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10U SMALL-SIDED GAMES for New Jersey Cup
7v7 Standards of Play
The build out line is a physical line painted across the field from sideline to sideline. The line is placed equidistant between the penalty area line and the halfway or center line. If no build-out line is painted on the field discs/cones can be used.
Build Out Line
The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in their hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team will move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. The ball is in play as soon as the goalkeeper releases the ball. Ideally, the goalkeeper will wait until all opponents are behind the build out line. The goalkeeper can put the ball into play sooner but does so accepting the positioning of the opponents and the consequences of how play resumes. The goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed). Once the goalkeeper puts the ball into play the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.
If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.
To support the intent of the development rule, coaches and referees should be mindful of any intentional delays being caused by opponents not retreating in a timely manner or encroaching over the build out line prior to the ball being put into play. Coaches are responsible for addressing these types of issues with their players.
Referees can manage the situation with misconduct if deemed appropriate.
Referees should be flexible when enforcing the 6 second rule and counting the time of possession should only begin when all opponents have moved behind the build out line.
On a goal kick the opposing team will move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. The ball is in play when it leaves the penalty area, and at that time, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.
The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line. Heading the Ball Deliberate heading is not allowed for 7 v 7. If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.
Modified Laws of the Game
Law 1 - Field of Play 55-65 yards (length) 35-45 yards (width) Goals can be no larger than 7 feet (height) x 21 feet (width) can be used with the preferred size being 6.5 feet (height) x 18.5 feet (width)
Law 2 - Ball Size 4
Law 3 - Players 7 v 7 (6 field players and 1 goalkeeper)