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.

  1. 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.
  2. On a goal kick, the number and timing of defensive players allowed past the dotted line is regulated.
  3. 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.