Who is eligible Current Students (fee paying students) Current Faculty / Staff (with current SRC membership) Ineligible Professional athletes Varsity Athletes (365 day rule) Non-students & Fac/Staff w/o SRC membership Suspended participants Fail to have UNCG ID present at field/court. Rosters Captains are responsible for eligibility Limited to one single-sex & one corec team. Club Sports limits Must notify Intramural Sports office prior to switching teams (no switching after team’s 2 nd game)
Game time is forfeit time!! Each team is responsible for arriving at the playing area fifteen minutes prior to game time to get signed in and ready to play. If a team forfeits they lose their prepaid $15.00 forfeit fee. If a team forfeits two or more times during the regular season, they will NOT be eligible for the playoffs. Forfeits due to ineligible players or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in the same penalties listed above.
NO Jewelry Exception for Medical Alert Casts are prohibited No bandanas, pockets, sweatshirts with hoods must have the hood tucked in Must wear athletic shoes (no metal cleats) Shin guards may be worn (not required)
Suspended indefinitely until reinstated Follow instructions on ejection notice Submit reinstatement petition Can be emailed or submitted on 4 th floor of SRC Will be contacted via email to schedule reinstatement meeting No self-imposed penalties will be accepted
What can be protested Rule misinterpretation Player eligibility What cannot be protested Judgment calls Protest must be made as soon as issue occurs Before ball becomes live again If your team wins, the protest will be dropped
Please play to the best of your ability and make every effort to win within the spirit of the rules. All participants and spectators are expected to behave in a courteous and responsible manner in victory and in defeat. Teams are responsible for their spectators. Staff relations Sportsmanship Rating System To be eligible for playoffs a team must have an average sportsmanship rating of a 2.5
Call one captain over from each team: Inform captains that: The captains should be the ones asking questions of the rules Captains are responsible for the conduct of their players and spectators No contact Game ends on officials whistle Review the goalie rules Review the field dimensions and boundaries Review any updates or announcements (i.e. Playoff availability forms) *Ask captains if they have any other questions about the rules Decide which team will get kickoff (Even/odd or coin toss). *Winner chooses ball or side to defend This meeting should be thorough early in the season but does not need to be as in depth as the players become more comfortable Please do the meeting with entire team the first week
Two (2) twenty (20) minute periods Running time Clock stops for injuries and at officials discretion Five (5) minute intermission between periods Overtime Regular season (shoot out) Playoffs (5-min golden goal followed by shoot out)
Teams will play with a maximum of seven (7) players (six (6) + goalie) and a minimum of five (5) players (four (4) + goalie) at one time. Team must field minimum number at all times CoRec Modifications: CoRec teams consist of three (3) males & three (3) females and a goalie. Goalie may be male or female If playing shorthanded; must be at least two (2) male & two (2) female on the field at all times Not a difference of more than 1 between male and female players on the field at any time, including goalie. Team must wear matching colors Goalie must wear contrasting color
Unlimited substitutions Made only at a goal-kick, corner kick, goal, throw-in when your team has possession, or in case of play stopped for an injury. No substitute is permitted for a player ordered off the field by a referee.
All games played on the Rec Field located adjacent to the baseball diamond
Sudden Death Kicks from the Penalty Mark Coin toss to determine which team kicks first For CoRec: 5 players. Men and women must alternate. Everyone on the team has to shoot first before starting over 5 minute Golden Goal Period (only in playoffs) Coin toss to determine position and sides
Start of game and after each goal Ball must roll forward on first touch Start of second half By team that did not kick-off in first half (teams switch ends) Start overtime period A goal may be scored directly from a kick-off
The keepers may use their hands in the penalty box, “Inside the 18” No offensive player may impede the movement or view of the goalie Fouls inside this penalty box by the defense result in a penalty kick Goal Area = Inside the 6 yard box
The whole ball must cross the goal line There must have been no violations by the offense Goals cannot be scored on an indirect kick without a touch
They may use their hands in the Penalty Area. Keepers may slide hands first, but not with their feet (Yellow card). Teammates may pass the ball back to the keeper, however, the goalie may not touch the ball with their hands if it has been deliberately passed back (Indirect Kick). Goalies are allowed to handle the ball if teammate uses their head or chest to direct the ball to them.
