Some of the leagues we serve have implemented special rules for U8/U9/U10 matches. You will need to check the Local Rules of Competition for each league’s interpretation.
These rules cover three main areas.
- The field is divided into thirds using dotted lines. The center line is eliminated. The new dotted lines serve as the offside line and have special significance on goal kicks.
- On a goal kick, the number and timing of defensive players allowed past the dotted line is regulated.
- Goalkeeper punts are regulated.
In addition, no deliberate heading is allowed in any of these divisions.
Please review the Local Rules of Competition for your game before arriving to officiate.