Dan Fee, President Killam Krush Soccer Club

by Dan
(Kilam Alberta, Canada)

What do you recommend for number of players on the field for each age group?

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Re: # Players per age group
by: Coach Al

Q: What do you recommend for number of players on the field for each age group?

A: Hi Dan- Thanks for using our coaches forum.

I recommend the following:

4-5 y/o 5 vs 5 (4 field players and 1 goalie)
(or use smaller goals and play 4v4 no goalies.

5-6 y/o same as above

7-10 5v5 Futsal rules

11 + (depends on level)Most competitive leagues will play 11v11 at u12. I would use the 5v5 format as development for new or beginning players. playing 11v11 all the time that young is not helping develop basic skills. You can also play 7v7 but 11v11 i don't recommend for kids under 14 y/o unless those kids are getting soccer exposure other days off the week with small sided games.

Hope this helps visit out futsal page for more info on futsal rules.

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