SOCCER INDOOR RULES
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United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. # 107 San Diego, CA 92111 USA
Tele. (858) 571.9919 FAX (858) 571-1641 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Indoor Sports Association (USISA) Arena Soccer with Boards Rules 1340 N. Great Neck Road, Suite 1272-142 Virginia Beach, VA 23454-2268
Fax: (509) 357-7096 E-Mail: email@example.com website: www.usindoor.com
TEAM; 18+: MEN
Each team shall start the tournament with a maximum of twelve (12) players and a minimum of eight (5). Each team is permitted one (1) Non-Playing Coach. Each team must start every game with a minimum four (4) players, one of whom must be the goalkeeper, on the field.
NOTE: Soccer competitors may compete in both Indoor and Field Soccer, when offered, but if a conflict in games’ schedules occurs due to a competitor entering both sports, the competitor must choose the sport he/she will compete in. The USPFC will not adjust game schedules to accommodate individual competitors/teams. The USPFC will not refund entry fees due to this scheduling conflict.
1 Sport Coordinator
Assistant Sport Coordinator(s): where multiple facilities are used, the Assistant Sport Coordinator will assume Sport Coordinator’s duties at the facility he/she is assigned.
1 referee and 1 table assistant/scorekeeper per game.
Discipline Committee: This committee will consist of the Sport Coordinator and 2 additional USPFC representatives. The committee will address infractions that occur during the tournament, and will make disciplinary recommendations to the USPFC.
Credentials Official: This person works under the supervision of the Sports Coordinator, and is responsible for verifying that each player in each game is properly credentialed (competitor pass). If multiple venues are utilized, one Credentials Official must be assigned to each venue.
Check-in table workers: The USPFC must provide a minimum of one (1) person to work the check–in table at each venue each day of competition. They work under the direct
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supervision of the Sport Coordinator, and must be familiar with USPFC competitor check-in procedures.
Basic medical supplies will be provided by the USPFC at each venue, including ice packs, bandages and elastic wraps. A physical therapist/technician shall be available at each venue to assist competitors. Communications shall be available and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
A minimum of 2 fields of similar measures. All fields must be of similar proportions and conditions. All fields should be accessible each day at least one hour before the start of competition.
Chin Guards are required No metal or screw-in cleats Soft brim caps worn only
Game Score Records
“Size 5” balls: 3 for each field (should be new balls).
Competitor Check-in Station (table, bench, etc.)
Water and/or liquid refreshment should be available for competitors.
A “Pool Play – Round Robin” followed by a Single Elimination Playoff tournament format will be used. If fewer than 8 teams enter, this event will be held as a straight round robin tournament with no additional playoff.
If pool play is used:
- All games will be played to determine a winner. If games in pool play are tied at the end of regulation, shootout will be used to determine the winner.
- Tie breakers for determining standings in Pool Play will be as follows:
o Head-to-head. If 3 teams are tied and 1 team defeated the other 2 in pool play, that team will be declared the winner of the tie- breaker. If 1 team lost to the other 2 tied teams, that team will be eliminated from the tie-breaker.
o Goals allowed o Coin toss
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- In pool play, 3 points will be awarded for a win in regulation; 2 points will be awarded for a win in a shootout; 1 point for a loss in a shootout; and 0 points for a loss in regulation.
- Depending on the number of teams entered, 8 teams will advance to the play-off round. Teams will be seeded into the playoffs using a blind draw, with first place teams being seeded first.For all playoff games in if a game is tied at the end of regulation, the following shall take place:1. A 2 minute rest period shall follow.
2. The teams shall not change ends.
- A 5 minute “sudden victory” overtime period shall be played. The game shall terminate upon the scoring of a goal and the team scoring the goal shall be declared the winner.
- If neither team scores during the overtime period, a shoot-out shall take place according to USISA Rules.
Duration of Game: The game shall consist of two 22-minute halves, with a 1-minute break between the halves.
GENERAL SPORT RULES for Soccer – Indoor
Player Check-in Procedures: Each player must Check-in at the “Indoor Soccer Check-in Table” prior to each game his/her team plays, and show Participant Passes and present them to the USPFC Credentials Official. The Credentials Official will give Participant Passes to the referee before the beginning of the game. The referee shall return the Participant Passes to the Credentials Official following each game, after noting any player misconduct on the official game record. The Credentials Official will return the Participant Passes to the players or the coach/captain.
There is free substitution during the game. (Players substituted off the field may be substituted back on the field.)
Player Misconduct: If a player is ejected from a game by the referee (red card), he/she will be automatically suspended from playing in the following [one] game with the possibility of a greater suspension based on a review of the incident.
The Indoor Soccer Discipline Committee will review incidents resulting in a red card and recommend any further discipline to the USPFC. The USPFC will rule on the committee’s recommendations.
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Players do not accumulate “yellow” or “blue” cards from one game to another. Dress: Players dress shall be consistent with USISA and USPFC rules.
For safety reasons, only players are allowed in the team bench areas.
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Medals are awarded First through Third Place (1st – 3rd). A maximum of 26 sets of medals will be required.
THE USPFC GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE USPFC COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE
CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.
The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.