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 WMSC Intramural Program --Basic Rules of the Game
 
  1. No runaway scores allowed. If your team is 3 or more goals ahead of the other team, your best players are to be placed on defense and or in goal.
  2. Coaches and parents must be on opposite sides of field. 
  3. Coaches must be courteous and respectful to the other coaches and the players.
 
Kindergarten
Ball size:                       3
Game duration:             45 minute clinic, 30 minute supervised scrimmage
Players:                        6 v 6
Offside:                        Not enforced
Penalty kicks:               Indirect
Substitution:                 At any time.
 
1st Grade
Ball size:                       4
Game duration:             8 minute quarters, 3 minute breaks, 5 minute half time
Players:                        8 v 8
Offside:                        Not enforced, but children should not hang on offense
Penalty kicks:               Indirect
Goal Kicks:                   From the top of the penalty box
Throw-ins:                    Up to 3 tries, then other team gets ball
Substitution:                 At any game stoppage (throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, free kick)
Coaches on field:         One coach.  Limit to reasonable amount; don’t interfere with game
 
2nd & 3rd Grades
Ball size:                       4
Game Duration:            10 minute quarters, 3 minute breaks, 5 minute half time
Players:                         8 v 8
Offside:                         Enforced
Penalty kicks:                Indirect
Throw-ins:                     Up to 2 tries, then other team gets ball
Substitution:                  At any game stoppage (throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, free kick)
 
4th & 5th Grades
Ball size:                       4
Game Duration:            12 minute quarters, 3 minute breaks, 8 minute half time
Players:                         8 v 8
Offside:                         Enforced
Penalty kicks:                Indirect
Throw-ins:                     Up to 2 tries, then other team gets ball
Substitution:                  At any game stoppage (throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, free kick)
 
6th – 8th Grades
Ball size:                       5
Game Duration:            25 minute halves, 10 minute half time
Players:                        11 v 11
Throw-ins:                    Must be done correctly on first throw, or other team gets ball
Offside:                        Enforced
Penalty kicks:              Direct and indirect
Substitution:                 At any game stoppage (throw-in, goal kick, corner kick, free kick)