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U7 Program Rules

Last Updated: 9/20/2016

Grade / Age: First Grade 6-7 years old
Gender: Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field: 6 per team (5 field and 1 keeper)
Minimum # on Field: 4 per team (to prevent forfeit)
Total Players per Team: 8 - 10
Referees: 1
Ball size: 3
Substitutions: Both teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee
Duration of Game: 8 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
41 minutes total time
Laws: FIFA Laws of the Game, except -

NEW for Fall 2016 - No deliberate heading the ball (indirect kick for other team)
No slide tackling
All indirect kicks
No penalty kicks
No offside calls
No slide tackling
Referee explains laws/rules to players as a teaching aid
Teams switch sides after each half

If a coach enters the field to check an injured player, the player must leave the field. Coaches should try to re-enter the player, if possible, to maximize playing time for each player.
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