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Policies and Match Day Rules

Please access your age groups' rules from the chart below. Please note the following policies for all Recreational age groups and teams:

Player Eligibility
Only players currently registered within the Chesterfield Strikers Recreation Program (specific to the season of play), and assigned to the Official Team Roster may participate in training and match play for each team. Guest playing is not permitted within the Recreation Program.

Playing Up/Down
We encourage all players to play within their assigned age groupings as often as possible. Families may request for their child to play up in age group if they feel their child needs additional playing challenges. While players may request to play up, no player may play down from their assigned age grouping for any reason. Please understand that allowing players to play down after our age groups are set and published is a liability issue and is a policy that can not be altered for safety reasons.

Playing Time
Each player on a team must play at least one half of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline.

Uniform Colors
The designated Home Team should wear Blue uniforms. All players should wear black shorts and socks during match play.

Cross Association
Teams participating in Cross Association must abide by all rules and policies set forth by the Cross Association league. Please visit www.rvacrossassociation.com for full information and details.

Age Group Birth Years (Fall 2018) Age Group Rules FIFA Laws of the Game
Under 6 2014-2013 Access the Under 6 Rules

Access the FIFA Laws of the Game

Please note that our Recreational teams play under the FIFA Laws of the Game except as specifically noted within each age divisions' rules. 

Match day officials will make all rules interpretations, and refereeing decisions are final and not subject to protest.  

Please note that the Recreation Director and Director of Coaching reserve the right to adjust or change Recreational rules as needed to further player development.

Under 8 2012-2011 Access the Under 8 Rules
Under 10 2010-2009 Access the Under 10 Rules
Under 12 2008-2007 Access the Under 12 Rules
Under 14 2006-2005 Access the Under 14 Rules
Under 16 2004-2003 Access the Under 16 Rules
Under 19 2002-2000 Access the Under 19 Rules