U5 and U6 Leagues
Games will play on Saturday mornings. Teams will play 4v4 with no goalkeepers. NOW Accepting both team and INDIVIDUAL registrations. If you have any questions please Email Nick Samons.
U5 and U6 League Rules
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Games will be managed by the coaches who may be on the field to assist the players in their enjoyment and development of each player’s skill.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
A team must have a minimum of 3 field players to start game. Players may only play on (one) team per division. There are no goalkeepers in 4-v-4.
Substitutions may be made at any dead-ball situation, regardless of possession.
Each player SHALL play approximately 50% of the total playing time.
Flat soled shoes (no cleats) and shinguards underneath socks are required. Team jerseys will be provided.
THE GOAL AND FIELD:
The U5-6 field will be set up across the width of the regular soccer field, A ball that gets stuck behind the goal will be considered out of bounds. After considerable discussions with experienced coaches, it was decided that our teams will use small goals (pop-up goals) This will provide a positive learning experience for younger players. Coaches are encouraged to not have defenders stand directly in front of goal.
Games will be played in 4 nine minute periods with a 2 minute break between 1st and 2nd periods, and 3rd and 4th periods. A five minute break will be taken at half-time. Teams change ends at halftime.
Goals may be scored during dynamic play directly. All restarts(kick offs, kick-ins, free kicks) are indirect and can be kicked in any direction.
THERE IS NO OFFSIDE IN 4-V-4 SOCCER.
No slide tackling. Player must stay upright and “on their feet” and avoid making contact with opposing players.
In all dead ball situations, including kickoffs, defending players must stand at least three yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than three yards, the ball shall be placed three yards from the goal area in line with the place of penalty.
The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in. Kick-ins are considered in play when the ball is touched with a foot and moves. Example: The ball is placed on the sideline. Player A touches the ball, with a foot, and Player B shoots or dribbles. A goal can be scored from the scenario given.
All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect with the exception of corner kicks and penalty kicks.
May be taken from any point on the end line.
Is an indirect kick and may be taken in any direction.
BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY:
Ball is in play at all times unless it torches a net or gets stuck being the goal.