Players: 7 players on the field per team (including goalkeeper).
Duration: Two 25-minute halves, Running Clock.
LAWS OF THE GAME
All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA “Laws of the Game” except where noted below
Each team will field 7 players at any one time (COED = 4 males, 3 females).
The minimum number of players allowable would be 4 people.
For COED, there is no maximum limit to the number of females which must be on the field.
For COED, there is a maximum limit to the number of males which can be on the field, which is 4 males maximum on the field.
Substitutions may be done on an unlimited basis, FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!
The Penalty area will be made by pacing approximately 14 yards from each goal post and approximately 10 yards from the goal line. Small plastic cones will be placed on the corner of the Penalty area and outside the goal line to indicate the boundaries of the Penalty Area.
GOAL BOX AND GOAL KICKS
There will be no goal box designated. All goal kicks should be taken within the penalty area and within 6 yards from the goal line. Goal kicks can pass the halfway line on in the air.
GOALKEEPER POSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION
Once the goalkeeper has possession of the soccer ball in his or her hands, he/she may not throw the soccer ball passed the halfway line of the field on the fly. He/She may put the ball into play on the ground and then kick it in air on the fly as far as they can, if he or she chooses to do so.
An indirect free kick is awarded if the throw goes passed the halfway line at the location where it crossed the halfway line.
Players of the opposing team must be at least 5 yards away from the kickoff, direct free kicks, corner kicks and penalty kicks. Players must be at least 2 yards away from throw in’s.
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
Slide tackling is not permitted only if no players around to save a ball. We want to reduce the potential for injuries to players. We want to discourage players from slide tackling and enforce the following penalties.
Any non-violent slide tackle to a player will result in the player receiving a caution and a restart with a direct free kick awarded to the affected team.
Slide tackling inside the penalty area with contact with a player wil be sanctioned with a penalty kick and yellow card
Any player who should create a violent slide tackle to an opposing player that would be considered either as serious foul play and/or violent conduct, in the opinion of the referee, then the player committing this type of
Slide tackle will receive an ejection, with a suspension of minimum of 2 games. Additionally, the team manager will receive a warning for this incident as well, for not reminding and enforcing this with his/her player. The restart will be an indirect free kick.
Verbal abuse, such as taunting of players, referees, and/or spectators by players, substitutes, coaches or spectators are cause for immediate expulsion and suspension. A minimum 2 game suspension per person will be issued. The written report of the referee will determine if an extension to the minimum suspension will be added.
Verbal abuse or abusive language or dissent or threatening actions used by a player to a referee or official, before or after they have been ejected from a game, will carry additional suspensions, up to and including expulsion from the league. Such penalties will be determined by the league director(s), basing decisions on the referee report and any other comments from league officials who witnessed the incident.
All Caution able offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 3 minute penalty for the player and the team will play short during that 3 minute penalty.
All Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player for the rest of the game, and the team will play short by one player for the rest of the game.
If a player receives 2 cautions in one game and thus 2 each 2 minute penalties, he will sit out the rest of the game and his team will play short by one player for the rest of the game. An ejection, resulting from 2 cautions, carries a minimum suspension of one additional game and a fine and suspension could be more, depending on the review by the directors of the referee report. _
An ejected player must exit the facility immediately.
An ejected player must serve an automatic and minimum 1 game suspension and must contact the League Directors for a written approval prior to further participation in any league and pay his fine.
An ejected player must exit the facility prior to commencing the game and may not return prior to the League Directors approval.
League games will have the following point system applied to game results:
WIN = 3 POINTS
TIE = 1 POINT
LOSS = 0 POINTS
TIE BREAKING METHODOLOGY
The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine a league winner, in the event teams are tied with the same amount of points at the end of a season.
Head to Head competition in common games during the season with the tied team, greater points total wins.
Goals differential in Head to Head Competition with the tied team, the team with the greater differential wins
Goals For Minus Goals Against in the league play, the team with the greater differential wins.
Total number of goals scored FOR in the league, the team with the greatest number of goals in the league, wins.
If a team forfeits because it does not have enough players to play at game time, minimum 4 players, grace period of 5 minutes, they can lose the game by a score of 3-0, should the referee or league director indicate this clause has been activated.