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7 on 7 Co-ed Soccer League - FRIDAY NIGHT

OVERVIEW

  • 7 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD (5 MALES/2 FEMALES)
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • A GOAL SCORED BY FEMALE = 2 GOALS (EXCEPT ON PENALTY KICKS)
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH DIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret these rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 7 players, with 2 female and maximum of 5 males at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 people (Minimum 1 female, 3 males). Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. There is no maximum limit to the number of females, which must be on the field at once. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play. Players and substitutes must request the permission of the referee to enter or exit the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • White color t-shirt / Dark color T-shirt / Gray is not allowed
    • Teams are required to have a white t-shirt or a dark t-shirt.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions of the Referee shall be final so far as the result of the game is concerned.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee who will advise both teams when there is one minute remaining in each half. The clock will not stop during injury time-outs.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    • A goal box will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 5 paces/yards onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 3 paces/yards to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • During play, all players (offensive and defensive) must remain outside this area unless the ball is inside the goal box.
    Penalty Kick:
    • If the defense or offensive player is clearly in the goal box area before any shot on goal takes place, then the following will occur:
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot on an open goal 25 pace/yards out.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark.
    • Players cannot run pass the penalty mark until the ball is kicked.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Corner Kicks

    All players must be outside the goal box until the ball enters the goal box and the defense must be at least 5 paces/yards from the corner
  11. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.
    Fouls and Misconduct
    • Any player who commits a foul may be penalized by awarding a Direct Free Kick to the opposing team which will be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick. All opposing players must be no closer than 5 yards of ball prior to kick.
    • If a foul has been committed in the penalty area or within 5 yards of the penalty area, a Penalty Kick will be awarded.
    • No Slide Tackling / Playing the ball on the Ground - Penalized as Direct Free Kick - these shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge or play for the ball.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  12. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
  13. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card).
    • 3- Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  14. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  15. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  16. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  17. Overtime Rules

    • 2 Periods - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • 6 players on the field (4 males/2females)-1st Half
      • 4 players on the field (3 males/1 females)-2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in the playoffs.
      • A sudden death playoff will involve 4 men and 2 women (each team will drop one guy) on each team for the first five-minute overtime.
      • For the Second five-minute overtime, each team will play with 3 men and 1 women (each team drops 1 man, and 1 woman)
      • If neither team scores after two overtime periods, then teams will go into a sudden death shootout.
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • Teams will alternate (male, female shooting order) from 25 paces of the goal line at an open goal.
      • If the first team misses their shot, the 2nd team will have a chance to win the game by scoring a goal.
      • If neither team scores, then round 2 will begin until a winner is determined.

7 on 7 Co-ed Soccer League

OVERVIEW

  • 7 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD (4 MALES/3 FEMALES)
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH DIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • UNIFORMS REQUIRED.
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 7 players (3 females, 4 males) at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 people (minimum 2 females, 2 males). Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. There is no maximum limit to the number of females, which must be on the field at once. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play. Players and substitutes must request the permission of the referee to enter or exit the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two- minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • White color t-shirt / Dark color T-shirt / Gray is not allowed
    • Teams are required to have a white t-shirt or a dark t-shirt.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions make by the Referee shall be final.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee. Clock will not stop during injury time.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    • A goal box will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 5 paces/yards onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 3 paces/yards to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • During play, all players (offensive and defensive) must remain outside this area unless the ball is inside the goal box.
    Penalty Kick:
    If the defense or offensive player is clearly in the goal box area before any shot on goal takes place, then the following will occur:
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot on an open goal 25 pace/yards out.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark.
    • Players cannot run pass the penalty mark until the ball is kicked.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Referee Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with a Direct Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Corner Kicks

