U6 Soccer Rules

U6 soccer, also known as under 6 soccer, is typically played by children who are five or six years old. The rules for U6 soccer are often simplified to accommodate the young age and skill level of the players. Here are some common rules for U6 soccer:

  • Field Size: The field size is typically smaller than a full-size soccer field. It can vary, but it is usually around 20 yards wide and 30 yards long.
  • Number of Players: Each team usually has four to six players on the field at a time. There are no goalkeepers in U6 soccer.
  • Ball Size: The ball size used in U6 soccer is usually a size 3 ball.
  • Game Length: The game length is typically two 15-minute halves with a five-minute halftime break.
  • No Offside Rule: The offside rule is not enforced in U6 soccer.
  • Kick-Off: The game starts with a kick-off at the center of the field. The opposing team must be at least five yards away from the ball during the kick-off.
  • No Slide Tackling: Slide tackling is not allowed in U6 soccer. Players must stay on their feet when attempting to get the ball.
  • Throw-Ins: When the ball goes out of bounds, it is returned to play with a throw-in. The opposing team must be at least five yards away from the player taking the throw-in.
  • Goal Kicks: If the ball goes out of bounds over the goal line, a goal kick is awarded to the opposing team. The goal kick is taken from anywhere inside the penalty box.
  • No Penalty Kicks: There are no penalty kicks in U6 soccer.
  • Substitutions: Substitutions can be made at any time during the game, usually with the referee’s permission.

It’s worth noting that rules may vary between different U6 soccer leagues and organizations.

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