MEN’S AND COED OUTDOOR SOCCER RULES

Format – 7v7 & 11v11

Game duration – Two (2) 24-minute halves (7v7) & Two (2) 24 or 35-minute halves (depending on the league – 11v11)

Overtime – No overtime during the regular season. One round of best of three rounds of PKs in playoffs if tied after regulation. Sudden death PKs if tied after best of three.

Referee Fees – $25-50/game (depending on the league – check your league details). Ref fees are paid during the regular season and playoffs. To be paid in cash or Venmo to your official on the field before the start of the game.

Players on the Field – To start a game 7v7 leagues must have a minimum of four players. Coed leagues must also have at least one female player, at least one male player, and no more than five male players.

To start a game 11v11 leagues must have a minimum of seven players. Coed leagues must also have at least one female player, at least one male player, and no more than eight male players. Substitutions are on the fly.

Equipment – All players must wear shin guards. Cleats allowed (no metal). No wristbands, no watches, fit bits (or other electronics allowed ONLY if completely covered). The referee has the final decision as to what is safe/allowed.

Sliding – NO sliding of any type, except GK inside PA while making a save. Restart with DFK or PK.

Kick-Off – This may be played in any direction. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick-off.

Touchline restart – Throw-ins

Endline restart – Corner kicks

Goal Kicks / Goalie Throws – Goal Kicks must be taken from any point within the goal area. A Goal Kick/Throw may not travel past the halfway line in the air in 7v7 leagues. A goal cannot be scored directly from a Goal Kick.

Corners – A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick.

Cautions

Blue Caution: 2-min temporary dismissal.

The dismissed player or substitute may return after the opponent scores or time expires, whichever occurs first.

Yellow Caution: 4-min temp dismissal.

A dismissed player or substitute may return only after time expires.

Red send-off: 6-min permanent dismissal.

The dismissed player does not return and must leave the premises, the substitute enters only after time expires. Dismissed players may be subject to suspension and other penalties.

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