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U10-U12 Rules

U-10

U-12

Players:

Game Structure

6v6

8v8

Max on the Field

6

8

Min on the Field

4

5

Max on Team - Div 1 & Div 2

12

15

Max on Team - Div 3

unlimited

unlimited

Goalkeeper

Yes

Yes

Playing Field (measurements in yards, unless noted):

Suggested Max Dimensions

45x60

55x80

Suggested Min Dimensions 

35x45

45x70

Center Circle Radius

8

10

Halfway Line

Yes

Yes

Penalty Area

10x26

14x34

Penalty Kick Spot from Goal

8

10

Goalie Box Size

6x10

6x10

Coaches Box Size

3x10

3x10

Coaches Box Location from Midfield

5

5

Coaches Box Location from Touchline

1

1

Spectator Line (1yard off field of play at corner flag angled to 3 yard off field of play at midfield)

OK

OK

Suggested Max Goal Size

6x18 ft.

6x18 ft.

Suggested Min Goal Size

6x12 ft.

6x18 ft.

Games:

Ball Size

#4

#4

Duration of each half - single games

2 25-min. halves

2 30-min. halves

Second chances on throw-in

No

No

Sub on your team's throw-in

Yes

Yes

Sub on the other team throw-in, only if the team taking the throw-in subs, with the referee’s permission.

Yes

Yes

Subs must be waiting at the line at midfield

Yes

Yes

Fouls

Game Rules

Game Rules

Out of Bounds

Game Rules

Game Rules

Offsides 

Yes

Yes

Goalie Punts

Yes

Yes

Game Day Rosters (2 copies)

Yes

Yes

Coach Passcards

Yes

Yes

Player Passcards – Spring Season Only

No

Div 1 & 2

Misc.:

Earrings, Watches, Wrist Bands, etc.

No

No

Casts or Splints

No

No

Soft Hair Items (yarn, rubber bands, etc.)

Yes

Yes

Shin Guards Required

Yes

Yes

Socks required over shin guards

Yes

Yes

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