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Tournament Rules and Guidelines (5v5 Indoor Soccer)

Game Rules

All games will be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game issued by the USSF and is available for viewing at http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Laws-of-the-Game.aspx. All rules apply with a few exceptions:

  • 20 minutes per game (Group Stage and Playoffs)
  • A team will field 5 players (4 and 1 goalie)
  • Unlimited number of substitutions are allowed and can be made per referee's consent
  • If the ball touches the ceiling nets, it's an indirect free kick
  • If the ball hits the net behind the goal, it's either a goal kick or a corner
  • If the ball touches the side nets, the ball will restart from the sideline
  • No slide-tackling
  • No direct shooting from kick off (at least one pass mandatory)
  • Goalie cannot pick up the ball with his hands if passed back from a teammate 
  • Goalie is allowed to throw the ball passed the half way line, but cannot punt or drop kick at any time
  • One yellow card: player will have to sit out for 2 minutes and no one can replace the player for 2 minutes
  • One red card or two yellow cards: player will be suspended for the rest of the match and the following match. 

Group Standing

Game points will be appointed as follows:

Win = 3 points

Draw = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

In the event of a tie, the following tie breakers will be used:

  • League goal differential
  • League total goals scored
  • League Points in head to head competition in games between tied teams
  • Goal differential in head to head competition in games between tied teams
  • Goals Scored in head to head competition in games between tied teams

Playoffs

Top (2) teams from Group A and B will play a playoff game and then final. 

Uniforms and Equipment

  • We highly recommend all field players to wear their Impact Tee. 
  • All players must wear shin guards
  • All players must wear soccer appropriate footwear to play. No metal or steel cleats or spikes are allowed.
  • Size 5 Soccer Ball will be provided for game play. 

Failure to Show and Forfeits

There will be no grace time allowed for teams not at the field of play at the scheduled time of kick-off. The opponent shall be awarded a 6-0 win for the match. 

Conduct

Players and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit and laws of the game. Players or spectators ejected from a game by the referee will be required to leave the field area. Severe misconduct that is abusive, harassing, insulting, or offensive will result in disqualification from the remainder of the tournament.

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