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Men's Soccer

Rules

Player Registration

  • All players must be 18 years of age or over and sign the team registration/indemnity form prior to taking the court at each game.
  • Teams may introduce new players throughout the rounds' games of the competition. 
  • Teams may borrow players from other teams to make a full team of 5 during rounds' games ONLY IF the team can field enough of its own players to avoid a forfeit.  A team may only use ONE substitute from another team AT ANY TIME during the game.  Substitutes cannot be borrowed from a higher division of the competition, however it is possible for a higher-division player to make a permanent change to a lower-division team. 
  • New players may NOT be introduced during semi-finals and finals.
  • To be eligible to participate in semi-finals and finals, each player must have signed on and played at least one game for the team during the rounds' games. 
  • Players may play for only one team during semi-finals and finals.

 

Competition Points

  • Win = 3 points
  • Draw = 2 points
  • Loss = 1 point
  • Forfeit = 0 points (opposing team will win 5 - 0)

 

Semis and Finals

  • Semis and final games will be scheduled for all teams; not just those in the Top Four.
  • 1st plays 4th, 2nd plays 3rd in semis. In finals winners of both matches play for 1st and 2nd position. Runners up play off for 3rd position.
  • To be eligible for semis and finals players must have signed on and played during the rounds' games for their team.
  • If the result is a draw in semis and finals play Golden Goal. 3 minutes each way. If the score is still drawn after this time there will be a penalty shoot out.

 

Uniforms and Equipment

  • All team players should wear identical coloured tops. Goalie should be in different stripe. If opposing teams have same coloured tops, bibs are provided and a coin toss will decide who wears the bibs.
  • A ball is provided at each venue for match use, and a warm up ball.
  • All players must wear shin pads for indoor soccer competitions (covered with socks).  Shin pads are also highly recommended for outdoor competitions.
  • No watches are to be worn.  Other jewellery to be removed at the request of duty managers / referees.
  • Prescription glasses only to be worn, but must be fitted with plastic lenses or covered with sports goggles; contact lenses are preferable if possible.
  • Blades and moulded soccer boots are not permitted at Domain playing fields.
  • No black soled shoes for the indoor competitions.
  • EYEGLASSES:  Please note that only approved sports glasses/goggles may be worn for indoor competitions.  Contact lenses are strongly recommended.

 

Time Format

  • Evening Competitions: Game duration 30 or 35 minutes (dependent on venue).
  • Lunchtime Competitions (outdoor): Game duration 30 minutes.

 

Forfeits

  • (5 a side) If a team cannot field 4 or more players within 5 minutes of the scheduled game start time then the team will forfeit. A friendly game may continue, with the result shown as a 5-0 forfeit win to the non offending team.  
  • (6 a side) If a team cannot field 5 or more players within 5 minutes of the scheduled game start time then the team will forfeit. A friendly game may continue, with the result shown as a 5-0 forfeit win to the non offending team.
  • If you know in advance that your team has to forfeit a game please phone Intrinsic Sports on 8920 8878 as early as possible so that we can inform the other team.

 

Wet Weather

  • DOMAIN Competitions:  Should there be more than 2 rained out weeks during a season, a discount of $25 per 3rd and subsequent rained out game will apply to the registration fee for the following competition.
  • If games are cancelled after the day's play has begun, all games will be recorded as a NIL-NIL draw (whether played or not), if no wet weather contingency weeks are available for the remainder of the season.

Abandoned Matches

  • If a match is abandoned prior to half-time (due to rain or safety issues with the field of play), the match will be rescheduled for play later in the season.
  • If a match is abandoned after half-time (due to rain or safety issues with the field of play), the match will be deemed to have been played, and the score at the time of abandonment, will stand.

 

Substitution/Interchange

  • Players may substitute/interchange at any time during the match providing it does not interfere with play. There is no limit to the number of substitutions that can be made and the referee does not need to be informed.

 

Red / Yellow Cards

  • Referees will carry red / yellow cards.  At the discretion of the referee, and depending on the infringemenet, a red card will carry a one-match suspension.
  • FUTSAL competitions:  As per FIFA rules, if a player has been red-carded, he/she may not re-enter the play, however after 2 minutes (or if a goal is scored prior to 2 minutes), a substitute player may take to the court in the red-carded player's place.  However, this substitute player must be a member of the red-carded player's regular team (not a player borrowed from another team).

 

OUTDOOR SOCCER:  Rules for The Domain and Rushcutters Bay Park

  • No boots studded screw-ins or blades are allowed.
  • Teams will be 6-a-side.  For mixed competitions, a maximum of 4 males allowed on the field.
  • Kickoff  does not have to go forward . However it must be passed to another player on the same team from the centre circle.
  • There is no offside after the kick off .
  • Glasses can only be worn if prescription glasses/sunglasses. Caps may be worn or soft rimmed bucket stlye hats for sun protection. Gloves (not supplied) may be worn by Goal Keepers.Bibs are provided for identifcation of goal keepers. All team members should be in same style and colour tops. Footwear is restricted to sports shoes or special grass sport types.
  • Throw-ins are as normal soccer, from behind the head with both hands on the ball with a full action. A goal may not be scored directly from a throw-in , the ball must come in contact with another player.
  • A Goal may be scored from any where on the playing field. Other than from an Indirect penalty kick, goal kick and throw-in, the ball must come in contact with another player first.
  • Goal Kicks and or Throws are not required to bounce before the half way line.
  • Goal Keeper may only go as far forward as the 1/2 way line, unless he or she is substituted before hand.
  • Slide tackles are illegal, and will be penalised with a direct free kick.
  • If the ball goes over the back wall, a free kick will be awarded to the non-offending team at halfway.  For any subsequent offence, a penalty will be awarded at the penalty mark.  The attacking team is responsible for retrieving the ball.

