Rules and Regulations

Updated Thursday June 6, 2019 by Manager NCTRSL.

General league rules and regulations are listed below.  Detailed rules and regulations can be found by clicking here.  Rules enforcement will be upheld by league provided certified referees who will follow and uphold the League provided Referee Rulebook.  *It is recommended that each coach review, learn, and adhere to this rulebook.

1ST AND 2ND GRACE SOCCER REC. –JUNIOR

PRE-GAME:

  • NO JEWLERY IS ALLOWED BESIDES A FEW EXCEPTIONS. EARINGS MAY BE TAPED, MEDICAL BRACLETS AND SECURED PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ARE ALLOWED

ALLOWED: PANTS, SWEATS, GLOVES, SOFT WINTER HAT, HOODIES (MUST BE TUCKED UNDER UNIFORM)

NOT ALLOWED: HARD CASTS, BASEBALL HATS, METAL CLEATS, SUNGLASSES.

  • HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE A SAFE FIELD TO PLAY ON.

IN-GAME RULES:

  • 7 PLAYERS ON THE FILED PER TEAM (6 PLUS 1 GOALIE)
  • IF A TEAM IS SHORT PLAYERS, THEY MAY REQUEST THE OTHER TEAM MATCH, BUT IS NOT REQURIED BY THE OPPOSING TEAM. 5 PLAYERS MINIMUM TO START A GAME.
  • TWO- 24 MIN. HALVES ARE PLAYED WITH A 5- MIN. HALFTIME.
  • DISCUSS SUBSTITUTIONS WITH COACHES/REFEREES.
  • GAMES CAN END IN A TIE. NO OVERTIME IS PLAYED.
  • NO INTENTIONAL HEADING THE BALL. IN-DIRECT KICK FOR THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • UNLIMITED TRIES FOR A THROW-IN. TEACH THE KIDS.
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING.
  • TWO COACHES PER TEAM ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD DURING THE GAME.
  • FANS/PARENTS MUST BE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE COACHES/PLAYERS.
  • NO MERCY RULE. USE YOUR HEAD. NO NEED TO RUN UP THE SCORE.
  • OFF SIDE IS NOT ENFORCED.
  • PENELTY KICKS ARE NOT GIVEN AT THIS LEVEL. AN INFRACTION INSIDE THE PENELTY BOX WILL BE PLACED AT THE TOP OF THE BOX.
  • AFTER ANY INFRACTION, THE GAME ONLY RE-STRTS ON THE REFEREE’S WHISTLE. NO QUICK RESTARTS.

REFEREE NOTES:

  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON ANY CALLS DURING THE GAME. ANY JUDGEMENT CALL BY THE REFEREES WILL BE FINAL.
  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON HOW LONG THE GAME WILL LAST. HE/SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO ADD TIME TO EITHER HALF DUE TO TIME WASTING, INJURIES, EXCESSIVE SUBSTITUTING OR ANY OTHER REASON THEY CHOSE.
  • REFEREE ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP THE FANS IN CHECK. REFEREES KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAMESMANSHIP AND ABUSE. ARGUING A CALL IS ALLOWED, ABUSE IS NOT.

3RD AND 4TH GRACE SOCCER REC. –LOWER

PRE-GAME:

  • NO JEWLERY IS ALLOWED BESIDES A FEW EXCEPTIONS. EARINGS MAY BE TAPED, MEDICAL BRACLETS AND SECURED PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ARE ALLOWED

ALLOWED: PANTS, SWEATS, GLOVES, SOFT WINTER HAT, HOODIES (MUST BE TUCKED UNDER UNIFORM)

NOT ALLOWED: HARD CASTS, BASEBALL HATS, METAL CLEATS, SUNGLASSES.

  • HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE A SAFE FIELD TO PLAY ON.

IN-GAME RULES:

