7-A-Side Rules Season 2012/13 Feb 2012 Amended
Duration of matches: Under 8: 15 minutes each half
Under 9, 10 & 11: 20 minutes each half
2. Size of Ball: Under 8 : size 3 (if available)
Under 9, 10 & 11: size 4
No limit on number of substitutes once they are listed on card.
Substituted players may be re-introduced into the game.
Substitutions must be made during break in play with referees consent.
At Under 8 & 9 games Goalkeepers may take goal kicks out from the hand from within the penalty area.
At Under 8 & 9 games sideline balls can be kicked-in from the ground instead of a throw-in. A goal CANNOT be scored directly from a kick-in/throw-in i.e. it does not touch any other player. A goal kick is awarded.
Defending team must be at least 6 yards away from the ball at free kicks.
Penalty kicks shall be taken from a mark 10 yards from the goal.
No Offside rule, however all other standard rules apply.
ALL matches should start on time. Referee can allow up to 15 minutes delay to allow a team to field.
ALL players used must be listed on match card PRIOR to kick off and signed by team representative.
While there are no cards issued, a player can be ?sent off? in extreme cases. Normally the referee would request the team coach to substitute the player and not allow him to re-enter.
In the event of penalty shoot-outs each team has 3 and is sudden death after 3. ANY player listed on card can take a penalty.
REFEREE FEES: 16 euro per game. ( 8 euro per team). Referee should be paid before the game.