Griffin Youth Soccer Association Under Ten (u10)
The field markings conform to FIFA, reduced in size for u10 six-a-side
Size 4 ball.
Number of players
Each team will field a maximum of six players (five field players and a
goalkeeper). A minimum number of five players is required to start a
match. Each team must field a goalkeeper.
Substitutions will be “on the quarter” unless “free
substitutions” are jointly agreed by the referee and coaches.
Each goalkeeper must play at least as much time in the field as in goal.
On the Quarter
There will be four times to substitute: in the middle of each half of
play, at half time and for an injured player. In the middle of each
half ALL players on the bench must be substituted. Substitution at half
time is optional. If a player is injured the injured player may be
substituted and at this time one player from the opposing team may also
Players may be substituted after the following: a throw-in awarded in
your favor, or after a goal kick, a goal, a caution, or an injury
stoppage by either team. Players may also be substituted at half time.
If free substitutions are used then ALL PLAYERS MUST PLAY AT LEAST HALF
OF EVERY GAME.
Players must wear shinguards covered with socks. Footwear may be soccer
shoes or sneaker type shoes. Players may not wear any jewelry, watches,
casts etc., that may harm other players.
A certified referee will be appointed in charge of the match.
Assistant referees (Linesmen)
Duration of the game
The game shall be divided into two twenty five minute halves with a
break at half time. Extra time will be added at the referee’s
The following all conform to FIFA rules:
The Start of Play
Fouls and Misconduct
See http://www.fifa.com/en/game/laws.html and
http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~dgraham/lotg/ for commentary on the rules.