Match Formats

A unified set of guidelines, certified by FAM

All competitions under Liga Suparimau presented by Boost will follow the same formats and guidelines. Please see our standardised formats and regulations in the table below.

Where reasonably achievable, all matches at all venues will follow these guidelines.

Competition rules and guidelines

Select an age group below to see the full Liga Suparimau match formats

U6–U12 Age Groups

U6 U8 U10 U12
Playing format
U6 3 vs 3 (no GK)
U8 5 vs 5
U10 7 vs 7
U12 9 vs 9
Maximum squad size
U6 8 players
U8 13 players
U10 18 players
U12 20 players
Min. players on field
U6 3
U8 4
U10 4
U12 6
Pitch size
U6 20-25m (L) x 12-15m (W)
U8 35m (L) x 22m (W)
U10 48m (L) x 28m (W)
U12 60-80m (L) x 50-60m (W)
Duration of play
U6 4 x 6 mins
U8 4 x 10 mins
U10 3 x 15 mins
U12 2 x 25 mins
Goal size
U6 1m x 1m
U8 5-a-side
U10 7-a-side
U12 7-a-side
Ball size
U6 3
U8 4
U10 4
U12 4
Substitutions
U6 Rolling subs
U8 Rolling subs
U10 Rolling subs
U12 Rolling subs
Offsides
U6 Not applicable
U8 Not applicable
U10 Not applicable
U12 Applicable
Back pass rule
U6 Not applicable
U8 Applicable
U10 Applicable
U12 Applicable
Penalties
U6 Not applicable. A direct freekick will be given at the closest edge of the penalty box to where the foul was committed
U8 Not applicable. A direct freekick will be given at the closest edge of the penalty box to where the foul was committed
U10 Not applicable. A direct freekick will be given at the closest edge of the penalty box to where the foul was committed
U12 Applicable
Throw ins
U6 Kick/dribble in
U8 Kick in
U10 Throw in
U12 Throw in
Kick offs
U6 No direct shots
U8 No direct shots
U10 No direct shots
U12 Standard FIFA rules apply
Goal kicks
U6 Opposition retreat to halfway
U8 8 metre protected zone
U10 Standard FIFA rules apply
U12 Standard FIFA rules apply
Free kicks
U6 Direct/Indirect
U8 Direct/Indirect
U10 Direct/Indirect
U12 Direct/Indirect
Corner kicks
U6 Kick in/dribble in
U8 Applicable
U10 Applicable
U12 Applicable
Yellow and red cards
U6 Not applicable but an enforced substitution or 'timeout' may be given for repeated dangerous fouls or behaviour concerns
U8 Not applicable but an enforced substitution or 'timeout' may be given for repeated dangerous fouls or behaviour concerns
U10 Not applicable but an enforced substitution or 'timeout' may be given for repeated dangerous fouls or behaviour concerns
U12 Applicable
Equipment
U6 Football boots/sports shoes required
U8 Football boots and shinpads required
U10 Football boots and shinpads required
U12 Football boots and shinpads required

U14–U16 Age Groups

U14 U16
Playing format
U14 11 vs 11
U16 11 vs 11
Maximum squad size
U14 25 players
U16 25 players
Min. players on field
U14 7
U16 7
Pitch size
U14 90-110m (L) x 50-60m (W)​
U16 90-110m (L) x 50-60m (W)​
Duration of play
U14 2 x 25 mins
U16 2 x 25 mins
Goal size
U14 11-a-side
U16 11-a-side
Ball size
U14 5
U16 5
Substitutions
U14 Rolling subs
U16 Rolling subs
Offsides
U14 Applicable
U16 Applicable
Back pass rule
U14 Applicable
U16 Applicable
Penalties
U14 Applicable
U16 Applicable
Throw ins
U14 Throw in
U16 Throw in
Kick offs
U14 Standard FIFA rules apply
U16 Standard FIFA rules apply
Goal kicks
U14 Standard FIFA rules apply
U16 Standard FIFA rules apply
Free kicks
U14 Direct/Indirect
U16 Direct/Indirect
Corner kicks
U14 Standard FIFA rules apply
U16 Standard FIFA rules apply
Yellow and red cards
U14 Applicable
U16 Applicable
Equipment
U14 Football boots and shinpads required
U16 Football boots and shinpads required

Girls Age Groups

Girls U10 Girls U12 Girls U14 Girls U16
Playing format
Girls U10 5 vs 5
Girls U12 5 vs 5
Girls U14 7 vs 7
Girls U16 9 vs 9
Maximum squad size
Girls U10 13 players
Girls U12 13 players
Girls U14 18 players
Girls U16 20 players
Min. players on field
Girls U10 4
Girls U12 4
Girls U14 4
Girls U16 6
Pitch size
Girls U10 35m (L) x 22m (W)
Girls U12 35m (L) x 22m (W)
Girls U14 48m (L) x 28m (W)
Girls U16 60-80m (L) x 50-60m (W)
Duration of play
Girls U10 4 x 10 mins
Girls U12 4 x 10 mins
Girls U14 3 x 15 mins
Girls U16 2 x 25 mins
Goal size
Girls U10 5-a-side
Girls U12 5-a-side
Girls U14 7-a-side
Girls U16 7-a-side
Ball size
Girls U10 4
Girls U12 4
Girls U14 5
Girls U16 5
Substitutions
Girls U10 Rolling subs
Girls U12 Rolling subs
Girls U14 Rolling subs
Girls U16 Rolling subs
Offsides
Girls U10 Not applicable
Girls U12 Not applicable
Girls U14 Not applicable
Girls U16 Applicable
Back pass rule
Girls U10 Applicable
Girls U12 Applicable
Girls U14 Applicable
Girls U16 Applicable
Penalties
Girls U10 Not applicable. A direct freekick will be given at the closest edge of the penalty box to where the foul was committed
Girls U12 Applicable
Girls U14 Applicable
Girls U16 Applicable
Throw ins
Girls U10 Kick in
Girls U12 Throw in
Girls U14 Throw in
Girls U16 Throw in
Kick offs
Girls U10 No direct shots
Girls U12 No direct shots
Girls U14 Standard FIFA rules apply
Girls U16 Standard FIFA rules apply
Goal kicks
Girls U10 8 metre protected zone
Girls U12 Standard FIFA rules apply
Girls U14 Standard FIFA rules apply
Girls U16 Standard FIFA rules apply
Free kicks
Girls U10 Direct/Indirect
Girls U12 Direct/Indirect
Girls U14 Direct/Indirect
Girls U16 Direct/Indirect
Corner kicks
Girls U10 Applicable
Girls U12 Applicable
Girls U14 Applicable
Girls U16 Applicable
Yellow and red cards
Girls U10 Not applicable but an enforced substitution or 'timeout' may be given for repeated dangerous fouls or behaviour concerns
Girls U12 Applicable
Girls U14 Applicable
Girls U16 Applicable
Equipment
Girls U10 Football boots/sports shoes required
Girls U12 Football boots and shinpads required
Girls U14 Football boots and shinpads required
Girls U16 Football boots and shinpads required
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Out-of-Season Transfers

To conduct a player transfer between seasons, teams must use the FAM Charter Portal.

When logged in to the Portal click on the Players tab and select Player Transfers (see screenshot below).

Coaches or team managers will be required to submit the IC number or passport number of the player who they wish to transfer to their club. This must be the same IC or passport number as the player used to register for the FAM Charter. 

Once the player’s existing club has released them, the player will be transferred to your club.

If there are any issues with players not being released by their existing clubs, please contact the FAM Grassroots office directly at +60 10-270 0711 / grassroots@fam.org.my