PO Box 751831 Dayton Oh 45475

U7 Program


Grade / Age:First Grade 6-7 years old
Gender:Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field:6 per team (5 field and 1 keeper)
Minimum # on Field:4 per team (to prevent forfeit)
Total Players per Team:8 – 10
Ball size:3
Substitutions:Both teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee
Duration of Game:8 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
41 minutes total time
Laws:FIFA Laws of the Game, except –
No deliberate heading the ball (indirect kick for other team)
No slide tackling
All indirect kicks
No penalty kicks
No offside calls
No slide tackling
Referee explains laws/rules to players as a teaching aid
Teams switch sides after each half
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.