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Passers U8 Division

Here is a summation of the special rules for Passers U8 Division.

1.   Number of Players:

a.      Maximum of 7, minimum of 5, one of whom must be a goalkeeper.

2.   Players Equipment:

.      Soft shoes or approved soccer shoes and shinguards are required.

b.     Shinguards must be covered by the socks.

3.   Referee:

a.      As normal, except that all infractions should be briefly explained to the offending player.

4.   Offside:

a.      The offside rule shall not apply.

5.   Fouls and Misconduct:

a.      All fouls shall result in an Indirect Free Kick. The infraction should be explained to the player.

6.   Free Kick:

a.      All free kicks will be indirect which is signaled by the referee’s arm being raised in the air.

7.   Penalty Kick:

a.      No penalty kicks will be taken. If a foul occurs in the penalty box, the Indirect Free Kick will be taken outside the penalty box.

8.   Throw-in:

a.      When an improper throw-in is taken, the referee will stop play, explain the proper procedure to the player and allow the throw-in to be retaken.

9.   Goal Kick:

a.      A goal kick may be taken from any point inside the goal area.


a.      Substitutions are allowed for both teams with referees permission:

i.       on a goal kick

ii. after a goal

iii. during an extended time out (as for an injury)

iv. between periods

v. when the referee stops the game to issue a caution or a send-off

b.     Throw-ins:

                i.     The team in possession of the ball on a throw-in may substitute any number of players. If the team in possession chooses to substitute, the opposing team                          may also substitute any number of players.

c.      Please have the players at the center line for substitution so the referees can see who is ready to come into the game.

d.     Refer to the annual SAY Rulebook.

11.After the end of each quarter, the teams switch ends of the field.

12. Lopsided scores: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should run up the score!

a.      Please DO NOT run up a score. Your team & parents would not want to be on the other side of the lopsided score.