U6 (2015-2016)

4v4 (No Goalkeeper)
Size 3 Ball
No Offsides
Playing Minutes: 4×8 minutes (2 min Qtr Break/ 5 min Halftime)

U6 Modified FIFA rules for small sided soccer

  1. Teams play four (4) per side. There are no goalkeepers, and as such players may not stand and block the mouth of the goal during play; rather they should be encouraged to guard players on the other team. Defending players are not allowed to stand waiting within the goal area.

  2. Length of game – Four 8-minute quarters. Two 2-minute break between quarters.

  3. Quarter Start Procedure – Alternating team kick-off each quarter.

  4. Half-time interval of five (5) minutes. Teams change ends at the end of the second quarter and attack the opposite goals.

  5. Ball Size – 3

  6. Goal Size-4’x6′

  7. Players must play in both halves of each game. Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time. Teams and games may be coed.

  8. On a goal kick all players for the opposing team need to be beyond the halfway line before the kick is taken. Once the ball is kicked and moves the opposing team may cross the halfway line and play resumes.

  9. All free kicks are indirect and opponents should be ten (10) feet away from the ball on all restarts.

  10. Kick-ins will be used instead of throw-ins. The ball will be placed on the touch line with opponents ten (10) feet from the ball. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick in.

  11. Substitutions allowed between quarters, after a goal is scored by either team, own kick- in or goal kick.

  12. Players must wear assigned uniform. Alterations to the uniform are not permitted.

  1. No jewelry, metal or hard plastic hair ties/bows, or hats allowed during play.

  2. No toe cleats. (Ex: baseball cleats)

  3. Shin guards must be worn (under socks) at all times.

  4. One Coach from each team is allowed on the field during play to guide the players.

  5. Parents/fans must stay 5 ft. away from field during play.

  6. No offside penalties, No slide tackles, No penalty kicks.

  7. Deliberately heading the ball is NOT permitted. If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

  8. No cards are shown for misconduct.

U8 (2013-2014)

7v7 (With Goalkeeper)
Size 3 Ball
No Offsides
Playing Minutes: 4×10 (2 min Qtr Break/ 5 min Halftime)

U8 Modified FIFA rules for small sided soccer

  1. Teams play seven (7) per side (6 field players and 1 goalkeeper).

  2. The penalty box is approx. 10 yards x 8 yards.

  3. Length of game – Four 10-minute quarters. Two 2-minute break between quarters. For the second half teams change ends and attack opposite goals.

  4. Teams will use a size three (3) ball.

  5. Players must play in both halves of each game. Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time.

  6. Team listed first on schedule (Home Team) kicks off first.

  7. Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at ANY stoppage: between halves, after a goal is scored by either team, after an injury on either team, own teams kick in, either teams goal kick. All substitutions must enter the field of play at the center line.

  8. All free kicks are indirect and opponents should be ten (10) feet away from the ball on all restarts.

  9. Kick-ins will be used instead of throw-ins. The ball will be placed on the touch line with opponents ten (10) feet from the ball. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick in.

  10. Players must wear assigned uniform. Alterations to the uniform are not permitted.

  11. No jewelry, metal or hard plastic hair ties/bows, or hats allowed during play.

  12. No toe cleats. (Ex: baseball cleats)

  13. Shin guards must be worn (under socks) at all times.

  1. Coaches and assistant coaches remain on their side line. Coaches and assistant coaches will not enter the field of play unless necessary (example: injury).

  2. Parents/fans must stay 5 ft. away from field during play.

  3. No slide tackles, no penalty kicks.

  4. Deliberately heading the ball is NOT permitted. If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

  5. No cards are shown for misconduct.

U10 (2011-2012) and U12 (2009-2010)

7v7 (With Goalkeeper)
Size 4 Ball
Offsides
Playing Minutes: 2×20 (5 min Halftime)

U10 and U12 Modified FIFA rules for small sided soccer

  1. Teams play seven (7) per side (6 field players and 1 goalkeeper).

  2. The penalty box is approx. 10 yards x 8 yards.

  3. Games will be divided into two (2) 20 minute halves with a five (5) minute halftime. For the second half teams change ends and attack opposite goals.

  4. Teams will use a size four (4) ball.

  5. Offsides will be called beyond the Build-Out line.

  6. Players must play in both halves of each game. Each player SHALL play a minimum of 50% of the total playing time.

  7. Team listed first on schedule (Home Team) kicks off first.

  8. Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at ANY stoppage: between halves, after a goal is scored by either team, after an injury on either team, own teams kick in, either teams goal kick. All substitutions must enter the field of play at the center line.

  9. All free kicks are indirect and opponents should be ten (10) feet away from the ball on all restarts.

  10. Kick-ins will be used instead of throw-ins. The ball will be placed on the touch line with opponents ten (10) feet from the ball. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick in.

  11. Players must wear assigned uniform. Alterations to the uniform are not permitted.

  12. No jewelry, metal or hard plastic hair ties/bows, or hats allowed during play.

  13. No toe cleats. (Ex: baseball cleats)

  14. Shin guards must be worn (under socks) at all times.

  1. Coaches and assistant coaches remain on their side line. Coaches and assistant coaches will not enter the field of play unless necessary (example: injury).

  2. Parents/fans must stay 5 ft. away from field during play.

  3. No slide tackles, No penalty kicks.

  4. Deliberately heading the ball is NOT permitted. If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

  5. No cards are shown for misconduct.

Build out line notes

• Build out line should be halfway between the penalty area line and halfway line. If line is not “painted” Coaches will use cones to identify.
• When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play (from the opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punting is not allowed). After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.

• The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense be- tween the halfway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.
• If a goalkeeper punts the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.