    All players must be outside the goal box until the ball enters the goal box and the defense must be at least 5 paces/yards from the corner
  11. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.
    Fouls and Misconduct
    • Any player who commits a foul may be penalized by awarding a Direct Free Kick to the opposing team which will be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick. All opposing players must be no closer than 5 yards of ball prior to kick.
    • If a foul has been committed in the penalty area or within 5 yards of the penalty area, a Penalty Kick will be awarded.
    • No Slide Tackling / Playing the ball on the Ground - Penalized as Direct Free Kick - these shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge or play for the ball.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  12. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
  13. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3- Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  14. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  15. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE:1
    • LOSS: 0
  16. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  17. Overtime Rules:

    • 2 - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • 6 players on the field (3 males/3females)-1st Half
      • 4 players on the field (2 males/2 females)-2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in the playoffs.
      • A sudden death playoff will involve 4 men and 2 women (each team will drop one guy) on each team for the first five-minute overtime.
      • For the Second five-minute overtime, each team will play with 3 men and 1 women (each team drops 1 man, and 1 woman)
      • If neither team scores after two overtime periods, then teams will go into a sudden death shootout.
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • Teams will alternate (male, female shooting order) from 25 paces of the goal line at an open goal.
      • If the first team misses their shot, the 2nd team will have a chance to win the game by scoring a goal.
      • If neither team scores, then round 2 will begin until a winner is determined.

7 on 7 Co-ed Soccer League -
SANTA MONICA Intermediate A

OVERVIEW

  • OVERVIEW
  • 7 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD (5 MALES/2 FEMALES)
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • A GOAL SCORED BY FEMALE = 2 GOALS (EXCEPT ON PENALTY KICKS)
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH DIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 7 players, with 2 female and maximum of 5 males at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 people (Minimum 1 female, 3 males). Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. There is no maximum limit to the number of females, which must be on the field at once. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play. Players and substitutes must request the permission of the referee to enter or exit the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two- minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • White color t-shirt / Dark color T-shirt / Gray is not allowed
    • Teams are required to have a white t-shirt or a dark t-shirt.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear:
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions of the Referee shall be final so far as the result of the game is concerned.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee who will advise both teams when there is one minute remaining in each half. The clock will not stop during injury time-outs.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    • A goal box will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 5 paces/yards onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 3 paces/yards to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • During play, all players (offensive and defensive) must remain outside this area unless the ball is inside the goal box.
    Penalty Kick:
    If the defense or offensive player is clearly in the goal box area before any shot on goal takes place, then the following will occur:
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot on an open goal 25 pace/yards out.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark.
    • Players cannot run pass the penalty mark until the ball is kicked.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Corner Kicks

    All players must be outside the goal box until the ball enters the goal box and the defense must be at least 5 paces/yards from the corner
  11. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.

    Fouls and Misconduct
    • Any player who commits a foul may be penalized by awarding a Direct Free Kick to the opposing team which will be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick. All opposing players must be no closer than 5 yards of ball prior to kick.
    • If a foul has been committed in the penalty area or within 5 yards of the penalty area, a Penalty Kick will be awarded.
    • No Slide Tackling / Playing the ball on the Ground - Penalized as Direct Free Kick - these shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge or play for the ball.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  12. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
  13. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  14. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if
    • player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  15. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE:1
    • LOSS: 0
  16. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  17. Overtime Rules:

    • 2 - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • 6 players on the field (4 males/3females)-1st Half
      • 4 players on the field (3 males/1 females)-2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in the playoffs.
      • A sudden death playoff will involve 4 men and 2 women (each team will drop one guy) on each team for the first five-minute overtime.
      • For the Second five-minute overtime, each team will play with 3 men and 1 women (each team drops 1 man, and 1 woman)
      • If neither team scores after two overtime periods, then teams will go into a sudden death shootout.
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • Teams will alternate (male, female shooting order) from 25 paces of the goal line at an open goal.
      • If the first team misses their shot, the 2nd team will have a chance to win the game by scoring a goal.
      • If neither team scores, then round 2 will begin until a winner is determined.

