Choose Your Game
You may play with all men's teams, or all women's teams, or - in the US - mixed gender teams.
You may field junior teams, senior teams, and mixed age teams.
"Les Autres," those with limb birth defects, may also play.
Major FormatsThe International game:- 7 V 7 - six outfielders + keeper. This is the official format sanctioned by the World Amputee Football Federation for national, regional-continental, World Cup and World Championship Tournaments.
Small Team Competitive Game: 4 v 4 - three outfielders + keeper. A very fast, active game. A good development game in smaller communities. Also a sanctioned regional and national championship format in the US and Great Britain.
Variations to Fit Local NeedsThe game is extremely flexible, so local teams also play 5 v 5 with keeper, 5 v 5 without keeper, 6 v 6 without keeper, and 3 v 3 without keeper.
We recommend matches played without keeper use a smaller practice net.
Play With and Against "Traditionally Configured" Players
a: Amputee and "Les Autres" players have priority.
b: A traditionally configured individual may tend goal if no arm amputees are available. That individual must keep one arm tucked inside his/her jersey while on the playing field.
c: A traditionally configured individual may play as a outfielder. That individual must play on crutches, may not wear a shoe on the non-kicking foot, and may not run or touch down with the non-kicking foot during play.
Touching down with the non-kicking foot will result in a turn-over at the point of the infraction.
In short, we made a conscious effort to make amputee soccer as flexible a game as possible. We wanted to make sure that there was some format available to everyone from the smallest communities, to major areas developing national and world-class competitive teams.
Coaches, parents, organizers - We'll help you get started. And we'll give you space on this web site to promote your efforts.
We'll see you on the pitch!
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