Players will abide by the referee's decision at all times.

 

INDOOR SOCCER:  Rules for St Andrews

Teams will be 5-a-side. 

  • At kick-off the ball does not have to go forward. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick-off.
  • When the ball goes out on the sideline, a kick-in is taken by the non-offending team. The defending team must be back at least 2 metres. A goal cannot be scored directly off a kick-in.
  • When the ball goes out over the goal line, if kicked by the attacking team a goal kick is awarded. If kicked by the defending team, a corner is taken. A goal can be scored directly from a corner.
  • If the ball should for any reason come into contact with the basketball rings above the goals, a goal kick is awarded no matter what team kicked the ball.
  • If the ball should make contact with any part of the roof, an indirect free kick is awarded to the non-offending team directly below where the roof was hit.
  • There are no offsides, and players are allowed to move anywhere, including the goal keepers box (circle).
  • A goal can be scored from anywhere on the court.
  • Slide tackles are illegal and will be penalised with a direct free-kick. (Goalkeepers are given some leeway in defence of the goal - although this will always be at the referee's discretion.)
  • If a player is on the ground, they may not play at the ball, otherwise they will be penalised with a direct free-kick.
  • The ball is in play at all times except when it either goes out over the eastern sideline, hits the ceiling or basketball rings, or is caught behind the goal. Play will be restarted with an indirect free kick from the nearest point in play. At all other times the ball remains in play unless the referee indicates otherwise by blowing his whistle.
  • Distances: When a player is taking a direct free kick or indirect free kick, defending players must be at least 5 metres awary from where the kick is to be taken. If these distances are infringed the referee can rule a kick to be taken again.

Rules for Goalkeepers:

  • The GK is allowed to move anywhere on the court. The GK is only allowed to handle the ball within the GK's area.
  • GKs cannot drop kick the ball.
  • GKs cannot pick up the ball if it is passed directly back to them by one of their own players. This will be penalised with an indirect free kick outside of the penalty box.
  • A goal kick may be taken from anywhere in the penalty box, and the goal keeper may throw the ball out rather than kicking it if desired.
  • When throwing the ball, the ball must bounce once or touch another player before crossing the half way line otherwise an indirect free kick will be awarded where the ball bounced.

Players will abide by the referee's decision at all times.

 

FUTSAL:   Rules for Broadway, Sydney Boys High and Camperdown

 

General Rules:

 

  • Teams will be 5-a-side. 
  • All kick-ins, goal clearances, corner kicks and free kicks have a four second time limit
  • Slide tackles are illegal and will result in a direct free kick to the non offending team
  • If a goalkeeper saves the ball he/she may move outside of the penalty area whilst the ball is at his/her feet and they have a four second time limit in possession of the ball(after passing halfway line, no time limit)
  • If a goalkeeper saves the ball he/she may either kick, punt or throw the ball out of the area(if they wish to play the ball out themselves they may but he/she must either release the ball or cross halfway within four seconds)
  •  All fouls are punished by either a indirect free kick or a direct free kick (yellow and red cards will be produced at referees discretion)
  • The goalkeeper may not pick up a ball directly passed to him/her by a teammate (otherwise an indirect free kick will be awarded to the non offending team)
  • The ball cannot be played by a player whilst he/she is on the ground
  • If the ball hits the roof it is an indirect free kick to the non offending team
  • If the ball comes into contact with the basketball rings it is a goal clearance
  • No player can touch the ball with their hands whilst the ball is in play except the goalkeeper in their penalty area. An accidental handball will result in an indirect free kick and a deliberate handball will result in a direct free kick to the non offending team.
  • For the 6th and subsequent team fouls in each half of a match, a 10m penalty will be awarded.

 

Substitutions:

 

  • Unlimited interchange is allowed
  • Substitutions must be made in the team's defensive half, approximately 5 metres from the half way line.   The substitute may not enter the court until the player they are replacing has left the court.
  • The goalkeeper may be changed by way of a flying substitution (sub with a bench player only).  Time is not stopped and the referee must be notified of the change.
  •  As per FIFA rules, if a player has been red-carded, he/she may not re-enter the play, however after 2 minutes (or if a goal is scored prior to 2 minutes), a substitute player may take to the court in the red-carded player's place.  However, this substitute player must be a member of the red-carded player's regular team (not a player borrowed from another team).

 

A kickoff is a way of starting or restarting play:

 

  • All players shall be in their own half of the field
  • The opponents of the team taking the kick off must be at least 5 metres from the ball until it has been played(otherwise the kick will be retaken)
  • The ball shall be stationary on the centre marking
  • The ball shall be deemed in play once it has been kicked and moves forward
  • The kicker may not touch the ball for a second time before it has been touched

Players will abide by the referee's decision at all times.