Field – 30 to 40 yards wide by 40 to 50 yards long
Goals – 4 to 6 feet high by 8 to 12 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.
Throw-Ins (U8 only): If a player commits an illegal throw in, the player will be allowed to take to retake it. The referee should explain to the player the reason why it was illegal. If the re-throw is illegal a 2nd time, the opposing team will take the throw-in.
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