Indoor Soccer – Rules & Game Info
- Lunchtime games – not available at present
- Evening games – 16 minute halves
- DEFAULTS – All teams must give 48 hours (two working days) notice of a default, if less than this, a default fee of $60 will be charged and must be paid in full along with the game fee at your next scheduled game time.
Free kicks & dead balls
- All free kicks are to be taken from where the foul occurred or behind the mark if it’s to be taken quickly, unless it’s within two metres of the goal circle whereby it is to be taken from the penalty spot.
- The player has 5 seconds to play the ball or will lose it.
- All defending players must be two meters from the ball until the ball has been played.
- If it’s been taken from the penalty spot then the defenders must have their heels on the line.
- There are no headers whatsoever regardless of where the ball has been played from. This is to keep players from getting a foot in the head.
- If the ball strikes the referee or he interferes with the play, the team who had immediate possession retains the ball.
- The referee can restart the game with a drop ball if there is any dispute.
- No running through the goal circle at any stage, this can result in a free kick from the penalty spot or in the act of preventing a scoring opportunity a penalty.
- If the goalkeeper leaves his circle deliberately to prevent a shot on goal or cut down an angle a penalty can be awarded.
- For lesser offensives an indirect free kick from the penalty spot may be awarded.
- Once a team has committed FIVE fouls, there will be a penalty given to the opposing team. Once the team has FIVE fouls, the player who commits it will spend two minutes in the bin and a penalty is given and so on.
ALL DECISIONS ARE AT THE REFEREE’S DISCRETION
What constitutes a foul?
- No tackling from behind.
- No hooking around a players legs from behind.
- No riding or pushing a player into the wall.
- The player in front has the right of way.
- No obstruction.
- No soles up challenges.
- No dangerous tackles.
- No slide tackles.
- No elbows or raised arms.
- A player deliberately running through the goal box.
- The keeper coming outside the box deliberately to prevent a shot on goal.
- Any player with the ball backing into the defender moving them with the body (at referee’s discretion).
- Abusive language towards the referee, or another player
- No hand balls.
- No hands on the walls while playing the ball or defending.
- No high balls. (This is at the referee’s discretion).
- All mixed games must have a minimum of two females on the court at all times.
- Female own goals are worth one.
- If a player has the ball between their legs and is not in control of it then the defender can play at it as long as they do not touch the play at all.
- The referee may award a penalty at any time if he deems the player was taken out in the midst of scoring a goal when one on one with the keeper.
- The referee can send a player to the bin or put them in goal if they have committed two or more fouls in quick concession and are not listening to the referee’s calls.
All opposing players must be 2 metres away from the ball when a free kick is taken
If the ball is played above the hgh ball line, then the ball is an on-direct free kick to the opposing team. A high ball is not awarded for a deflection (when the ball is played at another player in which they have not played at the ball or within 2 metres of the deflection).
A foul committed by an oppsing player must ‘stand down’, in which the player must move out of the way and not interrupt play until the ball has been played and touch another player.
Free kicks must be taken within 5 seconds of when the ball is deemed ‘playable’, or the free kick is reversed.
An opposing player not attempting to ‘stand down’ and interrupts play will be further penalised and the 5 second countdown will restart.