Wed, 08 February

Go Games U8's Football Rules

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To develop the basic technical skills (catching and kicking) in a controlled environment.

Playing Rules

  • Play to commence with a throw up in center.
  • Throw in at centre after score.
  • Goalkeeper may advance 10m for a kick out.
  • The player may cary the ball for one hop and one solo.
  • The ball may be lifted off the ground with hands, provided the player involved is on his/her feet.
  • A player who is fouled to take the free from hands.
  • When a team plays the ball over its own end line, opponents are awarded a free from the hand from 20m line directly opposite the goal.
  • No frees closer than 10m from the goals. (No Penalties.)
  • Side to side charge is permitted.

Scoring System

  • 3 points when ball is played over the crossbar.
  • 1 point when ball is played under the crossbar.

Time Duration

  • 20 minute games.
  • 10 minutes per half.
  • At least 2 games per occasion.

Playing the Game

  • 7 v 7 inc. goalkeepers
  • 45m x 30m approx.
  • Teams of mixed ability (no streaming.)
  • 2 zones
  • Players must remain in the zone to which they are assigned with the exception of midfielders.
  • All players to rotate positions after each half.


  • Well secured portable goal posts (3m x 1.8m)
  • Training poles can be used as goal posts if necessary.
  • Bibs or Jerseys.
  • Three First Touch (Size 1) footballs - one placed behind each goal and one in play.

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