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U10 Boys/Girls


Development and refinement of skills and strategy are worked on. This is led through once a week practices by the coaches.  There will be a couple of practices before the season starts and then they will continue as the season progresses.

Standard of play for this age group:
  • Size 4 ball
  • 7v7
  • Shin guards are required
  • 2 Halves - 25 minutes
  • All players are asked for play offense and defense.  There should be no camping of a player in a defensive or offensive position.

Referees are used at this age group and all standard rules of FIFA will apply at this age level, with some exceptions.  Since kids are still learning the concepts of the game and due to limited time constraints for coaches to include everything about the game, minor infractions, such as an illegal throw-in, will be used as a teaching/learning opportunity for the kids and the opportunity to redo the action will be allowed instead of a change of possession being called. 

Build out line
On the field for this age group is a blue "build out line".  This is used for goal kicks and also used for offsides.  For offsides, if an attacking player is passed this blue line and there are no defenders between them and the goal and they receive the ball offsides will be called. For goal kicks this will require the players from the other team to stand behind this line until the ball is put into play.  The line can be crossed as soon as the ball is put into play.  The purpose of this is to give the defending team a chance to get the ball out from their end without any pressure.

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