7 on 7 LA Premiere Soccer League

OVERVIEW

  • 6 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD, 1 KEEPER
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH INDIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • UNIFORMS REQUIRED
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.
  • Teams cannot borrow players.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 6 players, and a keeper (7 total) at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 players, and a keeper (5 players total). Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player and makes sure the picture on the card matches the player, and that the player card is valid by having the correct year punched out.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two- minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • Uniforms with numbers are required
    • Teams are required to have 2 different sets of uniforms.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions make by the referee shall be final.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee who will advise both teams when there is one minute remaining in each half. The clock will not stop during injury time.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    A goal area will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 8 yards/paces onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 4 yards/paces to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot 12 pace/yards out, with a goalie.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark
    • Players cannot run into the area until the referee signals for the kick and the ball is touched.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Referee Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.

    Fouls and Misconduct

    • No slide tackling - Penalized as Indirect Free Kick - Slide tackling shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge for the ball.
      Exceptions: Goalies are exempt
    • Players are allowed to play the ball on the ground so long as no other player(s) (opposing or teammate) are near the ball and the player is not endangering the safety to themselves.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  11. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, non-playing personnel, or spectator. Will result in a 5minute penalty to the offending team.
  12. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player, or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  13. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  14. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  15. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  16. Overtime Rules for Playoffs:

    • 2 Periods - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • Any 6 players on the field, including the keeper - 1st Half
      • Any 4 players on the field, including the keeper - 2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in playoffs
      • First team to score during overtime play shall win.
      • If neither team scores after two 5 minute overtime periods, then teams will go into "Shootout".
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • Teams will alternate kicks from 12 yards of the goal line, with a goalie.
      • If, before both teams have taken five kicks, one has scored more goals than the other could score, even if it were to complete its five kicks, no more kicks are taken
      • If, after both teams have taken five kicks, both have scored the same number of goals, or have not scored any goals, kicks continue to be taken in the same order until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks.

7 on 7 Friday Night Men's League

OVERVIEW

  • 6 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD, 1 KEEPER
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH INDIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.
  • Teams cannot borrow players.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 6 players, and a keeper (7 total) at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 players, and a keeper (5 players total). Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player and makes sure the picture on the card matches the player, and that the player card is valid by having the correct year punched out.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two- minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • White color t-shirt / Dark color T-shirt / Gray is not allowed
    • Teams are required to have a white t-shirt or a dark t-shirt.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions make by the referee shall be final.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee who will advise both teams when there is one minute remaining in each half. The clock will not stop during injury time.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    A goal area will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 8 yards/paces onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 4 yards/paces to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot 12 pace/yards out, with a goalie.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark
    • Players cannot run into the area until the referee signals for the kick and the ball is touched.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Referee Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.

    Fouls and Misconduct

    • No slide tackling - Penalized as Indirect Free Kick - Slide tackling shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge for the ball.
      Exceptions: Goalies are exempt
    • Players are allowed to play the ball on the ground so long as no other player(s) (opposing or teammate) are near the ball and the player is not endangering the safety to themselves.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  11. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, non-playing personnel, or spectator. Will result in a 5minute penalty to the offending team.
  12. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player, or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  13. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  14. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  15. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  16. Overtime Rules for Playoffs:

    • 2 Periods - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • Any 6 players on the field, including the keeper - 1st Half
      • Any 4 players on the field, including the keeper - 2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in playoffs
      • First team to score during overtime play shall win.
      • If neither team scores after two 5 minute overtime periods, then teams will go into "Shootout".
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • Teams will alternate kicks from 12 yards of the goal line, with a goalie.
      • If, before both teams have taken five kicks, one has scored more goals than the other could score, even if it were to complete its five kicks, no more kicks are taken
      • If, after both teams have taken five kicks, both have scored the same number of goals, or have not scored any goals, kicks continue to be taken in the same order until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks.

