RULES: 5v5 Outdoor Soccer
We will be having seperate brackets for boys and girls
Unless needed because of numbers we will be having everyone playing their own age group.
FIELD OF PLAY
Dimensions: 25 yds wide x 40 yds long
Penalty Area: Box measuring 2-3 yds from each post, and 6 yds into field (deep) Penalty Mark: 8 yds from the mid-point of the goal line
Substitution Zones: 6 yds zone (3 yds on each side of halfway-line) on the bench side of the pitch The Goals: 6ft high x 12ft wide
Size: #4 or #5 regulation ball based on age group
NUMBER OF PLAYERS – 5 including GK
Minimum Number of Players to Start Match: 4, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper Maximum Roster: 10 players
Substitution Limit: None
Substitution Method: "Flying substitution" (all players but the goalkeeper enter and leave as they please; goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and with a referee's consent)
DURATION OF THE GAME
Duration: Two equal periods of 20 minutes. Half-time: 5 minutes
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT – FIFA Rules
All the Free Kicks are INDIRECT. Penalty Kicks will only be used for tie-breakers – Final/Consolation
To be taken from the penalty mark, 8 yrds from goal line. All players must be out of the penalty area.
OFFSIDE – There is no offside in 5v5.
THROW-IN – A KICK-IN will be taken in place of the throw-in. FREE KICK/KICK-IN – distance from the ball – 5 yards.
From inside the penalty area, the goalkeeper kicks the ball into play. Ball must be played within own half or touch the ground within own half. Ball must clear the Penalty Area for an opponent to play it.
A teammate may play the ball within the PA.
OFFICIALS / REFEREES
Single Referee will call the games.
RESTART TIME LIMIT – Restart must take place within 5 seconds or the ball is awarded to the opposing team (enforcement to take place gradually).
PASS BACK TO GK – GK may not handle the ball. SPORTSMANSHIP
Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will lead to ejection without refund for the offending team.
If a player gets a red card during a match then he will be suspended for one game unless otherwise stated by the referee or tournament director!
5v5 Preseason Shootout FORMAT
The points and tie-breaking criteria are as followed
Win- 3 points
Tie- 1 Point
Loss- 0 Point
- Criterion #1- Head to Head
- Criterion #2 – Goal Differential (limited for 5v5 at 7 goals)
- Criterion #3 – Most Goals scored (limited for 5v5 at 10 goals)
- Criterion #4- Most Goals given up (limited for 5v5 at 10 goals)
- Final/Consolation games – 5 min overtime – Golden Goal rule applies (i.e. first team to score, wins) after 5 minute overtime then a PK shootout best of 5.