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NO ALCOHOL ON THE FIELDS OR IN THE DUGOUT. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE CITY RULES REGARDING THE SPECIFIC FIELD YOU ARE PLAYING ON!!

SOCCER RULES

In all leagues we want to stress the importance of safety and fair play. It is far more important that play be safe than the team wins. We will instruct referees to make a call that enforces safety even if it costs a goal or penalizes the offended team by stopping play. Advantage should be used judiciously by the referee for the more experienced players. Red cards for fouls/abusive language (even aimed at own team members), taunting, and serious foul play will be used. Red card offenses will be filed in writing and may be enforced by a possible disqualification for one or more subsequent game.

8v8

7v7

6v6

5v5

# of Players(coed m/f)

8 (5/3)

7 (4/3)

6 (4/2)

5 (3/2)

Min to start(coed m/f)

5 (4/1)

4 (3/1)

4 (3/1)

4 (3/1)

Approx Field Size

80 yd x45 yd

65-70 yd x 35 yd

50-55 yd x 35 yd

40-45 yd x 20-25 yd

Size of Goals

Full size (24’ x 8’)

Small size (12’x6’)

Small size (12’x6’)

Small size (12’x6’)

Women goals worth?

2 point

2 points

2 points

2 points

Free kicks

Direct & Indirect

All Indirect

All Indirect

All Indirect

Inbounding

Throw-ins

Kick-ins

Kick-ins

Kick-ins

Max roster size

12

12

12

10

  1. KEY POINTS
  1. Peacock Park 5v5 & Central Broward 7v7 Leagues are 20 Min halves as stated on league page
  1. PLAYER RULES, PICKUPS, ELIGIBILITY, AND TEAM SIZE
  1. KICKOFF
  1. TIME

STOPPAGE GAME TIMES:

Being in South Florida, we do happen to experience our fair share of weather issues.  Game stoppage could be for any reason that prevents us from finishing a game (weather, lightning, lights malfunction, running out of time on the field, park error, injury….etc).  Games that are in progress will be considered a legal game and score based on the following rules:

  1. THE GAME/SCORING
  1. SHOOTOUT SPECIFICS (playoffs only)
  1. SLIDE TACKLING
  1. SUBSTITUTIONS
  1. FREE KICKS
  1. DIRECT KICKS (for games on full size goals only)
  2. The ball is to be placed at the point of the infraction and to be put in play by any player on the affected team.  No opposing player is allowed to be within 8 paces of ball prior to kick.  Goals may be scored on direct kicks.  A direct kick is to follow these infractions:   (1) Charging  (2) Roughness (3)Handball (4) Slide-tackles.  Penalties incurred inside the goal box by the defense will result in a penalty kick 12 paces/yards out.  Penalties incurred outside but within close proximity to the goal box will be kicked from the point of infraction.  The defense must stand 8 paces/yards away from the point of infraction (where the ball is being kicked from).
  3. INDIRECT KICKS (for games on small size goals all kicks are indirect)
  4. Indirect kicks will occur when:  1.) the goalkeeper touches the ball with his/her hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him/her by a teammate   2.) drop kicks/punts    3.) Dangerous play/kick.  The indirect kick will be taken by the opposing team from the place where the infringement occurred.  
  5. PENALTY KICKS
  1. PK's will be awarded at the referee's discretion on whether the foul stopped a goal or a scoring chance. Due to the small field sizes and possible congestion of players, the goal box may have no bearing on whether the foul warrants a penalty kick. Anyone can take the penalty kick. The goalie in goal at the time of the foul must face the kick. In leagues where female goals are worth 2 goals, penalty kicks by women are also worth 2 points (but not in a shootout).
  1. GOAL KICKS
  1. OFFSIDES
  1. OUT OF BOUNDS
  1. FIFA
  1. EQUIPMENT
  1. REFEREES
  1. FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
  1. ADDING TO YOUR TEAM
  1. REFUNDS
  1. LEAGUE/PLAYOFFS

If you are having difficulty interpreting the rules, please ASK!

If a rule is not stated above, please refer to FIFA Soccer Rules.