There is no offside rule in MiniRoos Under 6 & 7.
Game Leaders should strongly discourage children from permanently standing in blatant offside positions.
Fouls and misconduct
Indirect free kicks are awarded for all acts of handball or fouls and misconduct. Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball when the indirect free kick is taken. (An indirect free kick is where a goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal).
Most acts of handball or fouls and misconduct at this level are caused by a lack of coordination, with no intent. In this case try and give the advantage to the attacking team and continue play. If you decide a deliberate or serious act of handball, foul or misconduct has occurred, explain to the child they have done the wrong thing and that they should not do this again. Free kicks should be awarded as appropriate.
Match results and points tables
The recording of match results should be conducted for the purpose of assigning teams to appropriate leagues, ensuring the most enjoyable experience for all players.
Under no circumstances will match results be published publicly by Member Federations, Local Associations or local clubs.
Points tables are not applicable in Under 6 & 7 football and do not exist.
National Playing Formats and Rules
The table below summarises the national playing formats for boys and girls aged Under 6 & 7:
It is preferable that pop-up style portable goals are used where possible however, the use of poles or markers as goals is also suitable.
To comply with Australian Safety Standards, portable goals must be anchored securely to the ground. The use of sandbags or pegs is recommended when using pop-up style portable goals.
For more information on Australian Safety Standards please visit the Product Safety Australia website: www.productsafety.gov.au.
There are no goalkeepers in MiniRoos Under 6 & 7.
It is the responsibility of the Game Leader to discourage children from permanently standing in front of the goal.
Ball crossing the touch line
There is no throw in.
A player from the opposing team to the player that touched the ball last before crossing the touch line will place the ball on the touch line and pass or dribble the ball into play.
Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball until it is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.
Ball crossing the goal line
There is no corner kick.
Regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can move once the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.