Length of Game

Below is a quick reference to Rule 303: 
Length of Games, Overtime Periods and Ball Specifications

Section 1. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, the length of games, overtime periods, ball size, ball circumference, and ball weight for each age group is as follows:

 

Age Group Game Length Overtime Periods Size Circumference Weight Number of Players
Under-19 Two 45′ halves Two 15′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-18 Two 45′ halves Two 15′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-17 Two 45′ halves Two 15′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-16 Two 40′ halves Two 15′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-15 Two 40′ halves Two 15′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-14 Two 35′ halves Two 10′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-13 Two 35′ halves Two 10′ halves #5 27-28 in. 14-16 ozs.
Under-12 Two 30′ halves Two 10′ halves #4 25-26 in. 11-13 ozs. No more than 11, 8 strongly recommended
Under-11 Two 30′ halves Two 10′ halves #4 25-26 in. 11-13 ozs. No more than 11, 8 strongly recommended
Under-10 Two 25′ halves NONE #4 25-26 in. 11-13 ozs. No more than 7, 6 strongly recommended
Under-8 4 -12′ quarters NONE #3 23-24 in. 11-12 ozs. No more than 5, 4 strongly recommended
Under-6 4 – 6′ quarters NONE #3 23-24 in. 11-12 ozs. No more than 4, 3 strongly recommended