There will be a friendly representative from Culver City 7v7 soccer league who will meet and greet you at the field before every game. He will notify you which field you will be playing on and be able to answer any questions you have.
Pick up games will not have referees and therefore you are expected to behave in a sportsmanlike fashion, this is how we build the social side of the game. The rules below still apply to you.
In league play, all decisions of the Referee are final. The league reserves the right to decide on all matters relative to the league and its’ decisions are final.
Players must be 18 years old or older.
Each team shall be allowed a maximum of twelve (12) players. A minimum of three (3) female players and four (4) male players must be included on each coed team roster.
Players must be listed on the roster at registration to be eligible to play; additions will only be permitted for injuries, etc, by approval of the league director. Player interchange from one match to the next is not authorized.
There are no goalies for these matches.
A player may compete only on one team per night.
Field dimensions are as marked on the field and are 40 by 70 yards for all divisions.
The goal area dimensions are as marked on the field and are 6 feet by 4 feet.
It is strictly forbidden to wear metal cleats on the synthetic turf field.
Jerseys: The home team will wear white and the visitors will wear dark. The season’s schedule will designate Home and Visitors for each match.
Ball Size: Matches will be played using a size five (5) soccer ball. All teams are required to bring a size five (5) ball to each match.
Shin guards: Not mandatory but are highly recommended.
Jewelry: Players must not wear jewelry. Players assume all responsibility for injuries related to equipment and jewelry.
Team managers shall ensure that all players are at the field ten (10) minutes before the scheduled match.
The team manager shall bring a copy of her/his roster to each match and make it available to the referee when requested. The referee will note any missing rosters on the score card which is turned into the League Director.
A team, which cannot field six (6) players five (5) minutes after the scheduled start time which includes two (2) females and four (4) males, or three (3) females and three (3) males, shall forfeit the match. This includes reductions in eligible players due to send offs.
The team forfeiting shall be declared the loser by a score of two (2) goals to (0) zero.
Team Managers are responsible to set up the field. This typically only includes setting up the two (2) goals but could also involve moving items off the field.
A referee will be assigned to each match. The referee will serve as timekeeper and scorekeeper. The referee is part of the field of play and their calls are final.
Duration of Match: matches have two twenty-five (25) – minute halves and a five (5) – minute halftime.
Start of Match: The Home team decides which end to defend in the first half and kicks off. The kick-off will be at the center of the field on the referee’s whistle. The Visitors will kick off to begin the second half.
Kickoff: Occurs at the start of each half and to restart the match after goals are scored and may be kicked in any direction. Opponents must remain at least five (5) yards away from the ball before the kick. A Goal cannot be scored directly from the kickoff.
Restarts: All restarts for fouls are indirect free kicks. All defending players must be five (5) yards from the ball.
Substitutions: There are unlimited substitutions. Substitutions can only occur when the ball leaves the field of play and with the referee’s permission. Substitutions occuron the sidelines with the players entering and exiting the field at approximately the same location near mid field. The substitute can only enter the field after the player who is being substituted for has left the field. An unfair substitution shall result in an indirect free kick for the opponent at a point determined by the referee.
Offside: There is no offside.
Sliding/Slide tackling/Playing on the ground: Only the player’s feet can touch the ground when involved in play. There is no sliding, slide tackling, or playing on the ground allowed. Doing so is an automatic foul resulting in an indirect free kick for the opponent.
Goal Area: Offensive and defensive players may not be inside the goal area until the ball is inside the goal area. During a shot on goal, if the defensive team has a player in the goal area prior to the ball entering the area, a Penalty Kick will be rewarded to the opposing team. During a shot on goal, if an offensive team has a player in the goal area prior to the ball entering the box, a goal kick will be awarded to the defensive team.
Penalty Kicks: Penalty kicks are taken from the center of the field with all players five (5) yards from and behind the ball. The penalty kick is not complete until a goal is scored, the ball stops moving, or the ball leaves the field of play. Once the ball is kicked, it cannot be touched by any player. The penalty kick is retaken if an opponent touches the ball before it stops moving. An indirect kick is awarded to the defending team if a member of the kicking team touches the ball before it stops moving. The indirect kick is awarded where the ball is touched. The opponent restarts the match with a kickoff, goal kick, indirect free kick, or throw-in depending on the result of the penalty kick. The penalty kick is retaken if an opponent touches the ball before it stops moving.
Tied Scores A tied score at the end of regulation time during the regular season remains a tied score.
Forfeits: A team forfeits the match if it cannot field six (6) players which include two (2) females and four (4) males, or three (3) females and three (3) males. This includes reductions in players due to send offs.
If any player commits a foul, an indirect free kick will be taken by the opponent from the spot of the foul.
If the foul occurs within one (1) yard of the goal area, the referee awards the indirect free kick five (5) yards from the point of infraction.
Any fouls committed by a defender in the goal area results in a penalty kick for the opponent.
A player who receives a red card will be removed from the remainder of the match with his/her team playing “short” for the remainder of the match. The sent off player must also sit out the following match. Any player receiving a red card must give her/his name to the referee. If the referee is not given the player’s name, then the match will be stopped and the offending team will forfeit, regardless of the score. The sent off player’s name and reason for suspension will be reported to the League Director for additional sanctions as deemed appropriate.
Any player who engages in fighting of any kind, retaliatory or otherwise, will be automatically dismissed from the league without a refund. Not only will that player be removed from the league, but the team may also be banned indefinitely. Do not put your team in jeopardy of being kicked out of the league. Team managers will be held accountable for their team’s actions. The league director has the final say on all rules and regulations.
Bracket standings to determine first, second and third place will be based on the following:
Win three (3) points
Tie one (1) point
Loss zero (0) points
Total point ties will be resolved by the following tiebreakers, in order: