Indoor Soccer Rules and Regulations FAQ

EQUIPMENT

 

All players must wear shin guards that are covered by socks; numbered jersey (no taped numbers); no cleated soles; goalkeeper must wear different colored jersey; no watches or jewelry; casts and braces at the referee’s discretion.

 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS

 

U-8 & U-10 = 1 goalkeeper and 7 field players U-12 – U-18 = 1 goalkeeper and 6 field players

Adult leagues

Men’s = 1 goalkeeper and 5 field players

Women’s & Coed = 1 goalkeeper and 6 field players

The minimum number of players required to start a game is minus 2 players from the minimum 

 

OUR CURRENT DIVISIONS:


● Men’s Open (18 years & older)


● Men’s Over 30 (each team will get 2 exemptions over 27)


● Men’s Over 40 (each team will get 2 exemptions over 38)


● Men’s Over 50 (each team will get 3 exemptions over 48)

 

● Women’s Open (18 years & older)


● Women’s Over 35 (no age exemptions at this time) 


● Coed Open (18 years & older)

 

● Coed Over 30 (each team will get 2 exemptions over 27)


● Coed Over 40 (each team will get 2 exemptions over 38)

 

● Women's Over 30 (each team will get 2 exemptions over 27) 

 

PAYMENTS - League Fees

Team Fees - Indoor $815.00 for a 7-game season.  $100.00 deposit required to hold your spot. 

1/3 of the team payment must be made on week 1 prior to the game.  Team fees will need to be paid in full by the 3rd game.  Failure to pay team fees in full will result in a forfeit score in favor of the opposing team.  Teams that fail to pay may be replaced by waitlist teams after the 3rd game.  
Referee Fees are included.

** If league fees are paid in full prior to the 1st game, the team will receive a $75.00 credit towards the next season**

 

RENEWALS -  

Soccer Spectrum reserves the right to drop teams for any reason.   Soccer Spectrum will be asking teams around the 4th week of each season if they plan on playing in the next season.   If a team does not respond on or before the 7th week, that team will be replaced by a team on the waiting list.  Please make sure that you are communicating with us if you plan to come back.  You can send us an email to:   info@soccerspectrum.com 

 

FREE KICKS

 

Major and minor infractions are penalized by a direct free kick. A time penalty can also be given depending on the severity of the foul. All dead ball free kicks are direct.

 

TIME PENALTIES

 

Time penalties are issued for serious fouls, delay of game, unsportsmanlike conduct, and violent fouls. Infractions are to follow USSF Indoor Playing Rules, section 12.10 (please find link below).

 

https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/so/USSFIndoorSoccerRules.pdf

 

DELAY OF GAME

 

Delay of game is called when 1) a player deliberately puts the ball out of play in an attempt to delay the game 2) the defending player lines up closer than 15 feet for free kicks and encroachment is called 3) a player takes longer than 5 seconds to put a free kick in play after having been signaled to do so by the referee 4) the goalkeeper does not distribute the ball outside the box within 5 seconds of possession with either hands or feet.

 

SHOOTOUTS

 

A shootout is taken from the open dot between the top of the box and the red line. The goalie must have one foot on the goal line and all other players, with the exception of the shooter, must be at midfield when the whistle is blown. Once the whistle is blown to start the shootout, the ball is in play and the other players at midfield may chase down the shooter and try to stop him/her from scoring. Shootouts are awarded when, the last defender deliberately fouls an opposing team member, a foul is committed to prevent a sure goal, or a sixth foul is committed.

 

RED LINE VIOLATIONS

 

A red line violation occurs when the ball crosses all three lines in the air without being touched by another player of either team, the net, the wall, or the referee. Change possession and a direct kick from the first crossed red line restarts the play.

 

TEAM FOULS

 

When a team accumulates six fouls in a half, a shootout is awarded. Red line violations, two touch fouls, and time penalties do not count toward team fouls. A shootout will be given every sixth foul incurred in each half. Illegal substitution and bench penalties are not considered team fouls.

