G6 Rule Exceptions
Below is a summary of the G6-specific rules. If there is a discrepancy between what is listed below and the operating rules, the operating rules win.
Note that the minimum number of players required to start or continue a G6 game specified in the 2018 version of the rules was 7.The correct value going forward is 6.
|Min Players||6 (This is different from what has been stated in the rules from previous years.)|
|Time||30 minute halves|
|Offside||Yes, inside opponent's half of field|
|Kick-Off||No retries if taken improperly|
|Throw-In||Due to COVID-19, throw-ins are not allowed this season. Instead, a kick-in is used. As with free kicks, the opposing team must be at least 8 yards from the ball. Person taking the kick is not allowed to touch it a second time without another player touching the ball first.|
|Goal Kick||No special rules|
|Keeper Release||If the GK throws, passes, or drop kicks the ball directly into the opponent's penalty area without it touching the ground or another player, IFK to the opposing team where the ball crossed the halfway line.|