PO Box 751831 Dayton Oh 45475

U8 Program

Grade / Age:Second Grade 7 – 8 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:10 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
49 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
Goals cannot be scored from kick-offs
No offside call
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. Do not abuse. Both teams are allowed to substitute at the stoppage of play with Referee permission.