For the small sided ages groups U9-U12, we will be using the Washington Youth Soccer, Regional Club League Rules for the Crossfire Challenge.
Modified Rules for Small Sided Ages Groups (U9-U11)
– No Heading (If a player deliberately heads the balls the opposing team will be given an indirect free-kick at the spot of the infraction.
– No punting or drop kicking by the goalkeeper.
– Build out line –
A. Goal-kick, The opposition can enter the build out area as soon as the ball leaves the penalty box. This remains the same even though the new FIFA rules state that the ball doesn’t need to leave the penalty box before it can be received. The opposition still needs to wait until the ball leaves the penalty box.
B. GK in possession with their hands. The opposition can enter the build out area as soon as the goalkeeper puts the ball into play.
Example: If the goalkeeper makes a save and is in possession with their hands the opposition drops behind the build out line and if the goalkeeper places the ball on the ground the ball is in play.
– Offsides is enforced at the build out line.