Sat, 25 March

Go Games U10's Football Rules

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To consolidate the basic technical skills developed at age 7/8 level (catching and kicking) in an environment where players are also encouraged to develop tactical awareness/prowess i.e. decide on the best option in terms of making use of and/or creating time and space.

Playing Rules

  • Play to commence with a throw up in centre
  • After a score, the play recommences with a kickout from the goal keeper
  • The player can carry the ball for one hop and one solo
  • The ball must be lifted off the ground using the toe.
  • ‘45’s’ are awarded. These will be taken from 32m out
  • No frees closer than 13m from the goals. (no Penalties)
  • A player who is fouled to take the free
  • Goalkeeper may advance 10m for a kick out.


Coaching Focus

  • Overhead catching
  • Crouch lift
  • Traveling using solo and bounce
  • Kicking on the run
  • Coaches to encourage players to kick from distance


Time Duration

  • 50 minute games.
  • 25 minutes per half.
  • 1 game per occasion.


  • Well secured portable goal posts (15’ x 7’ or 4.5m x 2.2m)
  • Jerseys
  • Three Quick Touch (Size 2) Footballs - one placed behind each goal and one in play

Playing the Game

  • 9 v 9
  • (65-70m) X (40-45m )
  • 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 2 mid-fielders, 3 attackers.
  • Teams must be streamed according to ability

Recommended Playing Area

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Notes on Streaming

Notes on Streaming: read notes on streaming here.