South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference
Sponsored by Wycombe Wanderers FC | Affiliated to the Berks & Bucks FA
Rules for Under 10 matches
2012 / 2013 season v1
The game is for boys and girls who shall be8 as at midnight on 31/8/12, and under the age of 10 as at midnight on 31/8/12(mixed football is allowed)
1 Team size should be either 6 v 6.or 7 v 7 The playing area should be 60 yds X 40 yds (54.90 x 36.60m)
2 The Penalty area extends 10 yds (9.15m) from the goal line and 18 yards across the width of the playing area. The penalty area should either be line marked or coned.
3 The goal size for all age groups is 12ft X 6ft (3.6m x 1.8m). The Coca-Cola Big Red Bag and Samba goals are suitable. Please note in view of a number of accidents that have occurred it is necessary to ensure that portable goals are either pinned or weighted to prevent them toppling forward.
4 The ball shall be a size 4. Lightweight balls are permitted.
5 A maximum of 6 substitutes for 6 v 6 or 7 substitutes for 7 v 7 may be used at any time with the permission of the game leader/ Referee. Players may re-enter the game and all substitutes shall have a period of play.
6 Players are required to wear shin-guards at all times
7 A Referee should be allocated to every match. It is his decision as to whether he requires Assistant Referees to run the line.
8 Duration of matches should be 15 minutes each way with no one playing more than 60 minutes per day.
9 The kick off is taken in the centre of the playing area to start the game and after a goal has been scored.
10 There is no off-side.
11 All Free kicks are direct
12 Penalty kicks are taken 8yds (7.32m)from opposite the centre of the goal
13 Throw ins should be taken in the normal way. A foul throw should be given another chance after which it shall be awarded to the opponent.
14 The opposition should be at least 5 yds (4.5m) away when a corner, free kick or goal kick is awarded.
15 Goalkeepers can handle the ball in the penalty area and there are no restrictions on the number of steps they may take when holding the ball. They may only return the ball into play by throwing it out of the penalty area. Please note no drop kicks allowed.
16 Goal kicks or defensive free kicks within the penalty area may be kicked from the edge of the penalty area.
17 Back Pass The back pass law does apply. In the event that the goalkeeper picks the ball up from a pass by his own Team mate, a direct free kick shall be taken from the edge of the penalty area parallel with where the ball was picked up
18 Common sense should prevail at all times.
Except where other wise provided above, the Laws of Association football shall apply.