Olney-Bethesda Soccer League
U8 Playing Rules

Number of Players:
4 field players per team at at each field
Two games played simultaneously
NO Goalkeepers or players playing front of the goal

Substitutions: At anytime, players may move from one field to the other

Distinctive colors between players (pennies OK), numbers not necessary
Shinguards are mandatory

No Referees coaches to be on sidelines - keep the playing environment fun, safe and focused on the players

Duration of the Game: 25-minute halves (coaches may break into quarters if agreed upon)

Start of Play: From midfield with opposing players five (5) yards from kick-off

Restart of Play:
From where ball went out or point of foul
Player may kick in or dribble into play
Opposing players must be five (5) yards from restart spot (the goal is to get ball back into play, so opposing players may not hover over the kick-in)

Off-Side: There is no offside

Free Kicks: All free kicks will be indirect and there are no penalty kicks

Everyone is there to enjoy and encourage the activity of the players
Parents/spectators to be on sidlelines, not behind the goals
NO coaching from the sidelines
NO keeping of score

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