7 on 7 Men's Soccer League

OVERVIEW

  • 7 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD
  • TWO 25-MINUTE HALVES / RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • ALL FOULS ARE RESTARTED WITH DIRECT KICKS.
  • NO SLIDING!!!
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Players

    Each team will field 7 players at any one time. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 4 people. Anything less is up to the opposing captain and/or staff member as to what will be allowable. All teams will be issued players cards. Players that do not present player cards to the referee before or during the match will not be eligible to play. Referees must collect each individual player card and make sure the picture matches the player.

    Substitution During Play and Stoppages
    Players may substitute at any time on an unlimited basis, provided the substituted player must be within one yard of the Defensive Goal and does not interfere with the play at the time the replacing player enters the field of play.

    Substitution Violations
    • A team fielding too many players during play will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    • A team that Substitute a player from the sidelines or offensive side will be penalized with a two-minute penalty not designated to any one specific player.
    Mandatory Uniform
    • White color t-shirt / Dark color T-shirt / Gray is not allowed
    • Teams are required to have a white t-shirt or a dark t-shirt.
    • Soccer shorts / Training pants
    • Socks
    • Age appropriate shin guards
    • Soccer footwear / Tennis shoes / No metal studded shoes
    Dangerous Equipment
    • Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of the referee or an administrator.
    Head Gear
    Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  3. The Referee

    • Enforce the "Laws of the Game" and all league rules.
    • A one or two man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
    • The authority of the referee commence when the referee enters the field of play.
    • Record of the game
    • Control of match time and timed penalties
    • The referee shall adjust the length of the match to ensure the next match remains on schedule.
    • The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
    • All decisions make by the Referee shall be final.
  4. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 25- minute halves separated by a brief halftime. A running clock will be maintained by a referee. Clock will not stop during injury time.
  5. The Game

    • All Games will start at their scheduled time. If a team is not ready to play after 5 minutes from the scheduled time, then that team will start a goal down. If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
    • The team listed in the white box on the schedule is the home team.
    • Home team (White team) will always kick off in the first half.
  6. Scoring

    • Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games.
    • Goals may be scored on Kickoffs and corner kicks.
    • If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
  7. The Goal Area

    • A goal box will be marked off in front of each goal. It will extend 5 paces/yards onto the field perpendicular to the goal line and 3 paces/yards to each side of the goal posts along the goal line.
    • During play, all players (offensive and defensive) must remain outside this area unless the ball is inside the goal box.
    Penalty Kick:
    If the defense or offensive player is clearly in the goal box area before any shot on goal takes place, then the following will occur:
    • A defensive penalty will result in a penalty shot on an open goal 25 pace/yards out.
    • All players must remain behind or even with the ball and 5 yards from the penalty mark.
    • Players cannot run pass the penalty mark until the ball is kicked.
    • An offensive penalty will result in a free kick for the defensive team.
  8. Referee Time Stoppage

    The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with a Direct Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the location where the ball was, when play was stopped by the referee.
  9. Off-side

    There is no offside.
  10. Corner Kicks

    All players must be outside the goal box until the ball enters the goal box and the defense must be at least 5 paces/yards from the corner
  11. Encroachment

    Players of the opposing side must compliance with the 5 yards radius for the following restarts:
    • Kickoff
    • Direct Free Kicks
    • Corner Kicks
    • Goal Kicks
    • Penalty Kicks
    • Throw-in (2 Yards)
    For any violation of encroachment, the referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending player(s). For any subsequent violation, a Caution will be given to the offending player guilty of the offense.
    Fouls and Misconduct
    • Any player who commits a foul may be penalized by awarding a Direct Free Kick to the opposing team which will be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick. All opposing players must be no closer than 5 yards of ball prior to kick.
    • If a foul has been committed in the penalty area or within 5 yards of the penalty area, a Penalty Kick will be awarded.
    • No Slide Tackling / Playing the ball on the Ground - Penalized as Direct Free Kick - these shall be defined by the referee as any part of the body, other than the feet, that makes contact with the ground during a challenge or play for the ball.
    • Verbal abuse: taunting of players, referees, or spectators by players, coaches, or spectators are cause for immediate suspension.
  12. Penal Time Penalties

