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U9 Boys Guidelines
The U9 Boys age group uses the following parameters:
  • Size 4 Soccer Ball.
  • Allowed up to two hours of practice time per week (one, two-hour practice; two, hour-hour practices; or one, one-hour practice - per coach request).
  • Typical practice times are 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30, or 6:30-7:30pm (per coach request).
  • Games are played 6v6 including a goalie.
  • Minimum number of players required per team to start the game is four (4).
  • Blow-out rule applies (see Coach Handbook, Parent Handbook, or P&P Manual for details).
  • Games consist of two, 25-minute halves.
  • Throw-ins are used for out-of-bounds (not kick-ins).
  • Goalie is not allowed to pick up or handle the ball on pass backs from a teammate nor outside the penalty box.
  • Offside Rule applies (players cannot be in an offside position when the ball is played).
  • Penalty kicks are taken when applicable.
  • Free substitutions are allowed with permission of the referee at the following times:
    • Prior to throw-in, only in your favor,
    • Prior to a goal-kick taken by either team,
    • After a goal scored by either team,
    • After an injury, for the injured player only and only when the referee stops the play, and
    • At half-time.
  • No jewelry of any kind is allowed. Earrings may NOT be taped down. Earrings MUST be removed.
  • Shinguards must be worn, covered completely by socks, during all practices and games.
  • Two adults must be present at all team activities.
  • Medical Liability/Treatment Forms must be carried by coach/assistant coach at all team activities.