Recreational Matrix

 

Below is a table that outlines the recreation maytrix or guidelines/standards of play for children within the U4-U12 division.

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RECREATION MATRIX STANDARDS for 2014 and beyond
**NO STANDINGS, NO PROMOTION OR RELEGATION **                                                      
Age Group U4 and U5   U6   U7   U8   U9 and U10   U11 and U12  
Playing Format Parent and Child 3v3 (No GK) 4v4 (no GK) 4v4 (no GK) 7v7 (including GK) 9v9 (including GK)
5v5 (including GK)
Coaching Recommendation Active Start +  MED and RiS Fundamentals +  MED and RiS Fundamentals +  MED and RiS Fundamentals +  MED and RiS Learning to Train + MED and RiS Learning to Train + MED and RiS**
Game Day Roster Size (Game day only) Parent and Child Max 6 Max 8 Max 10 Ideal 9 / Max 12 Ideal 12 / Max 16
Substitutions n / a Unlimited  (on the fly) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  (any stoppage) Unlimited  (any stoppage)
 (on the fly)  (on the fly)
Recommended Practice Duration 30 – 45 Minutes 30 – 45 Minutes 30 – 45 minutes 30 – 45 minutes 45 – 70 minutes 45 – 70 minutes
Recommended Playing Time n / a Fair time in all positions Fair time in all positions Fair time in all positions Fair time in all positions Fair time in all positions
Maximum Game Duration n / a 30  min 40 min 40 min 50 min 70 min
Min/max rest between matches n / a 15 min/120 min 20 min/120 min 20 min/120 min 30 min/120 min 30 min/120 min
Season length (outdoor or indoor) 4 – 16 weeks 12 – 20 weeks 12 – 20 weeks 12 – 20 weeks 16 – 20 weeks 16 – 20 weeks
Team Travel Time n / a n / a  (club focus no travel required) n / a (club focus no travel required) Within district 45 minutes each way 60 minutes each way
Referee/Game Leader n / a Game Leader Game Leader Game Leader Referee Referee
Throw ins n / a No (pass / dribble in) No (pass /dribble in) No (pass/ dribble in) No (pass ins) Yes
Retreat Line n/a n/a n/a Yes -½ way Yes – 1/3rd Yes – 1/3rd
Offside n / a No No No No Yes
Field width n / a 18 to 22m 25 to 30m 25 to 30m 30 to 36m 42 to 55m
Field length n / a 25 to 30m 30 to 36m 30 to 36m 40 to 55m 60 to 75m
Goal Size (no larger than) n / a Pugg nets or  5f / 1.52m  x 8f / 2.44m 5f / 1.52m  x 8f / 2.44m 5f / 1.52m  x 8f / 2.44m 6f / 1.83m  x 16f / 4.88m 6f / 1.83m  x 18f / 5.49m
Ball size 3 (or 4 super light*) 3 (or 4 super light*) 3 (or 4 super light*) 3 or 4 (or 4 super light*) 4 (or 5 light*)

4 (or 5 light*)