RULES

Indoor Soccer

1.THE GAME 

Games shall be between two teams of 5 player's (Seniors) and 6 player's (Juniors) 1 player being the goal keeper.

There is no offside in rebound indoor Soccer.
There is no out of bounds

At the kick off, both teams must be fully in their half of the field. A goal may be scored directly from the kickoff.

 

2. TIMING
All games consist of 2 x 13 minute halves. Teams swap ends at half time with no break in between

3. SUBS 
Teams are allowed a maximum of 3 reserves in any game. The reserves are only permitted as substitutions every (6) minutes (Unless a player is injured).

4. WHAT NOT TODO 

  • Slide tackling or tackling from behind

  • No outdoor studded boots

  • x2 Yellow cards = 2 weeks on the side lines

  • Red Card  = 2 weeks on the side lines

5. FREE KICKS / PEANTLY KICKS
All free kicks must be taken within 5 seconds. Failure to do so will result in the penalty being awarded to the opposing team.

An indirect free kick for an offence within the penalty area is to be taken outside the penalty area. The penalty area is the white semi circle marked at both ends of the court.

All free kicks, including penalty kicks, opposing players must be at least 4 metres from the ball. The 5 seconds in which a player receives to take the kick does not start until all players are at least 4 metres from the ball.

If a ball is kicked and it touches the top netting, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team, from the point where the ball makes contact with the net.

When taking a penalty kick the goalkeeper must stand level with the goal line and cannot move forward until the ball is kicked. If the goalkeeper moves forward before the ball is kicked and a goal is not scored, the kick is to be retaken. All other players must remain outside the penalty area and at least two (4) metres from the ball, until the ball is kicked.

When taking a penalty kick the goalkeeper must stand level with the goal line and cannot move forward until the ball is kicked. If the goalkeeper moves forward before the ball is kicked and a goal is not scored, the kick is to be retaken. All other players must remain outside the penalty area and at least two (4) metres from the ball, until the ball is kicked.

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6. GOAL KEEPER RULES
The goalkeeper and a field player can swap at any time during a match, as long as the referee has been notified and as long as the field shirts are matching.The goalkeeper must release the ball within five (5) seconds of having it under their control, failure to do so will result in an indirect free kick from outside the penalty circle.The goal keeper can release the ball by either a throw or placing the ball on the ground and kicking it out. The goal keeper is not allowed to hold the ball in the air and kick it out.If the ball touches the top net when it is released by the goal keeper, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team from the point where the ball touches the net.|If the ball touches the top net when it is released by the goal keeper, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team from the point where the ball touches the net

7. TEAM UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
It is compulsory for all player's, including the goal keeper, to wear shin pads at all times. It is for the safety and well being of all player's on the court.

Teams must have the same colour tops. Tops do not have to be numbered. Teams have until round 3 to be in uniform before penalties apply. If two teams have the same colour shirts, the referee will issue bibs.

No outdoor studded style soccer boots or school shoes allowed on courts. Indoor soccer shoes or joggers only.


8. POINTS SYSTEM
Teams will receive
(3) points for a win
(2) points for a draw "
(1) point for a loss.
Teams who forfeit a match will receive nil points. Teams that win on forfeit or have a bye will receive (3) points and record a winning score of 3 goals to nil.

9. FEES, REGO & INSURANCE
ALL PLAYERS must be registered to play (please see our insurance page for all details). During competition rounds there will be a one game allowance period. This allowance can not be used within the finals period. If this is discovered the offending team will forfeit the game.

10. GETTING BANNED
At all times, management of The Rec Club reserve the right to ban any player(s) or team(s) from further participation in any competition. 

Please read our CODE OF CONDUCT HERE
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER RULES HERE

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