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U10 Recreation Rules

U10 Recreation Rules

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

-Size 4 soccer ball tightly inflated - Home team provides ball.

Game Length:
-2 halves of 25 minutes - 5 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 U10.
-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.
-No heading in this age group. Heading in this age group would result in an indirect kick.
-On a goal kick or when the goalkeeper has possession of the ball, the opposing team must retreat behind the half line. They can move back into their offensive half once the ball is kicked by the other team.


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