MiniRoos Games Formats – U6 & U7

 

Playing Format

Under 6 & 7

Numbers

4 v 4

Penalty Area

Nil

Ball Size

Size 3

Goalkeeper

No

Playing Time

2 x 15 minutes

Half Time Break

5 minutes

Competition

No

BALL SIZE - Size 3
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
- 4 x 4 – no goalkeeper
DURATION OF THE GAME - 2 x 15 minutes (half time break 5 minutes)

START OF PLAY AND RESTART AFTER A GOAL
Procedure to Start a Game
(i) The ‘home’ team will take the kick off and you will decide the direction of play.
(ii) The kick off and direction of play will be reversed at half time.
Procedure to be Followed for Kickoffs
(a) For all starts and restarts of play at the commencement of a game, after half time and after a goal is scored, all players must be in their own half of the field. Kickoffs will be taken from the centre of the field.
(b) The team taking the kick off shall kick the ball forward or backwards. In Under 6 and Under 7 the player taking the kick off may kick the ball more than once.
(c) All members of the opposing team must be at least 5 metres from the ball until the ball is kicked to start or restart the game.
(d) For a goal to be scored directly from a kick off the ball must touch another player before entering the goal or a goal kick will be awarded.

BALL OUT OF PLAY
The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or the touch line on the ground or in the air, or when play has been stopped by you.

BALL CROSSING THE TOUCH LINE
There is no throw in. A player from the opposing team to the player that touched the ball last before crossing the touch line will place the ball on the touch line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must be a least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored. The player taking the kick in may kick the ball more than once before it is played by another player.

BALL CROSSING THE GOAL LINE AFTER TOUCHING THE DEFENDING TEAM LAST
There is no corner kick. Regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can move once the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored. The player kicking the ball into play may kick the ball more than once before it is played by another player.

BALL CROSSING THE GOAL LINE AFTER TOUCHING THE ATTACKING TEAM LAST
Regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can move once the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored. The player kicking or dribbling the ball out is permitted to kick the ball more than once before it is played by another player.

OFFSIDE - No offside

FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
A. Fouls and Misconduct Are:
• Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
• Trips or attempts to trip an opponent
• Jumps at an opponent
• Charges an opponent
• Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
• Pushes an opponent
• Tackles an opponent from behind to gain possession of the ball
• Making contact with the opponent before touching the ball
• Holds an opponent
• Spits at an opponent
• Handles the ball deliberately
• Plays in a dangerous manner
• Impedes the progress of a player
B. Indirect Free Kicks and Penalties
(i) Indirect Free Kicks are awarded for all acts of deliberate handball or fouls or misconduct.
• The kick shall be taken from the spot where the breach occurred and defending players must remain at least 5 metres from the ball until the kick is taken
• If the breach occurs close to either goal line, the kick shall be taken 8 metres from that goal line on a line parallel to the sideline with all opposing players at least 5 metres away
• From an Indirect Free Kick a goal can only be scored if the ball is played by or touches another player, team mate or opposition, before it enters the goal
C. Free Kicks for Age Divisions
All free kicks are Indirect Free Kicks. There are no penalty kicks in these age divisions. Note: Most acts of handball or fouls at this level are caused by a lack of co-ordination, with no real intent to infringe. In this case then you should, if possible, give the advantage to the attacking team and allow play to continue. If the offence is considered to be clearly deliberate the play should be stopped, the offence explained to the player, and an Indirect Free Kick awarded to the opposition team.

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