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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.

No players currently rostered on a Travel team active in the concurrent Fall to Spring seasonal year are eligible to play on any Chesterfield Strikers Recreational team.

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 for full information and details.

Age Group Birth Years (Fall 2019-Spring 2020) Age Group Rules FIFA Laws of the Game
Under 6 2015-2014 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 2013-2012 Access the Under 8 Rules
Under 10 2011-2010 Access the Under 10 Rules
Under 12 2009-2008 Access the Under 12 Rules
Under 14 2007-2006 Access the Under 14 Rules
High School 2005-2001
*JV teams will be formed with 2005-2004 age players if possible
Access the High School Rules