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U4 (Kinder Soccer) Age Level

Children shall be 2 or 3 years old on the January 1st preceding the playing season.

Games and activities will be directed by one “Field Coach” during games. No referees will be used.

No practices will be necessary and are optional for U4 Tykes Soccer.

The FIFA rules of soccer will apply with the following allowances:
The field is 50 feet wide x 70 feet long.*
No Goal area shall be marked.
No Center circle shall be marked.
Goals are 4 feet high and 9 feet wide.
The games will be played with a size 3 ball.

When games are played, game modifications will be at the discretion of the “Field Coach” within the guidelines below.

The game will consist quarters no longer than 8 minutes with breaks between quarters at the half. Games will end at the end of "regulation" play. No overtimes or shoot outs shall be played.

We will man the field with 3 players. A parent may accompany their child on field during play.

All players will play approximately one half of each half. Free substitution is allowed.

• Kick-offs at the start of each quarter or after a goal is scored do not require an indirect touch to count.
• No Goalkeepers
• Out-of-bounds at all sides will be taken as a free kick at the end of the sideline. All free kicks will be indirect free kicks.
• No penalty kicks. These will also be played as indirect free kicks from the point play was stopped.
• No offsides.
• No slide tackles.

*Minimum size 15 x 20 yards


Great Drills for starting players (Parent's involvement is encouraged)
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