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SOCCER RULES
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Soccer Rules

Soccer

U4

(3 years old)

U6

(ages 4-5)

U8

(ages 6-7)

U10

(ages 8-9)

U13

(ages 10-12)

Ball size

3

3

4

4

5

Game type

6v6

(no goalie)

6v6

(plus goalie)

7v7

(plus goalie)

8v8

(plus goalie)

8v8

(plus goalie)

Field size**

appx 20x30 yds

appx 20x30 yds

appx 32x50

appx 32x60 yds

appx 32x60 yds

Goal Size**

6x4

8x4

8x4

12x6

12x6

Game length

20 min halves

20 min halves

20 min halves

20 min halves

20 min halves

Halftime

5 minutes

5 minutes

5 minutes

5 minutes

5 minutes

Coach on field

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Playoffs

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Timeouts

3/game

3/game

3/game

3/game

3/game

Officiating

Coaches

Coaches

Coaches

Referee

Referee

Overtime

No

No

No

Playoffs

Playoffs

Offsides

NA

NA

NA

Enforced

Enforced

Handball

NA

Throw in

Throw in

Free kick

Free kick

Throw In

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sliding

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Goalies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ATTIRE

  1. Shin guards are mandatory
  2. League Jersey must be worn
  3. No metal cleats
  4. No watches or jewelry
  5. No hats
  6. Athletic shorts must be worn (no jeans or cargo shorts)

COACHING/TEAM

  1. Only one coach per team of the U4, U6, & U8 divisions may be on the field with players. All other division coaches must stay on their sideline.
  2. Coach must stay far away in order to not get in the way of the game.
  3. Good sportsmanship is a must
  4. Only registered players may play
  5. A coach or parent must stay with the players that are not in the game.  They must be at least 3ft away from the boundary

BALL SIZE

TEAM SIZES

*Team sizes have been adjusted due to covid-19*

GOALIES

U4:  No
        U6:  Yes
        U8:  Yes
        U10:  Yes
        U13:  Yes

GAMEPLAY

  1. Games have two 20-minute halves.  There is a 5 minute halftime in between the halves.
  2. Each team will have three timeouts per game.
  3. Game will end 50 minutes after the scheduled start time.
  4. U4, U6, & U8 divisions are coach officiated. U10 & U13 will be officiated by a league provided referee.
  5. Games start with a kickoff by the visiting team.
  6. Number of players fielded can be adjusted by coaches if a different number is agreed upon before each game.  This is helpful when teams are too large or too small.
  7. No sliding whatsoever.  The ground is hard and injuries will occur.
  8. Substitutions allowed during dead balls
  9. Free kicks are awarded
  10. Offsides enforced in U10 and U13 division
  11. Headers are allowed but not at goal
  12. Games are able to result in a tie

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