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RULES

The Game will be played using FIFA Laws of the Game with the following exceptions.
 

Law 1 - The Field of Play
 
1.1 Dimensions: Field is 150 feet by 100 feet.
 
1.2 Field Markings: The field is marked like a normal soccer field with the dimensions reduced to be in proportion to the size of the field.
 
1.3 Goals: Goals are the goals provided prior to the start of the match and matching size at both ends of the field.  Summit Fitness and Sports may provide different size goals for different ages as they see fit.
 

Law 2 - The Ball
 
Approved Ball Specifications: The match ball should be inflated to an appropriate pressure. A size 5 ball will be used by all divisions with the exception that youth divisions:
U10-U12 and younger will use a size 4 ball
U9-under will use a size 3 ball
 
Home Team is required to supply a ball, if none is available Summit Fitness and Sports may supply, but is not required to maintain a supply of balls.   

Law 3 - Number of Players
U8* - Play 4v4, no goal keeper on one half of field.

U10 rec - Play 8v8  (7 field players, and one goalkeeper)
U10 – U12 rec play 7v7  (6 field players, and one goalkeeper)
U12 and up play 6v6** (5 field players, and one goalkeeper) Note: Adult Coed are required to have 2 female players on the field at all times

**Note: Adult Coed will play 6 v 6 and of the 6 field players a minimum of 1 must be female on the field at all times (Goalkeeper may be of either sex).
 

**Note: For the Men’s Over 30 Division, (3) younger players at least 33 years of age as of the first game date will be allowed on the roster.

**Note: Adult Coed will play 6 v 6 and of the 6 field players a minimum of 1 must be female on the field at all times (Goalkeeper may be of either sex).

All games will be played with these numbers unless agreed upon by both Teams prior to the game start.
 
3.2 Substitutes: The Referee's authority and jurisdiction shall extend to all bench personnel and players. All players shall enter & exit the field of play at the midfield line. (team side only)
 
3.3 Unlimited Substitutions: During the game, unlimited "on-the-fly" substitutions are permitted at any time for field players and the goalkeeper provided that both the following two conditions are satisfied:
 
a) The player(s) leaving the field must be within the touchline at the player's own bench area, or off the field in the bench area, before the substitution is made.
 
b) Neither players entering the field or players departing the field may participate in play when they are simultaneously on the field. An illegal substitution will be penalized by an indirect free kick from the location of the ball when play was stopped.
 
3.4 Guaranteed Substitution: The restart of play will be delayed until the completion of substitutions by either team in the following instances:
 
a) After a goal has been scored
 
b) On an injury time out
 
c) When the ball leaves the field of play
 
d) Between period.
 
e) After a superstructure violation.
 
f) At any other unusual stoppage, with the Referee's permission. There will be no guaranteed substitutions in the last 2 minutes of the game.
 

Law 4 - Players' Equipment
 
4.1 Usual Equipment: The equipment of a player is a shirt, shorts, socks, shin guards and indoor soccer footwear. Permanent numbers must be worn on the shirt, at least 4" in height. Each player on a team shall wear a number which is unique for that team.
 
4.3 Footwear: A player's footwear must be flat-soled shoes or others designed for an artificial surface. (no cleats)


Law 5 – Referees
 
5.1 Referee's Authority: A system employing one Referee is used. Their authority begins when they enter the field of play. The Referee is responsible for the record of the game and the keeping of time.
 

Law 6 - Assistant Referee
Not Applicable
 

Law 7 - Duration of the Game

7.1 Duration: The duration of a regulation game shall be two (2) halves of twenty-five (25) minutes each for a total of fifty (50) minutes. U8 will play four (4) twelve-minute quarters.
 
a) Ball in Play: The clock may be stopped for injuries, serious time wasting, and when the ball is out of play for an extended period of time, at the discretion of the Referee.
 
b) Play Extension: Play shall be extended to permit the taking of a penalty kick if an infraction occurred immediately prior to the expiration of time.
 
c) Clock Malfunction: In case of clock malfunction, the Referee shall add or subtract time as deemed appropriate, and/or keep time on an alternate time piece.
 
7.2 Intervals Between Periods: Normally, a two (2) minute half-time is provided. The Referee may shorten the half-time interval to one (1) minute if the game is behind schedule due to a delay in the game or in previous games.
 

Law 8 - The Start of Play
 
8.1 Kick-off: The team facing the “gym” area of the facility takes the kick-off. Coed kick-off must be taken by females
 
8.2 Dropped Ball: When restarting the game after a stoppage of play for any cause not covered elsewhere in these Laws, the Referee shall drop the ball at the place where play was stopped. If in the penalty box, the ball shall be dropped at the nearest point outside the penalty box. Coed dropped ball must be taken by females.
 

Law 9 - Ball In and Out of Play
 
9.1 Ball In Play: No Change
 
9.2 Ball Out of Play: The ball is out of play:
 
a) When it has completely crossed the touch line.
 
b) When it hits any part of the building superstructure or net above the field of play. Play will be restarted with an indirect free kick for the opposing team at the nearest line where it hit the superstructure or net. It shall be a guaranteed substitution occasion.
 
c) If the ball hits the superstructure or net in the penalty box area the ball will go to the nearest line.



