Law 1: The field and goals are smaller. (See diagram under Law 01.) The center circle is 6 (U7) or 7 (U8) or 8 (U9) yards, rather than 10 yards, in radius. There is no Penalty Area or mark. Instead, the Goal Area is enlarged and serves as both Goal Area and Penalty Area.
Law 2: A Size #3 ball is used for U7 and U8, and a Size #4 ball is used for U9.
Law 3: Each team is divided into 2 mini-teams with 4 (U7 & U8) or 5 (U9) players each, rather than eleven players.
Laws 4 & 5: No changes.
Law 6: Assistant Referees are not used.
Law 7: The teams play alternate formats each week. In one format, each half in U7 and U8 is 10 minutes long and the mini-teams play two consecutive 20-minute games, and each half in U9 is 12 1/2 minutes long and the mini-teams play two consecutive 25-minute games. In the other format, mini-teams in U7 and U8 play one 40-minute game and mini-teams in U9 play one 50-minute game.
Law 8: All restarts are "indirect" (cannot directly score a goal without the ball touching another player).
Laws 9 & 10: No changes.
Law 11: The offside law is not applied.
Law 13: All free kicks are indirect. Opponents are required to be 6 yards (rather than 10 yards) away from the ball when it is kicked.
Law 14: Penalty kicks are not awarded.
Law 15: No changes.
Law 16: As in the full Laws, goal kicks are taken from anywhere in the Goal Area. Since there is no separate Penalty Area, opposing players are simply required to be 6 yards from the ball and outside the Goal Area when it is kicked. The ball is in play when it leaves the Goal Area. A goal may not be scored directly from a goal kick.
Law 17: Corner kicks are indirect. Opponents are required to be 6 yards (rather than 10 yards) away from the ball when it is kicked.