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Adult Division Laws of the Game

Law 1 – The Field of Play:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 2 – The Ball:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 3 – The Players:

·         Shall conform to IFAB with the following exceptions

·         30+ Division – two females must be on the field of play at all times during play. If a female is not on the field of play the team will play down by the number of missing females.

·         Recreation Division - two females must be on the field of play at all times during play. If a female is not on the field of play the team will play down by the number of missing females. If one team is short female players a decision can be made between both captains and the referee to allow extra female players from one side to play for the other.

·         Substitutions are unlimited and can be made at any stoppage in play with permission of the referee.

Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment:

·         Shall conform to IFAB with the following exception

·         Casts will be allowed with doctor’s release and MUSC release to be presented to the referee at each game.

o   Casts must be padded to make it safe for all participants

o   The referee will make the final decision

Law 5 – The Referee:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 6 – The Other Match Officials:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 7 – The Duration of the Match:

·         Shall conform to IFAB with the following exceptions

·         If a match is abandoned after a suspension in play after the first half has been completed it will stand as a complete match. The score at the time of termination will be the final score.

  • In situations where a winner needs to be determined and the need for over time exists. The overtime shall consist of 2-10 minute periods starting 5 minutes after the end of regulation time and allowing 5 minutes between the two overtime periods.  The conditions of Law 8 will apply.
  • If after this overtime there is still no winner, follow IFAB’s Kicks from the Penalty Mark.

Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 9 – The Ball in and Out of Play:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match:

·         Shall conform to IFAB with the following exceptions

·         The Rec Division – any one player may score no more than two goals per game. If additional goals are scored they will not count and will result in a goal kick.

Law 11 – Offside:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct:

·         Shall conform to IFAB with the following exceptions

·         Open Co-Ed, 30+, and Rec Division – No slide tackling is allowed. This will be deemed as playing in a dangerous manner and an Indirect Free Kick will be awarded, assuming a more serious offense was not committed in in the process of the tackle.

·         Rec Division – The goalkeeper is not to be charged. If this occurs a Direct Free Kick will be awarded at the spot of the infraction.

Law 13 – Free Kicks:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 14 – The Penalty Kick:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 15 – The Throw-In:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 16 – The Goal Kick:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

Law 17 – The Corner Kick:

·         Shall conform to IFAB

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