U10

Field Size

60-65 yards long x 40 yards wide

Goal Size

The goals will be 6 feet high by 18 feet wide (6ft. x 18ft.) or 7 feet by 21 feet (7ft. x 21ft.). There will be a goal at each end of the field.

Penalty Area

A penalty area will be placed on the field in front of each goal that will extend 12 yards into the field and 12 yards from the inside of each goal post.

Penalty Spot

The Penalty Spot will be ten (10) yards out from the goal line, equidistant from each goal post.

Center Circle

The Center Circle will be eight (8) yards radius from the center mark.

Ball Size

No. 4

Number of Players

Each team shall consist of no more than twelve (12) total players. Boys and Girls will teams will be formed separately. Play on the field will be six on six (6v6) one of whom is the goalkeeper. Goalkeepers will be used.

Required Playing Time

Each player is required to play 50% (half) of each game they attend.

Substitutions

Substitutions will be made at the Quarter and Halftime breaks. Substitutions for injured players will be allowed.

Team Formation

Teams will be formed in two year age groups and placed in one of the three geographic sub-pools.

Game Length

Games will consist of four quarters. Each quarter will last twelve (12) minutes. The first and second quarter will be separated by a two (2) minute break. Half time will be five (5) minutes and start at the end of the second quarter. The third and forth quarters also be separated by a two minute break. Total playing time is fifty-seven (57) minutes.

Season Length

The season length will vary year-to-year. A typical season will start with practice starting in October and finishing in March. The number of games will be between 12 and 15. Outside factors such as Hurricanes may alter the season schedule drastically.

Uniforms

Uniforms will be supplied by SMSC at the beginning of the season. Coaches will receive them to distribute to the team. Players are required to wear the supplied jersey to games. Exceptions will be made to the use of the shorts during cold/inclement weather. Dress your child for the expected conditions and pull the jersey over the top of what they are wearing to play the game(s). All players are required to shin guards under their socks.

Referees & Coaching

Coaches will not be allowed on the field during the games. Each team will be allowed only 1 Coach and 1 Assistant Coach. Parents are asked to sit on the opposite side of the field from the coaches. Coaches will be required to stay within a ten yard area in front of their bench. The area will not cross the midfield line. A referee will be assigned by the head-referee. Any infractions should be briefly explained by the referee to the players and if need be, the coach. Assistant referees will be assigned to call offside and out balls.

Start/Restart of Play

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