We don’t like hassle – fun is our number one priority during Footy competitions
To prevent injuries shin pads are strongly recommended
A 7 vs. 7 team consists of 6 outfield players and a goal keeper
Let’s keep up the pace: matches are made up of two 25 minute halves with a 5 minute break between them
Let’s skip cardio. Matches are played on a half-sized soccer field.
With a goal area of 8m x 20m (8.7 x 21.9 yards), the keeper has more than enough space to work his magic. If lines are not included, it’s the referee who has the final say.
The penalty spot is at 8m (8.7 yards) from the goal.
Keep your distance: players must be 7m (7.7 yards) from a free-kick.
Goals are typically 16 ft x 6.5 ft.
Since we’re an adult soccer league, players under the age of 17 are ineligible to play in the league. 17 and older are good to play.
Teams can have a maximum of 13 players.
If there is a suspicion of an illegal player, the Footy staff has the right to take appropriate action. At minimum, the illegal player(s) must be removed for the duration of the match. A violation may result in the game being forfeited. Let’s not go there, okay?
Most important rules
Let’s not break each other’s arms or legs, play nice
Sometimes it’s OK to follow the rules – so yeah, follow the general soccer rules
Sliding when there’s another player nearby is not cool, so don’t do it.
If you slide with another player around it is punished by an indirect free kick
A foul slide tackle is punished by a direct free kick
Goal keepers are the exception to this rule. They are free to slide as long as it’s not dangerous.
Back passes may not be handled by the goal keeper
Free kicks are direct unless the referee says otherwise
Free kicks may be taken immediately unless the referee says otherwise.
Be on time: A team that is 10 minutes late begins 1-0 behind, a team that is 15 minutes late loses the game 5-0. Show up early to stretch and catch up with your team, and avoid penalties.
Believe us when we say: you don’t want a yellow card. A player who receives a yellow card will be sent from the field for 3 minutes and the team must continue minus one player. Say goodbye to those beers your teammates promised to get you after the match. Ouch.
Didn’t learn your lesson? A second yellow card results in a red card and the team has to play the rest of the game minus one player. Well done, bro.
Red cards have consequences. You’ll be suspended for one game, at a minimum, depending on the type of offense.
If your team really goes crazy and receives 2 red cards, the match is ceased and the game is forfeited
Violence is not our thing. Punishments range from long term suspensions to permanent exclusion, depending on the offense. So, keep the brawling for your kick boxing classes.
Remember that the referee is always right. Treat him with respect.
Man of the Match
The referee chooses a Man of the Match. This hero receives a coin that can be exchanged at a bar for a discount or something similar. They also receive bragging rights, which is almost better than a free drink.
And that’s not all. The player that wins the most ‘Man of the Match’ awards at the end of the season, will receive a trophy and the coveted title; ‘Player of the Season’. So be sure to bring your A-game.