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Rules by Age Group

Great Falls Soccer Club – Rules by Age Group


GFSC SUMMARY OF HOUSE RULES BY AGE GROUP
6U 7U 8U 9U 10U
 
LAW 1: THE FIELD ~25 x 30 ~30 x 35 ~30x35 ~45 x 60 ~45 x 60   
LAW 2: THE BALL Size #3 Size #3 Size #3 Size #4 Size #4   
LAW 3: NO. OF PLAYERS 3v3 4v4 4v4 7v7 7v7
Goalkeeper No No No Yes (max play 1 half) Yes (max play 1 half)   
Dual/Single Dual Dual Dual Single Single   
Roster Size 8-12 10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12   
Substitutions Any Time Any Time Any Time Permission of Ref Permission of Ref   
LAW 4: EQUIPMENT SHINGUARDS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL PRACTICES AND GAMES
LAW 5&6: REFEREES None None Volunteer Center Only Center Only Center Only   
LAW 7: DURATION OF GAME 8 MIN. QUARTERS 10 MIN. QUARTERS 25 minute halves 25 MIN. HALVES 25 MIN. HALVES
LAW 8: START OF PLAY Coach Roll In Home Team Home Team Home Team Home Team   
LAW 9: BALL IN & OUT OF PLAY BALL MUST WHOLLY CROSS THE LINE
LAW 10: METHOD OF SCORING NO SCORES KEPT NO SCORES KEPT NO SCORES KEPT NO SCORES KEPT U9/10 NO SCORES KEPT U9/10
 
LAW 11: OFF SIDES NO OFF SIDES NO OFF SIDES NO OFF SIDES
LAW 12: FOULS AND MISCONDUCT ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT FIFA FIFA   
LAW 13: FREE KICK ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT ALL FREE KICKS ARE INDIRECT FIFA FIFA   
LAW 14: PENALTY KICK NO PENALTY KICKS NO PENALTY KICKS NO PENALTY KICKS FIFA FIFA  
LAW 15: THROW IN COACH ROLL IN/COACH KICK IN* FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA   
LAW 16: GOAL KICK COACH ROLL IN/COACH KICK IN* FROM PENALTY AREA FROM PENALTY AREA FROM PENALTY AREA FROM PENALTY AREA   
LAW 17: CORNER KICK COACH ROLL IN/COACH KICK IN* FIFA FIFA FIFA FIFA   
YELLOW AND RED CARDS No No No FIFA FIFA   
ALL STARS No No Yes Yes Yes   
*We use coach roll in/coach kick in for the following reasons:
1) To keep the game flowing, allow for more touches on the ball.
2) To allow coaches to get the ball to players who may not be involved as much
3) Because younger players (4 and 5 year olds) have a harder time with the concept of soccer movement and soccer anticipation which is required for restarts.

 

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