Pitch Setup

 

Age Group

 

Type of Pitch

Size without run-off

Size incuding run-off

Goal Post Sizes

Length x Width (m)

Length x Width (m)

Height v Width (m)

Mini soccer U7/U8

5 v 5

37

27

43

33

1.83 (6')

3.66 (12')

Mini soccer U7/U8

7 v 7

55

37

61

43

1.83 (6')

3.66 (12')

Youth U11/U12

9 v 9

73

46

79

52

2.13 (7')

4.88 (16')

Youth U13/U14

11 v 11

82

50

88

56

2.13 (7')

6.40 (21')

Youth U15/U16

11 v 11

91

55

97

61

2.44 (8')

7.32 (24')

Youth U17/U18

11 v 11

100

64

106

70

2.44 (8')

7.32 (24')

Over 18 (Senior)

11 v 11

100

64

106

70

2.44 (8')

7.32 (24')

 Practical Tips:

  • Line width is normally 5 cm.
  • Goal lines are the same width as the posts; all other lines can be as wide as 12 cm.
  • Dimensions are to the outside of the lines.
  • The flag posts that denote the field of play are a minimum height of 1.5 m (5 ft), with a non-pointed top. The flags are placed at each corner and not less than 1 m outside the touchline at each end of the halfway line.
  • The ball is out of play when completely over the marked line.
  • Clubs participating in the National League System should refer to The FA national Ground Grading Documents (Grade A-G) as there is a minimumof 1.83 m (2 yds) required. However it should be noted that a run off of three yards or more is desirable. All new pitches should have a minimum of four yards run off to accommodate any future changes in the national Ground Grading Documents.
  • Where pitches are located alongside each other, a min of six yards run off should exist. An additional four yards might be required to accommodate spectator areas.
  • It is recognized that County Football Associations and Leagues may have defined their own rules for their own competitions, which are within the maximum and minimum sizes as set out in the Laws of the Game. However, the above pitch sizes should be adopted where possible.