Pitch Dimensions

FAI Small Sided Games Pitch Dimensions

9 a side Max size: 80m to 85m x 55m Min size: 70m x 50m
FAI SSG 9 a Side Pitch Dimensions
Penalty area: 29m x 12m
FAI 9 a Side Penalty Area Dimensions
7 a side Max size: 65m x 40m Min size: 60m 35m
FAI 7v7 Small Sided Pitch Dimensions
Penalty area: 23m x 9m
FAI 7 a side Penalty Area Pitch Dimensions
5 a side Max size: 45m x 25m Min size: 40m x 25m
FAI SSG 5 a Side Pitch Dimensions
Penalty area: 9m x 5m
4 a side Max size: 35m x 20m Min size: 30m x 20m
FAI 4 a side SSG Pitch Dimensions

Where pitches are marked on an existing 11 a side Pitch with White lines then the lines for the small sided games should be clearly distinguishable. We recommend using BLUE for all Small Sided Pitch Markings that are played on a Pitch with existing White Lines.

If marking out a 9 a side on an 11 a side pitch that is 90m in length (a minimum sized pitch), we recommend placing the goals on the edge of the 6 yard box.

How to Mark a Football Pitch From Scratch

Whether you have never marked a pitch before, or you just want a reminder, this FREE guide will be of great use!

Including 9 easy to follow steps to do the initial mark of a football pitch from scratch. This guide uses the pitch dimensions from the FA for Over-18 and Adult-Football.

Follow the guide below, or download the PDF guide using the button below.