With the fine weather the males of the household often play football in the garden. The traditional teams are the oldest and the youngest against the other two. The oldest is in goal, which leaves the youngest tackling his brothers. In order to even things up a bit we are evolving some rules because saying, "give your brother a chance" doesn't work.
Our rules are:
if the ball crosses the goal line off the ground it doesn't count (helps keep the ball in the garden)
goalies can't score from their area
the goalie for the middle two can't cross the half way line
This does help a bit in evening things up. It would be nice if we had a park within 5 minutes walking distance. We have two at least 10 minutes away, which is a bit much.