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LONDON SOCCER:London Advanced Soccer


Tuesday, March 8
London Indoor Soccer Rules of the Game

London Advanced Soccer Rules: Tournament

3v3 / 4v4 Soccer Rules

* FIFA rules apply if not modified within. The following rules have been designed to ensure fair play for all participants. Eachcoach and player is expected to understand these rules prior to their participation in the London Indoor Soccer 3v3/4v4 Event. Any questions concerning these rules should be directed to London Indoor Soccer Staff.

TEAM REGISTRATION: Requirements, Information, Rules, Guidelines, etc.

Team Registration: Teams must register and pay all team fees to participate PRIOR TO FIRST GAME. Teams should register intodivisions based upon age group. Any team or player determined by the League Director to have falsified age or skill level could be dismissed from the League. Teams are responsible for registering in the appropriate division;

Official Team Roster Form, Player Registration & Proof of Age Requirements: Each team must complete the OfficialTeam Roster Form and Waiver, and submit the form to the London Indoor Soccer PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST GAME. All players must be listed on the Official Team Roster prior to the team’s first scheduled game time. Teams cannot add players after the start of their first game.London Indoor Soccer has the right to demand Proof of Age for any player included on the roster.

Number of Players: Six is the maximum number of players on 3v3 Teams and Seven is the maximum of players on 4v4 Teams. Three field players and three substitutes, but teams are allowed less than six players if they chose (3v3). Four field players and three substitutes, but teams are allowed less than seven players if they chose (4v4).(A team must have a minimum of 2 field players 3v3; 3 field players 4v4). Players may only play on one team per division. 

Coed Rules (Adult Teams): An Adult Coed team consists of a combination of male and female players. During play,there must be at least one female player on the field at all times. A Team that has NO Female players on the field must play down one player on the field. 


Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 15-minute halves separated by a two minute halftime period. A coin toss will determine direction and possession before the start of the game. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie.There are no timeouts and the Game Clock does not stop during games. In the event that a field is behind schedule, the referee may shorten or limit warm-up time prior to game.Kick Off: May be taken in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick off (ball must be 100% over the mid-line to beconsidered on the offensive half of the field). The kick off is an indirect kick.

Kick-Ins: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in. The ball is considered in play when theball is touched and changes position. This is an indirect kick, and a goal cannot be scored from this kick.

Direct & Indirect Kicks: All dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks) are indirect with the exception of corner kicks andpenalty kicks. Indirect kicks must only change position before the ball will be considered in play. If a free kick is awarded within five yards of the opposing goal box the ball with be moved back to five yards from the box. It is the refereediscretion where the ball will be placed.

Goal Kicks: May be taken from any point of the end line. This is an indirect kick.

Penalty Kicks: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (theinfraction does not automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are DIRECT kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.

Goal Scoring: A goal may only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the team’s offensive half on the field.The ball must be completely on the offensive half of the field, and cannot be touching the mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensive half kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits another player (offensive or defensive)and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the defensive half and is not touched before theball rests in the goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. A goal cannot be scored from an indirect kick, such as a kick-in from out-of-bounds.

Five Yard Rule: In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If thedefensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the penalty.

Substitution: Substitutions can be made at any time during the game regardless of possession. Teams must enter and exit at mid-field.

Substitutions are made on the fly!

Goal Keepers / Off-sides / Slide Tackling / Hand Ball Clarification:

There are no Goalkeepers in 3v3 Soccer.

No Off-sides in 3v3 Soccer!

No Slide Tackling: If a player is sliding for the ball, contact with any player(s) from the other team is NOT ALLOWED. If a player slides and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.

Hand Ball Clarification: Deliberate handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A penalty kick (at the discretion of the referee) (2) A yellow or red card given to the player committing the hand ball (at the discretion of the referee).

Yellow Cards: if a Yellow card is issued, it will result in a 2 minute penalty leaving the team one player down during that time frame.

Red Card: will result in that players suspension for the remainder of that game and the team will play a player down. The Red Card player will be required to leave the facility.

Protests of Rules: Referee calls are finalReferee judgment calls are NOT grounds for a protest. 


Handout: Indoor Soccer Rules




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