Modified 6 v 6 Rules for Soccer (May be used for 7 v7) 3/5/06

Law I               Field Dimensions shall be 40 yards by 60 yards with a halfway line And a center circle with an eight-yd radius. Goals shall be 18 ft by 6 ft Goal area shall be 6 x 19 yards, penalty area 14 x 35 yards. Penalty spot is 8 yards from goal.

 

Law II Ball U-10 and U-12 = size 4/ U-13 and up = size 5

 

Law III            Number of Players Format is 6 v 6 with a goalkeeper. (Max 10 rostered players/team). Each ready, willing and able player must play at least 50% of each game. Need 4/team to start. 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.

 

Law IV            Equipment Shin guards required. Nothing dangerous to any player (jewelry).

 

Law V             Referee One referee shall be allocated to every match.

 

Law VII          Duration of Game shall be two 25-minute periods with a 5-min. break at the half.

 

Law VIII         Start of Play - Opponents must be 8 yards from the center mark. Goals may not be scored at the kick-off.

 

Law IX            Ball In and Out of Play Conform to FIFA

 

Law X             Method of Scoring Conform to FIFA. Except: goals scored from offensive half only.

 

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

 

Law XII          Fouls and Misconducts Conform to FIFA Except: Referee will explain all infractions to the offending player

 

Law XIII         Free Kicks Conform to FIFA, except opponent shall remain 8 yards from ball.

 

Law XIV         Penalty Kicks Conform to FIFA. Opponents 8 yards from the ball

 

Law XV           Throw-In Conform to FIFA Except: Following an illegal throw-in, the referee may explain the proper method and allow the player to try again. Referees have considerable discretion, keeping in mind the mind the flow of the game, and the instructional aspects of the game.

 

Law XVI         Goal Kick Conform to FIFA, except opponents must be 8 yards away from ball.

 

Law XVII        Corner Kick Conform to FIFA, except must be 8 yards away from ball

 

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

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