Small Sided Game Rules & Regulations
Small-sided Games Rules and Regs.
Keep in mind as you explore this resource, what you expect your part-time referee to know about your (most likely, your child’s) game. These rule modifications were made with the intent to have more touches on the ball, player safety and playing time. The rules continue to be modified. Changes are made in response to mandates and recommendations from the national, state, regional and club association. Please remember the intent of these rules and your conduct, especially toward referees.
Coaches should discuss with the referee details of the rules for Small-Sided games. These details should include play-out/build-out lines, use of the head, retakes of throw ins, direct and indirect kicks, kicks from the mark (penalty kicks), length of each play period.
Small sided games US Youth Soccer
Washington Youth Soccer Washington Coach’s Handbook
SYSA Rules of Competition and Administrative Rules
SYSA U10 Rules of Competition