RULES AND REGULATIONS (SEASON 2005-2006)
I - Ball
shall supply minimum of 2 F.I.F.A. approved soccer balls (size #5) used
in all matches and shall not be changed without authorization of the
II - Players
1. A match
shall be played by two teams each consisting of not more than six players
on the playing surface at a time, one of whom shall be the goalkeeper.
2. Game rosters
must consist of a minimum of 14 players and a maximum of 18 players.
during a match are unrestricted, except in the case of a player serving
a penalty, and are on the fly.
player must be within 10 feet (3 meters) of the bench and not involved
in play of the game.
substitutions for the team with possession on dead balls from out of
bounds. All other restarts must be taken within 5 seconds or loss of
III - Equipment
1. A player
shall not wear anything that is dangerous to himself or others (players/referee).
will consist of numbered jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards, and footwear.
Footwear shall not have spikes, molded or otherwise.
3. The goalkeeper
shall be permitted to wear long pants and colors that easily distinguishes
him from other players and referees.
IV - Referees
1. Home team
responsible for payment of two senior field referees. League will distribute
when doing game shall be sided at opposite sides and against the boards.
3. Home team
provides and pays for game operation and time clock statistician.
4. Head referee
also keeps back-up time on field.
referee has discretionary power to stop game for serious injury or infraction.
V - Duration of the Game
1. The game
shall consist of 4 periods of 15 minutes, with a 2 to 3 minute break
between periods, and a 12-20 minute break at half-time.
2. Each team
will have one (45 second) time-out per half [not to carried over].
3. If the
two teams are at equal scores, Team will continue to play 10 minute
golden goal intervals.
VI - Scoring
1. All shootout
goals are 1 point.
2. All live
ball goals are 1 point [penalty kicks are 2 point goals} 3. Goals
outside of the 45' radius or defensive third of the field are an additional
2 points (3 pt. total)
VII - Goalkeepers
1. May use
hands within his own goalkeeper's box.
2. May distribute
the ball without restriction via throw, kick, or dropkick (no three
obtaining possession goalkeeper has 5 seconds to distribute ball from
4. May not
use his hands when team-mate passes the ball back. Only after
a shot from the opposing team, can you pass back to the keepers hands
inside your third line. ( Rebounds ect.) No direct pass back to keeper
outside the third of field to hands.
shall be substituted at any time
VIII - Encroachment
players must position themselves outside a 10' radius (3 meters) on
IX - Restarts (In and Out of Play)
(start of periods and after goal scored) shall be taken from the center
mark, direct kick allowed.
2. All other
restarts are direct kicks.
exiting the field of play will be restarted at point of exit. * Last
two minutes of fourth quarter time will be stopped for ball out of play.
* Inside of penalty box restarts are a top of penalty area (24' mark).
XI - Penalties
player must sit for two minutes during this time his team shall play
short-handed for the two minutes or until opposing team scores.
player must sit a mandatory five minutes, team may not replace player
if opposing team scores or after the five-minute penalty has been served.
player is ejected and must leave bench to the locker room. Team must
play short handed for the mandatory five minutes.
If a team has committed six fouls in a period, the opposing team receives
a penalty shootout. Shoot-outs will continue at 8th, 10th, 12th and
so on. Another penalty shootout will occur on the twelfth foul and so
on. Fouls are not carried over into the next period
ONLY play 2 down on accumulative infractions. Any more will be served