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13U-14U (11v11) Structure

  • Regular Games: 8 Regular Season Games (typically 1 p/w in Fall, Spring will include a mid-week game)
  • Tournament: Play-Off Event - Closing Weekend - Top 4 Teams Qualify
  • Playing Days:Primarily Saturday's - Weekday's Reserved for Overflow - No Sunday Play
  • Venue(s): Home/Away & 1 Neutral Game at Roots Athletic Center
  • No Games on Labor, Thanksgiving, Columbus or Memorial Day Weekends


This age group is structured into "competitive" brackets; this means placement of teams is heavily based on previous results.

The RSL provides a three referee system for all 11v11 games. This is important to maintain the best possible standard of officiating, especially in relation to off-side calls.

Teams are split into numbered divisions (D1, D2, D3 etc), the top 4 teams in each division qualify for the RSL Play-off's at the end of both Fall and Spring. In addition every Spring the Division Winners of D1 will progress to the MTOC tournament (there is an additional fee for this tournament). 

Age Group Specifications

  • Players: 11v11
  • Duration: 35min halves
  • Ball: Size 5
  • Subs: Unlimited (on any stoppage w/ referee permission)
  • Heading: Allowed - No Restrictions
  • # of Referees: 3 - 1 Center Official, 2 Assistant Officials
  • Laws of Game: All FIFA Laws


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