About Soccer T

Director - Jerry Duffy

Email - jduffy@mtys.org
 
 
The Soccer T program is geared to be a fun and exciting introduction to the game of soccer for young players, ages 4 and 5.  While there are rules that we follow they are more about teaching the basics of the game than rigid guidlines.  It is more important at this age for each player to experience the game in its purest form, simply for enjoyment.  We encourage all of the coaches to have fun, play games with the kids, and enjoy the excitement they bring.  We look forward to another great soccer season.  If you have any questions please email me.  Thank you.


 

Soccer T Rules

Law 1 – Field of play –

  • The field will be about 20 x 25 yds
  • No Goal Area
  • Pug Goals will be used or 6x12 big goals
  • No corner flags

Law 2 – The Ball: Size 3

Law 3 – Number of Players –

A game will be played by 2 teams consisting of no more than 4 players a side. There are NO GOALIES

Law 4 – Players Equipment –

Players required to wear their issued jersey, Shin guards (must be covered by sock) and issued socks. Cleats are optional but are highly recommended as are black soccer shorts. No Jewelry of any kind is allowed. Players with glasses must either remove them or have approved sports goggles to play.

Law 5 – The Referee – NO REFEREE for this age, only the coach as moderator.

Law 6 – The Assistant Ref – NONE

Law 7 – Match Duration – Teams will play 4 8 minute quarters, there should be a 2 min break between quarters.

Law 8 – Start and Restart of Play – Play will start normally by a player kicking the ball forward, other team should be at least 4 yds away.

Law 9 – The Ball in and Out of Play – The ball is out of play when it has completely crossed the goal line or touch line either on the ground or in the air

Law 10 – The Method of Scoring –

A goal is scored when the ball passes between the goal posts and the whole ball has completely crossed the goal line.

Law 11 – Offside - There is none

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct -

There should be no fouls called at this age. Players who are intentionally attempting to hit or cause harm to other players should be subbed and parents should be asked to talk with the player.

Law 13 – Free Kicks –

 

In the event that play needs to be restarted, the ball should be placed on the ground and kicked into play; opposing team should be at least 4 yds away. ABSOLUTELY NO DROP BALLS 

Law 14 – The Penalty Kick – NONE

Law 15 – The Kick in –

A kick in is considered as a direct free kick with the opponents 4 yds away. A goal can be scored from a kick in.

Law 16 – The Goal Kick – A goal kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the attacking team. Players should be 4 yds away

Law 17 – The Corner Kick - A goal kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the defending team. Players should be 4 yds away

Notes for coaches

  • Good sportsmanship, fun and learning are a priority
  • No Practices at this age
  • No scores kept
  • Code of Conduct must be followed
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