BAYTOWN SAINTS YOUTH SOCCER CLUB

LITTLE SAINTS

Rules and Regulations


1.    Teams are a mix of four and five year old girls and boys.

2.    4 v 4 on playing field with eight players per team.

3.    Ball Size:  3

4.    Field size:  15 yds. x 20 yds.   Max(20 yds. x 30 yds.)       

5.     Goal size:  4 ft. x 6 ft.                            

6.    Games are on Mondays starting at 6:00 pm at the Baytown Soccer complex field bt-21 fields a through d.

7.    Shin guards MUST be worn during games and during practice and be covered by a soccer sock.  No shin guards, no play.

8.    Soccer shoes with plastic cleats or tennis shoes may be worn.

9.    Parents sit on one side of the field and players sit with their team on the other side of the field.  Please inform parents to sit a minimum of four feet from the sideline and not behind the goal.

10. Before the playing season starts, we recommend two practices a week.  Once games begin, we recommend one practice a week.

11. No score is kept at this age.

12. Each player plays half a game.

13. There are four- tEN minute quarters with 2 minutes between quarters and 5 minutes between halves.

14. Begin play by flipping a coin or other object.

15. Change goals at half time.

16. A coach from each team is permitted on the field with the players for the first four games.  After that time, the coach can be on the field to help set the players and then leave the playing field.  wE WANT THE PLAYERS TO START PLAYING ON THEIR OWN WITH COACHES COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES.

17. NO stationary keeper in front of the goal or in the back field.  Let the kids score.

18. NO pushing, shoving, or tripping.

19. NO off sides will be called.  Corner kicks and Goal kicks will be called.

20. NO throw- ins.  All balls will be kicked in from the sidelines.  All fouls will be indirect kicks.  From THE point of THE indirect kick or corner kick, opponents shall be at least 3 yards away

21. Substitutions can be made by informing the referee you want to substitute.

22. A student referee in training will be the official referee of the game.  DO NOT give the referee a hard time.  He/She has the final call, right or wrong.

23. Home team (FIRST TEAM LISTED) sets up the field—putting up the goals, flags, and striping the field if needed.

24. Away team (SECOND TEAM LISTED) takes the field down—returning all equipment to the storage facility.

25. SUGGESTIONS:

1.    Water is the best drink for the players during the game.  Some do bring Gatorade. NO HALF TIME SNACKS.  aFTER GAME SNACK SUGGESTIONS OF APPLE SLICES, GRAPES, OR ORANGES AND A DRINK.  pLEASE STAY AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE.

2.    Have a parent as an Assistant Coach and a Team Mom to help organize THE snack ROTATION AND ANY OTHER HELP YOU MAY NEED.

3.    Team A and Team B play a full 10 minute quarter.  This will build their stamina to play and they will play better by having more continuous time on the field, instead of only fIVE minutes playing time per quarter.  You may start the first couple of games with fIVE minute sessions, but work toward the full TEN minute quarter.  If a player wants off the field during a TEN minute playing session, you can substitute.


Rules modifications and additions

1. Goal kicks

A goal kick is when the ball crosses the goal line by the opposing team.  The ball is taken to the goal box to be kicked in.  If team red kicks the ball over the blue team goal line, then team blue will kick the ball in from the goal box ares.