UNDER 13 RULES
NOTE: F.I.F.A. rules shall apply except as directed.
- There will be 2 x 30 minute halves, with a 5-minute break in between.
- Teams will play 9 aside (including the goalkeeper)
- If a team has less than the maximum numbers of players allowed on the field at the start of the game, but more than the minimum required, the opposing team will start the game with the same number of players on the field. If a team’s number of players is reduced during play, the opposing team will continue to play with the number determined at the start of the match, unless one team’s number of players becomes less than the required minimum. If players arrive late to the match, with the coaches’ approval, the referee will allow the additional players to join the match at an appropriate stoppage in play.
- Coaches will ENSURE that all players have the opportunity to participate and develop equally in all positions, including a minimum of 2 different goalies per game. NO goalie shall play more than 30 minutes per game.
- Any games that are canceled will be played at the same time and place on the following practice date. Games will take precedence over practices. The convener will be responsible for the decision of game cancellations. The convener will notify the coaches of any cancellations. If the convener is NOT present at the field during a game and lightning is seen, the referee is to call the game and report the score and time of game to the convener and the convener will decide if the game will be replayed.
- Substitutions can be made at a kick off, throw in or goal kick with referee’s permission.
- In this Division offside will be called, foul throws will be taken by the opposing team.
- A player is offside if they are nearer their opponents goal line than the ball at the moment the ball is played, unless:
a) The player is in their own half of the field OR
b) two opponents are nearer their goal line than the player is OR
c) the ball has last been played by an opponent.
NOTE: A player level with the second last defender is ONSIDE.
A player cannot be offside if he receives the ball directly from a goal kick, corner kick or throw in.
If a player is in an offside position but not interfering with the play, they should not be penalized.
- When the goalkeeper has the ball in his hands (in play), the keeper has 6 seconds before releasing the ball back into play.
- A foul committed by a player inside his own penalty area will result in a penalty kick.
All other players, excepts the goalkeeper, must be behind the ball and outside the penalty area when the kick is taken.
- Although players frequently come in contact with each other, pushing or tripping, are NOT permitted. In addition, un-sportsman like behaviour such as yelling and kicking will result in a free kick, either direct or indirect as instructed by the referee. 7. The entire ball must cross the line, before it is out of play or a goal is scored.
- No person shall stand behind the goal line (end of field).
If the referee fails to show up for the game the coaches are to agree on who is ref the game. They could ask a parent or one of the coaches, possibly each ref one half of the game. Please inform the referee scheduler of ANY referee that is absent.