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Playing Rules Summary


Playing Rules Summary


 

U06

U08

U10

U12

U14

U16

U19

Law 1 
The Field of Play

Marked & equipped to age appropriate size.

Law 2 
The Ball

Size 3

Size 4

Size 5

Law 3 
The Number of Players

3 v 3, 
no keepers

5 v 5,
(4 min)

7 v 7

(5 min)

9 v 9

(7 min)

11 v 11
(7 min)

Plus Area 2J "1-up" and "No player plays 4 before all players play 3".

Area 2A/J "2 quarter" rule.

Law 4 
The Players' Equipment

Shirt, Shorts, Shinguards, Socks, & Shoes
(NO jewelry, including earrings & bracelets. No casts or splints.)

Law 5 & 6 
The Referee & The Assistant Referee

Field Monitors or Coaches

Referee & Club Linesmen

Unmodified
(Referee & 2 Assistant Referees)

Law 7 
The Duration of the Match

10 min halves

20 min halves

25 min halves

30 min halves

35 min halves

40 min halves

45 min halves

Law 8 
The Start and Restart of Play

Unmodified

Law 9 
The Ball In and Out of Play

Law 10 
The Method of Scoring

Law 11 
Offside

Not used

no "cherry-picking"

Unmodified

Law 12 
Fouls & Misconduct

Unmodified, see notes on Fouls & Misconduct
(Slide tackles are considered dangerous play at U08 and below. For U10, it must be from the front, not from the side or behind)

(Headers are considered dangerous play for U10 and below)

Law 13 
Free Kicks

Direct Free Kicks only

Unmodified

Law 14 
Penalty Kicks

Direct Free Kick
at least "10-yards" from goal

Direct Free Kick
from Penalty Area line

Law 15 
The Throw In

"do-over's" allowed

"do-over's" allowed 
(first 3 weeks)

Unmodified

(Note FIFA has added a 2-yard minimum distance.)

Law 16 
The Goal Kick

"kick-in" from goal line

Unmodified

Law 17 
The Corner Kick

Unmodified

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