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U8 Overview

U8 - Games start at 10:15a

 12 minute quarters
5 minute halftime
Coaches cannot physically position players
Coaches should remain on the sideline

 Field Size: 80 feet by 115 feet with Goalie Box

The U5 thru U8 age groups use a size 3 ball   

1. 5v5 Coed. (4 + Keeper v 4 + Keeper)
2. Minimum 50% playing time* [Refer to this article for substitution guidelines] 
3. Keeper [Must change keeper at the half]
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. Goal box
10. Goalies cannot punt past Midfield line.  If they do, it is an indirect free kick for opposing team at the spot it crosses the Midfield line.
11. Teams should change sides at the halfway point
12. No slide tackles
13. When a goal kick is done all opposing team must move back to Midfield. (as soon as ball is played they can move forward)
14. Forfeit Rule- Can not start a match with less than 5 players
15. Age ups- No more than 2 age-ups. Cannot have more age-ups than the opponent has subs.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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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