U10 Recreation Rules

U10 Age Group

  • Field Size: 47x30 yards
  • Ball Size: Size 4
  • Players on the field: The U10 age group plays 7v7 (1 goal keeper and 6 players).
  • The goalkeeper must be dressed differently from its teammates.
  • A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than six players.
  • Substitutions allowed at any stoppage of play (ball out of bounds, foul, kick-off), time keeps running.
  • Playing time: All players shall play an equal amount of time.
  • Offside: Will be called.
  • REFEREE: Two officials referee will be assigned to the game
  • Free Kicks: all opponents are at least eight (8) yards from the ball.
  • (2) equal halves of twenty-five (25) minutes each- half-time interval of five (5) minutes
  • The Penalty Kick: penalty mark is made eight (8) yards from the midpoint between the goalposts.
  • Slide tackling: sliding with one or both feet over the ground to get possession of the ball is not allowed. Restart: indirect free kick to opponent.
  • Fouls: pushing, pulling, tripping, kicking opponent, handling the ball, and dangerous play (high kick with opponent nearby). All fouls result in an indirect free kick for the opposing team. A goal can only be scored from an indirect free kick if the ball is touched by another player (team mate or opponent) than the kicker before it enters the goal.
  • No Headers. If a player takes a header it will be an immediate foul and the opposing team will take possession of the ball.