UDFC INTRAMURAL PROGRAM 7v7 Small-sided Game Rules and Guidelines
3rd Grade Divisions
  • Team Size:  7 v 7 w goalies.  Goalies must be wearing an identifying pinnie.

  • Game Time: 2 x 20 min. 5 minute half-time.  Games should start by 10 minutes after the hour

  • Ball Size:  4

  • Referee: Provided

  • Substitution: Unlimited.  Coaches may only call for substitution upon their own throw in or goal kick.  Piggy back substitutions are permitted. Each player should play at least half the game.

  • Throw- ins:  Players will be afforded two opportunities to correct.  No turnover of possession.

  • Goal Kicks & Goalie Balls:  Opposing team must move beyond the final third of the field closest to the goal, this is defined by the “build-out line” just beyond the goalie area.  On a goalie ball punts are not allowed, ball must be rolled or thrown.  The ball on a Goal kick must be allowed to come out of the penalty box, before being played, a re-kick is allowed if it does not. 

  • Headers: There is no heading the ball.  Indirect free kick to restart.  Headers inside the goalie box results in an indirect free kick taken from the edge of the goalie box, parallel to the goal line, closest to the foul.

  • Corner Kicks:  Taken from corner nearest where ball left play.  Opposing team 8 yards from ball.

  • Off-Side:  Will be called.  Indirect free kick to defending team with opposing team 8 yards from the ball.  An off-sides fouls is defined as player in active play, whose position on the field, at the time the ball is last touched by a teammate, is closer to the opposing goal than two defending players (ex. Goalie and 1 other field player).  Off-sides can only be called on attacking players beyond the “build-out line” (the final third of the field in front of the opposing team’s goal.

  • Fouls:  Fouls are to be used as “teaching moments”.  Our referees will explain the foul and why it is a foul.  Play will restart with a free kick.  Repeated fouling and disruptive conduct can be grounds for removal.

  • Slide Tackling:  Strictly prohibited.  Coaches are to so advise players and parents before each game.  If a player slide tackles (referee determination), he/she sits for the remainder of the half.  If it is done again, the player is removed from the game.

  • Conduct:  All players, coaches and supporters are bound by the UDFC Codes of Conduct.  Our referees are youth members of our Club performing a service.  Coaches and players should not argue calls or talk back to the officials.  Coaches should foster an atmosphere of sportsmanship and instill same in their supporters.  If there are issues with any of our youth officials please bring them to the attention of the VP of Intramurals or the referee coordinator, Harry Kane.

  • Sportsmanship:  In keeping with UDFC’s mission, Coaches should refrain from” running up the score” on an opponent.  If a game becomes lopsided, coaches are to remove an offensive player to keep the game from getting out of hand.  Handshakes are to be conducted at the end of the game.

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PO Box 598

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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