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U16 Recreation Rules

U16 Recreation Rules

-7v7. 6 field players, with a goalkeeper. Minimum of 5v5 to start and finish the game.
-Play on a U10-sized field.

-Size 5 soccer ball tightly inflated - Home team provides ball.

Game Length:
-2 halves of 25 minutes - 10 minute halftime break

-Two or three man referee system will be provided. All calls briefly explained to offending player.

-Substitutes need to report to the half line before recognized to be subbed. No subbing from the bench. (All players should play at least a half)

- Shin guards are required. Socks are over top the shin guards. Cleats required.
-Jewelry not permitted.

-Coaches will play a minimum of 2 goalkeepers per game. No goalkeeper can exceed 25 minutes of play in U16.
-Goalkeepers are not allowed to punt the ball and must be encouraged to roll (bowl) or pass (feet) the ball out.

Age Specific Rules:
-Throw ins are taken.
-Offside calls are made.
-Teams switch sides after halftime.
-Heading is allowed in this age group.
-Players do NOT need to backup to the mid line any longer in U16.


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