U10 Program
Grade / Age: Third-Fourth / 9-10
Gender: Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field: 6 per team (5 field and 1 keeper)
Minimum # on Field: 4 per team (to prevent forfeit)
Total Players per Team: 10 - 12
Referees: 2
Ball size: 4
Substitutions:

Team with possession on a throw-in may substitute with permission of the Referee(s).
Both teams may substitute prior to the throw-in if the team in possession is substituting.
Both teams may substitute at goal kicks and kick-offs with permission of the Referee(s).

Duration of Game: 12 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
57 minutes total time
Laws: FIFA Laws of the Game, except -

NEW for Fall 2016 - No deliberate heading the ball (indirect kick for other team)
No slide tackling
Referee explains Laws/rules to players as a teaching aid

Injuries:
If a coach enters the field to check an injured player, the player must leave the field. Coaches should try to re-enter the player, if possible, to maximize playing time for each player. Both teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee.