U6 Guidlines

U6 Age Groups Specifications

AGE GROUP: U6
TEAM SIZE: 3
RECOMMENDED ROSTER SIZE: 8 to 11
GOALKEEPERS: NONE
RECOMMENDED FIELD SIZE: 15 to 20 by 20 to 30 yards
RECOMMENDED GOAL SIZE: approx. 4’ x 6’
BALL SIZE: #3

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
-shin guards are mandatory
-molded rubber cleats are optional or sneakers
-each player should have a ball
-each player should have a water bottle

LENGTH OF GAMES:
-(2) 8 minute halves (two games per game day)

SPECIAL RULES:
-Substitutions: during any stoppage with referee’s (coach) permission
-Offsides: no offsides, encourage players to stay involved in the game and not “wait” at the other end of the field in front of the goal defending or attacking.
-Throw-in: a kick in replaces a throw in
-Penalty Kicks: no penalty kicks
-Free Kicks: all free kicks are indirect with opposing players at least 3 yards from ball.
-Goal Kicks: ball is placed 3 yards from goal line and opposing players must be 6 yards away.
-Corner Kicks: ball is placed on corner and opposing players must be 3 yards away.

GAME FORMAT:
-On game day, each team will form two teams by splitting into two squads. Each of the squads will play one of the opposing teams squads. At the conclusion of the first games, the squads will switch so they play the other squad from the opposing team. This means each team will play two “short” games each week.

PRACTICE FORMAT:
-Once a week for no more than 1 to 1 ½ hours.

 

 

 

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