SoccerRules

Greenville Sports Leagues
Soccer 7 v 7

NUMBER OF PLAYERS
Teams play with seven players on the field.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS TO START AND FINISH
Teams may start  and finish a game with 5 players.
- Coed Format (4 males & 3 females)
- Coed A minimum of one female must be on the field at all times and a maximum of four men.

PICKING UP PLAYERS
A player may only substitute one time for one team during the entire regular season. Once a player has
substituted for a team that player is not allowed to substitute for any other team. If a team is found to
be using a player that has substituted for another team they will be required to forfeit. Absolutely no
picking up of players during the playoffs.

GAME START
Home team will call the coin toss. the winner of the coin toss will elect to start with the ball or choose a
direction.

GAME CLOCK
The length of the game is 50 minutes, divided into two halves of 25 minutes. Running time with no clock
stoppage is used for each of the two halves.

EQUIPMENT
-Shin Guards are mandatory with the top of the shin guard
covered by a sock

-No hard casts are allowed on the field
-Goalkeeper materials must be provided by the teams
-No exposed metal braces. All metal braces must be covered by 1/4" think neoprene material
-The goal keeper must wear a shirt that in no way similar to the color of either team
-No jewelry including but not limited to watches, earrings, and rings

HOME TEAM
Each team is required to bring both light and dark colored uniforms to each game to avoid jersey issues.

COIN TOSS
The team winning the coin toss can:
-Choose to kickoff or choose which goal to defend. The second half will start with a kickoff by the team
that did not kickoff to start and sides will be switched.

OVERTIME
All games ending in a tie will be decided in a shoot out. Shoot outs will take place approximately eight
yards from the goal line. Teams will choose five of their six players on the field at the end of the second
half including the goalkeeper. Kicks are alternating possession. Teams are allowed to change
goalkeepers during tiebreaker as long as new goalkeeper was on the field at the end of the extra session.
After the first five players have kicked the sixth player on the field at the end of the second half will shot.
If there is still a tie any player participating in the match may shoot. No player may shoot a third time until
all players on the team have completed their second shot. In the second session of penalty kicks
sudden death format will be used.
-Coed Specific- 3 males & 2 females participation

GOAL KICKS
A goal kick shall be taken within one yard from inside the goal line an
d inside the penalty area. Players opposing the kicker shall remain outside the penalty area until the ball moves out of the penalty area.

OUT OF BOUNDS
When the ball is deemed out of play, it shall be restarted by means of an indirect kick from the point where it was deemed out of play, by a player of the team opposite to that of the player who last touched it.
The ball must remain stationary upon restart and it may be played by any player except the one who
executes the restart.

PENALTY KICKS
A penaltykick shall be rewarded when a foul occurs.
All penalty kicks will be indirect kicks with the exception of penalties inside the goal box.
Such penalties will be rewarded with a penalty shot from the top of the goal box and ball must remain stationary until the kicker makes contact with the ball.

OFFSIDES
There will be no offsides

IN/OUT OF PLAY
The ball is out of play when:
-the ball has completely crossed the goal line or touch line
-when the official sounds the whistle
The ball is in play when:
-it bounces off the goal posts or crossbars and remains in field of play
-bounces off an official
There will be no whistle to restart play except:
-when a team asks for five yards
-when play has been stopped to caution or eject a player
-for a penalty kick

SUBSTITUTION RULE
Substitutions can be made on the fly from the mid field.

BACKWARD PASS
A goal keeper is not allowed to field a pass with his/her hands originating from a player on his/her own
team.

PLAYER ON THE GROUND
To avoid any potential
injury a player must discontinue playing the ball if he or she is on the ground.

SLIDE TACKLING
Absolutely no slide tackling.

GOAL KEEPER PLAY
A goal keeper is not allowed to lead with feet up.

YELLOW CARD
Any time a player receives a yellow card he/she is required to sit for a min of 3 minutes.
Any two yellow
card within a game and the player will receive a Red Card.

RED CARD
Any time a play receives a red card that player will be removed from the remainder of the game and
minimum one additional game.
The team with the Red Card will also be required to play a man down for
the remainder of the game.

 

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