Indoor Soccer Rules
All teams must have a captain.
- It is the captain’s responsibility to make sure all the team players know and understand the rules of the game, the conditions under how they play and the centre policies.
- The captain must make sure all match fees are paid every week, and the registration fee is paid before the first 3 rounds.
- The captain must make sure that all the player’s names are ticked off on the administration card. NB. Players must play a minimum of games to be qualified for finals (refer to policies).
- The match consists of two 13min halves with a 2 minute rest period at half time.
- A goal cannot be scored directly from a kickoff unless it is touched by another player.
- A goal is scored when the ball fully passes the goal line.
- After a goal is scored the ball is returned to the centre spot to restart the game.
- No goal can be scored off the top net, unless touched by the goalkeeper.
- If a team does not have at least (4) players on court, a penalty of (1) goal for every minute late will apply.
- The goalkeeper has 5 seconds to dispose of the ball. Failure to do so will result in a free kick to the opposing team on the centre spot.
- The goalkeeper cannot throw the ball over arm, failure to do so will also result in a free kick to the opposing team on the centre spot.
- At no stage can any of the goalkeeper’s body go outside of his area. If this occurs a penalty shot will be given to the opposing team.
- Behind or side tackling is not permitted. Following through is also not permitted.
- When a foul is committed a free kick is awarded to the opposition. Fouls include swearing, obstruction, tackling from behind, pushing, holding onto players, time-wasting, intentional handballs, holding onto the nets and sliding tackles.
- Players cannot be lying on the ground to kick the ball – Players must stand up before making an attempt to kick the ball.
- A penalty kick will be awarded at the discretion of the referee for any fouls committed in the penalty area. When an attacking player enters the opposing team’s goalkeeper area 3 times, a penalty will be awarded to the opposition. After a penalty kick is awarded the referee will restart the count. Players cannot step into their defensive goal area, if this occurs a penalty kick will be awarded to the opposition.
- Substitution can only be made after a goal is scored, or if a player is genuinely injured. No substitution can be made without the referee’s acknowledgement.
ANY PLAYER THAT ABUSES THE REFEREE WILL BE BANNED FOR 2 WEEKS. IT’S SIMPLY NOT TOLORATED AND ANYONE WHO DECIDES TO TAKE THIS ACTION WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY!