Irvine CoEd Indoor Soccer

WAKA 5v5 Indoor Coed Soccer Rules

                    

WAKA CoEd Indoor Soccer is to adhere to the following guidelines:

                    

  • SLIDE TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED

    We are trying to prevent as many injuries as possible so any type of sliding in the field of play is absolutely prohibited even if no one else is around.                 

  • Number of Players          

    Each team consists of a maximum of 5 on field players (3 males and 2 females), one of whom must be the goalkeeper. There is a 3-touch rule for male players.  If a player uses more than three touches, a freekick will be awarded to the opposing team.  If a team cannot field the minimum number of 5 players a forfeit will be declared. Interleague subs will be allowed for the regular season only. Game will be played for fun regardless of forfeit. Game time is forfeit time. Free Substitutions.                

  • Player Equipment  

    The goalkeeper must wear colors which distinguish him/her from the other players and the referee. Each player must wear their team color WAKA shirts assigned to them. Shin guards and cleats are not required, but recommended. Flats or turf cleats only.                    

  • Referees                  

    The referee is responsible for control of the game and his/her decisions regarding facts connected with play are final.                  

  • Duration of the Game       

    The game shall be divided up into two equal periods of 25 minutes each. If a match is tied after 50 minutes the match is declared a tie. There will be a 2 minute half.               

  • The Start of Play                    

    A flip of a coin decides which team will kick off. Each team must stay in its own half of the field and the defending players must be at least 5 yards from the ball when it is kicked. After a goal, the team scored upon will kick off. After halftime, the teams change ends and the kickoff will be taken by the opposite team to that which started the game.                   

  • Tie Game                    

    During regular season if a game ends in a tie, a tie will be declared. 

  • Method of Scoring

    A goal is scored when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the cross bar, whether on the ground or in the air.  Female goals are worth two points and male goals are worth one.                  

  • Offside                  

    There are no offsides for indoor!

                    

Fouls and Misconduct                 

A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following 6 offenses in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: (a) kicks, (b) trips, (c) jumps at, (d) charges, (e) strikes, (f) pushes. A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following 4 offenses: (g) holds, (h) spits, (i) deliberately handles the ball, or (j) tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ball.
A penalty kick is awarded if any of the above 10 offenses is committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play.
An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player, in the opinion of the referee, commits any of the following offences: (a) dangerous play, (b) impedes the progress of an opponent, or (c) prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands.
An indirect kick will also be awarded if the goalkeeper: (a) takes more than four steps while controlling the ball with his hands, before releasing it, (b) touches the ball again with his hands after it has been released from his possession and has not touched any player, (c) touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate, (d) touches the ball with his hands after receiving it directly from a throw-in taken by a teammate, or (e) wastes time.

A player will be given a Blue Card for serious Fouls and Unsporting Behavior (by a player) and for: (a) Deliberate Handball or Handball by a Goalkeeper; (b) Goalkeeper Endangerment; (c) Boarding (deliberately hitting an opposing player into the boards).  
                    
A player is cautioned and given a yellow card if he commits any of the following offences: (a) unsporting behavior, (b) shows dissent by word or action, (c) persistently infringes the Laws of the Game, (d) delays the restart of the game, (e) fails to stand the required distance for a corner kick or a free kick, or (f) receives a second blue card.

A player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits the following offences: (a) guilty of serious foul play, (b) guilty of violent conduct, (c) spits on an opponent or any other person, (d) denies an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball, (e) denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick, (f) uses offensive language, or (g) receives a third blue card.
                    
Blue -- 2 minute time penalty
Yellow – First is warning, direct kick. (A player will serve a 2 minute time penalty if it is their second blue card)
2 Yellow Cards in one game results in Red Card
1 Red Card = Ejection from game. May result in 1 or more additional game suspensions depending on severity. (A player will serve a 2 minute time penalty if it is their third blue card)
2 Red Cards in one season results in ejection from league, no refund 

Fighting or responding to a fight in a violent manner will almost always result in ejection from league, no refund.
When a time penalty is being served, the offending team will play with one fewer player until the full 2 minutes expires or the opposing team scores a goal.
                    

Rules are subject to review and change by WAKA directors following incidences:

                    
Free Kick                    
Free kicks are classified into two categories: "Direct" (from which a goal can be scored directly against the offending side) and "Indirect" (from which a goal cannot be scored unless the ball has been touched by a player other than the kicker before entering the goal).
                    
For all free kicks the offending team must be at least 5 yards from the ball until the ball is kicked.
                   
Penalty Kick                  
A penalty kick is a direct free kick taken at the penalty mark. All players except the player taking the kick and the goalkeeper must stay outside the penalty area and be at least 10 yards from the ball (hence the arc at the edge of the penalty area).
                
Kick In                   
When the ball has wholly crossed the touchline, it is put back into play by a kick-in from the spot where it went out and by a player from the opposite team to the player who last touched it. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick-in.
                    
Goal Kick                   
When the ball has wholly crossed the goal line after being last touched by a player from the attacking team, it is put back into play by a kick from the goal area by the defending team.  The ball must be given to the referee before play resumes.  Once the goalkeeper receives the ball from the referee, the goalkeeper must restart play with a throw only.
                    
Ball In and Out of Play                    
The ball is out of play when (a) it has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line, whether on the ground or in the air, or (b) when the game has been stopped by the referee. The ball is in play at all other times.
                    
Corner Kick                 
When the ball has wholly crossed the goal line after being last touched by a player from the defending team, it is put back into play by a kick by the attacking team from the corner on the side the ball went out.

Note: On all restarts, there will be a five second count.  If the team in possession of the ball fails to put the ball in play before five seconds is up, the opposing team will be awarded the ball.