The field size for U-10 games is 80 x 40 (max)
Distinctive lines recommended.
- Halfway line the width of the field, marked equidistant between the goal lines.
- Center circle with an eight-yard radius in the center of the field.
- Corner arcs with a one-yard radius at each corner of the field.
- Goal area in front of each goal measuring 6 x 15 yards.
- Penalty area in front of each goal measuring 14 x 30 yards.
- Penalty mark ten yards from the goal line.
- Penalty arc extending in a eight-yard radius from the penalty mark.
Maximum seven feet high and seven yards wide..
A size 4 ball is used for U-10 games.
will be seven per team on the field; one of which is a goalkeeper. Ten
maximum on roster.
Substitutions are between periods, at halftime and for injuries. There
will be a minimum of two periods per game and no player should play four
periods until everyone has played two. The players will be separated
by girls and boys teams at all levels of play.
Shoes and shinguards, covered by the socks are mandatory at all practice
and game activities. Soccer shoes, tennis shoes, or similar type
athletic shoes are recommended. The type and condition of cleated shoes
must be inspected for safety before use.
Duration of Game:
Four 12.5-minute periods. Halftime break of 5 minutes.
The Start of Play:
The game should be started with a kick-off in the middle of the field.
Coaches determine which team starts the game with a coin flip and the opposing team starts the second half.
Opponents must be eight yards from the center mark while kick-off is in progress.
Fouls & Misconduct
Opponents must be eight yards from the ball on restart kicks.
Referees will work cooperatively with the coaches and eliminate the need for cautions and send-offs.
AYSO certified Regional Referees or higher are required for U-10 and
older games.The referee should briefly explain any infringements to the
player(s) and encourage proper play and sporting behavior. As with all
games, every effort should be made to keep the game moving and free from
stoppages for doubtful infractions. Let them play and enjoy.
Assistant Referees/Club Linesmen:
Qualified assistant referees who have completed
Referee Certification. This is an
opportunity for new assistant referees to begin getting experience. If
qualified assistant referees are not available, Club Linesmen (untrained
volunteers who may be affiliated with one of the teams/clubs) may be
recruited from the spectators to assist the referee with calling the
ball in and out of play only. This is an opportunity for parents to get
FIFA Laws Of The Game