    • These penalties shall be administered by a Caution or a Sending-off by the referee, depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
    • All Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card) will be punished by a 2- minute penalty.
    • If a 2- minute penalty is given when a Caution has been issued the penalized player must sit out, and a sub will not be allowed to replace him/her.
    • The penalized team receiving a Caution will play one person short for 2 minutes, or until a goal is scored, whichever occurs first.
    • If a player receives 2nd Cautions in the same match, that player will be Send-off and ejected from the game. Plus that person will receive a minimum suspension of one additional game.
    • Sending-Off offenses (Red Card) will be punished by ejection of the specific player(s) for the remainder of the game and a 5-minute team penalty.
    • Ejection of any coach, player, substitute, non-playing personnel, or spectator will result in a 5 minute penalty to the offending team.
  13. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  14. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  15. POINTS SYSTEM

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  16. TIE BREAKERS

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding: Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  17. Overtime Rules:

    • 2 - 5 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • 6 players on the field - 1st Half
      • 4 players on the field - 2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in the playoffs.
      • If neither team scores after two overtime periods, then teams will go into a sudden death shootout.
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Kickers consist of any or all eligible players or subs.
      • Reduce to equal amount of kickers for each team.
      • If the first team misses their shot, the 2nd team will have a chance to win the game by scoring a goal.
      • If neither team scores, then round 2 will begin until a winner is determined.

11 on 11 Men's Soccer League - SATURDAY

OVERVIEW

  • 11 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD
  • ROSTERS WILL BE FINALIZED BY THE 3RD WEEK OF PLAY.
  • TWO 35-MINUTE HALVES/RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED SLIDING IS PERMITTED IN 11V11 LEAGUE PLAY.
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Kickoff

    Winner of the coin flip chooses which side to defend, loser Kick's off
  3. The Players

    Each team will field 11 players. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 7 people if a team is short on players. Anything less is an automatic forfeit. All teams will be issued players cards. If you do on have a player card, then you cannot play.
  4. Substitution During Play and Stoppages

    Teams may not substitute "on the fly". All substitute players must notify the referee before entering the game. Substitutions may occur during any stoppage of play for either team with the permission of the referee.
    Stoppages may include:
    • Throw-ins
    • Scoring of goals
    • Goalkicks
    • Fouls
    • Injuries
    There is no limit on the amount of substitutions per team/per game. During the course of the regular season teams are allowed to "pick up" players that are not on their roster in order to field a full team. However, the fill in players must have a player card to play.

    In playoffs no non-roster players will be allowed to play.
  5. Uniform

    • Jerseys:
      Teams are required to have 2 sets of Jerseys. The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Shorts:
      Soccer shorts colors should match with all team members. If there is an off color, then it is up to the referee/or the other team to see if they are ok with the different color short.
    • Socks:
      Players must wear socks that cover their shin guards for safety purposes and all must be the same color. If there is an off color, it is up to the other team to accept the different color and notify the referee that it ok to play.
    • Footwear:
      A player's footwear must conform to local field standards: flat-soled shoes or other footwear designed for artificial surfaces. No metal studded shoes will be allowed. Tennis shoes are acceptable, but not recommended.
    • Shin Guards:
      All players must wear shin guards during play. Under NO circumstances may a player participate without shin guards. Shin guards must be completely covered by socks.
  6. Dangerous Equipment

    Rings and/or pierced jewelry must be covered by tape per referee's instructions for safety and welfare of all players. Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of administrator and/or referee.
    • Head Gear:
      Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  7. The Referee

    A two or three man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
  8. Decisions of Fact and Rule

    The authority and exercise of the powers granted to referees by these rules commence when the referee enters the field of play. The referee is responsible for the record of the game and the control of time keeping.
  9. Powers

