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Table 11 Game features modified by age and number of players per team

From: Review of the tactical evaluation tools for youth players, assessing the tactics in team sports: football

Age (years) Nº of players Time nº × min Field playing area m × m Goal area m × m Goals measurements cm × cm
Under-8 2 × 2 2 × 4′ 1/8 of field A-7
(20 × 10)
3 × 4 95 × 70
3 × 3 1/4 of field A-7
(32 × 22)
5 × 9 140 × 105
Under-10 3 × 3 2 × 4′ 1/4 of field A-7
(32 × 22)
5 × 9 140 × 105
4 × 4 1/2 of field A-7
(44 × 32)
7 × 14 140 × 105
Under-12 3 × 3 2 × 4′ 1/4 of field A-7
(32 × 22)
5 × 9 140 × 105
4 × 4 1/2 of field A-7
(44 × 32)
7 × 14 140 × 105
5 × 5 3/4 of field A-7
(52 × 40)
11 × 24 140 × 105
Under-14 7 × 7 2 × 4′ Soccer field A-7 Goal area A-7 Soccer goal A-7