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5v5 League Rules

League Rules:

  • The league is COACHLESS no one but players is allowed on bench/standing areas!

  • 5-9 players per team, no coaches or anyone on benches but teams, no coaching (technical instruction) and no parents standing behind the benches instructing

  • Teams must wear same color uniform and BRING AN ALTERNATE COLOR AS WELL. In case of conflict away team changes (2nd team listed on schedule).  Numbers are not required on uniforms.

  • Players can be younger than the age group but not older unless it is to complete a team that is short and the opposing team agrees.

Game Play:  

  • 2x20 min halves | 5 min half time

  • Field Size is 25wx40l playing to 7v7 sized goals

  • There is no offsides in 5v5/Futsal.

  • Kick offs can go backwards or forwards

  • Substitutions can be made anytime on the fly from the side where the teams are.

  • No slide tackles (keepers are only players allowed to go to ground and only in the box)

  • When the ball is out of play it will be a kick in (4 seconds to kick once ball is able to be kicked).

  • Kick ins are indirect except corners and opponent must give 3yd radius of space to restart play.

  • If the ball is not kicked in 4 seconds it switches possession (corners become goal kicks and goal kicks become corners).

  • 4 second rule applies to corners and goal kicks as well but not to penalties and kickoffs.

  • There are no goal kicks the keeper starts with the ball in their hands and it’s a goal throw. 

  • Keepers cannot punt the ball nor do drop kicks. (throw, roll, or set down and play with feet is acceptable) 4 second rule applies.

  • Fouls are the same as soccer

  • Any foul in the field of play will result in a direct kick.  Opponents may defend but 5yd radius.

  • Any foul in the attacking penalty area is taken from the penalty spot

  • Referees will keep a count of the fouls and after 5 fouls total in the game every foul after that is taken from the second penalty spot and there can be no wall.  Players must stand 5 yds behind kick taker. No one but the goalie can be in front.

  • Keepers can not use hands if ball is passed back to them from their own team

  • Keepers also can not dribble the ball back into their box to pick it up

  • The ball can only be passed back to the keeper’s feet once and must cross midfield line or touch the other team before it can be played back to the gk again.  This is to encourage players to go forward and attack.



  • Straight red cards carry a one game suspension

  • Two yellows mean a player has to sit out the rest of that game not the next

  • Any severe misconduct will be reviewed by head referee and league director to decide if player can continue in the league.


Weather / Reschedules:  If one half or more is played games will not be made up. Any make-up game will be scheduled for the weekend of March 7th/8th. All cancellations are posted to Facebook

Annapolis Soccer Club

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Annapolis, Maryland 21403
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