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U9 7v7 Field Dimensions and Rules

- Field will be 80 yards long by 40 yards wide. The end lines will be at the regulation GLE (goal line extended). Recommend cones. The sidelines will be the restraining box and wing lines. 

- GLE will be 30 yards from midfield line, leaving 10 yards behind GLE to end line.

- Goals will be 4’ x 4’

- Games played with 2 midfielders, 2 attackmen, 2 defensemen and 1 goalie.

- All short sticks.

- 12 minute running quarters. 1 Timeout per half.

- Face-offs after a goal.  Midfielders will line up on side line for face-offs, either on the same side of the field or on the opposite sides of the field.

- Substitution will be after a goal, deadball or on the fly, use 20 yard substitution box.

- Two coaches may be on the field, one on the offensive end and one on the defensive.

- There will be no “time-served” penalties, fast breaks will be used instead.  The midfielder with possession of the ball will get a five yard head start from the midfield line.  Both defensive midfielders and the remaining offensive midfielder will line up next to each other five yards from the midfield line.  The defenders and attack will line up at GLE and may release when whistle blows. Creates a 2v3 fast break. The 2 pass rule is NOT in effect on a fast break until the ball leaves the initial players cross. Player who commits the foul needs to be removed from play but may re-enter immediately after the fast break.

- A two pass rule (attempted) is in effect the entire game. The rule requires two attempted passes by the offensive team on the offensive end of the field.  If a shot on goal is taken prior to the two attempted passes the offensive team will lose possession and the goalie will be awarded the ball. A loss of possession by the offensive team and regaining possession by the offensive team restarts the two pass rule.  The officials will be responsible for the two pass count.