U7 MiniRoos Rules

U7 Rule Comment
4-a-side No Goalkeepers
Suggested squad size: 6 players
Size 3 ball
2m x 1m goals
20m x 30m pitch One eighth of a full-size pitch.
No penalty area required.
2 x 15 minute halves Minimum 5 minute half-time break.
No goalkeepers It is the responsibility of the Game Leader to discourage children from permanently standing in front of the goal.
No throw ins A player from the opposing team to the player that touched the ball last before crossing the touch line will place the ball on the touch line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored
No offside Game Leaders should strongly discourage children from permanently standing in blatant offside positions.
No corners Regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can move once the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.
Fouls and misconduct Indirect free kicks are awarded for all acts of handball or fouls and misconduct. Opponents must be at least 5m 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).

Most acts of handball or fouls and misconduct at this level are caused by a lack of coordination, with no intent. In this case try and give the advantage to the attacking team and continue play. If you decide a deliberate or serious act of handball, foul or misconduct has occurred, explain to the child they have done the wrong thing and that they should not do this again. Free kicks should be awarded as appropriate.
Coach's role

 

 

 

Source: AIA Vitality MiniRoos Club Football National Playing Formats and Rules

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