The Everett Soccer Arena
THE EVERETT SOCCER ARENA



RULES AND REGULATIONS



*PLAYER EQUIPMENT: FLAT BOTTOM SHOES, SNEAKERS OR SHOES MADE FOR ARTIFICIAL SURFACES . NO CLEATS!!

*NUMBER OF PLAYERS: EACH TEAM CONSISTS OF SIX PLAYERS, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE THE GOALKEEPER. FOR COED LEAGUES THERE MUST BE A TOTAL OF 3 WOMEN AND 2 MEN AS FIELD PLAYERS AT ALL TIMES REGARDLESS THE GENDER OF THE GOALKEEPER.

*SUBSTITUTIONS: ARE UNLIMITED, BUT PLAYER MUST COME OFF THE FIELD BEFORE THE SUBSTITUTE PLAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD OF PLAY. TOO MANY PLAYERS ON THE FIELD WILL RESULT IN A TWO MINUTE BENCH PENALTY.

*BALL OUT OF PLAY: WHEN IT HAS WHOLLY CROSSED THE PERIMETER OF THE WALL, OR HAS COME IN CONTACT WITH THE NETTING ABOVE THE WALL. PLAY WILL RESTART WITH A DIRECT KICK FROM THE SPOT WHERE THE BALL WENT OUT OF PLAY FOR THE OPPOSING TEAM. WHEN THE BALL HITS THE CEILING THE OPPOSING TEAM WILL BE A WARDED A DIRECT FREE KICK ON THEIR OFFENSIVE RED LINE.

*THREE LINE VIOLATION: WHEN THE BALL IS PASSED ACROSS THREE LINES (TWO RED LINES AND THE CENTER LINE) IN THE AIR, TOWARDS THE OPPONENTS GOAL WITHOUT IT TOUCHING EITHER ANOTHER PLAYER OR THE WALL THE OPPOSING TEAM WILL BE AWARDED A DIRECT FREE KICK FROM THE FIRST RED LINE CROSSED.
(IF THE BALL TOUCHES THE REFEREE, NO VIOLATION WILL OCCUR)

*FOULS AND MISCONDUCT: WILL RESULT IN A FREE KICK TO THE OPPOSING TEAM. ALL FREE KICKS ARE DIRECT. ANY FOUL OR MISCONDUCT WARRANTING A YELLOW CARD WILL RESULT IN A TWO MINUTE PENALTY, CONTINUING OF SUCH BEHAVIOR WILL RESULT IN A RED CARD AND A MINIMUM 1 GAME SUSPENSION. ALL TEAMS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR FANS AND PARENTS. UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT BY FANS, COACHES OR PARENTS CAN RESULT IN THE REMOVAL OF ANY TEAM DEEMED TO BE A PROBLEM BY EITHER THE MANAGEMENT OR THE REFEREE. IN SUCH A CASE THERE WILL BE NO REFUND GIVEN.

*GOALKEEPER RESTRICTIONS: 1) A GOALKEEPER HAVING CONTROLLED THE BALL WITH HIS HANDS, THEN RELEASING IT TO BE PLAYED BY EITHER HIMSELF OR A TEAMMATE SHALL NOT HANDLE THE BALL AGAIN UNTIL IT HAS BEEN TOUCHED BY AN OPPONENT. 2) THE GOALKEEPER MUST RELEASE THE BALL WITHIN FIVE SECONDS OF GAINING POSSESSION OF IT. 3) THE GOALKEEPER MAY NOT PICK UP THE BALL IF PASSED BACK FROM A TEAMMATE BEYOND THEIR REDLINE. ANY OF THESE INFRACTIONS WILL RESULT IN A DIRECT FREE KICK FROM THE TOP OF THE PENALTY ARCH.
4) A GOALKEEPER COMMITTING ANY FOUL THAT RESULTS IN A TWO MINUTE PENALTY MUST SERVE THE PENALTY.

*FREE KICKS: AFTER THE BALL HAS BEEN SET FOR A DEAD BALL SITUATION THE PLAYING TEAM HAS FIVE SECONDS TO PLAY THE BALL. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE BALL BEING TURNED OVER TO THE OPPOSING TEAM. ALL FREE KICKS ARE DEEMED DIRECT FREE KICKS
EXCEPTIONS: KICK=-INS AND KICK OFFS

**FORFEITS: A LOSS OF 0-1 WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY TEAM THAT COMMITS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INFRACTIONS:
1) FAILING TO SHOW UP FOR YOUR SCHEDULED GAME TIME
2) USING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER EITHER DUE TO AGE OR GENDER.
3) USING A PLAYER THAT IS ON THE ROSTER OF A TEAM FROM THE SAME DIVISION.
ANY COACH OR MANAGER MUST NOTIFY THE MANAGEMENT PRIOR TO THE GAME IF THE GAME IS TO BE PLAYED UNDER PROTEST. ALL MATTERS OF PROTEST WILL BE RULED ON BY MANAGEMENT AND THE DECISION RENDERED WILL BE FINAL.


FOR A COPY OF OUR HOUSE RULES PLEASE SEE FRONT DESK.