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Springtown Soccer Association

Modified 4v4 Rules for Soccer – U5

Field

Dimensions shall by 30 yards by 20 yards with a half-way line and a center circle with a 5 yard radius.
Goals shall be 4 feet by 6 feet.

Ball size 3.

Players must be geared properly at all practices and games:

Cleats, shin guards, and soccer socks (completely covering the shin guards).
No jewelry of any kind (earrings, necklaces, bracelets).
No hard plastic or metal hair accessories (bows, clips, head bands, etc.).

Number of Players

Format is 4v4 with NO GOALKEEPER.
Players may not stand in front of the goal. They are encouraged to go forward and defend the ball.
Players must be allowed to play minimum of 50% of each game.
Exceptions include injury, illness, unwillingness to play, or disciplinary reasons.

Substitutions can be made with referee’s permission at any time during the game when the ball is not in movement.

Games durations

(4) 8 minute quarters
2 min break between 1st and 2nd quarter; 2 min break between 3rd and 4th quarters
5 min break at half time

One neutral official (referee) shall be allocated to every match. All infringements shall be briefly explained to the player.

Start of Play:

Winner of coin toss decides which end to attack.
Ball must move slightly forward (not backward).
Kicker may not kick the ball a second time until another player touches the ball.
Opponents must be 5 feet from the center mark.
No official score will be recorded.

There is no offside. Referee, however, may discourage "goal-hanging".

Fouls and Misconducts Conform to FIFA

Exception: Referee will explain all infractions to the offending player
Referee is not to be disrespected or argued with. Failure to adhere to this will result in removal of offending party from the fields immediately.
All free kicks are direct and opponent shall remain 4 yards from ball.
There shall be no penalty kicks.

Ball In and Out of Play:

Ball must be 100% over line to be out.

Throw-In: Balls out of bounds are put into play by the opposing team at the point on the touchline where the ball was kicked out of bounds. One re-throw/team after instruction by official.

Goal Kick: Goal kick is taken by defending team from any point on goal line. Opponents must be 4 feet away from ball.

 Corner Kick: If team defending goal touches ball last before it crosses goal line, attacking team puts it into play with an indirect corner kick. Opponents must be 4 feet away from ball.

Opposing parents/coaches and players should shake hands after each game.

Lastly: This is just a recreation game and we are all here for fun! Please encourage the children to have good manners towards refs, each other and to enjoy themselves.


 

 

Modified 5v5 Rules for Soccer – U7

Field

•             Dimensions shall by 35 yards by 25 yards with a half-way line and a center circle with a 5 yard radius.

•             Goals shall be 4 feet by 6 feet.

Ball size 3.

Players must be geared properly at all practices and games:

•             Cleats, shin guards, and soccer socks (completely covering the shin guards).

•             No jewelry of any kind (earrings, necklaces, bracelets).

•             No hard plastic or metal hair accessories (bows, clips, head bands, etc.).

Number of Players

•             Format is 5v5 with NO GOALKEEPER.

•             Players may not stand in front of the goal. They are encouraged to go forward and defend the ball.

•             Players must be allowed to play minimum of 50% of each game.

•             Exceptions include injury, illness, unwillingness to play, or disciplinary reasons.

Substitutions can be made with referee’s permission at any time during the game when the ball is not in movement.

Games durations

•             (4) 10 minute quarters

•             2 min break between 1st and 2nd quarter; 2 min break between 3rd and 4th quarters

•             5 min break at half time

One neutral official (referee) shall be allocated to every match. All infringements shall be briefly explained to the player.

Start of Play:

•             Winner of coin toss decides which end to attack.

•             Ball must move slightly forward (not backward).

•             Kicker may not kick the ball a second time until another player touches the ball.

•             Opponents must be 5 yards from the center mark.

•             Official score will be recorded.

There is no offside. Referee, however, may discourage "goal-hanging".

Fouls and Misconducts Conform to FIFA

•             Exception: Referee will explain all infractions to the offending player

•             Referee is not to be disrespected or argued with. Failure to adhere to this will result in removal of offending party from the fields immediately.

•             All free kicks are direct and opponent shall remain 4 yards from ball.

•             There shall be no penalty kicks.

Ball In and Out of Play:

Ball must be 100% over line to be out.

Throw-In: Balls out of bounds are put into play by the opposing team at the point on the touchline where the ball was kicked out of bounds. One re-throw/team after instruction by official.

Goal Kick: Goal kick is taken by defending team from any point on goal line. Opponents must be 4 yards away from ball.

 Corner Kick: If team defending goal touches ball last before it crosses goal line, attacking team puts it into play with an indirect corner kick. Opponents must be 4 yards away from ball.

Opposing parents/coaches and players should shake hands after each game.

Lastly: This is just a recreation game and we are all here for fun! Please encourage the children to have good manners towards refs, each other and to enjoy themselves.

 



Modified 8v8 Rules for Soccer – U9

Field

•             Dimensions shall by 60 yards by 35 yards with a half-way line and a center circle with a 5 yard radius.

