2021 Regular Season – Starts August 23
2021 PPSA CHANGES
BUILD OUT LINE
PPSA is adding a build out line for 1/2 Coed and 3/4 Girls and Boys as recommended by the US youth soccer guidelines.
The spirit of this rule is to encourage young teams to learn how to play the ball forward and reduce the risk of injury. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his/her hands during play, the opposing team must move behind the build-out line until the ball is released from the goalkeeper’s possession and crosses the penalty area.
Once the opposing team is behind the build-out line, the goalkeeper can release the ball by passing (NOT dribbling), throwing, or rolling the ball to a teammate who is on his/her side of the build-out line or beyond the build-out line.
PUNTS and DROP KICKS are not allowed from the keeper.
After the ball is released from the goalkeeper’s possession and crosses the penalty area, the opposing team may cross the build-out line and play resumes as normal.
The goalkeeper releasing the ball from possession or the player taking the goal kick does not have to wait for the opposing players to move behind the build-out line.
Please see the following links for additional information:
Parents and coaches: Please remember to be patient with the referees as they work on learning this new rule.
PPSA is changing the seeding for 3/4 grade girls and boys and 5/6 grade girls and boys tournament to include only the TOP 4 Teams as determined by record at the end of the season. If there is a tie record, goals scored will determine participation. 7/8 grade girls and boys will continue to include all teams, seeded according to record.
PPSA will no longer be giving trophies to 3 /4 grade and 5/6 grade girls and boys finalist and champions of the tournament due to cost
Heading the Ball:
Consistent with the US Youth Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is BANNED for all levels of PPSA except 7/8 grade.
Sideline Tolerance Policy:
All coaches, players and all spectators are to support the referee. Failure to do so, undermines the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators. There will be NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or negative feedback of any kind allowed during or after the game.
Spectators will be asked to leave and players and coaches may be ejected from the game and suspended from further games. If any coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a referee, please contact your school coordinator.
These will be marked by signs and need to be respected. No Pets allowed.
This is a Christian Recreational Soccer league and poor behavior not only reflects poorly on your team but on your school and church.
SOCCER GOAL SAFETY
Please see Peoria Park District Soccer Goal Procedure document for complete soccer goal safety.