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U6 Information

Under 6 (U5/U6 Combined) Boys and Girls Introductory League

 

  • Format: 3v3 on two fields. If a team lacks enough players, coaches may agree on a plan to balance play (eg, share players, create equal teams)
  • Game Length: 16-minute halves (x2) with a 5 minute halftime.
  • Referees: Coaches will officiate if there are no FCAYS junior referees
  • Teams cannot score from a kick off
  • Offensive players are not allowed to score until the ball crosses midfield
  • Teams will NOT switch sides of the field at halftime
  • Ball out of bounds
    • Ball crosses sideline: Kick in
    • Ball crosses endline: Goal Kick or Corner Kick
    • For Goal Kicks: Only the team with the ball can be on that half of the field. All opposing team players have to be behind the midfield point of the field until a receiver touches the ball. The player taking the kick may choose to kick it quickly though and not wait for the other team to get past the midfield line.
  • Penalties: All free kicks are indirect
  • Slide tackles are not permitted
  • Substitutions: Player changes should be during stoppage in play when feasible and shall be requested of the referee.
  • Spectators should be located on the opposite side of the field from the teams bench area or if appropriate space exists at the ends of the field.
  • Coaching tactics: It is understood the coaches may need to enter the field to assist players and help with game progression. Coaches should minimize any unnecessary impact to the flow of the game.
  • Any game time exceptions to the rules above are at the discretion of the referee or Field Marshal.
  • Each child is placed on a team that practices each week with volunteer parent coaches. 
  • Games are played each Saturday at the Middle Road fields. 
  • U6 soccer is to get children familiar with dribbling and shooting the ball. 
  • There is no goalkeeper. 
  • Uniforms (colored T-shirts) are included in the cost of registration
For the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 season, this age group is for kids born in 2017 and 2018. 

Fall 2022: Practices will start late August  Games will start the weekend of September 10th and run through the end of October. 

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