Each team should consist of 4 field players and 1 goalie.
There are NO offides
GK can only handle the ball (by feet or hands) for 4 seconds in their own half. If they are in opponents half, they have no time-handling restrictions.
GK cannot play by hand ANY ball played back to them including head and chest.
Only one pass back to the GK per possession. Unless the ball crosses the half way line or is touched by an opponent.
22-minute halves for league play. 1 minute for half time.
Free substitutions are made “on the fly”. A player can only enter or leave the game in the substitution areas immediately in front of their respective benches, and a player may only enter a game after the player they are replacing has left the field. Failure to do so results in a caution and an indirect free kick is taken from where the ball was situated when the game was stopped to caution the player.
During the kickoff opposing players must give 3 yards until ball is in play.
Throw-ins are not allowed under any circumstances.
A ball kicked out over the touch line (side line) by one team becomes the other teams ball. The team kicking in has 4 seconds to get the ball back in play or it becomes opponent’s kick in. Defense must give 5 yards distance. The referee will give a visual count with his hand.
Players taking kick in can not step into the field while kicking ball back into play.
If the ball hits the ceiling, a kick in is taken at the closest point on the nearest touchline, running parallel to the goal line.
A goal CANNOT be scored directly from a kick-in.
When the offensive team puts the ball over the end line, the other team gets the ball. The goalie must throw the ball within 4 seconds of retrieving it and put it back into play by throwing it. The throw must leave the penalty area, but it must touch the ground on the GK’s half of the field (can’t throw ball past half-line).
Opposing team must stay out of penalty area during a goal clearance. If opposing players touches ball before it leaves penalty area, GK retakes the throw. The GK cannot touch ball again until another player touches it.
Slide tackling is strictly forbidden. Exception: the GK is allowed to slide in an attempt to clear the ball, if in the referees’ judgment, the slide is an attempt only to make contact with the ball, not the opponent. If GK slide is reckless (a foot in air, a hook, rolling tackle) it is a foul and possibly a card-able offense. Exception: A field player may slide in instances where there is not an opponent close by and no injury is likely to occur. Exception: Sliding to knock the ball into the goal where the is not other defensive player close to the play.
Infringements occurring in penalty area (not deemed a PK) will be taken at the nearest point on the penalty arc.
Infringements occurring within 12 meters of the goal will be punished with a direct kick from the spot of the infringement.
Infringements occurring farther than 12 meters of the goal will be punished with a direct kick from the second penalty spot.
The following fouls will result in a direct kick: 1. Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent 2. Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent 3. Jumping at an opponent 4. Charging an opponent (Shoulder Charging) 5. Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent 6. Pushing an opponent 7. Holding an opponent 8. Spitting on an opponent 9. Slide tackling inappropriately (see rules above)
The following fouls will result in being sent off: 1. Handling the ball deliberately (except for the GK in their area) 2. Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving toward the goal 3. Shoulder charging
In the event of being sent off the offending player cannot re-enter the game however a substitution is allowed after 2 minutes.
The following fouls will result in a indirect kick: An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper commits any of the following 4 offences: 1. Controls the ball with his hands or feet in his own half of the pitch for more than four seconds 2. After playing the ball, he touches it again in his own half of the pitch after it has been deliberately played to him by a team mate without an opponent playing or touching it 3. Touches the ball with his hands inside his own penalty area after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team mate 4. Touches the ball with his hands inside his own penalty area after he has received it directly from a kick in by a team mate An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following 3 offences: 1. Plays in a dangerous manner in the presence of an opponent 2. Impedes the progress of an opponent 3. Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred
When an indirect or direct kick has been called for by the referee any wall that has been setup must be no closer than 5 yards from the ball.
When an indirect or direct kick has been called for by the referee and the team taking the kicks waits longer than 4 seconds , it becomes the opposing teams ball.