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HAMILTON GIRLS SOCCER CLUB

KICKIN' CANCER RULES


Kickin’ Cancer Tournament

RULES: 5v5 Outdoor Soccer

FIELD OF PLAY

 Dimensions: 25 yds wide x 40 yds long

Penalty Area: Box measuring 2-3 yds from each post, and 6 yds into field (deep)

Penalty Mark: 8 yds from the mid-point of the goal line

Substitution Zones: 6 yds zone (3 yds on each side of halfway-line) on the bench side of the pitch

The Goals: 6ft high x 12ft wide

THE BALL

Size: #4 regulation Ball

NUMBER OF PLAYERS – 5 including GK

 Minimum Number of Players to Start Match: 4, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper

Maximum Roster: No limit

Substitution Limit: None

Substitution Method: "Flying substitution" (all players but the goalkeeper enter and leave as they please; goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and with a referee's consent)

DURATION OF THE GAME --  One period of 25 minutes

FOULS AND MISCONDUCT – FIFA Rules

All the Free Kicks are INDIRECT.

OFFSIDE – There is no offside in 5v5.

THROW-IN – A KICK-IN will be taken in place of the throw-in.

FREE KICK/KICK-IN – distance from the ball – 5 yards.

GOAL KICK

From inside the penalty area, the goalkeeper rolls the ball into play. Ball must be played within own half or touch the ground within own half. Ball must clear the Penalty Area for an opponent to play it.

OFFICIALS / REFEREES Single Referee will call the games.

PASS BACK TO GK – GK may not handle the ball.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will lead to ejection without refund for the offending team.

SCORING:

Win = 3 points

Tie  = 1 point

Loss – 0 points

One bonus point for goal differential up to 3 per game.

TIEBREAKERS

If there is a tie for first place, they will be broken by these criteria ins this order:

·         Head to head (only if two teams are tied)

·         Most Wins

·         Least goals against

·         Goals scored

If still tied, penalty kick shootout