as an example, QLD u9's play 4x10min quarters. the ground is split into 3 zones. 4 players in each zone per side. so there is 8 players in total in each zone. absolutely no tackling allowed. a player can grab a guernsey and release instantly and the ump counts to 3, in which time the ball carrier must release the ball or a penalty is awarded to the other side. so on average the ball is in each zone for 13 minutes per game. 8 players must share that ball. i really hate these rules. i believe it restricts player development. it also shows a belief in the QLD AFL bosses that AFL kids cant be trusted to hold position. however, in junior RL, junior soccer, junior basketball, etc, none of these codes have zone restrictions yet they have proven that they can hold a position and be trusted to. in QLD AFL the kids arent trusted to... id like to know if AT CLUB LEVEL, not AUSKICK, that weekend club football in u9s, VIC has the same rules as what i have just described for QLD club AFL players? if not...WHY?