Method of Scoring – 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.
The Ball An approved ball shall be used in all matches. The sizes of the balls used are: Under 6 to Under 9 – Size three (3)
Squads are divided into two (2) teams which play simultaneously on adjoining fields. A maximum of four (4) players shall be on the field for each team at any one time with a maximum of three (3) players nominated as substitutes. There are no goalkeepers. The match shall be forfeited if a squad has fewer than 6 players available.
Substitutes may be interchanged at any time during the game. Substitutions may take place while the ball is in play however the substitute may not enter the field until the player being substituted has left the field.
If a team/squad is short players may be borrowed from any other team/squad of equal or similar ability from the same club.
Players cannot transfer from one team from his/her squad to the other team from his/her squad during a match unless a player from the other field is unable to continue due to injury and not transferring the player would result in a team having insufficient players.
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.