Arena Soccer Rules
shall be between two teams of 5 player's (Seniors) and 6
player's (Juniors) 1 player being the goal keeper.
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). The
referee will signal when it is time to make the substitutions.
A player being substituted must be off the field before
a replacement can be made. Players should be ready to take
the field immediately when signaled by the referee. The
referee will also allow substitutions in the event of an
games consist of 2 x 12 minute halves. Teams swap ends at
half time with no break in between.
is no offside in rebound indoor Soccer. At the kick off,
both teams must be fully in their half of the field. A goal
may be scored directly from the kickoff.
are no out of bounds.
a goal to be awarded, the ball must be completely over the
marked goal line.
tackling, or tackling a player from behind are not permitted.
An indirect free kick will be awarded against the offending
ball can not be played at from a player on the ground. An
indirect free kick will be awarded.
free kicks must be taken within 5 seconds. Failure to do
so will result in the penalty being awarded to the opposing
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.
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.
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.
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
field player may not play a ball either on the ground or
in the air inside the red goal area. An offence committed
by an attacker will result in a direct free kick to the
defending team. An attacker who makes no attempt to stop
from entering the goal area after scoring a goal and is deemed to have interfered with the goal keeper will have
the goal disallowed. Persistently running into the goal
area by an attacker, will result in a yellow card and penalty.
An offence committed by a defender will result in a direct
penalty kick to the opposing team. If a defender plays the ball when it is inside the red goal area (either in the air or on the ground) a penalty will be awarded. No field player is allowed to enter the red goal area. If a player cuts through the goal in an attempt to get the ball or make a tackle, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing side. If a defender or attacker accidentally enters the goal area and does not play the ball or interfere with play it is play on, if however the referee feels that the player has interfered with play but not played the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team.
player, while controlling the ball in any four (4) corners
of the field, by either placing his/her foot on the ball
or shielding it with their body, having their back to the
filed of play, and making no attempt to play the ball out
of the corner will be penalised with an indirect free kick
to the opposing team.
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.
goalkeeper may not play the ball outside the goal area either in the air or on the ground, or leave the red
goal area. Any infringement of this rule will incur a direct penalty
to the opposing team.
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
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.
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.
the ball touches the top net after a deflection from a save
by the goal keeper the referee may call - play on advantage
and not award an indirect free kick.
releasing the ball into play, the goalkeeper may not again
touch the ball until it has been played by at least two
(2) members of his/her own team, or by an opposing player.
Failure to comply with this rule will result in an indirect
free kick from outside the penalty area by the opposing
team. If the ball is played by a defender, back to his/her
keeper before it has been played by a second team member,
or touched by an opposing player and remains in the goal
area longer than five (5) seconds, an indirect free kick
from outside the penalty area will be awarded to the attacking
team. The goalkeeper will be deemed to have had the ball
under his/her control for more than five (5) seconds.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
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.
must remove all jewellery before taking the court.
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.
outdoor studded style soccer boots or school shoes allowed
on courts. Indoor soccer shoes or joggers only.
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.
of match fees must be paid in full before any team member
enters the court. Once we have received your game payment
we will issue a game token. This token is to be given to
the referee before the game to confirm your payment. Only
a team captain will be issued with a practice ball for "warming
up". However, the referee may decide to start the game immediately
if a team is late.
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.
top 4 teams at the completion of the competition rounds
will compete in finals. (1 v 4 and 2 v 3). Both winners
go through to grand final, losers are out. To be eligible
to compete in finals, a player must have played at least
4 games during the season and also have paid the registration
and insurance fees.
the event of a draw after normal time in a semi-final, an
extra 6 minutes one way golden goal (First team to score will win the game). If scores are still locked after extra
time - penalty shoot out will be played. Best of 3 shots.
If scores still level after 3 shots each, it goes into sudden
death penalties until there is a result. (All player's must have taken a shot
before they are permitted to have another turn). Final rules can be changed by centre management at any time. Management will notify all finals teams if there are any changes to the finals format listed above.
player is to enter the soccer court until all players from
the preceding game have left, as a match is not completed
until all player's have left the court.
spectator entering or attempting to enter the soccer court
while play is in progress, including the half time break,
may cause the match to be abandoned. Any team reserve entering
the court while play is in progress, without the referee's
permission, will cause the match to be abandoned and their
team to be suspended.
player receiving a second yellow
card during a competition will automatically
be suspended for two (2) weeks commencing from the 2nd yellow
card he / she received.
player sent off (red
card) will receive an automatic suspension
(see attached list). If a player is sent off a second time
during the same competition, the player will be suspended
for the remainder of that competition, including semi finals,
finals and grand finals. Any player sent from the field
during any semi final, final or grand final may not be entitled
to any prizes awarded to that team.
suspended player may not play for any other team during
the period of the suspension. Suspension from one (1) team
is suspension from all soccer teams.
A player may only play in one (1) team per competition.
ie: One (1) team in the Monday night "A" grade, one (1)
team in the Monday night "B" grade and likewise on the other
nights. This means a player may not play for a team that
is short of players if that team plays in the same competition
as that in which the player is already registered. No "A"
grade player may play for a "B" grade team. No more than
two (2) players can fill in, in a higher grade and they
can only do so if they are Gold Card Members. (See insurance
page ). In semis and finals, fill in players are not allowed.
referee's decision is final in all matters relating to the
game. at no time during the game should a player question
a referee. The referee is not obliged to explain his/her
decision, this applies to even the team Captain who has
no special rights or authority other than over his/her own
at the referee will be an automatic suspension for four
(4) games. A 2nd offence will be a suspension for the remainder
of the competition.
your team aware of the penalty for not registering players.
(See insurance page for details).
OFF AND SUSPENSION INFRINGEMENTS
and abusive language to the referee
and abusive language to others
misconduct after previously being cautioned
to strike or kick a player
striking a player
kicking or kneeing a player
head butting a player
on a player
foul or late tackle on a player
wrestling an opponent to the ground
throwing a ball at a player
or such other offences as the referee
shall deem to be dangerous or ungentlemanly.
At all times, management of Sportsworld reserve the right
to ban any player(s) or team(s) from further participation
Any Player Sent Off with a red card
Will Automatically Be Suspended For One (1) Week.