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House League Format

 U9 Boys 6 aside (5 + GK)
 U10 Boys 6 aside (5 + GK)
 U9 Girls 6 aside (5 + GK)
 U10 Girls 6 aside (5 + GK)

 

Length of Games/Substitution Guidelines

Under 9/10: 2x25 minute halves; Half-Time: 5 minutes

Under 9/10 Small Sided Games Rules

Organization & Rules

  • 12 yard (area marked), within which designated goalkeeper may handle the ball; centre marked with centre dot
  • 6 players on field for U9 & U10 (5 plus goalkeeper)
  • When ball goes out of play, game is restarted by:
    • Sideline: Throw ins
    • End line: Goal kicks or corner kicks depending on who kicked it out
    • After a goal, restart with a centre kick; defending team to start 10 yards away
    • Defending team must stand 10 yards away from ball for all kick offs, goal kicks and free kicks
  • There are no offsides called at U9 & U10

Refereeing

  • For U9 & U10, young refs with limited experience are used
  • Please repsect that these young refs are in training and will make mistakes. Fair play and sportsmanship should be displayed by coaches, parents, and players at all times. If a fould occurs, offending team must be 10 yards from the ball during the free kick.
  • At U9/U10, pass-back rule is in effect. Goal keepers may not handle the ball passed back to them by a teammate while in their goal area. 

 

Time/Length

  • Games scheduled to start on the hour - please arrive 20-30 minutes early to organize team and warm-up.
  • All games will en on the hour at the latest, no exceptions.
  • 25 minute halves with 5 minute half-time, unless game starts late
  • If a game starts late, that game will play a shorter second half as all games will end on the hour at the latest, no exceptions.