Global 5s is a nationwide youth 5-a-side soccer tournament created specifically for 8-16-year-old boys and girls and uniquely designed to crown the USA’s youth 5-a-side Regional and National Champions.
Players initially compete within their own age group in their local Regional Global 5s event. Each Regional age group winner earns a spot into the Global 5s National Championship that will take place on July 2-3, 2021 at The Rave Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, VA, a beautiful family vacation destination.
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What to expect — 5v5 format, games, goals etc.?
Five-a-side soccer is the most popular small-sided version of soccer and is played around the world. Five-a-side provides over 300% more touches, shots, passing and dribbling opportunities compared to even an 8v8 format and is universally accepted as an exceptional development format for youth players.
The game consists of four outfield players and a goalkeeper on a field roughly quarter the size of a full size field. Each field has specially sized goals based on the age group.
What unique rules does 5v5 employ?
Indirect kick-ins instead of throw-ins
Goal kicks are passed in from anywhere inside the goal box and must be played within 5 seconds
5 yards back from any free-kick situation
Penalties from 5 yards – keeper must stay on the line
12-minute halves with a running clock – 2 minute halftime
Subs “on the fly” as long as the player being substituted is off the field at halfway (8 player roster)