Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 25-minute halves separated by a 5 minute halftime period. A water break maybe granted at 12 1/2 Minute mark if any team has 2 subs or less.
Substitution: Substitutions may be made during dead-ball situations, regardless of possession. Teams must gain the referee’s attention and players must enter and exit at mid-field when
prompted by the referee. Substitutions should not be made on the fly!
Build Out Line: The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting
When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play (from the opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play
Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punting is not allowed)
After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal
Deliberate heading: is not allowed in 7v7 games
If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense
If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred
GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point inside the penalty area. All Goal Kicks are indirect kicks. The opposing team must retreat back to build out line until the ball is kicked.
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.
Goal Keepers: Goal keepers can use their hands in their goalie arc (Approximately 5 yards from goal). They can only throw the ball to their teammates. They are not allowed to punt the ball.
Off-sides: No Off-sides until the build out line
Field Dimensions: The playing field is 55-65 yards (length) x 35-45 yards (width)
Goals: Should be no larger than 7 feet (height) x 21feet (width)
Ball: Size 4 ball
Players: 7v7 (6 field players and 1 goalkeeper) -Game may not start or continue if there are less than 5 players on a team
3rd to 4th Grade
8v8 on small sided fields with referees.