Formats and duration

Match formats
Refereeing
Duration of matches
Matching format depending on agePitch size
6 to 8 years old4 v 4 without goalkeeper (4 contre 4)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
4 v 4 with goalkeeper (3+1 v 3+1)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
5 v 5From 20 m x 30 m to 25 m x 35 m
9 to 10 years old4 v 4 without goalkeeper (4 v 4)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
4 v 4 with goalkeeper (3+1 v 3+1)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
5 v 5From 20 m x 30 m to 25 m x 35 m
7 v 7From 30 m x 45 m to 35 m x 50 m
11 to 12 years old4 v 4 without goalkeeper (4 v 4)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
4 v 4 with goalkeeper (3+1 v 3+1)From 12 m x 20 m to 15 m x 25 m
5 v 5From 20 m x 30 m to 25 m x 35 m
7 v 7From 30 m x 45 m to 35 m x 50 m
9 v 9From 45 m x 60 m to 50 m x 67 m

6-8 years old

No referee (coach-educators at side of pitch – let the children play!)

 

9-10 years old

Refereeing optional (with and without referees)

 

11-12 years old

With referees

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Duration of matches in a tournament

This depends on the format of the activity and the time available. The total time of play (in other words of all the matches played by a team) must be roughly equal to a full match. 

Duration of matches in a championship

6-8 years old
2 x 15 / 20 min.

9-10 years old
2 x 20 / 25 min.

11-12 years old
2 x 25 / 30 min.