U4 Recreational Soccer Rules

  • Game Duration: 
  •  4 Quarters – 12 minutes each –with a 2 minute break at halftime.  Running clock except for injuries. We recommend subbing players every 4 min on a rotating basis through out the game.
  • 4 players on the field with no goalie (do not have a player stand in front of the goal all game, the defender should stay connected, and play about 10 yards behind the ball).
    • Each player should play half of each game.  If a child refuses to participate for any reason, let his/her parent know at the end of the game why the child did not participate.  If you have trouble with a child, attempt to work it out by discussing the problem with the child’s parent(s).  If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact one of the Moore Soccer Association Board Members so he/she can assist.
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  • In Game Rules:
    • U4 soccer does not keep score.  This is a time for players to build confidence and skills while having fun.
    • 1 Coach is allowed on the field during the match to assist the players to understand the match and point them in the right direction when needed
    • No penalty kicks or direct kicks – indirect kicks only.
    • No Slide Tackling allowed.
    • Throw-ins from the sidelines and goal kicks or corner kicks from the end line.  Allow some latitude on throw-ins while emphasizing proper technique. 
    • Six yards (goal) kicks are taken on the 6 yrd goal box.  Defending team players must back-up to midfield line.
    • There are no off-sides.
    • Substitutions at every 4 minute mark recommended.
    • We will have 1 referee on every game. 
    • Coaches should instruct and encourage players throughout the game only, no comments to the officials or opposing players will be tolerated.
    • Parents should cheer for their son(s)/daughter(s) team only, no comments to the officials or other team’s players will be tolerated.
  • Players and coaches must shake hands after the game, preferably at the center line to model and encourage Sportsmanship to all our players.
  • All players must wear shin guards.  Proper Soccer Cleats are recommended, no TOE CLEATS or other sports cleats allowed.
  • All players must remove jewelry and watches before practices and games.
  • Coaches must use discretion with dominate players.  Try to ensure a competitive game.  If the game starts to get lopsided (3 goals), the stronger team should move better players to the back or take a player off the field.
  • Please encourage your team’s parents to offer only positive commentary.

NOTE: It is the Moore Soccer Association’s recommendation that coaches should ask their team to arrive 15 minutes prior to the game's start time. This provides coaches time to gather the team for pre-game instruction, stretching, and small drills to prepare them for their game. These things should be happening prior to being able to use the game fields; it is our goal to BEGIN all of our games promptly.

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U6 Recreational Soccer Rules

Game Duration: 

  • 4 Quarters – 12 minutes each –with a 2 minute break at halftime.  Running clock except for injuries. We recommend subbing players every 4 min on a rotating basis through out the game.
  • 4 players on the field with no goalie (do not have a player stand in front of the goal all game, the defender should stay connected, and play about 10 yards behind the ball).
    • Each player should play half of each game.  If a child refuses to participate for any reason, let his/her parent know at the end of the game why the child did not participate.  If you have trouble with a child, attempt to work it out by discussing the problem with the child’s parent(s).  If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact one of the Moore Soccer Association Board Members so he/she can assist.
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  • In Game Rules:
    • U6 soccer does not keep score.  This is a time for players to build confidence and skills while having fun.
    • No penalty kicks or direct kicks – indirect kicks only.
    • No Slide Tackling allowed.
    • Throw-ins from the sidelines and goal kicks or corner kicks from the end line.  Allow some latitude on throw-ins while emphasizing proper technique. 
    • Six yards (goal) kicks are taken from the 6 yrd. goal box on either side of the Goal.  Defending team players must back-up to midfield line.
    • There are no off-sides.
    • Substitutions at every 4 minute mark recommended.
    • We will have 1 referee on every game. 
    • Coaches should instruct and encourage players throughout the game only, no comments to the officials or opposing players will be tolerated.
    • Parents should cheer for their son(s)/daughter(s) team only, no comments to the officials or other team’s players will be tolerated.
  • Players and coaches must shake hands after the game, preferably at the center line to model and encourage Sportsmanship to all our players.
  • All players must wear shin guards.  Proper Soccer Cleats are recommended, no TOE CLEATS or other sports cleats allowed.
  • All players must remove jewelry and watches before practices and games.
  • Coaches must use discretion with dominate players.  Try to ensure a competitive game.  If the game starts to get lopsided (3 goals), the stronger team should move better players to the back, or take a player off the field.
  • Please encourage your team’s parents to offer only positive commentary.

NOTE: It is the Moore Soccer Association’s recommendation that coaches should ask their team to arrive 15 minutes prior to the game's start time. This provides coaches time to gather the team for pre-game instruction, stretching, and small drills to prepare them for their game. These things should be happening prior to being able to use the game fields; it is our goal to BEGIN all of our games promptly.

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U8 Recreational Soccer Rules

Game Duration: 

  • 4 Quarters – 12 minutes each –with a 2 minute break at halftime.  Running clock except for injuries. We recommend subbing players every 4 min on a rotating basis through out the game.
  • 4 players on the field with no goalie (do not have a player stand in front of the goal all game, the defender should stay connected, and play about 10 yards behind the ball).
    • Each player should play half of each game.  If a child refuses to participate for any reason, let his/her parent know at the end of the game why the child did not participate.  If you have trouble with a child, attempt to work it out by discussing the problem with the child’s parent(s).  If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact one of the Moore Soccer Association Board Members so he/she can assist.
  •  
  • In Game Rules:
    • U8 soccer does not keep score.  This is a time for players to build confidence and skills while having fun.
    • No penalty kicks or direct kicks – indirect kicks only.
    • No Slide Tackling allowed.
    • Throw-ins from the sidelines and goal kicks or corner kicks from the end line.  Allow some latitude on throw-ins while emphasizing proper technique. 
    • Six yards (goal) kicks are taken on the goal line on either side of the Goal.  Defending team players must back-up to midfield line.
    • There are no off-sides.
    • Substitutions at every 4 minute mark recommended.
    • We will have 1 referee on every game. 
    • Coaches should instruct and encourage players throughout the game only, no comments to the officials or opposing players will be tolerated.
    • Parents should cheer for their son(s)/daughter(s) team only, no comments to the officials or other team’s players will be tolerated.
  • Players and coaches must shake hands after the game, preferably at the center line to model and encourage Sportsmanship to all our players.
  • All players must wear shin guards.  Proper Soccer Cleats are recommended, no TOE CLEATS or other sports cleats allowed.
  • All players must remove jewelry and watches before practices and games.
  • Coaches must use discretion with dominate players. Try to ensure a competitive game.  If the game starts to get lopsided (3 goals), the stronger team should move better playersto the back or take a player off the field.
  • Please encourage your team’s parents to offer only positive commentary.

NOTE: It is the Moore Soccer Association’s recommendation that coaches should ask their team to arrive 15 minutes prior to the game's start time. This provides coaches time to gather the team for pre-game instruction, stretching, and small drills to prepare them for their game. These things should be happening prior to being able to use the game fields; it is our goal to BEGIN all our games promptly.