Game Rules

General rules

For all leagues the following rules apply

  • Fun is the priority in all Footy competitions
  • Shinpads are strongly recommended
  • Matches are 2×25 minutes with a 5 minute break unless indicated differently 
  • Play nice, everyone has to go to work tomorrow.
  • As far as possible rules follow KNVB football rules.
  • No sliding if there is a player nearby.
  • Subs are unlimited.


Man of the Match

  • The referee chooses a Man of the Match. They receive a coin at the end of the game that can be exchanged for a free drink in the bar.
  • The player with the most man of the match awards at the end of the season is named player of the season and receives a trophy.
rules

6v6 and 7v7 rules

  • Matches are played on a half size football field for 7v7 and a third field for 6v6
  • If keeper’s area is not marked by lines 8 meter needs to be assumed. The referee decides when an offence happens inside or outside the ‘area’
  • A sliding tackle when a player is nearby that isn’t a foul is punished by an indirect free kick. A slide tackle that is also a foul or is dangerous is punished by a direct free kick (or a penalty if inside the area).
  • Keepers may slide as long as it isn’t dangerous.
  • Instead of goal kicks the keeper must throw the ball in.
  • Backpasses may not be handled by the keeper.
  • Keepers are allowed out of their box.
  • Penalty spot is 9m from the goal
  • Players must be 6m away at 6v6 game and 7m away at 7v7 game from a free kick.
  • Free kicks are direct unless the referee says otherwise.
  • Free kicks may be taken immediately unless the referee says otherwise.
  • A team should be present 15 minutes before kick off. A team that is 15 minutes late loses the game 5-0.
Penalties
  • Footy is a recreational league. Play experience, participation, enjoyment are most important. Avoiding injuries is a must.
  • If a player plays rough, he or she will receive a warning. If this happens again the referee may decide to give him/her a yellow card.
  • A player that receives a yellow card will be removed from the game for 3 minutes, no substitions.
  • If a player receives a second yellow card he/she will be removed for the remainder of the game, no substitions.
  • A player who receives a red card is prohibited in participating in their next game.
  • After a red card the player has to leave the game and the team continues with 4 field players and a keeper for the rest of the game.
  • If a team receives 2 red cards then the match is stopped and they forfeit.
  • Violence is never accepted and punishments range from long suspensions to permanent exclusion depending on the offence.
  • The referees and their decisiones will be respected.

5 versus 5 rules

5v5 fields are surrounded by boards. On top of the boards are nets. The ball stays in the game unless the ball goes out through the air over the net. 

Most important rules

  • Only the keeper can touch the ball inside the area. If a player comes inside his own team’s box and either touches the ball or seeks to gain an advantage then a penalty will be awarded. If a player enters the opposition’s box then a foul will be blown and the ball will be given to the keeper
  • The keeper may not leave the area. If the keeper leaves his area and either touches the ball or seeks to gain an advantage then a penalty will be awarded.
  • Once the keeper plays the ball out it may not be played straight back until another player has touched the ball. If it is then a direct free kick will be awarded from where the ball was played back.
  • If the ball leaves the field of play then when it is returned the game is restarted with an indirect free kick against the team that last touched the ball.
  • If the keeper plays the ball out of the field in the making of a save or block then he receives the ball back. If he plays it out when making a pass then the opposing keeper receives the ball.
  • Slide tackles are not permitted and are punished with a direct free kick
  • Bad fouls are punished with a red card.
  • Denying a goal scoring opportunity, everywhere in the field, will be punished with a penalty.
  • All free kicks are direct with exception of the ball leaving the field of play.
  • Players must be 2 metres away from a free kick. If the free kick is within 2 metres of the goal area then it shall be moved back to 2 metres from the area.
  • The keeper must be on the line for a penalty. The penalty taker may only take 1 step before striking the ball.


Discipline

  • The referees must be treated with respect and their decisions respected.
  • A player that receives a yellow card will be sent from the field for 2 minutes and the team must play with a player less.
    A second yellow card results in a red and the team must play the rest of the game with a player less.
  • Red cards are a minimum of 1 game suspension and can be more depending on the offence.
  • If a team receives 2 red cards then the match is stopped and they forfeit.
  • A red card means that a team will have to play the rest of the game with one player less.
  • Violence is never accepted and punishments range from long suspensions to permanent exclusion depending on the offence.
League types

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