Souderton Area Soccer

Print Friendly Version

SISL 2014 League Rules

Sportsmanship                                                     

  • Good sportsmanship should be practiced and encouraged at all times by coaches, players, AND parents.                         
  • Foul Language and deliberate acts of bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
  • Grievances should be discussed with the League President.  A player will receive a warning for the first offense, and will be removed from the league if the bad behavior continues.

Player Participation

  • Every player must play at least half of every game.
  • Substitutions may be made during any stoppage of play.

League Standings

  • No league standings are maintained.  Emphasis is placed on developing soccer skills and making it fun for all involved.
  • Running up the score is discouraged.

Number of Players

  • The maximum number of players on the field at any one time:

              PeeWee          3v3                          U7/U8              4v4

              U9/U10           6v6                          U11/U12            8v8

              U13/U15        11v11                        U16/U19           11v11

  • All games should be played with even sides.  If a team is short players, both teams will play short-sided.  
  • U16/U19 (ONLY) = Excluding the goalie, there is to be a MAXIMUM of 4 Male Field Players on the playing field. The goalie can be male or female. The league is Co-Ed and NOT a Boys League (it's 60% female).

Equipment

  • Shin-Guards are mandatory and must be worn UNDER the soccer sock unless a part of the sock.
  • Tennis shoes or soft cleated soccer shoes may be worn.
  • Ball Sizes:  PeeWee, U7 & U8 - 3,  U9 through U12 - 4, U13 through U19 - 5.
  • The Uniform handed out (jersey and black shorts) is the uniform you must wear in order to play.  Socks must be black or white.    NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All jewelry must be removed prior to play (Girls and Boys, ALL AGES!). NO EXCEPTIONS.  (Taping earrings is not acceptable.)
  • No hard plastic or metal hair accessories .

Duration of Game

  • 3v3 (4) 5 min. quarters    
  • 4v4 (4) 10 min. quarters
  • 6 v 6 (4) 8 min. quarters
  • 8v8 (4) 12 min. quarters
  • 11v11 (2) 30 min. halves
  • Co-Ed (2) 35 min. halves

Game Times

  • Players should arrive at the designated times so that there is ample time for warm-up and practice prior to the game.
  • Soccer played at Landis fields begins at 6:00 and ends promptly at 7:30.
  • Soccer at all other fields begins at 6:15 and ends promptly at 7:45.
  • Co-Ed games start promptly at 6:30.
  • PeeWee games are Saturday morning:

             Session 1 from 9:00 to 10:30            Session 2 from 10:30 to noon

 Bad Weather Policy

  • Clear all fields to the protection of a vehicle in the event of lightning.  DO NOT stand under trees!
  • If the fields are deemed unplayable, a League Official will leave notification on the league website  www.soudertonareasoccer.com or on the answering machine 215-721-7475.  This means EVERYONE STAYS OFF THE FIELDS - PERIOD~~EVEN YOU.
  • Any game can be canceled due to inclement weather upon agreement by the opposing  coaches.  It is the coach's responsibility to contact his or her players. 
  • There are NO make-up games.

Start of Play

 

  • Opponent must remain outside of the center circle until ball is touched by team with ball.
  • All jewelry MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO PLAY .  (See "Equipment" above)

  Ball In and Out of Play

  • Kick - in for 3v3 and 4v4
  • Throw - in for 6 v 6, 8v8, and 11v11
  • Corner kicks in all leagues

Off-Sides

  • Off sides shall be enforced in the U13/U15 and U16/U19 leagues ONLY.

Fouls and Misconduct

  • PeeWee thru U11/U12 = all fouls shall result in a indirect kick.  No penalty kicks.
  • U13/U15 = Fouls may be direct or indirect depending on the infraction.  No penalty kicks.
  • U16/U19 = Fouls may be direct or indirect depending on the infraction.  Fouls within the box shall result in a penalty kick.
  • The ref/coach must explain all infractions to the offending player.
  • Contact is unavoidable when playing the ball .  Deliberate pushing and obstruction will result in a penalty, and should be discouraged.
  • SLIDE TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED and will result in a red card and EJECTION from the game.  A 2nd red card issued will result in removal from the league for the rest of the season.

Referee

  • PeeWee thru U11/U12 = Coaches should be on the field acting as referees.
  • U13/U15 = Referees will be provided.  However, in the event that a referee should not be available, coaches or volunteer parents shall act as referees for that game.
  • U16/U19 = Referees will be provided.  However, in the event that a referee should not be available, coaches or volunteer parents shall act as referees for that game.
  • Players, coaches and fans should treat all referees with respect.
  • The referees decisions are final.  DO NOT ARGUE or challenge a call on the field.  This only  sets a bad example for both players and parents.  If you feel discussion is necessary, TALK not argue with the referee between quarters or at the end of the game.
  • U16/U19= Excluding the goalie, there is to be a MAXIMUM of 4 Male Field Players on the playing field. The goalie can be male or female. The league is Co-Ed and NOT a Boys League (it's 60% female).
  • Referees will have the authority to remove coaches, players, or parents that are being a disruption to the game.

 

Top

Back to Intramural Soccer .