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Indoor Rules

 

Game Length

  • U13 and up
  • 5 minutes for warm-up before game 
  • Teams will play 2 – 25 minute halves
  • 5 minutes for half time
  • The referee will start the clock exactly at 5 minutes after the start of warm-up and halftime. If teams are not ready this will cut into their playing time. Referees will give 2 and 1-minute warnings for teams.
  • The clock will run continuous; no time will be added to the clock for any reason.

  • U12 and Down
  • 30 minutes for warm-up before game 
  • Teams will play 2 – 20 minute halves
  • 5 minutes for half time
  • The referee will start the clock exactly at 30 minutes after the start of warm-up and halftime. If teams are not ready this will cut into their playing time. Referees will give 2 and 1-minute warnings for teams.
  • The clock will run continuous; no time will be added to the clock for any reason.

 

Number of Players

  • 4 field players
  • 1 goalkeeper
  • (Some younger age groups may play smaller, depending on participation/number of teams)

Substitutions

  • Unlimited - "On the fly" (can sub without a stoppage of play)
  • The player being substituted must leave the court before the substitute can enter.
  • Any infringement will require the substitution to be reversed (substituted players must switch) and an indirect kick will be awarded to the opposition.
  • Goalie substitutions must occur with referee permission during game stoppage

 

Balls Out Of Play

  • A line will denote the touch lines (sidelines) and goal lines which will define the field. The line is considered a part of the field of play.
  • A whole ball must travel beyond the line to be out of play.
  • When a ball is out of play on the touchline, it will be played in as a kick-in (indirect) from the other team. 
  • When a ball is out of play on the goal line, it will be goalkeepers ball (restart in the GK's hands) or a corner-kick, depending on which team last touched the ball.
 

Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeepers may only use their hands within the defined goalkeeper box.
  • Any distribution by a goalkeeper must touch the ground within the defensive half, before crossing to the offensive half. If the ball crosses the mid-line without touching the ground, an indirect kick from the mid-line where the ball crossed, is awarded to the opposing team.
  • Drop-kicks are considered punts and must also touch the ground within the defensive half.

 

Penalties

  • All penalties will be awarded consistent with the laws of the outdoor game.
  • All free kicks and kick ins are indirect.
  • Penalty kicks will be taken from the top of the penalty area. 

 

Miscellaneous

  • No Slide Tackling

Basic Equipment

The basic compulsory equipment of a player is: 

  • A jersey or shirt, shin guards, shorts, & socks.
  • Footwear - the only types of footwear permitted are canvas or soft-leather training or gymnastic shoes with soles of rubber or a similar material. The use of footwear is compulsory