rules of the game

Game Length 
Matches will be two halves each lasting 20 minutes with a running clock.

Rosters and Substitutions 
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than five players (a goalkeeper and four
outfield players) and nine substitutes. There is no restriction on the number of substitutions that may be
made during a match. Substitutions may be made at any time, whether the ball is in play or not, but only
in front of your team’s bench area.

Replacement of Sent-Off Players 
A substitute player may replace a sent-off player and enter the pitch two full minutes after the sending-
off. They may, however, enter the pitch before the two minutes have elapsed should their team
concede a goal while a player down.

The Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeepers have four seconds in which to play the ball, with either their hands or feet
  • Goalkeepers are not allowed to throw or punt the ball over the midline in the air
  • Outdoor handling rules apply (pass backs are allowed)


  • Goals may NOT be scored directly from kick-ins and kick-offs
  • All free kicks are direct
  • There is no offside
  • Surface is field turf – soccer cleats or indoor shoes are acceptable
  • Shin guards are required



20 Minute Halves
Improvement of touch
Overall improvement of Skill