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U8 Program Rules

Last Update: 9/20/2016

Grade / Age: Second Grade 7 - 8 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: 10 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
49 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
Goals cannot be scored from kick-offs
No offside call
No slide tackling
Referee explains laws/rules to players as a teaching aid

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. Do not abuse. Both teams are allowed to substitute at the stoppage of play with Referee permission.
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