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Harmar Soccer Club

 Under–6 Modified Rules & Field Structure

 

 

Philosophy

Provide an environment where young players can have fun, develop individual skills and be introduced to the game of soccer.  The program will be co-ed with boys and girls playing  together.  The club will make every effort to select even teams at the start of each season.

 

 

Law I – The field

Length: 40 yards, Width: 35 yards.

 

 

Law II – The Ball

Size 3

 

 

Law III – Number of Players

Maximum number of players on the field at one time is four (4) per team. Maximum number of players on the roster should not exceed eight (8).  There will be no goal-keepers. On game days, each coach will divide his/her team into two groups of 3 or 4 players. Each group will  play for a half of each quarter. Substitutions may be made by the coach at any time.

 

 

Law IV – Players Equipment.

All players must wear shin-guards. No jewelry is allowed. Footwear may be soft-cleated soccer shoes or tennis shoes.

 

 

Law V – The referee

There will be no referees. The coaches are allowed on the field with the players and they will make the calls.

 

 

Law VI – Linesman

No linesman used.  The coaches/parents will ring the field of play and are asked to immediately return the ball to the field of play.  This will keep the game moving.

 

 

Law VII – Duration of the Game

Four (4) quarters, eight (8) minutes each.  There will be a 5 minute break at half-time. There will be a 2 minute break between other quarters. Each quarter will be split in half to allow for substitutions.

 

 

Law VIII – The Start of Play

At the start of the game, the start of each quarter, and after a goal is scored, the play will be started by a kick-off from the center of the field. The team taking the kick at the start of the quarter will change each quarter. The team that concedes a goal will take the kick-off to restart the play. The opposing team players must be 3 yards from the center mark while the kick-off is in progress. The Kick-off will be allowed to go forward or backward. The ball should not be kicked to the other team.

 

 

 

Law IX – Ball in and out of Play

The coaches/parents will ring the field of play and are asked to immediately return the ball to the field of play.  There will be no goal kicks, corner kicks, or throw-ins.

 

 

Law X – Method of Scoring

A goal is scored when the entire ball crosses over the entire goal-line between the goal-posts. We will not keep score during the games. The team that concedes a goal will take the kick-off to restart the play. The opposing team players must be 3 yards from the center mark while the kick-off is in progress. The Kick-off will be allowed to go forward or backward. The ball should not be kicked to the other team.

 

 

Law XI – Off-side

There will be no off-side.

 

 

Law XII – Fouls and Misconduct

All fouls will be penalized by an indirect free kick. No cautions or ejections will be issued to players.

 

 

Law XIII – Free Kicks

All free kicks will be indirect. The opposing players must be at least three yards from the ball.

 

 

Law XIV – Penalty Kicks

No penalty kicks will be taken. See Law XIII comments.

 

Law XV – Throw-in

No throw-ins will be taken. See Law IX comments.

 

Law XVI – Goal Kick

No goal kicks will be taken. See Law IX comments.

 

Law XVII – Corner Kick

No corner kicks will be taken. See Law IX comments.