U12 GUIDELINES

  • League Tables apply

  • 9-a-side teams

  • Roll-on Roll-off

  • 30 mins each way

  • Size 5 Ball, 370 grams in weight

  • Goal Size: 5m x 2m

  • Shin pads compulsory

  • No jewellery, earrings etc

  • Panel of players for teams is 12-14 players

  • League Divisions of 8-10 teams

  • NO RETREAT LINE

  • No Goalkeeper distribution guidelines

  • Keeper may not handle ball from back pass.

  • Normal throw-ins  and corner kicks apply

  • Rope pitches off at 2 metres distance from pitch side.

  • Coaches and substitutes from both teams on same side of pitch.

  • All players should play at least 15 minutes, but ideally 30 minutes or more.

  • Dimensions: 70-85m x 50m-55m

  • Penalty spot is 8 metres from goal.

  • When keeper is taking kick-out or rolling ball out. Ball is in play when keeper releases ball.

  • Keeper can kick ball out of hands, and can kick off ground as a pass (not long or high).  Keeper may roll or throw ball out. Keeper not allowed handle ball from back pass.

  •  Throw-ins after ball goes out over side lines.

  • Normal rules for corner kicks.

  • League appoints ref as far as possible