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U6 Laws of the Game

U8 Laws of the Game

U10 Laws of the Game

U6 Rules of the Game

  1. Games are played on small fields (approx. 20 yards by 17 yards).
  2. A Size 3 ball is to be used. 
  3. Deliberate heading of the ball is not allowed!
  4. Each team plays four (4) field players. No Goalkeepers. Coaches discretion to play three (3) field players if short players.
  5. Goals must be scored on the offensive side of the field to prevent players from booting the ball from their defensive side of the field and defensive players should not goal hog meaning always standing in front of the goal to prevent the other team from scoring.
  6. Game consists of two (2) 20-minute halves. Time is kept by the coaches.
  7. All free kicks awarded for a foul shall be INDIRECT and must touch another player before entering the goal for a score.
  8. The Off-side rule is NOT used at U6!
  9. On any free-kick (including goal kicks and kick-ins) opponents must be at least 7 yards from the ball. Encourage players to give this space.
  10. Throw-ins will NOT be taken at U6! Instead the ball will be placed on the touchline where the ball exited the field and will be kicked back into play. The kick-in will be treated as a free kick. Opponents must be at least 7 yards from the ball. Encourage players to give this space. A kick-in is an indirect free kick and must touch another player before entering the goal for a score.
  11. Substitutions may be made at any stoppage of play.
  12. There is no need for fully qualified referees to manage U6 games. One or both of the coaches should
    officiate / manage the game. The games are intended to be an opportunity for our young players to
    experience the fun of playing. Minimal rules are needed and should be applied with a generous amount of flexibility. Let the players have the freedom to play with little interruption. All infringements should be briefly explained to the players.
  13. Coaches and/or parents must stand along the touchline and MAY NOT stand behind the goal.
  14. Coaches and/or parents may NOT enter the field of play without the permissions of the referee.
  15. Except for reason of injury or discipline EACH PLAYER ON THE TEAM MUST PLAY AT LEAST HALF OF EVERY GAME!
  16. Whenever any team goes ahead of an opponent by FIVE goals the team must remove a field player until the score narrows to four goals or less.

U8 Rules of the Game

  1. Games are played on small fields (approx. 30 yards by 17 yards).
  2. A Size 3 ball is to be used. 
  3. Deliberate heading of the ball is not allowed!
  4. Each team plays four (4) field players. No Goalkeepers. Coaches discretion to play three (3) field players if short players.
  5. Goals must be scored on the offensive side of the field to prevent players from booting the ball from their defensive side of the field and defensive players should not goal hog meaning always standing in front of the goal to prevent the other team from scoring.
  6. Game consists of two (2) 25-minute halves. Time is kept by the coaches.
  7. All free kicks awarded for a foul shall be INDIRECT and must touch another player before entering the goal for a score.
  8. The Off-side rule is NOT used at U8!
  9. On any free-kick (including goal kicks and kick-ins) opponents must be at least 7 yards from the ball. Encourage players to give this space.
  10. Throw-ins conform to the FIFA Laws off the Game
  11. Substitutions may be made at any stoppage of play.
  12. There is no need for fully qualified referees to manage U8 games. One or both of the coaches should
    officiate / manage the game. The games are intended to be an opportunity for our young players to
    experience the fun of playing. Minimal rules are needed and should be applied with a generous amount of flexibility. Let the players have the freedom to play with little interruption. All infringements should be briefly explained to the players.
  13. Coaches and/or parents must stand along the touchline and MAY NOT stand behind the goal.
  14. Coaches and/or parents may NOT enter the field of play without the permissions of the referee.
  15. Except for reason of injury or discipline EACH PLAYER ON THE TEAM MUST PLAY AT LEAST HALF OF EVERY GAME!
  16. Whenever any team goes ahead of an opponent by FIVE goals the team must remove a field player until the score narrows to four goals or less.

U10 Rules of the Game

  1. The game is played on a field approximately 50 yards long by 30 yards wide.
  2. A Size 4 ball is to be used. 
  3. Deliberate heading of the ball is not allowed!
  4. Each team plays six (6) field players PLUS a goalkeeper. (7 v 7).
  5. The game consists of two (2) 20-minute halves. Time is kept by the referee.
  6. The "Off-side" rule IS in effect at U10!
  7. On any "free kick" (including "goal kicks") opponents must be at least 7 yards from the ball.
  8. Substitutions are unlimited at any stoppage of the game at the referees discretion. (only after requesting and receiving the permission of the referee)
  9. Coaches and/or parents must stand along the touchline and MAY NOT stand behind the goal.
  10. Coaches and/or parents may NOT enter the field of play without the permissions of the referee.
  11. Except for reason of injury or discipline EACH PLAYER ON THE TEAM MUST PLAY AT LEAST HALF OF EVERY GAME!
  12. Whenever any team goes ahead of an opponent by five goals the team must remove one player (and play a player short). If they go ahead by 6 goals they will remove another player (and play 2 players short) etc.. If the opponent scores to narrow the score a player may be returned to the field.