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7v7 Build Out Line Rule Clarifications
by posted 08/12/2022

NJYS 8U-10U Coaches,


The following represents policy adjustments for the buildout application going into the Fall 2022 season.  The NJYS Member Travel Leagues (CJYSA-EDP, MCYSA, Metro, MOSA and Mid-New Jersey) have worked collaboratively via the NJYS League Roundtable meetings to further align on such efforts that benefit the youth soccer community.  NJYS Recreation Leagues (e.g. Ocean County Recreation Soccer, Rockaway Valley Soccer League, Suburban Youth Soccer League) are also aligned with this initiative.  Further, this has been communicated to the NJ State Youth Referee Administrator as we also try to help our referees be more successful by making our rules more consistent.


  • On a goal kick or when the goalkeeper has possession of the ball with their hands, the opposing team must move behind the build-out line until the ball is put back into play.
  • The goalkeeper can pass, throw, or roll the ball to put it back into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed).
  • On a goal kick or when the goalkeeper has possession of the ball with their hands, the opposing team may cross the build-out line when:
  1. The goalkeeper changes possession from their hand to play the ball with their feet, or
  2. a second touch is made by another player on the goalkeeper's team, or
  3. the ball comes to a complete stop, or
  4. the ball crosses the buildout line.


As a reminder, a primary purpose of the build outline is to promote playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting on a 7v7 field for 8U-10U. 

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Becoming a Referee!
by posted 08/01/2022

NJYS Membership,


To those of you who may be interested in becoming a US soccer referee, the NJ State Referee Committee has posted new entry-level, "Grassroots Referee" classes for the month of August and will continue to update the website as more courses become available.


All directions, links and registration requirements are listed on our NJrefs.com site under the tab "Become a Referee." Or you can click this link:https://www.njrefs.com/wiki/become-a-referee/


NJYS encourages you to visit our page and consider becoming an official. It will provide you with a different and unique perspective on the Beautiful Game.  If you find a course is full, we encourage you to come back to the website in the future as we will continue to add options.


Please direct any questions to  .

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