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GAME FORMAT

  • Games start as scheduled.

  • Each game consists of four (4) quarters.

  • Each quarter is 10 minutes (10) minutes in length. A running clock is used for all play stoppages.

  • There is a two (2) minute break between quarters.

  • Each player is scheduled for a minimum of 1 quarter on offense and 1 quarter on defense per game.

  • Game format is 6 vs. 6. Five on field and One goalie.

  • Soccer ball size #3

  • All players must wear shin guards, no exceptions.

  • All Jewelry must be removed, including earrings, no exceptions.

  • Soccer or gym shoes only. No football or baseball cleats allowed.

  • Coaches and game day captain check in with the referee 2 minutes before game time for the coin toss.

  • The team that wins the coin toss selects which goal to defend or to have the ball first.

 

RULES OF PLAY

  • Fields are available for warm-up and final words of encouragement 10 minutes before your game.

  • All Players are permitted to move around the entire field to promote a free flowing game.

  • OFFENSIVE PLAYERS MUST NOT ATTACK THE BALL AFTER THE GOALIE HAS ESTABLISHED CONTROL. ANY GOAL SCORED IS NULLED AND A GOAL KICK IS AWARDED.

  • In the case where a player has exceptional abilities and scores two goals in a single quarter, his/her coach should encourage passing the ball to the other offensive players. If three goals are scored in a single quarter by a single player than the coach should move him/her to goalie or defense.

  • If one team is dominating the game, both coaches should agree to add a player to even out play for the remainder of that quarter.

  • Player substitutions during a quarter are allowed only when a player is injured or traumatized.

  • No player is scheduled for goalie in two consecutive games, no player plays goalie more than one quarter per game.

  • Sideline Out of bounds results in a throw-in for the other team.

  • End line Out of Bounds By the defense results in a corner kick for the offense.

  • End line Out of Bounds by the offense results in a goal kick. The team defending the goal kick must fall back to the midfield line.

  • All free kicks are in-direct. No free direct kicks at the goalie ever.

  • Hand balls results in an in-direct kick for the other team.

  • No Slide Tackles, Hooking, Holding or Pushing allowed; an in-direct kick is awarded to the other team.

  • Offside is not called. No “Cherry Picking!”

  • No punting the ball by the goalkeepers. Teach the players to control move the ball up the field. 

  • There is no winning or losing team since no score is kept.

  • No Win / Loss records.

  • Every team is a winner if the kids have fun and learn!

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • If in doubt about whether games have been cancelled, check the CP Soccer website www.crownpointsoccer.org or the Crown Point Soccer Club Facebook page.

  • In case of rain or other early stoppage; two (2) complete quarters played equals an official game. An unofficial or cancelled game is made up during the following week. All games times are 6:00 pm on the original assigned field. The league will attempt to schedule referees for the makeup game, in an instance when no ref is available, coaches will ref the game.
    9a & 9:30a plays Monday at 6p       
    10a & 10:30a plays Tuesday at 6p
    11a & 11:30a plays Wednesday at 6p
    12p & 12:30a plays Thursday at 6p
    1p & 1:30p plays Friday at 6p                      

  • If your team cannot play during the scheduled time (whether a scheduling issue or continued weather issues), you must inform the VP and/or your coordinator.

  • A maximum of one cancelled game per season is permitted. Special circumstances not withstanding.