    Referees' decisions on points of fact connected with play shall be final, so far as the result of the game is concerned. The referee has the following responsibilities:
    • Enforce the rules.
    • Recognize the advantage in play and refrain from penalizing in cases where doing so would take an advantage from the offended team.
    • Use discretionary power to suspend the game for any serious infringement of the rules, interference by the spectators, or interference by other cause. If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
    • Allow no person(s) other than the players to enter the field of play without permission.
    • May stop the match if a player has been injured. The referee shall have the player safely removed from the field of play and then resume the game. The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the point last played.
    • Penalize or eject any coach, player, non-playing personnel, or spectator.
    • keep time and ensure the official time is correct and that full time is allowed.
    • Indicate illegal substitutions.
  10. Game Report

    The Referee shall oversee the goal totals, keep game record, and submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
  11. Game Time Starts

    If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
  12. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 35-minute halves separated by a brief halftime.
  13. The games/scoring

    Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games
  14. Fouls

    A player who commits any of the following offenses while the ball is in play shall be penalized by the referee awarding a free kick to the opposing team, to be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick.
    • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
    • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
    • jumps at an opponent
    • charges an opponent
    • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
    • pushes an opponent
    • tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ball
    • holds an opponent
    • spits at an opponent
    • handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
    A Caution (Yellow Card) may be assessed for any of these offenses.
    • is guilty of unsporting behavior
    • shows dissent by word or action
    • persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
    • delays the restart of play
    • fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a
    • corner kick, free kick or throw-in
    • enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee's permission
    • deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee's permission
    A Send-off (Red Card) may be assessed for any of these offenses.
    • is guilty of serious foul play
    • is guilty of violent conduct
    • spits at an opponent or any other person
    • denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
    • denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
    • uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
    • receives a second caution in the same match
  15. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  16. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  17. Points System

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  18. Tie Breakers

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  19. Overtime Rules:

    • 2-10 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • Any 11 players on the field including the keeper - 1st Half
      • Any 11 players on the field including the keeper - 2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in playoffs
      • First team to score during overtime play shall win.
      • If neither team scores after two 10 minute overtime periods, then teams will go into "Shootout".
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Only the 11 players on the field when the referee blows the final whistle are allowed to be in the Pk's.
      • Best of 5 pk's will be taken
      • If there is a tie after the first 5 kicks, then we will go into a sudden death pk. After all 11 players have kicked, then we will start at the begining of the order..

11 on 11 Men's Soccer League - SUNDAY

OVERVIEW

  • 11 PLAYERS ON THE FIELD
  • ROSTERS WILL BE FINALIZED BY THE 8th WEEK OF PLAY.
  • TWO 45-MINUTE HALVES/RUNNING CLOCK
  • SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED
  • UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED SLIDING IS PERMITTED IN 11V11 LEAGUE PLAY.
  • SOUTH BAY SPORTS FOLLOWS THE GUIDELINES OF
  • FIFA LAWS WITH THE EXCPTIONS BELOW.

  1. LAWS OF THE GAME:

    All matches will be played in accordance with current FIFA "Laws of the Game" http://www.fifa.com/documents/fifa/laws/, except where noted below. The following items will further interpret those rules for purposes of this league and/or will provide the administrative framework for the operation of the league.
  2. The Kickoff

    Winner of the coin flip chooses which side to defend, loser Kick's off
  3. The Players

    Each team will field 11 players. SBS rules will allow a team to play with 7 people if a team is short on players. Anything less is an automatic forfeit. All teams will be issued players cards. If you do on have a player card, then you cannot play.
  4. Rosters

    If a player would like to change teams, SBS will need written approval from each team before the transfer can take place. Transfer request must be made by Thursday before their Sunday Games. Transfers request will not be allowed on Friday, Saturday, or Sundays.
  5. Roster Max

