|9-a-side||Recommended squad size: 12 (3 on the bench)|
|Size 4 ball|
|5m x 2m goals|
|Pitch size: 45m wide x 65m long||Approx one half of a full-size pitch
Length and width may vary up to 5m.
Penalty area: 10m deep x 20m wide
|2 x 25 minute halves||Minimum 5 minute half-time break.|
|Goalkeeper Disposals||After saving or gathering the ball, U8-U12 Goalkeepers must dispose of the ball within 6 secs by:
- rolling or throwing
- placing on the ground and kicking
- no footy kicks or drop kicks
U8-U9 Opponents must stay 10m back from front of the box until ball leaves the box.
U10-U11 Opponents must stay 10m back from front of the box until ball leaves the box (thrown, rolled) or when it's placed on the ground to be kicked.
U12 There's no holdback and the ball remains in play. Opponents mustn't touch or interfere with GK once they have control of the ball
|Back Passes||No back passes: An indirect free kick is awarded if the goalkeeper touches the ball with their hands after it has been intentionally kicked to them by a team mate.|
|Throw ins||Player faces the field of play, has part of each foot on the ground either on or behind the touch line, uses both hands and delivers the ball from behind and over his or her head. The thrower must not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play once it enters the field of play. A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw in.|
|No offside||Game Leaders should strongly discourage children from permanently standing in blatant offside positions.
Children should be made aware of the official offside rule during training and be encouraged to adopt this philosophy during the game at all times.
|Goalkicks||A goalkick is awarded to the defending team when it crosses the goal line after touching the attacking team last.
Ball must be kicked from the ground from anywhere inside the box. Ball must be stationary when it is kicked. Ball can be kicked by any player on the defending team.
Attacking team must stay 10m back from the front of the box until the ball is outside the box.
|Corners||Ball crossing the goal line after touching the defending team last: A player from the attacking team places the ball inside the corner arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the line. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick.
|Fouls and misconduct||Indirect free kicks are awarded for all acts of handball or fouls and misconduct. Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball when the indirect free kick is taken. An indirect free kick is where a goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.
For deliberate or serious acts of handball or fouls and misconduct in the penalty area, a penalty kick is awarded from an 8 metre penalty mark with only a goalkeeper in position. All other players must be outside the penalty area and be at least 5 metres behind the penalty mark.
Fouls and misconduct are:
• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent;
• trips or attempts to trip an opponent;
• jumps at an opponent;
• charges at an opponent;
• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent;
• pushes an opponent;
• tackles an opponent from behind to gain possession of the ball;
• makes contact with the opponent before touching the ball;
• holds an opponent;
• spits at an opponent;
• handles the ball deliberately;
• plays in a dangerous manner; and
• impedes the progress of a player.