All players are required to wear shin guards under their socks during all practices and games. We highly suggest that the players wear soccer shoes although tennis shoes are acceptable. Baseball spikes (which have a front toe cleat) are not acceptable.
Goalies are required to wear a goalie jersey to differentiate them from the field players. Goalie gloves are optional.
Absolutely no jewelry is allowed. This includes earrings, rings, bracelets, wristbands, barrettes, necklaces, or any other items the referee or coaches feel could cause injury to the player or other players. We do not allow taping over training stud earrings. They should be removed before all practices and games.
We do recommend sport frames for players that require glasses.
Hard billed hats are not allowed. We do allow winter hats and gloves during colder conditions. We recommend non-hooded sweatshirts for wear under the jersey. Hooded sweatshirts must have hood tucked under jersey if worn.
General Guidelines for all levels
Select from the tabs below for guidelines for each Division.
The Referee (FIFA – Law 5)
Each match is controlled by a referee who has FULL authority to enforce the Laws of the game in connection to the match to which he has been assigned.
Offside (FIFA – Law 11)
Offside is when a player is past the halfway line, involved in active play, and closer to an opponents goal than the ball or the second to last defender, without possession of the ball.
Penalty Kick (FIFA – Law 14)
Throw-In (FIFA – Law 15)
Is awarded when the whole ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the air.
A goal cannot be scored directly from a Throw-In.
Goal Kick (FIFA – Law 16)
Is awarded when the whole ball, having last touched a player of the attacking team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal was not scored.
A goal can only be scored directly against the opposing team off a Goal Kick.
Corner Kick (FIFA – Law 17)
Is awarded when the whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the defending team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air.
Fouls and Misconduct (FIFA – Law 12)
All fouls will result in an Indirect Free Kick for U6, U7, & U8 games.
Unsporting behavior by players will not be tolerated (i.e., “trash-talking”, name calling, pushing, tripping, elbowing, etc.). Players will receive a warning from the referee. Repeat offense will result in player being removed from the game for a period of five (5) minutes or more at the discretion of the referee.
Direct Free Kick
A Direct Free Kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offenses in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following four offenses:
A goal can be scored directly from a Direct Free Kick.
Indirect Free Kick
Indirect Free Kick – A goal cannot be scored until the ball is touched by a second player of either team.
The following offenses result in an indirect free kick to the opposing team when committed by a goalkeeper inside his own penalty area.
An Indirect Free Kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player, in the opinion of the referee
Last revised: January 20, 2009
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