  • 8 PLAYERS ON THE FILED PER TEAM (7 PLUS 1 GOALIE)
  • IF A TEAM IS SHORT PLAYERS, THEY MAY REQUEST THE OTHER TEAM MATCH, BUT IS NOT REQURIED BY THE OPPOSING TEAM. 7 PLAYERS MINIMUM TO START A GAME.
  • TWO- 25 MIN. HALVES WILL BE PLAYED WITH A 5- MIN. HALFTIME.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS ARE UNLIMITED AND ARE ALLOWED AT ALL STOPAGES OF PLAY.
  • GAMES CAN END IN A TIE. NO OVERTIME IS PLAYED.
  • NO INTENTIONAL HEADING THE BALL. IN-DIRECT KICK FOR THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • ILLEGAL GOALIE TOUCH-VEBAL WARNING FOR FIRST OFFENSE, THEN IN-DIRECT KICK.
  • ONE TRY ON A THROW-IN. POSSESION TO THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING. AUTOMATIC YELLOW CARD INFRACTION.
  • NO COACHES ALLOWED ON THE FIELD. ONE BEHIND THEIR OWN GOAL IS ALLOWED.
  • FANS/PARENTS MUST BE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE COACHES/PLAYERS.
  •  6 GOAL MERCY RULE IS IN EFFECT. AN AUTOMATIC LOSS TO THE VIOLATING TEAM.
  • A PLAYER RECEIVING A RED CARD FACES A MINIMUM OF A 1 GAME SUSPENSION.
  • OFF SIDE IS ENFORCED.

REFEREE NOTES:

  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON ANY CALLS DURING THE GAME. ANY JUDGEMENT CALL BY THE REFEREES WILL BE FINAL.
  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON HOW LONG THE GAME WILL LAST. HE/SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO ADD TIME TO EITHER HALF DUE TO TIME WASTING, INJURIES, EXCESSIVE SUBSTITUTING OR ANY OTHER REASON THEY CHOSE.
  • REFEREE ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP THE FANS IN CHECK. REFEREES KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAMESMANSHIP AND ABUSE. ARGUING A CALL IS ALLOWED, ABUSE IS NOT.

5TH AND 6TH GRACE SOCCER REC. –UPPER

PRE-GAME:

  • NO JEWLERY IS ALLOWED BESIDES A FEW EXCEPTIONS. EARINGS MAY BE TAPED, MEDICAL BRACLETS AND SECURED PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ARE ALLOWED

ALLOWED: PANTS, SWEATS, GLOVES, SOFT WINTER HAT, HOODIES (MUST BE TUCKED UNDER UNIFORM)

NOT ALLOWED: HARD CASTS, BASEBALL HATS, METAL CLEATS, SUNGLASSES.

  • HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE A SAFE FIELD TO PLAY ON.

IN-GAME RULES:

  • 9 PLAYERS ON THE FILED PER TEAM (8 PLUS 1 GOALIE)
  • IF A TEAM IS SHORT PLAYERS, THEY MAY REQUEST THE OTHER TEAM MATCH, BUT IS NOT REQURIED BY THE OPPOSING TEAM. 7 PLAYERS MINIMUM TO START A GAME.
  • TWO- 30 MIN. HALVES WILL BE PLAYED WITH A 5- MIN. HALFTIME.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS ARE UNLIMITED AND ARE ALLOWED AT ALL STOPAGES OF PLAY.
  • GAMES CAN END IN A TIE. NO OVERTIME IS PLAYED.
  • NO INTENTIONAL HEADING THE BALL. IN-DIRECT KICK FOR THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • ILLEGAL GOALIE TOUCH IS AN IN-DIRECT KICK FOR THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • ONE TRY ON A THROW-IN. POSSESION TO THE OPPOSING TEAM.
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING. AUTOMATIC YELLOW CARD INFRACTION.
  • NO COACHES ALLOWED ON THE FIELD. MUST BE ON THEIR OWN SIDELINE.
  • FANS/PARENTS MUST BE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE COACHES/PLAYERS.
  •  6 GOAL MERCY RULE IS IN EFFECT. AN AUTOMATIC LOSS TO THE VIOLATING TEAM.
  • A PLAYER RECEIVING A RED CARD FACES A MINIMUM OF A 1 GAME SUSPENSION.
  • OFF SIDE IS ENFORCED.

REFEREE NOTES:

  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON ANY CALLS DURING THE GAME. ANY JUDGEMENT CALL BY THE REFEREES WILL BE FINAL.
  • THE REFEREE HOLDS THE FINAL DECISION ON HOW LONG THE GAME WILL LAST. HE/SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO ADD TIME TO EITHER HALF DUE TO TIME WASTING, INJURIES, EXCESSIVE SUBSTITUTING OR ANY OTHER REASON THEY CHOSE.
  • REFEREE ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP THE FANS IN CHECK. REFEREES KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAMESMANSHIP AND ABUSE. ARGUING A CALL IS ALLOWED, ABUSE IS NOT.   

1ST AND 2ND GRACE SOCCER REC (1).docx
3RD AND 4TH GRACE SOCCER REC (1).docx
5TH AND 6TH GRACE SOCCER REC (1).docx
Referee Rulebook.docx