Chapter 2 : 11v11 FORMAT
3.2.01 : Minimum Number of Players for 11v11 Competition
In eleven versus eleven (11v11) competition, a team shall have at least seven (7) players including the goalkeeper on the field at all times or forfeit the game.
3.2.02 : Limited Heading in Grade 7/8 [Updated Mar2016]
Consistent with the ‘Recognize to Recover (R2R)’ Player Health & Safety Campaign announced by USSF in December 2015, and further adopted by MYSA in March 2016, NVYSL requires that heading training in the Grade 7/8 Divisions be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per Player per week. Grade 7/8 Players are permitted to head the ball without limit during matches.