    • We will only allow a maximum of 22 players on a roster. Each team can add players to their team, but they must add players by Thursday. Again, teams will not be able to add players on Friday, Saturday, or Sundays.
    • Rosters will be locked by Week 8. After Week 8 Teams are not allowed to add players.
    • All transfers or new players must be done at the SBS office at Aviation Field.
    • Office hours are from 7pm to 10pm.
  6. Substitution During Play and Stoppages

    Teams may not substitute "on the fly". All substitute players must notify the referee before entering the game. Substitutions may occur during any stoppage of play for either team with the permission of the referee.
    Stoppages may include:
    • Throw-ins
    • Scoring of goals
    • Goalkicks
    • Fouls
    • Injuries
    There is no limit on the amount of substitutions per team/per game. During the course of the regular season teams are allowed to "pick up" players that are not on their roster in order to field a full team. However, the fill in players must have a player card to play.

    In playoffs no non-roster players will be allowed to play.
  7. Uniform

    • Jerseys:
      Teams are required to have 2 sets of Jerseys. The referee has the discretion to start the game clock if teams are not ready to play due to jersey conflicts, players arriving late, etc.
    • Shorts:
      Soccer shorts colors should match with all team members. If there is an off color, then it is up to the referee/or the other team to see if they are ok with the different color short.
    • Socks:
      Players must wear socks that cover their shin guards for safety purposes and all must be the same color. If there is an off color, it is up to the other team to accept the different color and notify the referee that it ok to play.
    • Footwear:
      A player's footwear must conform to local field standards: flat-soled shoes or other footwear designed for artificial surfaces. No metal studded shoes will be allowed. Tennis shoes are acceptable, but not recommended.
    • Shin Guards:
      All players must wear shin guards during play. Under NO circumstances may a player participate without shin guards. Shin guards must be completely covered by socks.
  8. Dangerous Equipment

    Rings and/or pierced jewelry must be covered by tape per referee's instructions for safety and welfare of all players. Casts, splints, or body braces made of hard materials must be padded to the satisfaction and the permission of administrator and/or referee.
    • Head Gear:
      Players are not allowed to wear baseball hats or any other headgear that has a hard surface attached to it. This includes recreation sunglasses. Beanies and sport glasses are the recommended headgear.
  9. The Referee

    A two or three man system will be used at the discretion of the referee coordinator or facility administrator.
  10. Decisions of Fact and Rule

    The authority and exercise of the powers granted to referees by these rules commence when the referee enters the field of play. The referee is responsible for the record of the game and the control of time keeping.
  11. Powers

    Referees' decisions on points of fact connected with play shall be final, so far as the result of the game is concerned. The referee has the following responsibilities:
    • Enforce the rules.
    • Recognize the advantage in play and refrain from penalizing in cases where doing so would take an advantage from the offended team.
    • Use discretionary power to suspend the game for any serious infringement of the rules, interference by the spectators, or interference by other cause. If there is a suspension attributed to one specific team, that team shall forfeit the game with the score of 3-0. If both teams are deemed by the referee to be at fault to a serious degree, a double forfeit will be the result, and neither team will receive any points.
    • Allow no person(s) other than the players to enter the field of play without permission.
    • May stop the match if a player has been injured. The referee shall have the player safely removed from the field of play and then resume the game. The restart of the match shall go to the team in possession at the time of the stoppage with an Indirect Free Kick. If there was no clear possession, the game will resume with a drop ball at the point last played.
    • Penalize or eject any coach, player, non-playing personnel, or spectator.
    • keep time and ensure the official time is correct and that full time is allowed.
    • Indicate illegal substitutions.
  12. Game Report

    The Referee shall oversee the goal totals, keep game record, and submit the game record to facility administrator at end of game, including any pertinent information (i.e. penalties, injuries).
  13. Game Time Starts

    If a team is not ready to play after 10 minutes, then the game is an automatic forfeit.
  14. Time

