The Football Association Laws for Football

This guide provides the Laws for Under 11 and Under 12 versions of the game, with
children playing a maximum of 9v9.

This guide provides the Laws for Under 11 and Under 12 versions of the game, with children playing a maximum of 9v9. These Laws are also appropriate for other age groups playing 9v9 football.

Please remember:
a) From season 2015/16 Under 11’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 11’s can play in a maximum of three trophy events during the season, lasting a maximum of six 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.