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Northern Kentucky Youth Association

U8 - U12 Soccer Rules


U8 and up will be following the rules set forth by the Northern Kentucky Soccer League (NKSL).

NKSL Rules - Click here


Rule updates for 2020:
  • Goal kick no longer has to leave the penalty area before kicking team may touch the ball
  • Coin toss - winner chooses ball or side
  • Handball changes if it touches the hand before entering the goal
  • Dropped ball: drop to 1 player for the team disadvantaged
  • Free kicks with a wall of 3 or more defenders, attackers must be 1 yard away from the wall