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Minors (u18)

Ages

Players born in 2003 and 2004

Purpose

To provide a player-centered program that encourages each player to develop to the best of their ability, at their own pace, in a fun and safe learning environment. This will be done with a focus on individual development and small-sided games.

Team Information

Each team will consist of approximately 10/12 players. Players will play with and against their own gender. Teams are formed randomly.

Practices

2x60 minute practices per week. The focus is on fun drills that promote ball skill development, and small-sided games.

Player Equipment

Players need:

  • Size 5 soccer ball with their name on it

  • Water

  • Shin guards

  • Soccer cleats

Game Information

  • Games are played with 8 players on the field

  • Four 20-minute quarters

  • Teams change sides at halftime

  • All players are required to have equal playing time

Referees

Yes


Minors Game Rules

The Ball
Size 5 ball.
The Players

Games are played with 8 players on the field (7 field players and 1 goalkeeper).

Substitutions

Unlimited on any dead ball situation (goal kick, corner, freekick, goal) or any throw in.
Playing Time

Each player will get equal playing time each game. 

MinorsGame Rules (Continued)

Duration of Game
Four 15-minute periods; halftime interval 5-minutes, 1-minute between other periods.

Referees

- All referees have the final say on the field.

- There will be a zero tolerance policy of talking/challenging referees for parents and coaches. Anyone that violates this will be asked to leave the fields for the game to continue. If parents and coaches cannot follow this policy, coaches will be required to referee future games.

Free Kicks
There will be indirect and direct freekicks.

- Direct - A player can score straight from the kick

- Indirect - The ball must hit another player before entering the goal for it to stand as a goal.

- The referee will indicate if the free kick is direct or indirect before the player takes the kick.

Penalty Kicks
- Penalty kicks will be taken from the penalty spot by a player from the attacking team.

- The referee determines when a penalty kick is given.
Corner Kicks

- Restart when the ball goes over the goal line (end line) last touched by a defending player;
- The ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves; goal may be scored directly from a corner kick
Offside

- There are offsides
Throw-Ins

- When an improper throw-in is taken, the referee should stop play, explain the proper procedure and allow throw-in to be retaken;
- A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.
Goal Kicks

- The ball is in play when it is kicked and leaves the penalty area into the field-of-play.
- If any player on either team touches the ball before it leaves the penalty area, the goal kick is retaken.

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