Rules of Play: U6-U11
A new playing format for all players within these age groups was introduced across Australia in 2008. The objective of Small Sided Football (SSF) is "to make the game of football a better experience for children. More touches on the ball, more opportunities to make decisions, more actual play. Players will be more active due to playing both attacking and defensive roles within a match and will understand the importance of team-mates and playing and working together. There will be no official recording of tables, results, finals and statistics. Games focus on participation, enjoyment and skill development."