U7 and U8 Will Be 5 v 5 From Season 2013-14

For next season, starting in September 2013 bith the U7 and U8 age groups will play a 5 v 5 format.

The principle

  • 5 v 5 players on the pitch at any one time
  • A maximum of 2 roll on roll off substitutes may be used for the match
    • Each player should play at least half the match.
  • A maximum Squad of 10 registered players
  • Size 3 Ball
  • Flexible playing time not to exceed 40 minutes i.e. a match will be 2 x 20 mins half’s or 4 x 10 minute quarters agreeable by the competing managers and finally decided by the home team.
  • Standard Mini Soccer Goals.
  • All current Mini Soccer Rules Apply except where stated.
  • Flexible pitch size: Recommended 20 wide x 30 yards long however games can take place on pitches up to 50 x 30 yds if these are the only ones available.

For further details:

  1. Surrey Youth League proposal
  2. The Football Association Laws for 5 v 5 Mini-Soccer
  3. The FA – Kids Football Is Changing
  4. The FA Guide To Pitch and Goal Post Sizes