Junior Soccer Rules
All Junior indoor soccer teams must have a captain and or Manager
- It is the captain’s/Manager’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 / Manager must make sure all match fees are paid at the start of the Season.
- The captain must make sure all players details are correctly filled in – Name, Address and Date of Birth. Players must not be over the age group they are playing in as at the 1 st March 2022. (eg If a player is 10 before the 1 st March 2022 he cannot play in under 9’s – he must play in the next age group)
- The match consists of 2 halves with a 1 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.
- 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 kick the ball AFL style, they must place the ball on the ground to kick.
- The goalkeeper can throw the ball overarm or underarm.
- 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, pushing, holding on to other players, time wasting, intentional handballs, holding onto the nets and sliding tackles.
Players must be standing to kick the ball – If a player is on the ground, he/she must stand up to kick the ball.
- A penalty kick will be awarded at the discretion of the referee for any fouls committed in the penalty area. This area is the attacking third (defined by a line). When a defending player enters their own goalkeeper's area, a penalty will be awarded to the opposition.
- If a team does not have at least (4) players on court, a penalty of (1) goal for every minute late will apply.
- Substitution can only be made after a goal is scored, or if a player is genuinely injured. If no score has been made in a 5 minute period the referee will call for any substitutions.
No substitution can be made without the referee’s acknowledgement.