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  K & 1G 2G, 3G, & 4G 5/6G 7-12G
Game Format 4v4 7v7 9v9 11v11
Roster Size 9-11 (2 squads) 10-12 12-15 13-18
Playing Time 10 min halves then switch squads 12 min quarters 15 min quarters 35 minute halves
Break Times 5 mins at halves and at switch 2 mins after 1Q and 3Q; 5 mins at half 2 mins after 1Q and 3Q; 5 mins at half 5 mins at half
Ball Size 3 4 4 5
Goalkeeper? No Yes. No player will play keeper for more than 2 quarters Yes Yes
Heading? No (offense=IFK) No (offense=IFK) No (offense=IFK) Yes
Offside? No Yes, but leniently enforced by referee for grades 2 and 3. Yes Yes
Direct Free Kicks? No Yes Yes Yes
Penalty Kicks No No Yes Yes
Substitutions Unlimited and allowed during any stoppage of play (Throw-In, Goal Kick, Kick-Off, Corner Kick, Indirect Kick, and Injury) Unlimited and allowed at throw-ins by the team in possession (other team may sub if possessing team subs at throw-in), goal kick, kick-off, and injury. Unlimited and allowed at throw-ins by the team in possession (other team may sub if possessing team subs at throw-in), goal kick, kick-off, and injury. Unlimited and allowed at throw-ins by the team in possession (other team may sub if possessing team subs at throw-in), goal kick, kick-off, and injury.
Goal Kicks Defenders must retreat to the half-line, but the opposing team may kick before all defenders have retreated For 2G and 3G, defenders must retreat to the half-line, but the opposing team may kick before all defenders have retreated.  4G goal kicks conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA Conform to FIFA
Throw-ins The referee will explain any improper throw-ins and permit a second try; no change of possession if second attempt is improper. During first 3 games of the season, the referee will explain any improper throw-ins and permit a second try; no change of possession if second attempt is improper.      
Spectators All coaches and players are encouraged to stay on one side of the field, with their spectators directly across the field from them.  No spectators behind the goals.  Spectators may not "coach from the sidelines" or make any comments about referee decisions.
Playing Time Coaches will strive to provide each player with an opportunity to play a minimum of 50% of each game, except for injury, illness or discipline.