 

ID CARDS

 

All players playing indoor soccer or coaches coaching at any sanctioned facility in North Texas must have valid indoor I.D. cards approved through N.T.S.S.A. office in Frisco (972)323-1323. Cards are valid for one year from August 31st – August 31st the following year. Adult cards are $25 and youth cards are $18. The price of the card remains the same regardless of when it was purchased. A picture I.D. is required for all age groups U6 to adults. Soccer Spectrum will take your photo and produce the I.D. You must have a valid I.D. to play. NO CARD, NO PLAY, NO EXCEPTIONS! Players and coaches are the only people allowed in the players’ box. Should you have any questions regarding I.D. cards contact Soccer Spectrum or the N.T.S.S.A. office.

 

LEAGUE GAMES

 

All league games are 40 minutes long with 2 twenty-minute halves. Halftime is 1 minute long. Regular season games that end in a tie are considered ties. Only in a championship game or third-place game is overtime played. Over time consists of a 3-minute sudden death period. If still tied, the game will go to a shootout. Before each game, each player must give his or her I.D. card to the referee. If a team is short the minimum number of players required to begin, they will be given a 10-minute grace period before the game is considered a forfeit. During this grace period, the game clock will be running, and in the event that the minimum number of players required arrive, the clock will not be reset. In the event of a forfeit, the teams involved will have access to the field during the scheduled game time for a scrimmage or practice.

 

Game Schedule - 6 regular season games.  7th game will consist of 1v4 and 2v3, winners from those games will play the championship game.  All others will start the next season with their 1st game. 

 

FORFEITS / RESCHEDULES

 If a team contacts Soccer Spectrum within 72 hours, Soccer Spectrum will contact the other team and let them know that the game will be rescheduled.  Reschedules will be done on a first come, first serve basis.  This means, whatever field and time is open, that is when the reschedule will happen.  (Example: Monday Indoor may be rescheduled to a Thursday Outdoor 7v7 field) 

If a team contacts Soccer Spectrum outside of the 72-hour requirement, Soccer Spectrum will contact the other team and let them know.   They have the opportunity to reschedule (only if team fees are paid in full if the request is coming after the 3rd game) or take the forfeit.  If agreed to reschedule, a day, time and field location will be given, which may not be on the same night or field you normally play on. (see example above)  If a forfeit is awarded, the team that is forfeiting will receive a $100.00 invoice and the team that does not want to reschedule will receive a $100.00 credit.   (only if team fees are paid in full if this request is coming after the 3rd game)  

 

GAME CLOCK

 

The game clock on the scoreboard runs continuously throughout the game. Teams are to be on the field ready to play at their scheduled time. The clock will stop for injuries. The clock will be stopped for all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the second half of a championship game. In all other instances, the clock can only be stopped at the referee’s discretion.

 

REFEREES

 

All Soccer Spectrum referees are certified by N.T.S.S.A. for indoor soccer. The number of referees required in each age division and their compensation is as follows: 

  • All Adult Leagues will have 2 referees
  • All Youth Leagues will have 1 referee

Referee Fees are including as part of your league fee. 

 

STANDINGS

 

Standings are determined by wins, losses, and ties. The best overall team record determines playoff positioning. 1 v 2 for the championship, 3 v 4 for third place. In the event of a tie in records, the following tie-breaking system will be used:

A) head-to-head play B) Goals differential C) Goals for D) Goals Against

 

DIVISIONS

 

Individuals may play on multiple teams with the following exceptions 1) They are on the roster, no "guest" players.  2) they are not competing on two teams within the same division. 3) ANY A level player (no matter what night you play on, will ONLY be allowed to play on a B level team. If an A level player plays on a C or lower team, that game will be an automatic forfeit.  (Example: If a player plays Coed A on a Monday, they cannot play Coed C on a Friday)    In an effort to provide the most fun and competitive environment for all teams, Soccer Spectrum reserves the right, to place teams in the appropriate division based on the level of play and /or ability of the players.

*Note Co-ed division requirements.

 


INCELEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Our inclement weather policy may be found here:

https://soccerspectrum.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/22723000967956-INCLEMENT-WEATHER-POLICY

 

 

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