Boys 3-4 Division

General Rules and Information

All divisions follow FIFA rules with some exceptions in the divisions to maintain the instructional nature of the recreational program. Division coordinators send out season-by-season divisional changes.

General Information
  • 9 v 9 (8 + GK)
  • Two 24 minute halves; no extra-time
  • Coaches are not allowed on the field unless invited on by the referee to assist a player
  • Offside calls will start to be made halfway through the season.
      Until then, offside calls will only be considered
      if a player stays by the goal with no one around (cherry-picking),
      the coach had already been warned, and the player becomes involved in the play.
      And also, that the referee considered it needed to be called.
  • All fouls are awarded indirect kicks; no penalty kicks or direct kicks
  • No slide tackles or heading (drop ball for unintentional contact,
      indirect kick awarded for intentional contact)
  • Substitutions can occur on any kick-off, goal kick or throw-in,
      at the discretion of the referee.
      No substitution on corner kicks or free kicks.
  • No loss of possession on a 1st bad throw-in.
      After 2nd bad throw-in, possession will go to the other team.
  • An injured player does not have to leave the field unless bleeding
      or if a coach comes onto the field. If a substitute replaces an injured player,
      the other team may also substitute a single player (i.e., one-for-one).
  • Cards are not issued for dangerous play and inappropriate conduct
      but coaches will be requested to substitute players to address instances
  • Size 4 Ball
  • No playoffs
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