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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 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 Age Group Rules FIFA Laws of the Game
Under 6 2013-2012 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 2011-2010 Access the Under 8 Rules
Under 10 2009-2008 Access the Under 10 Rules
Under 12 2007-2006 Access the Under 12 Rules
Under 14 2005-2004 Access the Under 14 Rules
Under 16 2003-2002 Access the Under 16 Rules
Under 19 2001-1999 Access the Under 19 Rules