LA Galaxy 5v5 Youth League encourage players to  continue their soccer development in a weekly recreational/competitive setting. They strive to foster camaraderie, friendship and physical fitness while maintaining a fun, enjoyable and exciting atmosphere. Open to players, they offer different leagues to suit skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

Single Referee Call-In: 310-955-9905 option 1:  Call-Ins must occur at least 1 hour, but no earlier than 4 hours, before the match start time so the Assignor knows that all single referee matches will be covered.

AGES: 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2015-16; Adults

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

CAPACITY: Each team roster is capped at 12 players

WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

WHERE: Galaxy Park, 18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746

Contact Information:

  • Ms. Jessica Campbell, General Manager
  • Telephone Number (888) 576-2237

LA Galaxy 5v5 Youth League website

Game Fees

Galaxy Park League Rules 2023

Before the Game

  • Game cards are printed for each game for SBSRA referees to use to record the scores and misconducts. All yellow cards and red cards must be reported
  • At the end of your shift, please turn those game cards at the desk area
  • No player ID cards
  • 5 players per team
  • Shin guards are optional
  • Players may wear a cast on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, or shoulder if it is covered and padded with a closed-cell, slow-recovery foam padding no less than ½-inch thick. The covering must be approved by the referee
  • Jewelry is not to be worn at any time during play
  • All field players must wear the same color shirt (numbers are NOT required). If two teams have similar colored shirts, the HOME team must change to a different color
  • Goalkeepers must wear a shirt of a different color from both teams
  • Minimum # of players to start is 3. Games will start when the minimum # of players have been met, failure to do so or delay, will result in a forfeit. Teams will be given a 5-minute grace period; HOWEVER, the game duration may be shortened to stay on schedule
  • There will be no coin toss prior to the game. The Home team will kick off to start the match. The Away/Visitor team will determine which end of the field to attack first

During the Game

  • 2 × 25-minute halves, five-minute halftime. Game length may be adjusted to maintain the schedule
  • A Kickoff is a Direct Kick and thus a goal may be scored directly from kickoffs.
  • There is no offside in 5v5 Soccer
  • Heading is NOT allowed for all youth ages. Heading is allowed for adult leagues
  • There is NO Slide Tackling by Field players in 5v5 Soccer. Field players may slide to block or save a shot; however, no contact may be made with an opposing player at any time. In other words, sliding where no opponent is present is allowed. A slide tackle infraction results in a Direct Free Kick. Inside the Goalkeeper box becomes a penalty kick. A second infraction (same player) will result in a Yellow Card, and a third infraction will result in a Red Card
  • When the ball contacts the side net, the opposing team will gain possession of the ball. In place of throw-ins there will be kick-ins. A player may not directly kick a ball into the goal from its stationary restart position
  • When the ball touches the netting behind the goalkeeper, it will result in a goal kick, even if there is a last touch by a defending player – there are NO CORNER KICKS
  • Penalty Kicks will be taken seven (7) yards from the goal. Direct Free Kick Fouls (FKA penal fouls) will result in direct free kicks, all others are indirect. Players on the defending team must be a minimum of five (5) yards from the kick
  • Instead of Goal Kicks, the goalkeeper will execute a Goal Clearance (ball must leave the penalty box). The opposing team must be on their half of the field before the goalkeeper kicks or throws the ball. The goalkeeper will start with the ball in their hands and may either (1) throw the ball, (2) put the ball down and pass/kick, or (3) put the ball down and dribble out of the penalty box. Once the ball has been put down, the ball is “live.” The Goalkeeper has 4 seconds to execute the Goal Clearance. Failure to execute the Goal Clearance within 4 seconds will result in an Indirect kick at the top of the box for the opposition. A goal may not be scored directly from a Goal Clearance. Once the ball is OUTSIDE the penalty box, a goal may be scored from anywhere on the field. The ball may not be punted or drop-kicked. For Goal Clearances, the ball may not go over the halfway line before being touched by another player
  • During open play, the ball may be thrown anywhere or dropped and dribbled inside or outside the penalty area but cannot be drop-kicked or punted. The ball must leave the goalkeeper’s hands within four seconds, or it results in an indirect free kick from seven (7) yards away. A Goalkeeper may not throw the ball directly into an opponent’s goal. Players may not contact the goalkeeper at any time while they are in the penalty box. Infractions will result in a yellow card. A goalkeeper outside of the penalty box is to be treated as a field player
  • Substitutions for either team may be made with the referee’s acknowledgement after any dead ball, including free kicks. Repeated substitutions to waste time may not be approved by the referee and may result in cards for misconduct
  • The team of a sent off player may substitute for the sent off player

Have a blast!