For SYA Recreational Soccer Games for U5 through U10 age groups, there is a " NO SLIDING RULE", regardless of whether the player is trying to tackle for the ball or save it from going out play. This is a special rule that SYA Soccer has established, and is being enforced for the safety of our younger players. We do not want young soccer players sliding on the ground at any time. This also a similar rule that many indoor and/or coed adult leagues are also enforcing.
Additional information is provided in Special Notes following Law 12 FOULS and MISCONDUCT of the age appropriate game rules for U5 through U10 regarding the PROHIBITION OF SLIDE TACKLING.