League Rules


Rules for our short-sided leagues

7v7 Coed Divisions:

General FIFA rules apply with exceptions:

  • 7 players per team on field including goalkeeper
  • 2 women minimum on field (not including the goalkeeper)
  • 46-minute games (23-minute halves)
  • No offsides
  • No slide tackling
  • Unlimited subs on the fly
  • 6 yard radius around dead balls
  • Penalty spot for taking penalty kicks is at top of goal box, center of goal

7v7 Men's Division:

General FIFA rules apply with exceptions:


  • 7 players per team on field including goalkeeper
  • 46-minute games (23-minute halves)
  • No offsides
  • No slide tackling
  • Unlimited subs on the fly
  • 6 yard radius around dead balls
  • Penalty spot for taking penalty kicks is at top of goal box, center of goal

Playoffs:

At the end of playoff or final games where a winner must be decided, play ends at full time (46 minutes). This goes straight to 5 penalty kicks by each team, not just those remaining on the field at the end of the game. For coed penalty kicks, kicker order must alternate male/female with each kicker. If still tied at the end of 5 penalty kicks, kicks will continue until the tie is broken. A player cannot take a second kick until the entire roster has shot, with the exception of with coed where the alternating of sexes requires one to take a second kick.

Slide Tackling:

Let's talk for a minute about slide tackling. Two elements have to be involved for a slide tackle, 1) the act of sliding, and 2) tackling. Going to ground is allowed, except as in full sided soccer, where it is deemed dangerous play. A slide in open space not surrounded by opponents is allowed. A tackle, even with a knee to ground, that is well executed, ball not player, and without danger to self or opponents, is allowed. It is the act of sliding with one or two feet extended that is viewed in short sided, more crowded games as being dangerous and we desire to prevent.



Player Waiver, Release of Liability, & Indemnification Agreement:

All players in the league must agree to the terms of our player waiver.