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GAME FORMAT

  • Games start as scheduled

  • Each game consists of four (4) quarters.

  • Each quarter is eight (8) 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 2 quarters per game.

  • Game format is 3 vs. 3, NO GOALIES. Everyone plays the full field.

  • Two separate and simultaneous 3 vs. 3 matches are played on adjacent fields

    • A Field – Larger and more skilled players - No coaches on field after first two weeks (Except U5 - as needed)

    • B Field – Smaller and less skilled players - Coaches on field as needed

  • 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 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.

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

  • 10 Yard Center Circle (5 Yards on each side of the field)

  • Defensive Players must stand outside of circle all starts

  • Defensive Players must stand outside of box on all goal kicks.

  • No play zone – square around the goal

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

  • End line Out of Bounds by the offensive team results in a goal kick.

  • Dead balls in the goal box are the same as End line out of bounds.

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

  • Pushing is not allowed and may result in an in-direct kick for the other team.

  • No Slide Tackles are allowed; an in-direct kick is awarded for the other team.

  • No Hooking or Holding is allowed and may result in an in-direct kick.

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

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

  • 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. 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.