2014 Fall U6 Rules of Play - Print Page

These guidelines are based on the AYSO guidelines at www.soccer.org (Coach, short-sided games) and the experience of Region 473

1. The ball is size 3.

2. Number of players:

  • Maximum number of players on the field at any time is 3 per team. There are no goalkeepers.
  • Maximum number of players on the field at any time is 3 per team. There are no goalkeepers.
  • Maximum number of players on the roster is 6
  • Playing time follows AYSO guidelines- Everyone plays at least half a game with no player playing 4 quarters before everyone has played 3.
  • If a team has less than 4 players then it would be preferable to give playing time to players of the other team..

3. Referee

  • The Referee should be a registered volunteer who is a coach, parent or certified referee.
  • The referee should emphasize safety, fairness, fun and learning.
  • The referee should be flexible in calling fouls and can take the occurrence as an opportunity to briefly explain the foul or help the player with instructions. The objective is to keep the game safe and fun with minimal interference.
  • The referee is the only adult on the field.

4. Coaches/Parents

  • Please make sure your child is NOT wearing any jewelry including earrings, watches or braided bracelets or necklaces. No metal barrettes. A terry headband is the best.
  • Shin guards are required for practice and games and must be worn under the socks.
  • Please stay on the touchlines, not on the field and not behind the goal or on the goal line.
  • Call encouragement but not instructions. The players cannot hear them.

5. Structure of the Time Slot

  • The first half of the time slot is for technical development of the players through games and other fun activities.
  • The second half is the game which should be divided into 4 x 5 minute periods with 5 minute halftime and 2-3 minute quarter breaks for substitution.

6. Ball in and out of play

  • When the whole ball crosses the touchline the restart is a throw-in by the opposing team with players a safe distance from the throw-in.
  • When the whole ball crosses the goal line (outside the goal) by a player on the attacking team, the restart is a goal kick from the place it went over the line. All players need to be 5 yards from the placement of the ball.
  • When the whole ball crosses the goal line (outside the goal) by a player on the defending team, the restart is a corner kick. All players need to be 5 yards from the placement of the ball.

7. Fouls and Misconduct

  • The major fouls for this age group is kicking, tripping, pushing, and deliberate hand ball.
  • The restart is an indirect free kick, and the referee should ensure that the players are 5 yards from the free kick spot.

8. EVERYONE

  • Create a developmental, fun, fair and safe environment following AYSO's philosophies.


2014 Fall U6 Rules of Play - Print Page

These guidelines are based on the AYSO guidelines at www.soccer.org (Coach, short-sided games) and the experience of Region 473

1. The ball is size 3.

2. Number of players:

  • Maximum number of players on the field at any time is 3 per team. There are no goalkeepers.
  • Maximum number of players on the field at any time is 3 per team. There are no goalkeepers.
  • Maximum number of players on the roster is 6
  • Playing time follows AYSO guidelines- Everyone plays at least half a game with no player playing 4 quarters before everyone has played 3.
  • If a team has less than 4 players then it would be preferable to give playing time to players of the other team..

3. Referee

  • The Referee should be a registered volunteer who is a coach, parent or certified referee.
  • The referee should emphasize safety, fairness, fun and learning.
  • The referee should be flexible in calling fouls and can take the occurrence as an opportunity to briefly explain the foul or help the player with instructions. The objective is to keep the game safe and fun with minimal interference.
  • The referee is the only adult on the field.

4. Coaches/Parents

  • Please make sure your child is NOT wearing any jewelry including earrings, watches or braided bracelets or necklaces. No metal barrettes. A terry headband is the best.
  • Shin guards are required for practice and games and must be worn under the socks.
  • Please stay on the touchlines, not on the field and not behind the goal or on the goal line.
  • Call encouragement but not instructions. The players cannot hear them.

5. Structure of the Time Slot

  • The first half of the time slot is for technical development of the players through games and other fun activities.
  • The second half is the game which should be divided into 4 x 5 minute periods with 5 minute halftime and 2-3 minute quarter breaks for substitution.

6. Ball in and out of play

  • When the whole ball crosses the touchline the restart is a throw-in by the opposing team with players a safe distance from the throw-in.
  • When the whole ball crosses the goal line (outside the goal) by a player on the attacking team, the restart is a goal kick from the place it went over the line. All players need to be 5 yards from the placement of the ball.
  • When the whole ball crosses the goal line (outside the goal) by a player on the defending team, the restart is a corner kick. All players need to be 5 yards from the placement of the ball.

7. Fouls and Misconduct

  • The major fouls for this age group is kicking, tripping, pushing, and deliberate hand ball.
  • The restart is an indirect free kick, and the referee should ensure that the players are 5 yards from the free kick spot.

8. EVERYONE

  • Create a developmental, fun, fair and safe environment following AYSO's philosophies.