General Rules Games will consist of 2 halves, each 15 minutes long Running Clock MANAGERS MEETING Four players per team (no goalie will be used) Teams must have four players to avoid a forfeit In co-rec leagues, teams must have two males and two females at all times Mercy Rule: A team leading by 7 goals in the 2nd half will automatically win. All players must wear athletic gear and appropriate footwear No cleats are permitted
Substitutions Substitutions may only be made on a corner kick, goal kick, during a timeout, or during halftime MANAGERS MEETING Substitutes must notify the referee before entering play and may only enter at the referee’s signal Substitutes must remain in the designated area during play Within the final two minutes of the last half there shall be no substitutes Failure to comply with the above substitution rules will result in a yellow card for the offending team’s captain
The Crease Offside will not be called MANAGERS MEETING There will be a crease designated by red markers around each goal No offensive player may ever enter the crease in front of the goal he or she is attacking No defensive player may enter the crease in front of the goal he or she is defending, except to retrieve a stationary ball A defender may not enter the crease to stop a ball in motion
Yellow Cards A player receiving a yellow card receives a minimum two minute penalty, with no replacement. If a goal is scored against his or her team, the player may re-enter the game. MANAGERS MEETING Yellow card fouls include: Sliding Entering or leaving the field without the official’s permission Objecting to the decision of an official either vocally or through actions Delay of game (refusing to yield 3 yards on a free kick) Holding a jersey or shorts Deliberate handball to stop an attack Deliberate tactical foul Unsportsmanlike conduct
Red Cards A player receiving a red card is disqualified, and his or her team must play MANAGERS MEETING shorthanded for the remainder of the game. Red card fouls include: Taunting A second yellow card Exhibiting violent conduct Spitting at another person Using insulting, offensive or abusive language Leaving the bench area to enter the field during an altercation
Unsportsmanlike Conduct MANAGERS MEETING 3 yellow cards on one team will result in that team forfeiting the game. 1 red card = 2 yellow cards The supervisor on duty has the right to remove any player from competition who has violated any Intramural Policy or Rule.
Additional Rules The game will end on the first dead ball after regulation time has expired MANAGERS MEETING After any dead ball situation, the team in control of the ball has five seconds to put it into play Advantage will be used when calling fouls, so not to take away a favorable situation from the team that did not foul
Quiz MANAGERS MEETING Now please complete the quiz below.