San Antonio SSC Indoor Soccer Rules
There is no maximum number of players allowed on your roster. Players will not be allowed to participate without signing the San Antonio SSC roster/waiver form. Players may be added after the registration deadline only if the league has their t-shirt in inventory. New shirts cannot be ordered. Otherwise, the only way to add a new player to your roster after the registration deadline is by first dropping another player. Teams have up until the third week of the season to do so. After that, rosters are frozen. The additional player must obtain the t-shirt from the dropped player in order to play. If a team wishes to add a player only after the registration deadline, this can only be done if the league has the t-shirts in stock.
In order to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver. Waivers can be downloaded by clicking here. Captains need to print, have all players sign, and turn in the first night of play. Players not present the first week of play will still be required to sign a waiver with our staff before participating. An San Antonio SSC staff member will keep your team waiver at the field, or a new one can be printed out. Players, who sign up as individuals, agree to the waiver electronically when they register.
All San Antonio SSC participants must be at least 21 years old before the season starts.
Players that have participated in Division 1 sports must be 2 years removed from Division 1 participation if they wish to play in a similar San Antonio SSC sport.
San Antonio SSC will have the right to request ID from any player. Any player in the super social league who is determined a social player by the San Antonio SSC will have their league fee credited towards a future season. If more than one player fits in the category, the San Antonio SSC has the option to move the team to the social division.
Players may only play for one team and be on one roster, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered. One can play, for example, softball on Tuesday’s & softball on Thursday’s, but not for two teams in the same day or night. Any player that breaks this rule will cause both of their teams to forfeit games played on that day.
We are all adults, and the San Antonio SSC expects all participants to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and / or future SSC sports. An ejected player(s) is required to leave the premises immediately, refusal to leave the premises may result in a team forfeit and / or increased length of suspension.
San Antonio SSC t-shirts are your team’s uniforms. All players must wear their current San Antonio SSC uniform (past season’s uniforms are not permitted) to participate and any player not wearing his/her uniform will be will be sidelined for that game. If this sidelined player will cause the team to forfeit, he/she will be allowed to play in the game provided he/she is on the original roster. Missing or swapped uniform players names will be taken and if they are not on your roster, a loss will be assessed for that game.
Names on uniforms, numbers, cut-off sleeves, corporate logos, etc, are permitted, as long as they do not cover any logos originally printed on the shirts.
The maximum number of players on the field is 3 (standard: 2 men, 1 women); minimum number of players is 2 (1 man, 1 women). If there is only 1 woman, 1 man may still play. However, there cannot be more then 2 men on the field under any circumstance. There are no limits to the number of women on the field at one time.
If a team goes up by 5 goals or more, 1 player must be removed from the field.
If a team is short the minimum number of players by game time, the game will be considered a forfeit.
If the forfeiting team does not have enough players to play an officiated exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This $50 fine will go towards your opponent’s bar tab for the following week. Provided the fine is paid on time, the bar tab voucher can be obtained from the league director the following week. Teams that receive a forfeit fine must use it the following week or lose it. If there are enough players of the forfeiting team that are able to play, and an officiated game is played, no forfeit fine will be assessed.
All fines must be paid before your next scheduled game by either cash or check (made payable to the San Antonio SSC). If payment is not received by the end of this next scheduled game, your team will be assessed a loss for this game. Teams will not be allowed to play any proceeding games until the fine is paid in full. Teams that have any fines from the last regular season game will not be allowed back into the San Antonio SSC for any sport until these fines are paid in full.
If notice is given to the San Antonio SSC via e-mail (info@SanAntoniossc.com) by 5pm on the preceding day, (Friday for weekend games), your team will not be assessed a forfeit fine. This will allow the opposing coach to inform his team of the impending forfeit.
The minimum number of players to play an officiated exhibition game is as follows. Thus any amount less than this would incur the forfeit fine: 2
FIELD OF PLAY:
Will be approximately 35X55.
Will be regulation size 4 Fustsal Ball. The league will provide a game ball.
Can occur at any time. A player must be off the field before the sub can come on.
Shall consist of league issued San Antonio SSC shirts. The player must wear shin guards. Any deviation from the league supplied shirts must be made in a manner that all shirts remain similar, be the color assigned to the team, and distinctly different than those of other teams. No metal cleats, hard knee braces, or jewelry will be allowed. Wedding bands and stud earrings are allowed. Unpadded hard casts are not allowed. Soft casts can not be heavier than the normal arm.
Enforce the laws and maintain safety. They will have the last word. Excessive arguing will result in a card.
Of the game is two 17 minute halves separated by a 4 minute half time. Regular season games may end in a tie. If for any reason the game should be cancelled with more than half of the game played, the game and the score is considered final.
START OF PLAY:
Kickoff and sides are determined by R/P/S, best two out of three. Automatic switch at halftime. A goal cannot be scored directly from kickoff. The ball can go backwards directly from the kickoff.
OUT OF PLAY:
The ball is considered out of bounds when it touches any netting around or above the playing field. Opponent has 5 seconds to put the ball back into play. Failure to do so results in opponent being awarded a free kick.
There is no female touch rule for indoor soccer.
Male goals are worth 1 point, female goals are worth 2 points. A female goal is where the initial shot or deflection by a female causes the ball to cross the goal plane. Ruling a female goal is at the discretion of the referee.
There are none.
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT:
San Antonio SSC issues yellow cards only a warning and â€œcoolingâ€ off for players who are either dangerous or dissenting. If a yellow card is issued the player is sent off and can not return for 2 minutes and your team plays a man down, no matter if a goal is scored during the 2 minutes. If the referee deems a players repeated misconduct to warrant a red card, it will be issued. If a red card is issued the team has to play a man down for the remainder of the game and the player may have to sit at least one additional game, pending review by the league.
No sliding tackles, period. If a slide is near a player, intentional or not, a foul will be called and a yellow card may be issued.
All free kicks are indirect. Opposing player must be at least 5 feet from the ball.
Will be awarded at the referee’s discretion on whether the foul stopped a goal or a scoring chance. The goal box has no bearing on whether the foul warrants a penalty kick. Anyone can take the penalty kick and a female penalty kick goal is worth 2 points. The goalie in goal at the time of the foul must face the kick.
Are taken at any point within the semi-circle. Opposing players must be out of the goal box.
There are no goalies.
All players must stay out of the white box surrounding the goal. If a defender touches the ball while the ball or the defender is touching the white line around the goal area, a goal is awarded to the attacking team. If an attacking player touches the ball while the ball is on the white line around the goal area, a goal kick is awarded to the defending team.
San Antonio SSC is not responsible for any refunds at any time during the season. If a party cannot continue the season, is the responsibility of that party to replace themselves on the roster if they so choose. Also they must notify the San Antonio SSC office of the change.
Are single elimination with seeding based on regular season standings. The number of teams to make the tournament changes per season. Forfeits will be recorded at 10-0.
All other rules not mentioned follow FIFA guidelines.
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