    Play will be divided into (2) 35-minute halves separated by a brief halftime.
  15. The games/scoring

    Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games
  16. Fouls

    A player who commits any of the following offenses while the ball is in play shall be penalized by the referee awarding a free kick to the opposing team, to be taken at the point of the infraction subject to the exclusion of the penalty kick.
    • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
    • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
    • jumps at an opponent
    • charges an opponent
    • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
    • pushes an opponent
    • tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ball
    • holds an opponent
    • spits at an opponent
    • handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
    A Caution (Yellow Card) may be assessed for any of these offenses.
    • is guilty of unsporting behavior
    • shows dissent by word or action
    • persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
    • delays the restart of play
    • fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a
    • corner kick, free kick or throw-in
    • enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee's permission
    • deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee's permission
    A Send-off (Red Card) may be assessed for any of these offenses.
    • is guilty of serious foul play
    • is guilty of violent conduct
    • spits at an opponent or any other person
    • denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
    • denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
    • uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
    • receives a second caution in the same match
  17. Ejections

    • An ejected player, coach, non-playing personnel or spectator must exit the facility immediately and will not be allowed to return to the facility for a minimum of 1-game.
    • An ejected player must serve an automatic minimum 1-game suspension, pay the applicable fine of $50, and must contact South Bay Sports, LLC. for written approval prior to further participation in any league.
    • Upon return, a player will serve a probationary period determined by South Bay Sports management.
    • Players shall be ejected for incidents of:
      • Violent conduct or serious foul play
      • Foul or abusive language or action
      • Accumulation of two yellow card time penalties
      • Dissent
    • Ejection from facility in one league will jeopardize eligibility in other leagues (i.e. if player is ejected from any league, player suspension will include participation in any league).
    • An ejected player is also subject to fines and possible multiple game suspensions or banishment from facility.
    • That player must exit the facility prior to commencing game, and may not return prior to management approval. Additional penalties may be incurred by the team if problems persist.
  18. Additional Penalties

    If the same player accumulates the following during regular season or playoffs, then that player will be suspended from the league for the remainder of that current season. Additional penal time penalties can be assessed:
    • 5 - Cautionable offenses (Yellow Card)
    • 3 - Sending-Off offenses (Red Card)
    These will be assessed to both players and bench personnel, whether or not they are on the field of play. The time penalty may be assessed on a specific offending player or on the team if the offense is committed: by the coach, bench personnel, or an unidentified individual on the team. Should any player or non-playing team personnel exhibit misconduct at the conclusion of the game, the referee shall display the appropriate card and inform the facility administration for further action. Should the card issued be a red (ejection), that player or team personnel member must serve an automatic 1-game suspension. Players who participate in multiple leagues will be required to sit out for a minimum of 1 game per team.
  19. Points System

    To determine league or tournament standings, the following point system will be used:
    • WIN: 3
    • TIE: 1
    • LOSS: 0
  20. Tie Breakers

    • The following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
    • If there is a 3 or more teams that are tied in points, then the following tie breaking procedures will be used to determine league or bracket winners for play-off seeding:
      • Head to head competition in common games
      • Goals Forward Minus Goals Against
      • Total points scored in the league
      • Coin toss
  21. Overtime Rules:

    • 2-10 minutes SUDDEN DEATH
      • Any 11 players on the field including the keeper - 1st Half
      • Any 11 players on the field including the keeper - 2nd Half
      • Sudden death will be used in playoffs
      • First team to score during overtime play shall win.
      • If neither team scores after two 10 minute overtime periods, then teams will go into "Shootout".
    • Shootout Specifics:
      • A coin flip to decide winner choice of first kick or second kick
      • Only the 11 players on the field when the referee blows the final whistle are allowed to be in the Pk's.
      • Best of 5 pk's will be taken
      • If there is a tie after the first 5 kicks, then we will go into a sudden death pk. After all 11 players have kicked, then we will start at the begining of the order..

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