Effective Date: September 1, 2016
***NO heading the ball in practice or games*******************************************************
Players: 3 players from each team on the field. This division is a coed team. NO GOALKEEPER ALLOWED
Roster size: Up to 7 players.
Ball size: Number 3.
Goal Size: Approximately 4ft x 6ft
Field Size: 15-20 yards wide x 20-30 yards long
Time: (4) 8-minute quarters, 2 minutes between quarters and 5-minute halftime. No stoppage of running game clock.
Playing Time: Each player will play at least half of each game unless unable to due to illness, injury or for disciplinary reasons.
Spectators: Coaches and parents are prohibited from the area behind the goal line. Coaches should encourage parents to remain in the spectator area noted on the field map and are responsible for the sportsmanship of the team's parents. No one should ever yell disparaging remarks at the opposing team or referees at any time.
Referees: One adult will act as referee for the game. Coaches may enter field to help position players, but try to stay on the sidelines as much as possible.
Linesperson: The referee will call line violations.
Substitutions: A team is allowed to substitute players at any stoppage of play.
Goalkeeper: No goalkeeper nor sweeper/keeper in the goal area.
Crease Rule: An arch of 4 feet radius outside the goal will be marked on the fields and will represent the area where a player may not be motionless. Any player inside this area must be actively engaged with the ball. Penalty: An end line throw in by the other team.
Offside: There is no offside.
Penalty kicks: (from 12 yards directly in front of the goal): There are no penalty kicks.
Direct free kick: (ball may be kicked directly into goal): There are no direct free kicks.
Indirect free kick: (ball must touch another player before entering the goal): All fouls (e.g., excessive pushing, tripping or hand ball fouls) will
be penalized with an indirect free kick.
Corner/Goal kicks: There are no corner or goal kicks. Restarts are by throw-in at the point where the ball went out-of-bounds of the soccer playing field.
Throw-ins: Players will have both feet on the ground on or behind the touchline (sideline). The ball is thrown from behind and over the head. The thrower may not touch the ball until it has touched another player. The referee will enforce these rules by encouraging proper technique and having offending players
re-throw as many times as necessary.
Uniforms\Equipment: All players must wear shin guards, soccer cleats and soccer socks to all practices and games. Shirts must be worn tucked in. Socks must be worn over the shinguards. No cleats on toes of shoes (like baseball shoes).
Practices: One practice per week is allowed. Practices are no more than 45 minutes long.
CSSC Card Policy for Players and Coaches:
Player Yellow Card (caution): Warning for player to stop behavior. Two yellow cards in the same game will result in a red card (see “Player Red Card” below).
Player Red Card (ejection): A red card will result in the player leaving the field of play for the rest of the current game AND the next game. This may be applied to same day games for double headers or the tournament. The team must play down a player for the remainder of the game in which the red card was received. However, in the subsequent game where the red carded player cannot play, the team does not play down a player.
Coach Yellow Card (caution). If a coach receives a yellow card, it is a caution for that coach regarding their behavior but the coach can continue to coach the game. Yellow cards will carry forward in the season however (are cumulative), and a 2nd yellow during the same season will result in a red, with consequences in that game in which the 2nd yellow was received, as outlined below (see “Coach Red Card”).
Coach Red Card (ejection). A red card (or two yellows in the same game or a 2nd yellow during the season) is an automatic expulsion for the remainder of the current game AND the next game. If an assistant coach is available for the game in which the red card was incurred, they may finish coaching the game. If an assistant coach is not available and no other CSSC-approved coaches with a KidsSafe badge are readily available, the game will immediately end in a 3-0 loss for the offending team. All red cards will be logged to the head referee and shared with the CSSC board. Depending on the severity of the card further disciplinary action may be taken at the board’s discretion.
Coaches who receive multiple yellow or red cards over the course of a single season may face further punishment including removal from the league.
Appeals: Coaches may file an appeal if a red card is received. An appeal must be filed in writing by the following day by 8pm (CST) by emailing the CSSC President at firstname.lastname@example.org and a meeting with CSSC Board Members will be scheduled to review the appeal. A decision will be rendered within 48hrs of the meeting to review the appeal. If a Board Member is coaching and receives a red card, no appeals are allowed.