•             Goals shall be 6 feet by 12 feet.

•             Penalty spot is 8 yards from goal.

 

Ball size 4.

Players must be geared properly at all practices and games:

•             Cleats, shin guards, and soccer socks (completely covering the shin guards).

•             No jewelry of any kind (earrings, necklaces, bracelets).

•             No hard plastic or metal hair accessories (bows, clips, head bands, etc.).

Number of Players

•             Format is 8v8 with a GOALKEEPER included.

•             Players must be allowed to play minimum of 50% of each game.

•             Exceptions include injury, illness, unwillingness to play, or disciplinary reasons.

•             Substitutions may be made with the permission of the referee during stoppage of play for:

•             Injury - either team

•             Goal kick - either team

•             After a goal - either team

•             Throw-ins - either team.

•             Players must enter and leave the field at the halfway line. Players to be substituted should be at halfway line prior to the ball leaving the field.

 

Games durations

•             (2) 20 minute quarters

•             10 min break at half time

One neutral official (referee) shall be allocated to every match. All infringements shall be briefly explained to the player.

Start of Play:

•             Winner of coin toss decides which end to attack.

•             Ball must move slightly forward (not backward).

•             Kicker may not kick the ball a second time until another player touches the ball.

•             Opponents must be 10 feet from the center mark.

•             Official score will be recorded.

 

Fouls and Misconducts Conform to FIFA

•             Exception: Referee will explain all infractions to the offending player

•             Referee is not to be disrespected or argued with. Failure to adhere to this will result in removal of offending party from the fields immediately.

•             All free kicks are direct and opponent shall remain 10 feet from ball.

•             There shall be no penalty kicks.

Ball In and Out of Play:

Ball must be 100% over line to be out.

Offsides: There are no offsides

Throw-In: Balls out of bounds are put into play by the opposing team at the point on the touchline where the ball was kicked out of bounds.

Goal Kick: Goal kick is taken by defending team from any point on goal line. Opponents must be 10 feet away from ball.

 Corner Kick: If team defending goal touches ball last before it crosses goal line, attacking team puts it into play with an indirect corner kick. Opponents must be 10 feet away from ball.

Opposing parents/coaches and players should shake hands after each game.

Lastly: This is just a recreation game and we are all here for fun! Please encourage the children to have good manners towards refs, each other and to enjoy themselves.


 



Modified 9v9 Rules for Soccer – U11/U12

Field

•             Dimensions shall by 40 yards by 45 yards with a half-way line and a center circle with a 8 yard radius.

•             Goals shall be 18 feet by 6 feet.

•             Goal area shall be 6 yards x 19 yards.

•             Penalty area 14 x 35 yards.

•             Penalty spot is 8 yards from goal.

Ball size 4.

Players must be geared properly at all practices and games:

•             Cleats, shin guards, and soccer socks (completely covering the shin guards).

•             No jewelry of any kind (earrings, necklaces, bracelets).

•             No hard plastic or metal hair accessories (bows, clips, head bands, etc.).

Number of Players

•             Format is 9v9 with a GOALKEEPER included.

•             Players must be allowed to play minimum of 50% of each game.

•             Exceptions include injury, illness, unwillingness to play, or disciplinary reasons.

•             Substitutions may be made with the permission of the referee during stoppage of play for:

•             Injury - either team

•             Goal kick - either team

•             After a goal - either team

•             Throw-ins - either team.

•             Players must enter and leave the field at the halfway line. Players to be substituted should be at halfway line prior to the ball leaving the field.

Games durations

•             (2) 25 minute quarters

•             5 min break at half time

Two neutral officials (referee) shall be allocated to every match. All infringements shall be briefly explained to the player.

Start of Play:

•             Winner of coin toss decides which end to attack.

•             Ball must move slightly forward (not backward).

•             Kicker may not kick the ball a second time until another player touches the ball.

•             Opponents must be 8 feet from the center mark.

•             Official score will be recorded.

Fouls and Misconducts Conform to FIFA

•             Exception: Referee will explain all infractions to the offending player

•             Referee is not to be disrespected or argued with. Failure to adhere to this will result in removal of offending party from the fields immediately.

•             All free kicks are direct and opponent shall remain 10 feet from ball.

•             There shall be no penalty kicks.

Ball In and Out of Play:

Ball must be 100% over line to be out.

Offsides: A player is caught offside if he's nearer to the opponents' goal than both the ball and the second-last opponent when his team-mate plays the ball.

Throw-In: Balls out of bounds are put into play by the opposing team at the point on the touchline where the ball was kicked out of bounds.

Goal Kick: Goal kick is taken by defending team from any point on goal line. Opponents must be 10 feet away from ball.

 Corner Kick: If team defending goal touches ball last before it crosses goal line, attacking team puts it into play with an indirect corner kick. Opponents must be 10 feet away from ball.

Opposing parents/coaches and players should shake hands after each game.Lastly: This is just a recreation game and we are all here for fun! Please encourage the children to have good manners towards refs, each other and to enjo
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