PO Box 751831 Dayton Oh 45475

U12 Program

Grade / Age:Fifth / Sixth 10 – 12 years old
Gender:Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field:9 per team (8 field and 1 keeper)
Minimum # on Field:6 per team (to prevent forfeit)
Total Players per Team:11 – 13
Ball size:4
Substitutions:Team with possession on a throw-in may substitute with permission of the Referee(s).
Both teams may substitute prior to the throw-in if the team in possession is substituting.
Both teams may substitute at goal kicks and kick-offs with permission of the Referee(s).
Duration of Game:15 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
69 minutes total time
Laws:FIFA Laws of the Game, except –
No slide tackling
Referee explains laws/rules to players as a teaching aid
Injuries:If a coach enters the field to check an injured player, the player must leave the field. Coaches should try to re-enter the player, if possible, to maximize playing time for each player. Both teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee.