Rules Summary by Age Group

U4-5

U6

U7

U8

U9-U10

U11-U12

U13-U14

U15-U18

Retreat Line

n/a

n/a

1/2 Field

1/2 Field

1/3 Field

1/3 Field

n/a

n/a

Ball Size

3

3

3

3

4

4

5

5

Maximum Players on Field

n/a

3

5

5

6

9

11

11

Minimum Players on Field

n/a

3

4

4

5

7

7

7

Field Size (yards)

30x20

30x20

40x30

40x30

mini

9v9 Field

Full

Full

Goal Size in Feet

peg nets

pug nets

8

8

16x6

18x6

24x8

24x8

Goal Crease

n/a

n/a

10ft

10ft

no

no

no

no

Minutes Per Half

n/a

15

20

20

24 (2x14)

30 (2x15)

40

45

Coaches on Field

n/a

1 / team

1 / team

no

no

no

no

no

Offside

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

Pass-in or Dribble-in

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

Throw-ins

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

Distance from Ball on Restarts

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

3 yrds

Free Kicks

n/a

indirect

indirect

indirect

indirect

indirect

both

both

Penalty Kicks

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Substitution on Throw/Pass-Ins

3-min shifts

on the fly

on the fly

yes

At discretion of ref

At discretion of ref and by request from attacking coach

Substitution on Corner Kicks

3-min shifts

on the fly

on the fly

yes

At discretion of ref

no

no

Substitution for Ejected Player

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

yes

yes

no

no

Slide Tackles

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

Submit Game Sheet Before Game

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Maximum Goal Differential

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

8

8

Referees

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Assistant Referees

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes