Soccer Rules



Teams

This is a 7 vs 7 league, but teams must have 4 players to start a game and the referee will start the kick off once the team has 4 players after the clock has started. Each team must field 2 female players at all times at any positions to field a full team. If a coed team has only one female player, they will play a player short.


Game Play


Regular season: 2 - 25 minutes halves. In the last 5 minutes of the second half the clock will stop for balls booted far out of play.


No offsides. Kickoff can go forward or backward. Penalty kick is ten yards away with all players besides the kicker and the goalie ten yards away and behind an imaginary line at the penalty spot.


Players can substitute freely at midfield on their bench side as long as the departing player is off the field at midfield. (You still must make the referee aware of goalie subs.)

Within the last 5 minutes of the game the referee will stop the clock for any ball that is kicked out of play and must be retrieved. The clock will start again once the ball in back in play.

Yellow cards will result in an immediate 5 minute suspension for the penalized player. After 5 minutes the penalized player may come back on the field.


Playoffs


In the playoffs, there will be one 40 minute game. There will be no halftime. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, 2 extra five minute golden goal halves will be played. If the score remains tied at the end of the extra halves, the game will go to penalty kicks. Each team will take a minimum of 5 kicks and a minimum of 2 girls must be in the lineup. At the end of the 10 kicks, the team that made more penalties will advance. If still tied, each team will get another kick until one team scores and the other does not.


Goalkeeping


Goal keepers may not punt the ball past midfield (based on where the ball first lands) after handling the ball. A goalkeeper can kick it past half field on a goal kick. If a goal keeper does punt the ball past midfield the other team will take possession via a dead ball free kick at midfield.



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