U6 & U8 rules
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY:
All individuals responsible for a team and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators.
No one, except the players, is to speak to the referee during or after the game. Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions and point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the referee if addressed.
Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game.
Violators may be ejected and are subject to disciplinary action by the QVSA.
If coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a referee, please contact the town soccer club's president.
Coach conduct: It is expected that the coaches will conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat the kids with respect. Any coach found to be in violation of this will be subject to a disciplinary action as decided by a panel made up of the three towns soccer Presidents.
1.) Goal size: U6: hockey size*
U8: 8’ X 3.5’ X 6’*
2.) Field size: U6: 20 yards x 30 yards*
U8: 25 yards x 40 yards*
* These are recommended sizes
3.) Players per team U6: 8 per team ( 4 V 4, NO GOALIE)
U8: 8 min 9 max per team (5 V 5, WITH GOALIE)
Note: These are recommended players per team.
4.) Ball size: Size 3 ball.
Substitutions to be made at any time, examples are:
6.) Player equipment:
Shin guards and proper athletic shoe.
Mouth guard is recommended for the goalie.
7.) Length of game:
20 minute halves.
8.) Starting play:
Away team will kick off first. The home team shall kick off in the second half.
9.) Scoring exception:
If at anytime a player kicks the ball into their own goal, the goal will not count. The opposite team will be awarded a corner kick.
Mercy rule: Although official scoring is not kept at this level, a team must drop 1 player from the field if their team is up by 5 goals or more. Please remember we are playing for the fun of the game, not who wins or loses.
There isn’t off-sides, but a player may not stand by the goal they are shooting at. If this occurs players will be instructed to move away from the goal.
The following list of fouls will not be allowed. If they intentionally do then it will result in an indirect kick by the other team:
Kicks another player.
Trips another player.
Charges a player in a dangerous manner.
Charges players from the back.
Strikes or spits at another player.
Holds a player.
Pushes a player.
Dangerously charging a goalkeeper.
Please remember these penalties are for intentional acts.
*Foul language will not be tolerated at anytime by a player or coach. Such acts will be dealt with by the towns soccer presidents.
12.) Free kicks:
All kicks that are awarded are indirect; this means that the player may not kick it into the goal from the free kick.
13.) Penalty kicks:
No penalty kicks.
An incorrect throw in will result in a re-throw with no penalty.
15.) Goal kicks:
Goal kicks are to be taken within 6 yards of the goal line. Defenders need to go back to mid-field.
16.) Have fun and enjoy