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Small Sided Soccer


US Youth Soccer Rules of Play: The official FIFA Laws of the Game


Questions regarding Small Sided Soccer should be directed to the Executive Director or State Director of Coaching, Jim Launder.


Small Sided Soccer - U6 (3v3)
GoalKeeper: No
Field Yards
Length (Minimum 20 / Maximum 30) 
Width (Minimum 15 / Maximum 25) 
Goals: 4' x 6'
Roster Max: Determined by Districts
(Up to 6 for single roster or 10 for side-by-side format)
Game Time: 4 x 8 minute quarters
Offside: No
Ball Size: #3
Center Referees: Parent
Assistant Referees: None


Small Sided Soccer - U8 (4v4) 
GoalKeeper: No
Field Yards
Length (Minimum 25 / Maximum 35) 
Width (Minimum 20 / Maximum 30) 
Goals: 4' x 6'
Roster Max: Determined by Districts
(Up to 8 for single roster or 11/12 for side-by-side format)
Game Time: 4 x 12 minute quarters
Offside: No
Ball Size: #3
Center Referees: Parent
Assistant Referees: None


Small Sided Soccer - U10 (6v6)
GoalKeeper: 5 + GK 
Field Yards
Length (Minimum 45 / Maximum 60) 
Width (Minimum 35 / Maximum 45) 
Goals: 6' x 18' min. / 7' x 21' max. 
Roster Max: Determined by Districts
(Up to 11 recommended for single roster or up to 18 for side-by-side format) 
Game Time: 2 x 25 minute halves
Offside: No
Ball Size: #4
Center Referees: $10.00 
Assistant Referees: $5.00


Small Sided Soccer - U12 (8v8) 
GoalKeeper: 7 + GK 
Field Yards
Length (Minimum 70 / Maximum 80) 
Width (Minimum 45 / Maximum 55) 
Goals: 6' x 18' min. / 7' x 21' max. 
Roster Max: Min. 8 / Max. 14 
Game Time: 2 x 30 minute halves
Offside: Yes
Ball Size: #4
Center Referees: $20.00 
Assistant Referees: $10.00