|U9 and U10 Rules|
Referee Rules for U9 and U10
- Free kicks
are all indirect - there are no penalty kicks.
- Players must
retreat 6 m from the ball on all free kicks.
- Goal kicks
are taken from anywhere in the penalty area.
- Foul throws
are to be retaken.
- Offside and
pass back to the goalie rules do not apply.
- Note: FIFA
has amended the laws so that goalies are no longer limited to 4 steps
while holding the ball--they can run out to the edge of the penalty area
but must release the ball within 6 seconds. For Mini soccer there is no
6-second time limit.
are reminded not to stand near (or behind) the goal area.
is the message that coaches and parents receive - should you encounter
any issues -
- Referees. Substitution
is unlimited (get the referee's permission before making subs--no subbing
on-the fly). this is
the first year for most of the referees that you will have at your games.
We will not tolerate ANY ABUSE of our refs. Parents donâ€™t question calls, nor
do coaches. We want to encourage these young refs to continue and the only
way that will happen is with positive reinforcement. They are learning their craft and will
make mistakes and that is OK! - If the
referee does not show up, each team should share the duty or assign 1
person to do it and the coach should notify the scheduler.