOC eligible team. 


Modified: 5.3 Requesting a game reschedule within 10 days

5.3 . . . If the current or new game date is at least 4 days and less than 10 days away, the request will be honored upon payment of an additional fee of $100, otherwise the request will be rejected.


Modified: 6.1 Weather Delays

6.1 . . . Weather Delays. In the event that a portion of the game is suspended due to weather or unsafe natural conditions, the following rules will apply: a. In the event of a stoppage, games that have completed a half, or are in the second half, after an appropriate stoppage time and unable to resume play will be deemed completed and the score at the time of the stoppage will stand.  b. In the event of a stoppage, games that are in the first half and unable to resume play, the game will be re-played in their entirety (both halves) as a Make Up game.


Modified: 9.1.3 Players receiving yellow cards must temporarily leave the game.

The following sentence is added to the end of rule 9.1.3

9.1.3 . . .   Any player receiving a Yellow Card will be required to be removed from the field of play, this player may be replaced.  The player may return during the next legal substitution opportunity.


Modified: 10.1 Game Lengths

     10.1 . . . duration of the game shall be. . .

                    11-PG  (2)      40-minute halves

                    Gr9-11          (2)      40-minute halves

                    Gr7/8            (2)      35-minute halves

                    Gr5/6            (2)      30-minute halves

                    Gr3/4            (2)      25-minute halves


Documents & Links

Printable Bylaws and Rules

Title Posted By Last Updated
Bylaws (PDF) Randy Ellis 06/10/2019
Rules of Play (11v11) Randy Ellis 11/14/2019
Administrative Policies Randy Ellis 09/21/2019
U12 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/19/2016
U10 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/25/2017
SSSL Zero Tolerance Policy Randy Ellis 03/05/2018

US Soccer Mandated Change Eliminates Heading for 11 and younger 

In order to implement this mandate the SSSL is implementing the following change for all u12 and younger games starting this spring: 

"It shall be considered a dangerous play when a player deliberately heads or attempts to head the ball.  Any violation of this rule shall result in an indirect free kick for the opponent.  Simultaneous violations by both teams will result in a dropped ball."

Click here for additional information from Mass Youth Soccer Assoc.


Other Policies and Rules

 Laws of the Game
 MYSA Appeals Process
 MYSA Coaches Code of Conduct
 MYSA Multiple Rostering Policy
 MYSA Player Priority Guidelines
 MYSA Under 8 Playing Policy