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Micro Soccer Chart

Age Group # of Field
Players
Ball
Size
Game
Length
Roster
Size
(recom-
mended)
Field
Size**
Goal
Size
Goalie Off-
sides?
Special Rules Referees
U-6
3V3 strongly
recommended.
No more than
4V4
#3 4- 8 min
quarters
5-6 20 yds. wide
25-30 yds length
4X6 NO NO No throws ins. Use a "kick in". Yes on goal kicks and corner kicks. None really needed. Parent or coach should supervise for safety.
U-8
4V4 strongly
recommended.
No more than
5V5
#3 4-12 min
quarters
8 30 yds. wide
40-50 yds length
6X12 NO NO One "do-over" on a throw ins. None really needed. Parent or coach should supervise for safety.
U-10
6V6strongly
recommended.
No more than
7V7
#4 2- 25 minute
Halves
10 40 yds. wide
50-60 yds length
6X18 YES NO FIFA Clubs urged to use grade 9 referee. All infringements explained to the offending player.
U-12 8V8 strongly
recommended.
No more than
11V11
#4 2- 30 minute
Halves
14 8V8
45-50 yds. wide
70-80 yds length
6X18 YES FIFA FIFA
U-13 Fifa Rules