The Football Association Laws for Mini-Football

This guide provides the Laws for Under 9 and Under 10 versions of the game, with
children playing a maximum of 7v7.

This guide provides the Laws for Under 9 and Under 10 versions of the game, with children playing a maximum of 7v7.

Please remember:

a) From season 2013/14 Under 9’s are not permitted to play in leagues where results are collected or published or winner trophies are presented, this is deemed to be detrimental to the development of the player and the game and will not be sanctioned.

b) Under 9’s can play in a maximum of three trophy events during the season, lasting a maximum of four weeks each. These are short-term experiences helping children learn about winning and losing in an appropriate environment. The winners of these events can be published and trophies can be presented.

Law 2
The Ball
• The ball should be size 3 for U9
• The ball should be size 4 for U10
• It should be safe and made of leather or another suitable material.