TRI-S HOUSE LEAGUE

U10 RULES OF THE GAME

1. The emphasis should be on fun and skill development.


2. All soccer players must be members in good standing with their home soccer association and the Tri S House Soccer League. Players must be registered to an affiliate soccer program of Tri-S House League- Petersfield, East Selkirk, Selkirk, St. Andrews & Stonewall.


3. The maximum number of players on the field at any one time, including the goalie is 6. You will need 5 players to play the game. The opposing team will be allowed to play 1 player more than the team with fewer players. It is however recommended that they play even if possible.


4. Duration of the game will be two – 25 minutes halves with a five minute break between halves. The restart of play in the second half is to be taken by the other team. All games scheduled with a 6:30 pm start time are to be completed by 7:25pm (regardless of their start time) if there is a game scheduled to start at 7:30pm. If possible the 2 halves will be of equal length unless time does not permit.


5. All players on a team much participate for an equal amount of total playing time.


6. Unlimited substitution, but only during a stoppage in play and on the signal of the referee.


7. All players have equal playing time except in coed if gender specific rules apply


8. Substitutions are to be initiated by the team with ball possession at the time of stoppage in play or by any team during an extended stoppage. ie- Ball in parking lot, a goal is scored, or injury. Once initiated any team may then ask for substitution. Substitutions are only allowed after the referee allows it.


9. There shall be no limit to the number of players substituted at any one time. Coaches are responsible for ensuring the proper number of players on the field of play.


10. If a referee becomes aware of extra players on the field, play will be halted without loss of advantage to the non-offending team. A yellow card will be issued to the coach in cases of repeated offence.


11. If a goal is scored by a team having too many players on the field of play, the goal shall be disallowed and a yellow card shall be issued to the offending coach.


12. No substitutions shall be allowed within the last two (2) minutes of a half. Substitution shall be permitted during the last two minutes if there is an injury to one of the players on the field.


13. NO Offside to apply.


14. Delay of Game Teams using obvious delay tactics to gain an advantage, i.e. excessive distance out of bounds, shall be penalized by issuing a red card to the offending player.


15. GOALS- U10 and up divisions, there is no safety goal crease. Players can shoot and score from any range, including in the 6 yard box. 


16. All teams shall show up at their scheduled fields ready to play.


17. Only if lightning, high winds, or hail occur should a game be suspended. Games will play in light rain. If weather conditions suspend play, the home team shall reschedule the game at both teams earliest convenience. (Rule of thumb-count seconds between lightning flash and thunderclap-5 second per mile away)


18. All players must wear soccer shin pads and socks must cover them completely. Only soccer shoes or running shoes are to be worn as approved footwear, no baseball shoes or metal cleats.


19. A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to themselves or another player.(ie no shorts with buttons, zippers, or loose strings)

-All players must wear soccer shin pads and they must be covered by soccer socks. For safety reasons, caps or hats are not allowed to be worn by players during play. All jewelry is to be removed. This includes new piecing. Taping of soft (string) friendship bracelets that would have to be cut off is okay

– Goaltenders shall wear colors that distinguish them from the other players and the referee. Goaltenders may wear sweat pants


20. Teams shall keep their own win/loss/draw records as well as goals for and against.


21. Home associations will supply the referees. Referees shall not be criticized, abused or defamed by any participants.


21. REFEREES

-All referee decisions are final.

- The referee is the official keeper of time and determines the end of the game.

. Any disputes should be directed to the home association official.

-All complaints about refs, coaches, players etc are to be directed to local area reps who then may bring it to the Tri-S House League committee for discussions and ruling if necessary. Coaches are not to approach a referee

– In the case of a ref not showing up it is up to the coaches to agree on a parent/spectator to be the ref for that match. If nobody can be found each coach is to ref 1⁄2 the game unless it is agreed that one refs the whole game.


22. The home team shall appoint both linesman whose duty it is to indicate when the whole ball has passed out of the area of play, and assist in determining possession of the restart.The game is not to start until the linesman are determined.


23. Both team benches are to be situated on the same side of the playing field. Coaches are confined to the area of the player bench and are not allowed across center during the game, unless they are assisting an injured player.All spectators are to be situated on the opposite side of the field from player benches. Referees will delay the start of the match for compliance. Coaches are responsible for this rule to be enforced.


24. The referee will explain infractions to the offending players. Coaches, managers, team officials and parents will not criticize game officials at any time and will encourage the same attitude amongst all players and supporters. Failure to do so may result in a card to coaches and players. The ref also has the right to have the coach ask for a spectator to leave. If the spectator refuses the game will not continue.