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Passers 8U Division

Kings Soccer Club Passers (8U) Rules

Here is a summation of the special rules for Passers 8U Division. 

1.   Number of Players:

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


2.   Players Equipment:

                a.      Soft shoes or approved soccer shoes and shin guards are required.

                b.     Shin guards 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, but the new build out line rules DO 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. As in all age groups, the ball must be kicked and clearly moved in order to be play.


10. Substitution:

                a.      Substitutions are allowed for both teams with referee’s permission:

                                i. on a goal kick

                                ii. after a goal

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

                                iv. between quarters

                                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.


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


12. No intentional headers allowed.  If one occurs, play is stopped and an indirect free kick is awarded at the spot the infraction occurred.


13. NO PUNTING. After making a save inside the field of play, a goalkeeper may put the ball back into play by either rolling it to a teammate, throwing it, or kicking it on the ground.  They may not punt, drop kick, or kick a bouncing ball.