Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 1 field of play

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 1, the rules associated with the field of play.

The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.

Small-sided games – recommended pitch sizes:

  • Under 6, 7 and 8 years of age: 35 yards x 25 yards.
  • Under 9 and 10 years of age: 45 yards x 35 yards.
  • Under 11 and 12 years of age: 70 yards x 50 yards.

11-a-side games – recommended pitch size all ages:

  • Length (touch line): minimum 100 yards maximum 13 yards.
  • Width (goal line): minimum 50 yards maximum 100 yards.
  • All lines must be of the same width, which must be not more than 5 inches.


Soccer coaching rules of the game

Field of play: measurements

Soccer coaching tips for field of play laws

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