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Rules and Regulations by Age Group

U6 Guidelines:

- The format for play is 3 v 3 on split fields. If a team lacks enough players, share players and create equal teams 
- Game Length: (2) 16-minute halves
- Referees: Coaches will ref if there are no FCAYS paid junior referees.
- Players from defending team behind midfield for goal kicks.
- No challenging for ball until offensive player receives the ball
- All Free Kicks are Indirect
- Ball crosses endline: Goal Kick or Corner Kick
- Ball crosses sideline: Kick in
- Teams cannot score from a kick off


U7 Guidelines
- U7: Game Length: (2) 20-minute halves
- Halftime: 5 minutes
- Referees: FCAYS paid Junior Referees
- 4 v 4 on 2 fields 
- All Free Kicks are Indirect, except penalty kicks
- Penalty kicks taken from the midfield with no defensive players or goalie
- Substitutions: at dead-ball
- Ball crosses endline: Goal Kick or Corner Kick
- Ball crosses sideline: Throw in
- On a goal kick, only the team with the ball can be on that half of the field.  All other players have to be behind the midfield point of the field until a receiver touches the ball. The player taking the kick can choose to kick it quickly though and not wait for the other team to get behind the line.
- Offensive players are not allowed to score until the ball crosses midfield.
- Teams cannot score from the kick off

U8 Guidelines
- Game Length: (2) 24-minute halves
- Halftime: 5 minutes
- Referees: FCAYS paid Junior Referees
- 5v5 (including goalie)
- All Free Kicks are Indirect, except penalty kicks
- Penalty kicks taken from the midfield with no defensive players or goalie
- Substitutions: at dead-ball
- Ball crosses endline: Goal Kick or Corner Kick
- Ball crosses sideline:Throw in
- On a goal kick or goalie possession, only the team with the ball can be on that half of the field.  All other players have to be behind the midfield point of the field  until a receiver touches the ball. The player taking the kick can choose to kick it quickly though and not wait for the other team to get  behind the line.
- Offensive players are not allowed to score until the ball crosses midfield
- During goalie possession, the goalie cannot punt the ball but he/she must roll or kick it. He/she can do it quickly though and not wait for the other team to get behind midfield
- Teams cannot score from the kick off

 

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