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Soccer Rules

GAME PLAY

5 on 5, plus a goalie
20 Minutes (Running Time)
10 minute break in between games
There will be two pools: “A” pool & “B” pool. The top team in the “A” and “B” pool at the completion of the competition rounds will compete in the finals.
Tie Games: There will be 5 minutes of over time play. The team with the most goals at the completion of over time will be declared the winner.

 

ROSTER

5 players on the field, including one female at all times, plus a goalie. Maximum 12 players on the roster. Only those on your roster can play. You cannot “borrow” players from another team.

 

REFS & EQUIPMENT

Refs: will be supplied
Footballs: will be supplied
Flag Football Kit: Flags, belts, will be supplied
Uniforms: Team uniforms are encourage (t-shirts) but not mandatory
Player Pinnies: will be provided if any colour conflicts arise

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

The referee’s decision is final in all matters relating to the game. At no time during the game should a player question a referee. The referee is not obliged to explain his/her decision, this applies to even the team Captain who has no special rights or authority other than over his/her own team.

Use of foul language, fighting or any behaviour deemed inappropriate will result in ejection from the tournament.

There is no offside. At the kick off, both teams must be fully in their half of the field. A goal may be scored directly from the kickoff.

There are out of bounds. If the ball goes out of bounds the ball will be thrown in by the opposing team that did not make contact with the ball before the ball was out of bounds.

For a goal to be awarded, the ball must be completely over the marked goal line.

Slide tackling, or tackling a player from behind are not permitted. An indirect free kick will be awarded against the offending team.

All free kicks must be taken within 5 seconds. Failure to do so will result in the penalty being awarded to the opposing team.

All free kicks, including penalty kicks, opposing players must be at least 4 metres from the ball. The 5 seconds in which a player receives to take the kick does not start until all players are at least 4 metres from the ball.

When taking a penalty kick the goalkeeper must stand level with the goal line and cannot move forward until the ball is kicked. If the goalkeeper moves forward before the ball is kicked and a goal is not scored, the kick is to be retaken. All other players must remain outside the penalty area and at least two (4) metres from the ball, until the ball is kicked.

The goalkeeper and a field player can swap at any time during a match, as long as the referee has been notified and as long as the field shirts are matching.

The goalkeeper must release the ball within five (5) seconds of having it under their control, failure to do so will result in an indirect free kick from outside the penalty circle.

The goal keeper can release the ball by either a throw, placing the ball on the ground and kicking it out or holding the ball in the air and kick it out.

Player’s must remove all jewellery before taking the field.

Teams must have the same colour shirts. The shirts do not have to be numbered. If two teams have the same colour shirts, the referee will issue pinnies.

Outdoor studded style soccer shoes are allowed.  

 

*All players must be registered, paid and insured before they take the field*