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FLAGLER SOCCER RULES

  • All players must register and pay in full or enter a payment plan online. No cash payments will be accepted at the field. You can pay at the field for half a season online via your mobile device or register for a full season.

  • Referees will check-in players from the master roster before each match. If a player shows up after the match has started, that player must check in at the table with management regardless if they’ve paid in full or not. If you’re not checked in on the referees master roster and you enter it will result in a automatic yellow card.

  • Players that have not registered and attempts to enter a match will result in a automatic red card with that team playing a player down the remainder of the game. It is up to the captain to let players know to register online if they have not.

  • If a player receives 2 yellow cards in a match they will be suspended for the next game. (Does not apply to handball yellows etc; each case will be reviewed)

  • If a player receives a straight red card they will be suspended for the remainder of that game as well as the entire next game.

  • If a player receives two straight red cards during league play in a year span player will be suspended for 2 months.

  • If a player receives three straight red cards during league play within a year span player will be banned.

  • Management has the power to suspend players for any reason they deem; regardless if a referee gave a red or not.

  • Refunds will not be given for any suspensions.

  • Cards will be given for cursing. taunting, disrespectful comments. Threatening comments will result in automatic ban.

  • Players who come to the field under the influence of alcohol or any drug will result in automatic ban. If a player suspects another player in under the influence of anything they must report that player to a referee immediately.

  • Talking down or yelling at the referees will result in automatic 1 season suspension. Regardless if you think a referee is correct or wrong, you must respect the call and the referee. Any delay in game due to complaining to the referee about a call will result in a automatic yellow card.

  • Flopping will result in a automatic yellow card.

  • Players must wear the same color jerseys/shirts during play. We will supply pennies if needed.

  • Players must wear shin guards to play.

  • All matches will start no later than 10 minutes after. No exceptions.

  • No jewelry will be allowed of any kind, besides an exception to medical bracelets.

  • Each team is responsible for controlling their fans.

  • New players may register for a team online up until two weeks before playoffs. New players may not be added for the playoffs, they must have played two regular season game to be eligible to play in the championship round. No exceptions.

  • Teams are required to remove their trash and help move the goals as needed.

  • Please use designated bathrooms to avoid any indecent exposure or face disciplinary actions.

  • Captains will be notified of any game cancellations and are responsible for informing their team. Cancellations will also be posted on Facebook.com/flaglersoccer and flaglersoccer.com when a ruling has been made.

  • All stats recorded by referees will be final once we leave the field that night. If you would like to double check the score, or goals scored personally, come to management after the game to review the scorecard.

  • Make-up matches will be made up when fields are playable at the regularly scheduled time. Captains will be notified of makeup games, captains are responsible for informing their team. At times, we may ask captains to come to an agreement and find a time to play a match that’s on another day. Seasons may be extended from the regular season schedule due to holidays, weather & field conditions.

  • No slide tackles allowed unless; it’s sliding to save a goal / keep a ball in play There must be no contact or near contact with another player. Goalkeeper’s inside their penalty area are also allowed to slide tackle. If a slide tackle is made, the result is a direct free kick from the spot of the tackle (penalty kick if it’s inside the box). A card may be issued by discretion of the referee.

  • Failure to comply with Flagler Soccer’s rules could result in a game suspension or disqualification from the league.

Game Rules

  • Games are 27-minute halves, with a 6-minute half time.

  • 7V7 is 6 players and a 1 keeper.

  • Goal kicks are taken from the goal line, inside the penalty area.

  • Unlimited substitutions on the fly, at the half field mark.

  • Official FIFA rules are used for direct or indirect kicks and yellow or red cards.

  • Penalty kicks are taken 8 yards from the goal line, at the center of the goal.

  • No punting or drop kicks are allowed by the keeper. Keeper may set the ball on the ground to kick away.

  • A minimum of 7 players are required to start or continue a game. Teams without 7 players by 15 minutes past kickoff time forfeit the game.

  • No offsides.

  • Kick-ins, no throw ins. This is an indirect kick and a goal cannot be scored from a kick-in.

  • The field marshal has the authority to cancel or delay a game based on weather.

  • A game is considered complete at half time in the event it must be called early. If it’s a playoff game, there will be two 5 minute halfs added on. If the game is still tied after OT, penalty kicks will be taken to decide the winner.

  • Field size is 40 yards by 60 yards.

  • Penalty area box measures 12 yards from each post and 12 yards deep.

  • Penalty Mark is 10 yards from the goal line.

  • Ball size is #5. Players are responsible for supplying game balls.

  • The goal size is 6ft high x 12ft wide.

  • 5 goals max per match go towards Golden Boot Award.