2015 Intramural Rules
 

Glen Cove Junior Soccer League 2015 Intramural Program Rules

Common to all divisions

No scores are recorded and no standings are kept.
Players and coaches exchange handshakes after each game.
All players receive participation awards after Soccerfest.
No individual (parent or coach) should be allowed to run the length of the field except the participants in the game.

o Exception: Division 1 & 2 coaches are permitted to run with the players along the sideline.

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Parents should encourage players but not coach or instruct during game time.


Spectators are not permitted behind either goal line or within a yard of the

sideline.

Coaches can meet with players a maximum of three times a week - Including games. (2 games plus 1 practice)
Each team is assigned a mailbox at the refreshment stand. Coaches should check their mail each time they come to the stadium.

PLAYERS' EQUIPMENT:

Footwear: Sneakers or soft-cleated soccer shoes. Shin-guards: MANDATORY for both practices and games.
NO JEWELRY CAN BE WORN DURING A GAME. THIS INCLUDES BRACELETS, WATCHES, NECKLACES, EARRINGS, OR ANY BODY- PIERCING. It is the coach’s responsibility to assure that this rule is adhered to.

REFEREE:

The referee could be either a:
Registered referee, youth referee, coach, parent.
Referees should emphasize: fun, fairness, safety, & learning.
Referees should briefly explain any infringements to the player(s) and help players with instructions.

Spectators must refrain from talking to referees during the game.
o Coaches can receive yellow/red cards for the misbehavior of their parents/fans.

The league schedules referees for all games. In the event a referee does not arrive for your game the coaches shall agree on a parent or coach to officiate the game. This person MUST referee the entire game. Please report any game without a referee on your game report and place in the mailbox at the refreshment stand.

IF A PLAYER OR A COACH IS ISSUED A RED CARD HE/SHE WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED GAME. THE ARBITRATION COMMITTEE AUTOMATICALLY REVIEWS ALL RED CARDS AND MAY RECIND OR EXTENDS THE SUSPENSION.
GAME REPORTS:

While the league does not keep standings or record scores, we do report to the newspapers about our games. Please file a game report for each game. You can file the report electronically at our website.
 www.gcjsl.org > Click on Intramural > Intramural Publicity Submission.

Division: Kindergarten

THE BALL: Size three (3)
NUMBER OF PLAYERS:

Maximum number of players on the field at any time: three (3); no goalkeepers

Substitutions: Any stoppage of play.

Playing time: Minimum of 50% of the total playing time for each player and 75% when possible. No one should play four periods until everyone has played three
DURATION OF GAME:

Four five-minute periods (Quarters)
THE START OF PLAY: The game should be started with a free kick in the middle of the field. The coaches should determine which team starts the game and the opposing team should start the second half. The coaches will ensure that opponents are at least five (5) yards from the spot of the free kick
BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY: when the whole ball passes over the touchline, either on the ground or in the air, a player of the opposite team should throw it in from where the ball crossed the line. Players get unlimited tries with instruction. When the whole ball passes over the goal line (not into the goal), it should be kicked into play by a player of the opposing team from where the ball crossed the line

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METHOD OF SCORING: No change from regular play. Score not kept
FOULS & MISCONDUCT: Direct free kick for all fouls, with the opponents five yards away Referee should explain ALL infractions

Divisions 1 & 2

COACHES ON FIELD: Coaches are NOT allowed on the field while the ball is in play. Coaches positioning players while the ball is dead must leave the field before play resumes. Coaches should alert the referee and request “TIME” before entering the field to position players. The running clock does NOT stop during these interruptions.

THE BALL: Size three (3)
NUMBER OF PLAYERS

Maximum number of players on the field at any time:

Division 1B: Division 2B: Division 12G:

5 players (no goalkeeper)

5 players (includes goalkeeper) 5 players (includes goalkeeper)
Substitutions: At any stoppage of play
with permission of referee.

Playing time: Minimum of 75% of the total playing time for each player, if possible No co-ed teams. Separate girl’s teams should be promoted at this level of play
DURATION OF GAME:

Div 1B: Four 8-minute periods (Quarters)
Div 12G: 2 25 minute halves
Div 2B: 2 25 minute halves
THE START OF PLAY: No change from regular play except that opponents must be six (6) yards from the center mark while kick-off is in progress.
BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY: No changes from regular play except a second throw-in should be allowed if the player commits a foul on the initial attempt. The referee and/or coach should explain the proper method before allowing the player to re-throw.
OFFSIDE: There should be no offside called.
FOULS & MISCONDUCT: No change from regular play except: Direct free kick for all fouls, with the opponents six (6) yards away. No free kick will be taken closer than half way between the midfield line and the opposing goal. The ball will be moved and positioned by the referee. This is for safety.

Division 2- all players must have an opportunity to play goalkeeper. No player may be the keeper for more than half a game at a time.

Rules common to divisions 3, 4, & 5.

THE START OF PLAY: No change from regular play except that opponents must be eight (8) yards from the center mark while kick-off is in progress.
METHOD OF SCORING: No change from regular play. OFFSIDE: No change from regular play.
FOULS & MISCONDUCT: No change from regular play.


Referees will work cooperatively with the coaches to reduce the need for cautions and send-offs of players. FREE KICKS: No change from regular play except that opponents must retreat eight (8) yards from the ball during opponents' free kicks
PENALTY KICKS: No change from regular play except that opponents must be outside the penalty area and eight (8) yards from the ball before a kick is allowed

THROW-IN: No change from regular play

GOAL KICK: No change from regular play

CORNER KICK: No change from regular play, except that opponents must be eight (8) yards from the ball GOAL KICK: May be taken from any point inside the goal area. Opponents must be six (6) yards away from ball. CORNER KICK: No change from regular play, except that opponents must be eight (8) yards from the ball.

Divisions 3, 4 & 5

THE BALL: Size four (4) – Division 3B, 3G Size (5) – Division 4B, 5B, & 4G

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NUMBER OF PLAYERS

Maximum number of players on the field at any time:

Division 3G: 7 includes goalkeeper Division 4G: 8 includes goalkeeper Division 3B: 8 includes goalkeeper Division 4B: 8 includes goalkeeper Division 5B: 8 includes goalkeeper

Substitutions: At any stoppage of play with permission of referee.

Playing time: Minimum of 75% of the total playing time for each player, if possible. No co-ed teams. Separate girl’s teams should be promoted at this level of play.
DURATION OF GAME:

Two 25-minute periods. Halftime break of five minutes.

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