Laws of the Game
|Number of Players:||A team must have a maximum of 5 and a minimum of 3 players (one of which must be a goalkeeper) on the field.|
|Substitution:||Unlimited flying substitution allowed, but must take place at the Substitution Zone. The player being replaced must be completely off the court before the replacement enters the court. The Referee need not be informed.|
|Kick Off:||The ball is in play when it is touched and moves forward. Opposing team players cannot enter the centre circle until the ball is in play. The player taking the kick off cannot touch the ball a second time until it has been touched by another player. A goal can be scored from the kick off.|
|Out of Play:||A ball is out of play if the entire ball crosses the touch or goal line.|
|Touchline:||When the ball passes over the touchlines (sideline) the game is restarted by a kick in. The ball must be stationary on the touchline and can be kicked into play in any direction. The kicker must have both feet on the touchline or behind the touchline.|
|Goal Clearances:||When the ball passes over the goal line having last been played by a attacker the game is restarted by a goal clearance. This must be done by the goalkeeper and the ball must be thrown directly out of the penalty area. This is known as a goal kick in outdoor soccer.|
|Roof:|| If the ball hits the roof a kick in is taken by the other team opposite to where the ball hit the roof.
Goalkeepers cannot receive the ball by hands or feet after releasing the ball from their possession unless it has been touched by the opposition or passed over the half way line. This also applies to a goal clearance. Goalkeepers must release the ball within four seconds of gaining control of the ball.
At free kicks, kick ins, corner kicks all opponents must be 5 meters from the ball and the ball must be put into play within four seconds of taking possession of it
|Fouls & Misconduct:||Fouls resulting in a direct free kick are the same as outdoor soccer with the following additions:
a) kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
b) tripping an opponent
c) jumping at an opponent
d) charging an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner
e) charging an opponent from behind
f) striking, attempting to strike, or spitting at an opponent
g) holding an opponent
h) pushing an opponent
i) charging an opponent with shoulder (i.e., shoulder charge)
j) sliding at an opponent (i.e., sliding tackle)
k) handling the ball (except goalkeeper)
An Indirect free is awarded when the follow occurs:
ACCUMULATED FOULS Are those sanction by a direct free kick The first five fouls sanctioned by a direct free kick, in each half a recorded For these first 5 fouls a defensive wall may be formed by the opposing team to defend the kick. Beginning with the sixth foul the players of the opposing team may not form a wall to defend the kick. The kick is taken from the second penalty mark unless the foul occurred beyond the mark when the non offending team has the option to take the kick where the foul occurred or from the second penalty mark of 10 meters The player taking the kick must be identified and must kick with the intention of scoring. The ball cannot be passed to another player. The goalkeeper must remain in his penalty area and be 5 meters from the ball. All other players must remain behind an imaginary line level with the ball and parallel with the goal line. They must be five meters from the ball and may not obstruct the player taking the kick.