October 18, 2017

Rules

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SYSL RULES

The following rules apply to the Smurf League only.

As per league rules, any rule not covered her goes by FIFA

 

1.       Number of players on the field is 8v8.

 

2.       Time limit is four (4) 8 minute quarters with a 5 minute break at the half and 1 minute in between quarters.  Games will end in a tie.  There will be NO shootouts. A coin toss will start each game.  Winner of the coin toss picks the goal to defend: the loser of the toss kicks off.

 

3.       Slide tackles are NOT permitted.

 

4.       Throw-Ins: all throws will get a second chance if not done properly.  A second foul on the same throw will result in the ball going to the other team.

 

5.       Only one (1) coach on the field and just one (1) coach beside the goal at a time.  Other coaches must be on the sideline with the substitute players.  The coach on the field must remain between the blue lines.  This restriction also keeps parents from the goal line (end line).

 

6.       All kicks will be indirect.  On the indirect kicks, opposing team must remain 10 yards from the ball until it is kicked and moves.  A penalty inside the goal area must be moved to the closest outer edge of the goal area.

 

7.       All players must play in at least half of each game.

 

8.       Please note that referees are taught that if the ball plays the hand, it’s not a handball.  A handball is when the hand plays the ball.

 

9.       Goalies must wear a shirt distinguishing them from the rest of the team.  Please remember this on game day.

 

10.   Goalies will be allowed 6 seconds to punt or throw the ball.  No player may pass the ball back to his/her own goalies to be handled, and the goalie may not pick up the ball if the last player to intentionally touch it was his/her own teammate.

 

11.   There will be no offside called in this division.  However, any flagrant parking of one kid in the goal box (aka-cherry picking) will be controlled at the discretion of the referee.

 

12.   A minimum of five (5) players is needed to start a game.  Failure to field at least five players will result in a forfeit if the proper number isn’t reached within 10 minutes of start time.  The opposing coach may play down to the number of player you have, however it is his/her discretion whether or not they play short.

 

13.   Substitutions are unlimited.  They may occur on your own throw in, any goal kick, at the half, after a score.  You may substitute one player for any injury time out.

 

14.   When the game is stopped for an injury, the injured play must be substituted but may reenter at the next substitution point.

 

15.  As mentioned in your coaches’ pledge, you will be expected to help resolve problems with parents/spectators who are not acting appropriately prior to referee involvement.

 

SYSL RULES

The following rules apply to the 1st & 2nd Grade League only.

As per league rules, any rule not covered her goes by FIFA

 

1.       Number of players on the field is 8v8.

 

2.       Time limit is two (2) 20 minute quarters with a 5 minute break at the half.  Games will end in a tie.  There will be NO shootouts.  A coin toss will start each game.  Winner of the coin toss picks the goal to defend, and the loser of the toss kicks off.

 

3.       Slide tackles are NOT permitted.  A player slipping as he/she shoots is not a slide tackle, however, he/she should try to stay on their feet.

 

4.       Throw-Ins: All throws will be given only one (1) chance to restart the game properly.  Any infraction turns the ball over to the other team.

 

5.       Coaches must remain on the coaches’ sideline on their half of the field.  NO coach or spectators will be allowed on the ends of the field by the goals.

 

6.       All kicks will use the FIFA format of direct free kick, indirect free kick, and penalty kicks depending on the infraction or foul.

 

7.       All players must play in at least half of each game.

 

8.       Please note that referees are taught that if the ball plays the hand, it’s not a handball.  A handball is when the hand plays the ball.

 

9.       Goalies must wear a shirt distinguishing them from the rest of the team.  Please remember this on game day.

 

10.   Goalies will be allowed 6 seconds to punt or throw the ball.  No player may pass the ball back to his/her own goalie to be handled, and the goalie may not pick up the ball if the last player to intentionally touch it was his/her own teammate.

 

11.   There will be no offside called in this division.  However, any flagrant parking of one kid in the goal box (aka – cherry picking) will be controlled at the discretion of the referee.

 

12.   A minimum of five (5) players is needed to start a game.  Failure to field at least five players will result in a forfeit if the proper number is not reached within 10 minutes of start time.  The opposing coach may play down to the number of players you have, however, it is his/her discretion whether or not they play short.

 

13.   Substitutions are unlimited.  They may occur on your own throw in, any goal kick, at the half, after a score.  You may substitute one player for any injury time out.

 

14.   When the game is stopped for an injury, the injured play must be substituted buy may reenter at the next substitution point.

 

15.   As mentioned in your coaches’ pledge, you will be expected to help resolve problems with parents/spectators who are not acting appropriately prior to referee involvement.

 

SYSL RULES

The following rules apply to the 3rd & 4th Grade League only.

As per league rules, any rule not covered her goes by FIFA

 

1.       Number of players on the field is 9v9.

 

2.       Time limit is two (2) 25 minute quarters with a 5 minute break at the half.  Games will end in a tie.  There will be NO shootouts.  A coin toss will start each game.  Winner of the coin toss picks the goal to defend, and the loser of the toss kicks off.

 

3.       Slide tackles are NOT permitted.  A player slipping as he/she shoots is not a slide tackle, however, he/she should try to stay on their feet.

 

4.       Throw-Ins: All throw will be given only one (1) chance to restart the game properly.  Any infraction turns the ball over to the other team.

 

5.       Coaches must remain on the coaches’ sideline on their half of the field.  NO coach or spectators will be allowed on the ends of the field by the goals.

 

6.       All kicks will use the FIFA format of direct free kick, indirect free kick, and penalty kicks depending on the infraction or foul.

 

7.       All players must play in at least half of each game.

 

8.       Please note that referees are taught that if the ball plays the hand, it’s not a handball.  A handball is when the hand plays the ball.

 

9.       Goalies must wear a shirt distinguishing them from the rest of the team.  Please remember this on game day.

 

10.   Goalies will be allowed 6 seconds to punt or throw the ball.  No player may pass the ball back to his/her own goalie to be handled, and the goalie may not pick up the ball if the last player to intentionally touch it was his/her own teammate.

 

11.   Offside will be called in this division.  If you need help with this rule, please feel free to ask a referee.

 

12.   A minimum of five (5) players is needed to start a game.  Failure to field at least five players will result in a forfeit if the proper number isn’t reached within 10 minutes of start time.  The opposing coach may play down to the number of player you have, however it is his/her discretion whether or not they play short.

 

13.   Substitutions are unlimited.  They may occur on your own throw in, any goal kick, at the half, after a score. You may substitute one player for any injury time out.

 

14.   When the game is stopped for an injury, the injured play must be substituted but may renter at the next substitution point.

 

15.  As mentioned in your coaches’ pledge, you will be expected to help resolve problems with parents/spectators who are not acting appropriately prior to referee involvement.