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Soccer

Registration Deadline: February 19, 2014
Captain's Meeting: February 24, 2014 at 4pm or
February 25, 2014 at 6pm
McLane Student Life Center (SLC), Room 308
Games Begin: March 3, 2014
Season Length: 5 weeks
Tournament Format: Pool and All University Tournament
Location of Games: Parker Brothers Sports Complex (Intramural Fields)
Team Info: A team is comprised of 8 participants. 6 players are required in order to avoid a forfeit.

The following are general rules. Detailed rules can be found under the rules link on the right. Soccer will follow the rules outlined in the National Federation (High School) Rules Book.

Uniform:

  • Each team must wear uniformly colored numbered shirts that contrast with the opponent's shirts.
    • Numbered pennies will be available for checkout on-site.

Timing:

  • Games will consist of two twenty minute halves.
    • There will be no overtime during pool play.
    • During the playoffs, games tied at the end of regulation will continue with 2 five-minute overtimes.
    • Teams switch sides after the first overtime period. If the score is still tied, the game will be decided by penalty kicks.

During Play:

  • A regulation ball will be provided for all matches. However, if both team captains agree, a substitute ball (provided by either team) may be used instead.
    • Individual teams must provide practice balls.
  • All substitutions must take place at the mid-field area.
    • The exiting player must be off the field prior to the substitute entering the field.
    • Both teams may substitute an unlimited number of players on throw-ins, goal kicks, after a goal is scored, at halftime, when a player is cautioned (yellow card), and during an injury.

Common Foul:

  • Any player receiving a yellow card must be substituted for, and may not return until the next legal substitution opportunity. If the referee stops the game for an injury, the injured player must be substituted for.
  • Shoes with metal cleats, metal tipped cleats, plastic cleats with sharp edges (i.e. baseball cleats), or any other shoes deemed unsafe by a Graduate Assistant or Supervisor may not be used.
    • Shoes with rubber, nylon, or blunt plastic cleats may be worn.
    • Jewelry must be removed before a player can participate (no taping).
  • Slide tackles are permitted. Any player using an illegal slide tackle (from the side or from behind) will receive a yellow card.

Goalkeeper Restrictions:

  • On any occasion when a player deliberately kicks the ball to his/her own goalkeeper, the goalkeeper is not permitted to touch it with his/her hands.
    • This rule also applies to the throw-in.
  • During penalty kicks, the goalkeeper may move laterally along the goal line.
  • Goal kicks can be taken from anywhere inside the goal area.

Offsides:

  • A player is in an offside position if that player is nearer to the opponents' goal line than the ball unless
    • (1) the player is in his/her own half of the field of play
    • (2) the player is not nearer to the opponents' goal line than at least two of the opponents. A player shall only be penalized for offside position if, at the moment the ball touches/is played by a teammate, that player is, in the opinion of the officials
      • (1) Interfering with play or an opponent
      • (2) seeking to gain an advantage by being in that position.
  • A player shall not be penalized for offside position if he/she receives the ball directly from a goal kick, corner kick, throw-in, or drop by an official.

All-University Tournament:

  • Teams must win at least two (2) games to be eligible for the All-University Tournament.
  • In order to be eligible to advance to the all-university tournament in any sport, a team must receive cumulative rating of B (3.0) sportsmanship ranking during the regular season.
  • If a team receives one D (1.0) or two C (2.0) ratings during the course of the tournament, that team will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • The top two teams from each pool receive an automatic bid to the All-University Championships
  • In addition, at-large bids will be awarded at the discretion of the Championship Selection Committee.

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