Law 10 - Method Of Scoring

10.1 Goal Differential: Whenever the goal differential is 5, the losing team may add 1 player to the field.     
 

Law 11- Off sides and 3 line
 
a) Off Sides: There is no off sides
 
b) 3-Line Rule: The ball cannot cross the 3 lines in the air. This applies to kick by Goalkeeper, from a free kick, throw-in or from the normal run of play. Violation of the 3-line rule will result in an indirect free kick from the line closest to where the kick was taken.
 

Law 12 - Fouls / Misconduct
 
12.1 Fouls: A player who intentionally commits any of the following offenses shall be penalized by the Referee awarding a free kick to the opposing team. The kick is taken from the point of the infraction (subject to the exclusions in Law 8,9,11,12).
 
a) Sliding tackle: An indirect free kick is awarded against the offending team.
 
b) Challenge rule: (applies only to Coed). Men are not allowed to tackle women. Play will restart with a direct free kick. Goalkeepers are exempt from the challenge rule within their own penalty box.
 

12.2 Goalkeeping Restrictions: The following infractions are to be penalized by the Referee awarding a direct free kick to the opponents at the top of the restraining arc :
 
a) Passback: The goalkeeper shall not handle the ball (pick-up) if a teammate passes the ball back intentionally.
 
b) No Punts: The goalkeeper cannot punt or “dropkick” the ball.
 
c) 5-Second Distribution: Once a goalkeeper obtains possession of the ball within the penalty area, the ball must be distributed outside of the penalty area or to another player within five (5) seconds. Possession shall be defined as control with hand.
 

12.3 Cautionable Offense: Spitting on the Field Carpet: A player who spits on the carpet at any time during the course of a game, including between periods, shall be cautioned and shown the yellow card. At all other times, the Referee shall report the incident to the league via the Game Report.
 

Law 13 - Free Kicks
 
13.1 Free Kick Regulations: When play has been stopped for a foul or other infraction, play shall be restarted with a "free" kick taken by a player of the opposing team. Coed all free kicks must be taken by females, except goal kick, and offensive fouls in the penalty box which may be taken by the goalkeeper only. When a free kick is being taken, all the opposing players shall be at least six yards (6yd.) from the ball. The ball must be stationary when a free kick is taken. A whistle is required for all restarts at the top of the arc.
 
a) Location: Subject to the exclusions in these Laws, a free kick shall be taken from within three feet of the point of infraction. If a team gains an unfair advantage from the location of the kick, the kick shall be retaken.
 
b) Free Kicks Originating in Penalty Area: When a player is taking a free kick from within the defensive penalty area, all opposing players shall remain outside the penalty area and at least 18' from the location of the ball until the ball has been kicked out of the penalty area. The ball is not in play until it leaves the penalty area. If the ball is not kicked directly into play, the kick shall be retaken.
 
c) Free Kick in Attacking Penalty Area: an indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team in its opponent's penalty area shall be taken at the top of the restraining arc unless a penalty kick has been awarded. A penalty kick shall be taken in accordance with Law
14.
 
d) Direct or indirect free kick: (excluding Corner kicks) no attacking player can stand in the goal box. Violation is a Goal kick.
 

Law 14 - Penalty Kick
 
14.1 All Penalty kicks will be taken from the orange spot in the Goal box.  All remaining players will be behind the line when penalty kick is taken. 

Law 15 - The Throw-in
No Change to Law 15
 

Law 16 - The Goal Kick In both the U8 and U10 divisions only, the opposing team must be in their half and can only attack the ball after it has been kicked. 

Law 17 - The Corner Kick
Coed the Corner Kick must be taken by females.
 
 
 
APPENDIX
 
Red Cards: A player or coach who receives a red card will be ejected from the game. They must leave the bench area; if a player/coach refuses to leave the bench the Referee may suspend the game. Any player or Coach red carded must sit out the next game.

Blue Cards: For a minor infraction a blue card will be issued, resulting in a 2 minute suspension off the field.

Double Rostering: No player is allowed to play on more than one team in the same age group. Players are allowed to play up an age group.

Player Passes: Coaches should turn their team's player passes in to the referee. Referees will hold onto the passes for the duration of the game.

Participation Waiver: All soccer players are required to sign a participation waiver. This form must be completed by a parent/guardian if the player is under 18 years of age.

Protest Procedure: Letters concerning any protest need to be filed with the Summit Director of Competition within 24 hours. A review panel will rule on the Protest and make a ruling within 72 hours
 
Suspensions for fighting and other violent conduct:  Fighting is strictly prohibited at Summit Fitness and Sports.  Striking of another player in any way is considered a fight. Any fights after the conclusion of a game will result in a forfeit for each team for their next scheduled game. Further suspensions will be assessed.
 
Standings: Standing for both league and tournament play will be decided by the following:
 
1) Points (W=3pts; T=1pt)
 
2) Head to head
 
3) Goal differential
 
4) Fewest goals allowed
 
5) Most goal scored
 
Max goal differential of (7) will be recorded for game results.