Website Manager

Proud Affiliates/Partners of Georgia Soccer and MARTA

Play. Grow. Work. Succeed.

Content

Rules of the Game

Basic Soccer Rules

Content

4v4 

Player Development Initiatives 4v4 Standards - Field

• 25-35 yards (length)

• 15-25 yards (width)

• Goals should be no larger than 4 feet (height) x 6 feet (width)

• Corner flags are not needed


Size 3 ball

• 4v4 (no goalkeepers)

• Shin guards are required

• Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any time

• 4 quarters

• No more than 10 minute quarters

• 5 minute breaks between quarters

• Playing times can be less than 10 minutes when managed by the coaches and parents

 

• Kick offs, free kicks, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks are used to start or restart play

• Kick-ins and/or dribble-ins are also acceptable as restarts when the ball has gone out over

the sidelines

• Goal kicks and corner kicks should be taken in the general vicinity of the respective goal or

corner

• If used, all free kicks are indirect

• Opponents should be 10 feet away from the ball on all restarts

• No penalty kicks

• No offside

Content

7v7s

•55-65 yards (length)

•35-45 yards (width)

•Goals should be no larger than 6.5 feet (height) x 18.5 feet (width)

•A 6.5 feet (height) x 12 feet (width) goal is recommended based on the age

and ability of the players

•Build out lines should be equidistant between the penalty area line and

halfway line





Modified Laws of the Game

• Size 4 Ball

• 7v7 (6 field players and 1 goalkeeper)

• Game may not start or continue if there are less than 5 players on a team

• Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any stoppage

• Referees must have minimum certification as a U.S. Soccer Grade 9

Referee

• Other Match Officials are used at the discretion of the competition

• 2 X 25 halves

• 10 minute halftime

• No added time


Build Out Line

• The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting

• When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the

opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play

• Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or

roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed)

• After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build

out line and play resumes as normal

• The opposing team must also move behind the build out line prior to a goal kick and

may only cross the build out line once the ball has left the penalty area

• If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be

awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense

• If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick

should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest

point to where the infringement occurred

• The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can

be called

• Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway

line and the build out line

• Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line

and goal line

• Ideally, the goalkeeper will wait to put the ball into play once all opponents

are past the build out line

• However, the goalkeeper can put the ball into play sooner but he or she

does so accepting the positioning of the opponents and the

consequences of how play resumes

• To support the intent of the development rule, coaches and referees should be mindful

of any intentional delays being caused by opponents not retreating in a timely manner

or encroaching over the build out line prior to the ball being put into play

• Coaches are responsible for addressing these types of issues with their players

• Referees can manage the situation with misconduct if deemed appropriate

• Referees should be flexible when enforcing the 6 second rule and counting the time of

possession should only begin when all opponents have moved behind the build out line

Content

9v9s

Modified Laws of the Game

• Law 1 – Field of Play

-70-80 yards (length)

-45-55 yards (width)

-Goals should be no larger than 7 feet (height) x 21 feet (width)

- A 6.5 feet (height) x 18.5 feet (width) goal is recommended based on the age and

ability of the players



 

Modified Laws of the Game

• Law 2 – Ball

-Size 4

• Law 3 – Number of Players

-9v9 (8 field players and 1 goalkeeper)

-Game may not start or continue if there are less than 6 players on a team

-Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any stoppage

• Law 5 – Referee

-Minimum certification as a U.S. Soccer Grade 9 Referee

• Law 6 – Other Match Officials

-Used at the discretion of the competition authority

• Law 7 – Duration of the Match

-2 halves

-30 minutes halves

-10 minute halftime

-No added time

Content

11v11s

Laws of the Game

Law 1 – Field of Play

-Touchline (length): Min 100 yards and Max 130

yards

-Goal line (width): Min 50 yards and Max 100 yards

-Goals should be 8 feet (height) x 24 feet (width)



Law 2 – Ball

-Size 5

Law 3 – Number of Players

-11v11 (10 field players and 1 goalkeeper)

-Game may not start or continue if there are less than 7

players on a team

-Substitutions are unlimited (Modified Laws of the Game) and

can occur at any stoppage

Law 5 – Referee

-Minimum certification as a U.S. Soccer Grade 8 Referee

Law 6 – Other Match Officials

-Assistant Referees with a Minimum certification as a

U.S. Soccer Grade 8

Contact Us

Soccer in the Streets

130 Boulevard NE, Suite 4
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 888-436-5833
Copyright © 2019 Soccer in the Streets  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  TSHQ License Agreement Login