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Northern Kentucky Youth Association

U6 Soccer Rules

Field dimensions: TBD

- 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 substitutions during a quarter except due to injury
- No score is kept 
- No slide tackling 
- All free kicks are direct

- Out-of-bounds plays will result in a throw-in, corner kick, or goal kick.  If an illegal throw-in occurs, the referee will stop play and allow retries until the player gets it right.
- On all goal kicks or free kicks from the defensive side of the field, the opposing team must retreat behind the mid-field line. The opposing team CANNOT cross mid-field until the ball crosses mid-field or the kicking team touches the ball after the initial kick, whichever comes first.

Game Official:

A 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.  Our officials for u6 are typically middle school children interested in getting into officiating.  Therefore, please treat them respect. 


- 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.