MGSL Rules of the Game Summary
The following pages contain a basic outline of youth soccer rules. It is
meant to be a resource for Mt. Gilead coaches, but is not intended to be an official
discourse on the sport.
The official size ball for each age group is as follows:
Ages 5-7 Size 3
Ages 8-10 Size 4
Ages 11+ Size 5
Team GroupingsAges 5-7 Small Field
Ages 8-10 Middle FieldAges 11-14 Large Field
Number of Players
ParticipationEach player should play a minimum of half a match if he meets practice requirements to the coach's satisfaction. It is recommended that the goalkeeper be given equal time in a game as both keeper and field player, unless otherwise agreed upon between the coach, player, and parent.
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