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U6 Rules

U6 Co-Ed Intramural Soccer  

(Building skills and confidence while having fun)

U-6 Co-Ed Game Format:

1. Each game is comprised of four 8-minute quarters, a 5-minute halftime break and 2-minutes between the first and third quarters.  Run the clock except for injuries and mid-quarter substitutions.  The clock will be stopped at the 4 minute mark of each quarter for both teams to substitute.

2. Three vs. three player formation; four vs. four formation when there are eight players on the roster.

3. Each player should play half of each game.  Before one player plays four quarters all players must have played in three quarters.  If a child refuses to participate for any reason, please let his/her parent know at the end of the game why the child did not participate.  If you have trouble with a child, please attempt to work it out by discussing the problem with the child’s parent(s).  If you are still unable to resolve the problem, please contact the coordinator so he/she can assist.

4. No goalkeepers; (do not have a player stand in front of the goal all game, the defender should stay connected, and play about 10 yards behind the ball)

5. No Slide Tackling is allowed.

6. All players must wear shin guards.  Cleats are optional.

7. All players must remove jewelry and watches before practices and games.

8. No direct penalty kicks and no off-sides, there are corner kicks.

9. Players should use overhead throw-in if they are capable, otherwise player may kick.

10. Six yards (goal) kicks are taken from anywhere on the end line.    Defending team players must back-up to midfield line.

11. Both U-6 coaches officiate while they are coaching the game.  Coaches should instruct and encourage players throughout the game.  U-6 soccer does not keep score.  This is a time for players to build confidence and skills while having fun.

12. Coaches must use discretion with dominate players.  Encourage passing to less dominate players.   If the game starts to get lopsided (3 goals), the stronger team should move better players to the back.  The coach with the stronger team should make every effort to keep the game competitive.  Weaker team can add another field player if needed.

13. Coaches should confer with opposing coach and referee to review game rules so that all parties understand the way the game will be structured.

14. Players must shake hands after the game.   

15. Please encourage your team’s parents to offer only positive commentary.

         ***Teams should arrive 15 minutes prior to game time.  This provides coaches time to gather your team for pre-game instruction, stretching, and small drills to prepare them for the beginning of their game. 

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