PO Box 751831 Dayton Oh 45475

U6 Program

Gender/Age: Kindergarten 5-6 years old
Gender: Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field:
4 (all field players – no keepers)

Minimum# on Field: 3
Total Players per Team 6-8
Referees: 1
Ball Size 3


Both Teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee

Duration of Game: 8 minute quarters
2 minute between quarters
5 minute at half time
41 minutes total time

FIFA Laws of the Game, except –

No deliberate heading the ball (indirect kick for other team)
No slide tackling
Play starts from pullback instead of kick-off
No goalkeeper
All kick-ins (no throw-ins)
All indirect kicks
No penalty kicks
No offside calls
Referee explain various calls/rules to players during game play as a teaching aid.
Switch sides at half time
No scores/standings kept

Special Laws:
No “camping out” in front of the goal to simulate a goalkeeper.
Opposing players must be 5 yards from the ball on goal kicks, corner kicks and free kicks.
Goal kicks taken from point approximately distance from goal post to corner flag

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.