U08 & U09 Interclub

Rules of Competition

As of 2016, key modifications to the rules include:

  • U09 age group will continue to play 5v5 format (WYS rules have not been adopted).

  • A “Build out line” is used for goal kicks and when the goalkeeper handles the ball.

  • Goalkeeper cannot “punt” the ball (must roll, throw or play the ball off the ground).

  • Deliberately heading the ball is not allowed (results in an indirect free kick).

  • Ball can travel any direction when play is started/restarted from the center

Additional Officiating Fundamentals at this age level as well as the full Laws of the game are available.