Playing Formats

4v4 format - Small field played by Grade 1 intown teams without goalies.  Substitutions can be made during any stoppage of play.  Games are divided into 4, 10-minute quarters

6v6 format - small field played by Grade 2 intown teams.  This format includes 1 Goal keeper and 5 field players arranged as needed by the coach. Player substitutions can be done at certain times during the game. Players can be "sub'ed" in and out many times during the game.  Play is 4, 10-minute quarters. A single Referee is usually assigned to manage the game.

7v7 format - Small field is generally played by Grade 3 and Grade 4 Travel teams. This format includes 1 Goal keeper and 6 field players arranged as needed by the coach. Player substitutions can be done at certain times during the game. Players can be "sub'ed" in and out many times during the game. Travel play 2 30-minute halves. A single Referee is usually assigned to manage the game.

9v9 format - Intermediate field and has been opted for both Grade 5 and Grade 6Travel teams. This format includes 1 Goal keeper and 8 field players. Player substitution rules are the same as above. Games are played in halves, each half lasting 30 minutes. This format begins to introduce everyone to full field playing tactics. It also introduces the "Offside" rules. Home games played here in Milford-Hopedale will be managed by a Referee team consisting of a Center Referees and 2 Assistant Referees (ARs) (not linesmen). The ARs are also certified referees who are there to assist the center referee in game management.

11v11 - also called full field. This format is played by U14 (U13/14) Travel teams. This includes 1 Goal keeper and 10 field players. Substitutions rules are the same as above. Game run time is generally 2 35 minute halves. This format includes the "Offside" rules. Home games played here in Milford-Hopedale will be managed by a Referee team consisting of a Center Referees and 2 Assistant Referees (ARs) (not linesmen). The ARs are also certified referees who are there to assist the center referee in game management