To clarify The Mini Soccer playing structure please see below.

1. U7 5 v 5 - size 3 ball

2. U8 5 v 5 - size 3 ball

3. U9 7 v 7 - size 3 ball

4. U10 7 v 7 - size 4 ball

All age group games are of 40 minutes duration, 2 equal halves of 20 minutes

Please be advised of the below, which has come from the FA:

“As the new season starts we have had a number of enquiries, mainly from clubs and leagues, regarding the retreat line relative to Law 16 Goal Kick in Mini Soccer.

I would appreciate if you could remind all leagues, clubs of the information that was first circulated in November 2012. The retreat line is mandatory when a goal kick is awarded in Under 7,8,9 and 10’s mini soccer.

The advice offered is “The halfway line acts as a retreat line on goal kicks. The opponents must drop off to the halfway line to help the goalkeeper learn to play out from the back. However, if they want to play quickly they can do. The ball is in play as soon as it leaves the goal area – this Law is mandatory.”