RULES: GSL 5v5 Outdoor Soccer
FIELD OF PLAY
Dimensions: 25 yds wide x 40 yds long
Penalty Area: Box measuring 2-3 yds from each post, and 6 yds into field (deep)
Penalty Mark: 8 yds from the mid-point of the goal line
Substitution Zones: 6 yds zone (3 yds on each side of halfway-line) on the bench side of the pitch
The Goals: 6ft high x 12ft wide
- Size 3 - U5/6/7/8
- Size 4 - U8/9/10/11/12
- Size 5 - U13+
NUMBER OF PLAYERS:
5 + GK
Minimum Number of Players to Start Match: 5, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper
Maximum Roster: 9
Substitution Limit: None
Substitution Method: "Flying substitution" (all players but the goalkeeper enter and leave as they please; goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and with a referee's consent)
DURATION OF THE GAME
- U8 - 3 x 12 min periods. (2 min breaks)
- U10/11/12/13+ - 2 x 20 min halves (5 min break).
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
All the Free Kicks are INDIRECT. Penalty Kicks will only be used for tie-breakers – Final/Consolation
To be taken from the penalty mark, 8 yrds from goal line. All players must be out of the penalty area.
OFFSIDE – There is no offside in 5v5.
THROW-IN – A KICK-IN will be taken in place of the throw-in. FREE KICK/KICK-IN – distance from the ball – 5 yards.
From inside the penalty area, the goalkeeper rolls the ball into play. Ball must be played within own half or touch the ground within own half. Ball must clear the Penalty Area for an opponent to play it.
A teammate may play the ball within the PA.
OFFICIALS / REFEREES
Single Referee will call the games.
RESTART TIME LIMIT – Restart must take place within 5 seconds or the ball is awarded to the opposing team (enforcement to take place gradually).
PASS BACK TO GK – GK may not handle the ball.
Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will lead to ejection without refund for the offending team.