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SFAI Rules for Small-Sided Teams

Duration of matches ; Small sided games 20 mins each way unless it is Futsal, 3V3, 5V5 etc.

  • Under 11,12& 13————30 mins each way.
  • Under 13 ——————–35.
  • Under 15 & 16 ————–40.

Size of football to be used ; Under 7 & 8 Size 3. Under 9,10,11,12,&13 Size 4. Under 14,15 & 16 Size 5. Size of Pitches, again not available through SFAI. 11 a side pitches. Length (Touchline) Minimum 90 m (100 yds.) Maximum 120 M (130 yds) Width Minimum 45 m (50 yds) Maximum 90 m (100 yds). For small sided pitch sizes pleas ask Chris Mc Geary as I am not positive, The minimum for this is 25m x 16.5, and the maximumis 50 x 35

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