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||As per the LOTG - no special handling.|
|Goal Kick||As per LOTG (remember. ball does not have to clear the penalty area before it's in play).|
|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.|
|Drop Balls||Given to the team last in possession UNLESS play is stopped inside the penalty area, in which case the ball is given to the keeper. All players must be 5 yards away from where the ball is to be dropped. Player taking the drop ball may not score unless the ball is first touched by another player.|