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6U/7U - Rules At A Glance

6U and 7U!

  • No Throw-ins
    • Players will not throw the ball in from the sideline. A 'pass-in' will be performed instead. A simple kick from the sideline.
    • All players must be at least two yards from the place of the pass-in.
    • Training for throw-ins shall not begin until 8U
  • No Headers
    • An IDK will be awarded to the opposing team for intentionally heading the ball
  • No Goalkeepers
    • All players shall compete up field.  The goal will remain unprotected by a keeper.

8U - Rules At A Glance

8U!

  • Optional Throw-ins
    • Players are permitted to take throw-ins from the sideline.
    • If the coach or player prefers, 'pass-in' may be performed instead. A simple kick from the sideline.
    • All players must be at least two yards from the place of the pass-in.
  • No Headers
    • An IDK will be awarded to the opposing team for intentionally heading the ball
  • No Goalkeepers
    • All players shall compete up field.  The goal will remain unprotected by a keeper.

10U - Rules at a glance

10U!

  • Goalkeeper - No punts, dropkicks or volleys
    • Distribute ball by rolling, throwing or kicking.
    • A deliberate punt, dropkick of volley will result in an IDK being awarded to the opposing team.
  •  Buildout Line
    • A new line on the field. Halfway between the outer edge of the penalty area and the halfway line.
    • All opposing players must drop behind the line when the keeper has possession of the ball.
    • As soon as the ball is returned into play, opposing players can cross the buildout line and attempt to gain possession.
    • Keeper does not have to wait until all opposing players are behind the line before distributing. Keeper's discretion.
    • Opposing players do not have to drop behind the buildout line for free kicks. They must only drop behind the line when the keeper is in possession.
  • Offside
    • The buildout line is now the boundary for defining a player in an offside position.
    • A player cannot be considered offside if they are in their own half of the field.
    • A player cannot be considered offside if they are in the opposing half and are between the halfway line and the buildout line.
    • A player can be offside if they are in their opponents half of the field and are between the buildout line and the goal line.
  • Headers
    • No intentionally heading the ball.
    • Deliberately heading the ball will result in an IDK being awarded to the opposing team.

12U - rules at a glance

12U!

  • Goalkeeper - Punts, dropkicks and volleys are permitted.
    • Distribute ball by punt, dropkick, volley, rolling, throwing or kicking.
    • This is a reversal of the no-punting rule introduced in 2017.
    • Punting, dropkicking or volleying is no longer an offense.
  • Headers
    • No intentionally heading the ball.
    • Deliberately heading the ball will result in an IDK being awarded to the opposing team.

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