Developmental League Rules

4v4 rules On field 5

One Coach from each team shall be allowed on the field during play. 

There are no referees. Coaches monitor the activity of the players.

Coaches and players shall be on one side of the field, parents and spectators on the other side of the field. No one is to be behind the goal end of the field.

Each team shall field 4 players (4v4) at a time. However, a team can play if only 3 players show up. Teams will play even sided (3v3) or the teams will allow each other to borrow players.

NO INTENTIONAL HEADING – intentional heading will result in an indirect free kick.

There will be no designated goalkeeper. All players should be involved in play. Players should not be inside the goal box area.

Kickoff shall be an indirect free kick. A player may not score on kickoff.

All balls out of play will result in a ‘new ball’ being put into play by one of the coaches. All fouls will result in an indirect free kick. All opponents must be 3 yards from the ball.

There will not be any penalty kicks. Infractions warranting a penalty kick will be awarded an indirect free kick at a spot approximately halfway between the center circle and the goal box.

Substitutions – Both teams may substitute, at the appropriate times, on either teams possession.

A regulation size 3 ball will be used.

7v7 and 9v9 Rules and guidelines 

Games will be composed of 4 quarters. Each quarter shall be 10 minutes in length. There will be a 5-minute rest period between halves and 2-minute rest period between quarters. It is this club’s intentions that each recreation league players receive equal playing time. Under no circumstance shall a player in the division receive less than 20 minutes playing time in any game except for reason of injury, illness, tardiness or discipline.

Substitutions may be made regardless of possession at a throw-in, before a goal kick, after a score by either team, and at each quarter break. In case of emergency on a one-for-one basis.

Each team shall consist of 6 players and a goalkeeper (7 v. 7) However, games may start with 5 players and a goalkeeper. Teams will play even sided unless a coach chooses to play on player down for substitution. Each child will play two positions in each game.

Kickoff shall be an indirect free kick. A player may not score on kickoff.

There will not be any penalty kicks. Infractions warranting a penalty kick will be awarded a

direct free kick from the nearest point on the line marking the penalty area.

Offsides will be not be enforced. However, if in the opinion of the referee a team is using offside to create an unfair advantage, the referee will stop play and warn the offending coach. Each instance after the first warning will result in an indirect free kick from a point midway between the penalty area and middle.

Goalie cannot maintain possession of the ball for more then 6 seconds.

NO INTENTIONAL HEADING – intentional heading will result in an indirect free kick.

Goalie distribution may be by throwing, rolling (NO PUNTING) use a build out line with cones

Goal kick may be taken anywhere within the box (Defensive Team must behind halfway line)

Contact

Contact Info

Springs Soccer Club
Cypress Park
1301 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Phone: (954) 282-5215

Email: info@springssoccerclub.com

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