Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Co-ed League Rules

COED Rules:

  1. Have fun. This is a recreational league. The goal of the league is to play, win or lose, and for everyone, regardless of skill level, to have fun.
  2. All 17 FIFA laws will apply to the league.
  3. Games begin at 5:15.
  4. Halves will last 35 minutes with a 5 minute half time.
  5. If there is a late start, the referee shall shorten playing time to ensure that the game is only played in full light. Playing at dusk or in the dark can be dangerous.
  6. A team must field at least seven players in order for a game to start.
  7. If a team does not have enough players, they forfeit. The forfeit shall occur 5 minutes after the scheduled start of the game. The score shall be 3-0 if one team forfeits and 0-0 if both teams forfeit. A scrimmage game can be played, however all other rules apply during the scrimmage game (i.e. alcohol consumption).
  8. A team may field no more than 5 men on the field at any one time (the keeper does not count).
  9. If a team is up by three points, the men on the leading team are not allowed to score until the trailing team scores.
  10. If a team doesn't have the requisite five women at the start of the game, they can borrow a player from a team not playing that day. The drafted player can not score.
  11. There will be no consumption of alcohol by players before or during a game. Half time is considered part of the game. Violations will result in a Red Card and a one game suspension.
  12. Substitutions will only be allowed during a goal kick and an own possesion throw in. Substituting with out the referee shall result in a Yellow Card.
  13. Slide tackling in any form will result in a Red Card.
  14. Sexual harassment will result in a Red Card and possible expulsion from the league.
  15. Fighting will result in expulsion from the league.
  16. Teams will receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. Points will be tallied at the end of the season to determine who plays in the championship games. In case of a tie, goal differential will determine ranking.

This list of rules will probably grow as new issues arise.

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