U8 Guidelines

  • Size 3 Soccer Ball.
  • Allowed one hour of practice time per week.
  • Typical practice times are 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30, or 6:30-7:30pm (per coach request).
  • Games are played 5v5 without a goalie.
  • Minimum number of players required per team to start the game is three (3).
  • Blow-out rule applies (see Coach Handbook, Parent Handbook, or P&P Manual for details).
  • Games consist of four, 12-minute quarters.
  • Throw-ins are used for out-of-bounds (not kick-ins).
  • No players are allowed in the area directly in front of the goal, marked by a half circle 4 feet from the goal line.
  • 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.
  • Shin guards must be worn, covered completely by socks, during all practices and games.
  • Pets are not allowed on the fields, please leave them at home.
  • Please do not yell at or berate the referees.  If you have a comment or problem related to the officiating please contact your league director or fill out a referee comment card.
  • Slide tackles are discouraged.
  • Medical Liability/Treatment Forms must be carried by coach/assistant coach at all team activities.

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