There are 4 field players and a Goal Keeper (GK). No offside. GK can only play the ball (by feet or hands) for 4 seconds in their own half.ï 24-minute halves for tournament and league play. Half-time is 5 minutes. Each coach may call (1) one-minute time out per half (use or lose) when in possession of the ball. There are no time-outs in overtime/extra periods. Time-out requests are made to the referee. All referee decisions are final. No protests will be heard on any judgment calls by the referee. Prizes for all age group champions.
A ball kicked out over the touch line (side line) by one team becomes the other teams ball. The team kicking in has 4 seconds to get the ball back in play or it becomes opponent’s kick in. Defense must give 5 yard distance. The referee will give a visual count with his hand. Players taking kick in can not step into the field while kicking ball back into play. Goals cannot be scored from kick-ins. If the ball hits the ceiling, a kick in is taken at the closest point on the nearest touchline, running parallel to the goal line.
The GK is allowed to slide in an attempt to clear the ball, if in referees’ judgment, the slide is an attempt only to make contact with the ball, not the opponent. If GK slide is at least careless (a foot in air, a hook, rolling tackle) it is a foul and possibly a card-able offense. A field player may slide in instances where there is not an opponent close by and no injury is likely to occur. This would most likely happen when a player is attempting to stop the ball from going out of bounds or an offensive player sliding to knock the ball into the goal where there is not another defensive player close to the play. Players and coaches should use this general rule, if you slide tackle near a player, assume a foul may be called.