RULES

Age Offside Heading Out of Bounds Time
U5/6   4v4 NO NO

Throw ins 

multiple chances until done correctly

8 min. Quarters
U-7   5v5 NO NO

Throw ins

multiple chances until done correctly

10 min. Quarters
U-8/9   7v7 Soft-No cherry picking NO Throw ins 1 redo 12 min. Quarters
U-10/11  7v7 YES NO Throw ins 1 Chance 25 min. Half
U-12/13  9V9 YES NO Throw ins 1 Chance 30 min. Half
         

8U/9U DIVISION ONLY The Buildout Line rule: on the 7v7 fields (the “C” fields), there are dotted lines between the top of the Penalty area (big box) and the center line – one on each side of the field; this is the Buildout Line. When there is a goal kick, or when the keeper has possession of the ball, the opposing team (the team who was just attacking) must retreat behind the buildout line. The retreating team (now the defending team) must wait for the ball to touch one other player before being able to encroach back into that side of the field. The purpose for this line is to create an atmosphere where teams are building out of the back instead of just punting the ball and losing possession.