Sports >> Soccer >> Soccer Rules. A typical professional soccer match will consist of two periods each 45 minutes long with a half-time of 15 minutes. Each soccer league may have different times. Youth leagues will generally have shorter periods. High school matches are generally two 40 minute periods or four 20 minute periods.
A soccer match lasts 90 minutes divided into two 45-minute periods. The "Laws of the Game" allows shortening the duration of the play if the referee and the two teams agree.
The standard length of a regulation soccer game is 90 minutes. This consists of two 45-minute periods separated by a half-time break. The half-time break can last as long as 15 minutes.
U6 players have 20 minute soccer games. U8 players have 40 minute soccer games. U10 players have 50 minute soccer games. U12 players have 60 minute soccer games. U14 players have 70 minute soccer games. U16 players have 80 minute soccer games. U19 players have 90 minute soccer games.
Length of Game. Section 1. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, ...
Total game time is between 85 and 120 minutes. Under 19. During youth soccer games for ages, 17, 18 and 19, the AYSO and U.S. Youth Soccer require two 45-minute halves. According to US Youth Soccer rules, two 15-minute halves are added to the game if the score is tied at the end of regular play. Total game time is between 95 and 130 minutes.
A regulation soccer game is divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. These two periods combine to make up the standard 90 minute length of a soccer game. The official FIFA Laws of the Game states the standard match length can be altered before the game begins if the referee and both teams agree. Such an occurrence is very rare in professional soccer.
2. Half-time periods shall be a minimum of five and a maximum of ten minutes as designated by the referee. Division Maximum Duration of Half Playground Soccer Not Applicable Schoolyard Soccer 10 minutes 6U 10 minutes 8U 20 minutes 10U 25 minutes 12U