Law 1 - The Field: Goals are cage-like with flex "tent" poles.
Law 2 - The Ball: Size 3
Law 3 - Number of Players: 4v4, Minimum 3. No Goalkeepers. Mercy Rule. Coaches are not to designate a player who stands in the goal area and essentially becomes a goalkeeper even though they do have have the right to use their hands to touch the ball. This is up to coaches to enforce - we have no sanctions for this. However, if a referee observes this it must be included in their game report.
Law 7 - Duration of the Match: Four 12 minute quarters. Two minute break between quarters 1&2 and 3&4 and a five minute halftime interval. Referees are to end the first and third quarters shortly after 12 minutes have elapsed and at a natural stoppage in play, be it throw-in, goal kick, etc. The players will be directed to take a two minute break and the play will then resume with the restart that was waiting to happen. If no natural stoppage occurs within a minute or so, the referee should stop the match, allow the break, then resume with a dropped ball where the ball was when the referee stopped the match.
Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play: A goal may not be scored directly from a kickoff
Law 11 - Offside: No offside
Law 12 - Fouls and Misconducts: No slide tackling permitted. Sanction with IFK. Do not show cards to these kids. No caution or send off shall be issued to players. If a child is being too rambunctious the referee will ask the coach to make a substitution of that player to give the child a chance to calm down before returning to play. Misbehaving coaches and spectators may be dismissed from around the pitch; referees should only address coaches when this is necessary.
Law 13 - Free Kicks: All free kicks are indirect. Opposing players must be 4 yards away.
Law 14 - The Penalty Kick: No PKs
Law 15 - The Throw-in: Players shall be given a second attempt but referees must tell them what was wrong with the first attempt.
Remember, the FUN of the game is movement of the ball. When everyone has to stop to restart the game, the FUN has left the game for the moment. Try to keep the ball moving and not be too eager to call the ball out of play.
Note: The VYSA Header Rule (Prohibition) is in effect