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Franklin Wake Soccer Club - Youngsville Area Kids Soccer

U7 Overview

U7 - Games start at 10:15a

 12 minute quarters
5 minute halftime
1 Coach on the field.  (Try to stay near the sideline)

 Field Size: 80 feet by 115 feet

The U5 thru U8 age groups use a size 3 ball   

1. 4v4 Coed. (Coaches cannot physically position player)
2. Minimum 50% playing time* [Substitution on younger age groups are on any dead ball] 
3. No Keeper
4. No offside
5. Handling is called 
6. Throw ins - (if error one re-try) but not counted against team
7. No referees-coaches make the calls on the field
8. Only one coach on the field per team (other can coach from the sidelines)
9. Substitutions - any time the ball is out of bounds,either team can sub (2 minute time limit)
10. Teams should change sides at the halfway point
11. No slide tackles
12. When a goal kick is done all opposing team must move back to Midfield. (as soon as ball is played they can move forward)
13. Forfeit Rule- Can not start a match with less than 3 players
14. Age ups- No more than 2 age-ups. Cannot have more age-ups than the opponent has subs.
15. If you are down by 4 goals, you may add a player; If you are down 6 goals, you may add 1 more additional player.
       - if no longer down by 6 goals, remove last added; If no longer down by 4 goals, teams go back to even strength.
16. RED CARD  - 1st red card issued, out remainder of game and ½ next game. 2nd red card issued, out remainder of game and out next whole game.
17. No heading of the ball in games or practice per NCYSA recommendations. 

****Mark the one side of fields with cones****

*Please review our 50% Playing Time Guideline

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