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UFC-Academy Rec MLS Playing Rules


United FC Academy Recreational League MLS (4th/5th/6th Grade) Playing Rules

Size #4 balls

3 v 3 on the field (4 v4 to accommodate numbers)

All league rules apply with the following modifications:


·         Pop-Up Goals are Used

·         NO penalty kicks

·         NO PLAYERS in Area in front of goal designated by the arc unless the ball is in the area.

·         ALL KICKS ARE INDIRECT - All players must be 4 yards from all restarts

·         THROW-INS ONLY

·         Goal kicks taken from the intersection of the arc and the goal line

·         Corner kicks are to be taken form the corner of the field

·         No offside; No slide tackling

·         Games are 2 25 minute halves with 5 minutes between halves

·         Kick off from the center following a goal

·         Substitutions can be made on any stoppage of play

·         Each player is required a minimum of 50 percent of the game minutes

·         No Coaches on the field.

·         Coaches will Referee.

·         Coaches and parents may not stand behind the goal

·         No standings kept