Tue, 29 November

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.

Scoring System

  • 3 points when the ball is played over the crossbar
  • 1 point when the ball is played under the crossbar.
  • Skill Point for Overhead Catch (ball must travel a min on 10m ).

Time Duration

  • 40 minute games.
  • 20 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.

Recommended Playing Area

u9 zone 2
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