2014 Winter U6 Rules of Play - Print Page

EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY

  • Size three (3) ball is used in all games.

  • All players MUST wear shin guards

  • Shin guards go next to the skin with socks placed over them.

  • No jewelry or other hard objects are allowed (earrings, casts, hair beads).

  • ONLY tennis shoes allowed on the gym floor (no cleats).

  • No player will play with blood on them or their uniform. Cuts must be adequately covered.

  • NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE GYM.

RULES

  • Teams play three (3) on the field at one time. There are no goalkeepers. If either
    team is short players, the coaches can move players from one team to the other, making both even. All players must play at least half of the game. No one should play 3 periods until every player has played 2 periods.

  • Substitution should occur between playing periods and for injuries.

  • Referees in this division are coaches, assistant coaches or other Safe Haven-trained parents.

  • Referees should emphasize: Safety, Fairness, Fun and Learning. (Referees should briefly explain any infringements to the players and help players with instructions.)

  • The game should be divided into four equal five-minute periods. There should be a five-minute half-time break. GAMES END ON TIME. If the game is started late the quarters must be shortened to end the game on time.

  • Prior to the game the coaches will introduce themselves to each other and the referee. The teams will line up at the half line and the parent referee with check for proper equipment.

  • After the game the players will meet at the half line and shake hands with each other.

  • The game should be started with a free kick in the middle of the field. Coaches should determine which team starts the game and the opposing team should start the second half. Referee will ensure that opponents are at least five yards from the spot of the free kick. Second and fourth quarter play starts where play ended at the finish of the preceding quarter.

  • When the whole ball passes over the touchline, either on the ground or in the air, it should be thrown in from where it crossed the line, by a player of the opposite team.

  • When the whole ball passes over the goal line (not into the goal), it should be kicked into play from where it crossed the line (or a reasonable distance from the goal), by a player of the opposing team.

  • Indirect free kicks are awarded for all fouls (hand balls, tripping, pushing) with the opponents five yards away.

INDOOR VARIATIONS

  • If appropriate, the ball can be played off the side walls. A goal cannot be scored by a throw in.

BEHAVIOR

  • NO CRITISICM OF THE REFEREE IS ACCEPTABLE.

  • Coaches must stay on the sideline and completely off the field. No coach parent or spectator is allowed to be behind an end zone. NO PARENTS OTHER THAN DESIGNATED COACHES ARE PERMITTED TO COACH. Parents should cheer for both teams, but should not address the coaches, referee or players during the game. NOBODY BUT THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ON THE FIELD UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO BY THE REFEREE.


2014 Winter U6 Rules of Play - Print Page

EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY

  • Size three (3) ball is used in all games.

  • All players MUST wear shin guards

  • Shin guards go next to the skin with socks placed over them.

  • No jewelry or other hard objects are allowed (earrings, casts, hair beads).

  • ONLY tennis shoes allowed on the gym floor (no cleats).

  • No player will play with blood on them or their uniform. Cuts must be adequately covered.

  • NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE GYM.

RULES

  • Teams play three (3) on the field at one time. There are no goalkeepers. If either
    team is short players, the coaches can move players from one team to the other, making both even. All players must play at least half of the game. No one should play 3 periods until every player has played 2 periods.

  • Substitution should occur between playing periods and for injuries.

  • Referees in this division are coaches, assistant coaches or other Safe Haven-trained parents.

  • Referees should emphasize: Safety, Fairness, Fun and Learning. (Referees should briefly explain any infringements to the players and help players with instructions.)

  • The game should be divided into four equal five-minute periods. There should be a five-minute half-time break. GAMES END ON TIME. If the game is started late the quarters must be shortened to end the game on time.

  • Prior to the game the coaches will introduce themselves to each other and the referee. The teams will line up at the half line and the parent referee with check for proper equipment.

  • After the game the players will meet at the half line and shake hands with each other.

  • The game should be started with a free kick in the middle of the field. Coaches should determine which team starts the game and the opposing team should start the second half. Referee will ensure that opponents are at least five yards from the spot of the free kick. Second and fourth quarter play starts where play ended at the finish of the preceding quarter.

  • When the whole ball passes over the touchline, either on the ground or in the air, it should be thrown in from where it crossed the line, by a player of the opposite team.

  • When the whole ball passes over the goal line (not into the goal), it should be kicked into play from where it crossed the line (or a reasonable distance from the goal), by a player of the opposing team.

  • Indirect free kicks are awarded for all fouls (hand balls, tripping, pushing) with the opponents five yards away.

INDOOR VARIATIONS

  • If appropriate, the ball can be played off the side walls. A goal cannot be scored by a throw in.

BEHAVIOR

  • NO CRITISICM OF THE REFEREE IS ACCEPTABLE.

  • Coaches must stay on the sideline and completely off the field. No coach parent or spectator is allowed to be behind an end zone. NO PARENTS OTHER THAN DESIGNATED COACHES ARE PERMITTED TO COACH. Parents should cheer for both teams, but should not address the coaches, referee or players during the game. NOBODY BUT THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ON THE FIELD UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO BY THE REFEREE.