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Northern Kentucky Youth Association

U6 Soccer Rules

2017 Rules



Field dimensions:

- 6v6 including goalie (each team will be supplied with a pinny for their goalie).
- size 3 ball
- 4 - 8 minute quarters
- 15 minute practice period prior to each game
- Everyone must play at least 2 quarters 
- No score is kept 
- No slide tackling 
- All free kicks are direct
- Referee will be provided as these games will be treated like a real soccer game as we're trying to teach the fundamentals and rules of the game.  
- Out-of-bounds plays will result in a throw-in, corner kick, or goal kick.  If an illegal throw-in occurs, or the ball doesn't leave the box before being touched on a goal kick, the referee will stop play and allow retries.  There will be no change of possession due to such penalties.  Let the kids keep doing it until they get it right. 


Equipment

- Shinguards are required, and hard plastic shin guards must be covered by socks.
- Game shirts will be provided by the league.
- No earrings or hard hair clips
- No jewelry
- All glasses must have a strap
- Only soccer cleats or gym shoes permitted.  NO baseball cleats, football cleats, crocs, boots, sandals.