The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play are final. Those facts include whether a goal has been scored or not and the result of the match. Maintain safety on and around the field of play!!!
Regulating Contact Outdoor soccer is a low to non-contact sport Players must play the ball and not the player Anytime a player moves their arms to ward off an opponent the official may call a foul
Both officials are responsible for their sideline and goal line You don’t have to blow your whistle every time it goes out of bounds USE YOUR VOICE AND POINT THE DIRECTION
The covering official must be on the line to make the call. Be in position! Which one of these balls is out of bounds??
Throw in occurs: Where the ball completely crosses the line Exactly where the ball goes out of bounds Proper throw in: Both feet on ground or dragging one foot Both hands behind head Thrower cannot: Touch the ball until another player touches it Score on a throw; Result = Goal Kick
Goals may be scored directly from a Direct Free Kick Most fouls are Direct Kick The whistling official will point the direction of the kick and the spot of the foul Direct kicks in the box = penalty kick
There is no sliding or slide tackling!!! First offense - YELLOW Second offense for anyone on the field is a RED CARD Result = Direct Kick
Indirect Kicks Indirect Free Kicks are awarded and taken from the point of the infraction: Player cannot: Touch the ball twice on any free kicks. Obstruction Kicks or attempts to kick the ball while it is in the possession of the goalkeeper (PLEASE CARD THIS PLAYER) Dangerous play Goalkeeper holds the ball for more than 6 seconds Improper Substitution Unsportsmanlike Conduct On any indirect free kick awarded to attacking team inside the opponent’s goal area (inside 6 yard box), the spot of the free kick will be the closest location on the line of the goal area. Goals may not be scored directly from an Indirect Kick; Result = Goal Kick
Dangerous Kicks Players may not endanger other players A player cannot raise their foot towards a players head A player cannot lower their head towards a players foot Dangerous Kicks are indirect fouls Must play the ball from a standing position No bicycle kicks
Advantage allows play to continue instead of stopping play to administer the foul. Basically, advantage means you’re allowing the offense to attack even though there was a foul Giving them a scoring opportunity The foul did not put the offense at a disadvantage.
Once an Advantage call is determined, the official will declare, “Play On!” and give the advantage signal. If the advantage materializes, the foul will be good. “Three Second Rule” If the advantage does not materialize, the foul will be called and a restart from the original spot will be granted Play deserving of a card should never be disregarded. The official can return and award the card after the conclusion of the play. BE PATIENT WITH THE WHISTLE.
ENCROACHMENT 10 yards in all directions Player must ask for 10 yards, otherwise there is no encroachment
YELLOW CARDS: 2 min Penalty – power play Player may return after a Goal 2 yellows equal an ejection RED CARDS: Automatic Ejection Team plays shorthanded Player must leave the facility and must do the required reinstatement process
Yellow cards Used to regulate unsporting conduct, sliding, and dissent. Yellow cards are a way that an official cautions a player that their behavior is unacceptable. Yellow cards carry an automatic two minute penalty. Player returns if a goal is scored in those two minutes. Max of two players in the penalty box at one time.
Unsporting Behavior Dissent by word or action Persistently infringes the laws Deliberate Foul Delays a restart Encroaches on a restart Enters the field without Official’s permission Sliding
Red cards: Automatically signal the ejection of the carded player. Carded team will play shorthanded for the remainder of the match. The player will be ejected from the facility and must follow the reinstatement procedures.
Penalty kicks are taken from the designated spot **10 Yards out** All remaining players must remain outside the penalty box The keeper must have their feet on the line until the ball is kicked Shooter cannot touch it again rebounding off the post or crossbar Can be played off the keeper The shooter has to wait for the whistle Penalty kicks are given for direct kick fouls inside the box.
There are no offsides Players cannot intentionally obstruct the view or movement of the keeper
Have the captain from each team (a team representative if the captain is not present) sign the game sheet Record final score Record sportsmanship rating (0-4) Sign the game sheet yourself Give the game sheet to the Intramural Supervisor on duty Assist with cleanup if necessary
Stay in your primary Trust your partner Support your partner Customer Service Preventative Officiating Call the obvious Vocal Explain… be precise and quick about it
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