Learn2Play Game Rules
The game rules for the Learn2Play games are simple:
- Players should try to use their feet to move the ball. No hand balls will be called.
- Players should be encouraged to keep control of the ball by dribbling.
- No Goalies! Everybody plays offense and defense.
- Kicking the ball from half field will result in the other team getting the ball.
- If the ball goes out of bounds all players should freeze or put on their brakes. Freezing like Spiderman, Batman and unicorns is extremely popular! The coach will get the ball or select a player to get the ball. The coach will rotate players to throw the ball back on to the field. The ball should be an over the head throw. We also encourage spectators to try to keep the ball on the field during the game. If a ball looks like it is going out of bounds, we encourage spectators to push the ball with their feet back on to the field to keep the game going.
- Games always start with a kickoff in the middle of the field.
- After a goal, a kickoff by the team that did not score will take place in the middle of the field.
- Coaches may join in the game to make it challenging for a skilled player.
- Coaches may rearrange teams during the game if it is one sided.
- We count the number of goals we make as a group at the end of the game.
- High fives for coaches, teammates, and the other team at the end of the game is important!
- Safety is our number one priority with our Learn2Play kids. Players may not hang or pull on the goals. Their bodies need to be outside of the goal. Only balls should be inside the goal. Players should stay on their feet as much as possible and should get up quickly if they fall.
Characteristics of the Learn2Play Age:
1) They focus on themselves. Reality is solely based on what they see and feel. Passing will usually happen by accident!
2) They live in the moment-everything is here and now. Forget about the past or the future.
3) Their heating and cooling systems are less efficient than adults. They need frequent water breaks about every 5-10 minutes.
4) They enjoy playing and participating not watching.
5) They have a limited attention span with an average of 10-15 seconds for listening and 10-12 minutes when engaged in a task. If you need their attention have them do something fun like stand on one foot, put their hands on their head or other body parts.
6) They think that effort is synonymous with performance-if they tried hard, they believe that they have done well.
7) They have active imaginations.
8) They will look for adult approval.
9) They typically have two speeds-extremely fast and stopped.
10) They often like to just fall down because it is fun.