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U5/U6 Program and Rules

Game info

-Objective: maximum touches on the ball for every player.

-Games are on Saturdays; times will vary but most are in the morning.  Games actually involve a 20min. practice and 30min. game time.

-Each team can hold an optional practice once a week, but no more than that, and the practice can last no longer than 45min. A 30min. practice and 15 min. scrimmage is suggested.

-This is a 3v3 game with NO goalkeepers or sweepers.

-A referee is NOT assigned to games.  1 coach from each team will stay on the field to help players understand the game, keep time, stop/restart, and direction of play.  When play is stopped for a foul, an explanation should be given to the players as to why the call was made.

-Each game consists of 4 quarters at 6 minutes each.  There shall be a 1-minute break between each quarter and a 4 min. half (switch sides at half).

-Each player shall play a minimum of two full quarters. Each player shall sit out one quarter when four or more players are present on a team.

-Substitutions can occur at quarters, halftime, goal kicks, after a goal (either team), or after play stopped due to injury (either team).

-It is recommended the coach assign a buddy system for substitutions so players know who they are replacing when the coach tells them it’s time to sub.


Equipment

- U5 players will receive a T-shirt provided by the OSC for each player. For U6, your coach will work with you on purchasing your uniforms.

-Each player must have shin guards, socks-which must fully cover shin guards, and shorts (we suggest black) to play in games.
-Cleats are NOT required.
-No jewelry, necklaces, earrings, etc.

-A size 3 ball is used for this age group.

Rules/Definitions of the game

Kick Off: Opponent must be 3 yards from center mark at kickoff (outside of circle). The player may not kick the ball twice in a row – it must be touched by another player first. A goal may NOT be scored from a kickoff in this age group.

Ball Out of Play: Entire ball must be completely across touchline or goal line or if the Official (coach) has blown the whistle to stop play.

Scoring: Entire ball must pass completely across the goal line, between goal posts, and under crossbar.

Fouls and Misconduct:  Conforms to FIFA except no cautions or ejections may be issued to players or coaches except by a neutral licensed referee.

Hand Ball:  When the player uses any part of their body, from their shoulder to their finger tip to INTENTIONALLY touch the ball.

Direct and Indirect Kicks:  An indirect kick is when another player (from either team) must touch the ball BEFORE a goal can be scored and Direct is when a player can kick the ball directly at the goal and score.

Free Kick:  All free kicks are indirect.  Opponents must be 3 yards away.

Penalty Kicks:  There are no penalty kicks in a small-sided game.

Off Sides: There are no off sides in a small-sided game.

Touch-Line: A line that runs along the length of the field on each side, also known as a sideline.

End/Goal Line:  A line marking an end or boundary at either end of the soccer field and parallel to the goal line.

Throw-ins: Optional and can be done as a throw-in or a kick-in. Occurs when the entire ball completely crosses the touch-line. Is considered an Indirect Free Kick for scoring and opponents must be 3 yards away.

Goal Kick: Occurs when an offensive player kicks the ball past the end/goal line, the defense will kick the ball back into play.  U5’s will take their goal kicks from the end/goal line and opponents must be 6 yards away.

Corner Kick:  Occurs when a defensive player kicks the ball past the end/goal line, and the offense is awarded the ball. For U5’s the kick is considered an Indirect Kick (must touch another player before scoring) and opponents must be 3 yards away.

The following is not permitted towards another player (nor is the attempt to do any of these permitted):

No pushing (especially with elbows)              No tripping                  No kicking

No charging                                                    No striking                   No holding


Conduct for Parents, Players and Coaches

-Have fun.

-Encourage ALL players on the field.

-Shake hands with the other team and coach after each game.

-Show good sportsmanship, and show respect to all players and coaches.

-No smoking is allowed on any game or practice field. OSC is committed to providing a healthy environment and example for all our players.

-No alcoholic beverages are allowed on any game or practice field.


Equipment

-A T-shirt will be provided by OSC for each player.

-Each player must have shin guards, socks-which must fully cover shin guards, and shorts (we suggest black) to play in games. Cleats are NOT required. No jewelry, necklaces, earrings, etc.

-A size 3 ball is used for this age group.

Equipment

-A T-shirt will be provided by OSC for each player.

-Each player must have shin guards, socks-which must fully cover shin guards, and shorts (we suggest black) to play in games. Cleats are NOT required. No jewelry, necklaces, earrings, etc.

-A size 3 ball is used for this age group.