Amenity Athletics Soccer Rules

The league will be run following FIFA guidelines for general play.  As most youth leagues, there are some supplemental rules that can found below.  A copy of the FIFA rules can be found at http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/81/42/36/lotg_en.pdf .  These supplemental rules are used for the safety of the players and to make the games run smoothly.

 

•    U5, U6, U8, U10, U12, U15 Divisions:  There is offside penalties only in the U10, U12 and U15 divisions
•    U10, U12 and U15 Divisions only:  Penalties in the 18’(penalty area) will result in a penalty shot
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in, corner kick, after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.  
•    Players should play at least half of the game


U5 and U6
Size 3 ball
•    4 players on the field at a time (4V4)
•    8 minute quarters
•    No goalie
•    Players cannot be in the goal box unless there is another player inside the goal box.  This rule will be enforced by referees to the best of their ability.  Generally we are just trying to avoid coaches placing a child in the box and having them act as a goalie.
•    Players will have 2 chances for correct throw ins.  After the first throw in the referee or coach will instruct the child on how to throw it in.  If the player still throws the ball incorrectly it will result in a turnover.  I have instructed my referees to be lenient for this age group.
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in,  after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.

 
U8
Size 3 ball
•    10 minute quarters
•    There is no goalie.  (5v5 in Heritage Landing) (4v4 in Bartram Springs)
•    Referees will allow one re-throw in the case of incorrect throw ins.
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in, after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.  


U10 
Size 4 ball
•    25 minute halves
•    7 players on a field at a time including the goalie (8 in Bartram)
•    Incorrect throw ins will result in a turnover
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in, after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.  
•    There is offside penalties only in the U10, U12 and U15 divisions.
•    U10, U12 and U15 Divisions only: Penalties in the 18’(penalty area) will result in a penalty shot. Each player should play at least half of the game.

 

U12
Size 5 ball
•    25 minute halves
•    7 players on a field at a time including the goalie (8 in Bartram)
•    Incorrect throw ins will result in a turnover
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in, after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.  
•    There is offside penalties only in the U10, U12 and U15 divisions.
•    U10, U12 and U15 Divisions only: Penalties in the 18’(penalty area) will result in a penalty shot. Each player should play at least half of the game.

U15
Size 5 ball
•    30 minute halves
•    8 players on a field at a time including the goalie 
•    Incorrect throw ins will result in a turnover
•    There are unlimited substitutions and substitutions can be made on throw-in, after a goal is scored, or any goal kick.  
•    There is offside penalties only in the U10, U12 and U15 divisions.
•    U10, U12 and U15 Divisions only: Penalties in the 18’(penalty area) will result in a penalty shot. Each player should play at least half of the game.

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