Danville, Indiana

U8 Division

for children 6-7 years old as of August 1st

Coordinator: Nick Heffley

  • Size 3 ball
  • 5 vs 5
  • Substitute at beginning of each quarter and at the 4 minute mark of the 4th quarter , except for injury
  • Soccer Cleats Required
  • One Center Referee
  • Coaches MUST stay in the Coaches Box
  • Opposing players must be 5 yards away on goal, corner, and other free kicks
  • Only indirect kicks are taken for fouls
  • Throw-ins, kick-offs, corner kicks, and goal kicks will be played
  • Max roster size 9
  • Field size 40 yds long x 30 yds wide
  • Penalty Area 8 yds long x 20 yds wide
  • Goal Box 4 yds long x 12 yds wide
  • Goal size 6 ft x 12 ft
  • Use Goal Keeper (must be substituted each quarter)
  • Center Circle 3 yard radius
  • Corner Arcs 1 yd
  • 4 quarters x 10 minutes (2 minute break between quarters, 5 minute break at half)
U8 Field Diagram

Rules & Guidelines for All Rec Divisions

  • SHINGUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • NO JEWELRY IS ALLOWED: pierced earrings, necklaces, rings, etc must be removed before games and practices
  • 2 minute breaks at quarters, 5 minute breaks at half
  • Bench area is to be supervised at all times by an adult.
  • Coaches and spectators are to stay in designated areas only; spectators are not permitted behind the goal areas, or on the same side of the field as the players
  • Defensive players are allowed in the penalty area on goal kicks.
  • Offensive Players may be inside the center circle for a Kick-off
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING IS ALLOWED
  • All children play at least 2 quarters, unless being disciplined.