Wednesday, May 29, 2024


. - Thursday, September 17, 2009
Format for 3v3, 4v4


* FIFA rules apply if not modified within
The following rules have been designed to ensure fair play for all participants. Each player is expected to understand these rules prior to their participation. Teams will be placed into divisions based upon age.

Schedule: A schedule will be posted changes for ensuing weeks on the St.B’s Soccer Academy website.

Number of Players: U6: Seven is the maximum number of players on a team. A team must have a minimum of 3 field players. Players may only play on one team per division. U8: Eight is the maximum number of players on a team. A team must have a minimum of 4 field players. U10: Ten is the maximum number of players on a team. A team must have a minimum of 5 field players.

Player Registration: All players must be registered prior to their first scheduled game time.

Equipment: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play.

The Goal Box: All players may pass through the goal box as long as they do not touch the ball while in the box. If the ball comes to a rest on the goal box, a goal kick is awarded regardless of who touched the ball last. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line or inside the plane of the box is considered in the goal box and an extension of such. If a defensive player touches the ball after it has entered the plane, a goal will be awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball after it has entered the plane, a goal kick will be awarded to the defensive team. The plane of the goal box extends upward.

Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 15-minute halves separated by a four minute halftime period. The Director has the official time on the field and no official score will be kept for any game.

Substitution: Substitutions may be made during dead-ball situations, regardless of possession. Teams must gain the referees attention and players must enter and exit at mid-field. Substitutions should not be made on the fly!

No Offsides in 3V3,4V4,6V6 Soccer

No slide Tackling: If a player is sliding, no contact is allowed. If a player slides and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.

Hand Ball Clarification: Deliberate handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A penalty kick (at the discretion of the referee)

Kick-Ins: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched and moves one full rotation.

Five Yard Rule: In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the penalty.

Direct & Indirect Kicks: All dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks) are indirect with the exception of corner/penalty kicks.

Goal Kicks: May be taken from any point of the end line.

Penalty Kicks: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are direct kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.

Scoring: Games will not be officially scored. A goal must be scored on the same half of the field that players are trying to score on. If a ball is kicked into the net from the far half of the field then a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

Weather Related Issues: Information about cancellations or delays will be posted on the website. 24 hour notice will be given.

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