River City Premier FC – Juniors Academy
Rules and General Information

U5 / U6 (Players born in 2012 & 2013)
Game Format: 3v3                                                                 Max. Roster Size: 6
Field Size: 30 x 20 yards                                                         Goals: 3 x 5 feet
Match Time: 4 Quarters of 6 minutes each
Rules:
NO Goalkeepers
Goal kicks are passed onto the field from the goal box line. Opposing team has to go back into their own half until the ball is passed onto the field.
Kick-ins are used to play the ball in after it left the field on one of the sidelines. The player kicking the ball in can NOT touch the ball again until another player (teammate or opponent) touched the ball.
Substitutions
can be made at any natural stoppage (out of bounce, corners, goal kicks, goals, etc).


U7 / U8 (Players born in 2010 & 2011)

Game Format: 4v4                                                                 Max. Roster Size: 8
Field Size: 35 x 30 yards                                                         Goals: 4 x 6 feet
Match Time: 2 halves of 15 minutes each
Rules:
NO Goalkeepers
Goal kicks
are passed onto the field from the goal box line. Opposing team has to go back into their own half until the ball is passed onto the field.
Kick-ins are used to play the ball in after it left the field on one of the sidelines. The player kicking the ball in can NOT touch the ball again until another player (teammate or opponent) touched the ball.
Substitutions
can be made at any natural stoppage (out of bounce, corners, goal kicks, goals, etc).
U9 / U10 (Players born in 2008 & 2009)
Game Format: 5v5 – 7v7                                                        Max. Roster Size: 12
Field Size: 40 x 30 yards (5v5) – 60 x 40 yards (7v7)             Goals: 6 x 18 feet
Match Time: 2 halves of 20 minutes each
Rules:
Goalkeepers – YES
Goal kicks
are passed onto the field from the goal box line. Opposing team has to go back behind the “build up line” until the ball is touched by a field player.
Throw-ins are used for the ball to be back in play. The player – throwing in the ball – has to keep both feet on the ground, throw the ball with both hands forward over his/her head, and can NOT touch the ball again until another player (teammate or opponent) touched the ball.
Substitutions
can be made at the following natural stoppages:
out of bounce, goal kicks, and after goals are scored.