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​U10 GUIDELINES


  • Ball – Size 4
  • Players – 7v7, including goalkeeper
  • Field – 40 to 50 yards wide by 60 to 70 yards long
  • Goals – 4 to 7 feet high by 8 to 18 feet wide (must be anchored or weighted down)
  • Game – Two (2) twenty-five (25) minute halves – 5 minute half-time interval
  • Referee – Supplied by home team and they may not be a coach or an assistant. If you pay them, please do beforehand and respect their calls
  • Playing Rule – To match FIFA Rules with the following exceptions

    Offside: No offsides, but continuous offenders are to be instructed by the coaches. We asked that you teach and instruct players in regards to the offsides rule at practice.

    Fouls:   All kicks are indirect; No penalty kicks: If a foul is committed in the penalty area, the ball will be placed at the top of the penalty area, straight out from where the foul was committed, and it shall be an indirect kick.

    Substitutions: Allowed on goal kicks, after a goal is score, on your own throw in, or opponents throw in if opponent is also substituting. The coach must signal a substitution request to the referee who in turn must grant permission for the player to enter the field.  Players are to leave and enter the field at mid-field.

    ​Coaches: Are not permitted on the field during the game and must stay within coaching box; they are responsible for fan conduct; must be registered with Risk Management

    Players: No jewelry is allowed to be worn unless for medical purposes.

    Fans: Must sit on opposite side of player’s bench. They may not sit behind the goals.