Overview of the Game’s Laws
Streetbol is a formal version of 4v4 soccer with its own set of rules and formats. There are two ways
Below is a quick glance at the game of streetbol. A complete “Laws of the Game” will be made available at a future date.
- Pickup Format: This format is standard for the U8 and U9 age groups. Players do not play on a set team but are instead randomly assigned teammates for each and every match of the competition. Each player’s competition results will be recorded as an individual.
- Team Format: Players compete on set teams, and their competition results are recorded as a team.
- Streetbol is 4 v 4 players, and there are no goalkeepers.
- The court is 24 x 15 meters, and the surface can be hard, grass, or turf.
- Goals are 50 x 150 centimeters tall (19.7 x 59.1 inches).
- A “low-bounce” futsal ball is used. The official ball for U8-U9 is 50 centimeters in circumference.
- Matches begin with a face-off and are 8-10 minutes running time.
- There is no offside.
- Goals can be scored from anywhere on court.
- All free kicks are direct.
- All kick-ins, goal kicks, and corner kicks are indirect:
- Kick-ins are taken from the touchline at the spot where the ball went out of play. Goalkicks are taken anywhere along the goal line. Goalkicks are taken on the goal- or touchline within 0.5 meters of the corner.
- On restarts defenders must provide 2 meters of space and play must begin within four seconds of ball being set in place.
- Team format: players bring their own teams to the competition.
- Pickup format: players are randomly assigned teammates for each individual match and therefore play with multiple teammates in a competition. There are no substitutions in the pickup format.
- On all restarts defending players must provide 2 meters of space.
- Players cannot play the ball inside the crease if any part of the body other than the feet is touching the ground.