Number of Players/Rosters
Number of players on a roster: 14 max
6 players on the field – 5 field players plus a goalkeeper depending on roster size.
7 players on the field – 6 field players plus a goalkeeper depending on roster size..
Games cannot be played with fewer than 4 players.
Goals are 6 ft. x 12 ft.
A size 5 ball will be used during all matches to be provided by the teams.
Games will be 2 halves @ 45 minutes in duration.
The game will be played in two divided halves with a 5 minute halftime break.
In case of a tie after regulation time during group play, the game will finish as a tie game.
All players must wear shirts/shorts/shin guards, cleats optional.
No slide tackling is allowed in any division (except reasonable play by a goal keeper inside their own box, as determined by the referee).
Subbing is at the referees approval. Standard Soccer rules apply.
Shin guards are mandatory and must be completely covered by socks.
In the event of a shin guard violation, the player will be sent off until properly equipped and the team will be warned.
All players that are on the pitch must wear shin guards.
Start of Play
Opposing players must be at least 4 yards away prior to kick offs.
No drop balls in penalty area.
Fouls & Free Kicks
All fouls apply except for offside. The offside rule does not apply.
All free kicks are indirect free kicks, with 3 exceptions (corner kicks, kickoffs, and penalty kicks are all direct).
Opposing players must remain at least 4 yards from the ball.
Once the referee signals for play to continue, the kicker has 5 seconds to play the ball.
Slide tackling is not permitted in any division (except reasonable play by a goal keeper inside their own box, as determined by the referee).
A penalty kick shall be awarded when a hand ball in the penalty box occurs, or if a player is fouled in the box during an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
A goalkeeper, having control of the ball in hands, and having released it from his/her hands to be played, either by himself/herself or a team-mate, shall not handle the ball again until it has been touched by an opponent, or a stoppage of play occurs.
Keepers may not use their hands when a ball is passed back to them by a teammate, unless it is played back to them off a header.
Once the keeper has handled the ball they have five (5) seconds to put the ball back in play.
An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the top of the penalty box if either of these rules are violated.
Keepers may not play throw-ins/kick-ins with their hands.
A goal kick may not cross the half line in the air without first touching the ground or a player. For violations of this rule, the ball is awarded to the opposition on the half line.
A penalty kick shall be taken 3 steps from the top of the penalty box.
All players except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper must stand outside the top of the penalty area, 15 feet away from the kicker. Players are not permitted on either side of the area.
On free kicks, opposing players must remain 4 yards from ball.
The five (5) second rule also applies for throw-ins.
The opposing team will regain possession after a five (5) second infraction.
Keepers may not use their hands when receiving a throw-in/kick-in.
Goal kicks are taken anywhere inside the penalty area.
Once the ball is retrieved and set, the player has 5 seconds to play the ball.
An indirect kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the top of the penalty area if the referee feels there is an unacceptable attempt to delay the game.
Goal kicks must exit penalty area to be considered in play.
Goals can be scored directly on corner kicks.
Opposing players must be at least 4 yards away.
5 second rule applies on corner kicks.
Offensive language is a considered to warrant a caution card, any language directed towards officials, opponents, or spectators will result in ejection from the game.
Final decisions regarding length of suspension will be made by Innisfil Disciplinary Director.
All teams are required to show up at minimum 10 minutes prior to their games start time.
A team can start a game with a minimum of 4 players.
At minimum, one referee will be assigned to each match.
Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear on the field of play, ready to play as scheduled.
Failure to show will result in the forfeit of the match.
Only referees and/or Director of House League can cancel a match.
Should a match’s progress be terminated due to weather conditions after one half has been completed the match will be considered official and the score at the time will stand.
In the event of bad weather, game schedules and various rules may need to be altered. Be sure to check with the Innisfil Soccer Website to see if your team is impacted.
WIN = 3 points
TIE = 1 point
LOSS = 0 points
FORFEIT = 3-0 win (worth 3 points)