Pre-K / Kindergarten 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
  • 6 v 6 (based on available players) with teams split into two squads, using two fields.
      You are playing two games at the same time, splitting up your team evenly according to
      skill. Move players if needed (preferably at halftime) to balance the games.
  • No Goalkeeper. Players should not remain in the goal as a defender.
  • Four 10 minute quarters with 3 minutes between quarters and a 5 minute halftime;
      no extra-time
  • Games are coach-refereed. Coaches should remain on or near the sidelines to
      referee, coming into the field of play only when needed to assist a player.
  • No Offside calls, penalty kicks, or awarded direct kicks.
  • When balls go out of play, coaches are to throw a ball back into play and call out
      “New ball!” to alert players to resume play with the new ball. Coaches are to
      encouraged to try to get the ball to the team who would be receiving it if there
      were a throw in, corner kick or goal kick.
  • After a goal, restart at mid-field with a kick-off
  • No slide tackles or heading (continue play after accessing player)
  • Cards are not issued for dangerous play and inappropriate conduct
      but coaches will be requested to substitute players to address instances
  • Size 3 Ball
  • No playoffs
Sarah McCann