A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar. When goal posts are not available and cones are used for goals, a goal is scored when the ball passes between the cones without touching them, below shoulder height of the player.
An approved ball shall be used in all matches. The sizes of the balls used are – Size four (4)
Two (2) periods of twenty five (25) minutes each, A maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed for half time in all matches. A maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed between each game.
The “game leader” of each game will signal the start, half time, restart and finish of the match.
A maximum of nine (9) players shall be on the field for each team at any one time, one of whom must be a goalkeeper.
A maximum of four (4) players nominated as substitutes.
The match shall be forfeited if a team has fewer than six (6) players available. All players in attendance at a game must receive equal playing time.
NOTE: The majority of MiniRoos teams are not graded on ability. Borrowing a player who is too strong for the opposition is against the spirit of MiniRoos and is unfair for the players of both teams. In addition teams may be re-graded incorrectly based on the result of the game.
NOTE: It is not in the spirit of the game to have a player permanently stationed in the goal area as an attacker or defender. The “game leader”, coaches and managers should continually discourage players from standing in front of the goal.