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.
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.
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.
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.
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