(FIFA RULES APPLY IF NOT MODIFIED WITHIN)
PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams; registration
form before the tournament begins.
REFUNDS/TRANSFERS: Players may be transferred up until the start of the 1 st game.
Refunds will be given in full if tourney is notified before November 18.
ROSTERS: All rosters are final upon completion of the team's first game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: SIX is the maximum number of players on a team; three field
players at one time. Players may only play on one team per division. There are no
goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players
must be called onto the field by the referee and enter and exit at the half-field mark
only. Players must already be at the half-field mark when dead ball situation first occurs
to be called on.
GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions. Females CAN
play in male divisions.
UNIFORM: All players on the same team must wear the same color shirt. If teams
would like to bring a second color, or pennies will be provided for teams that play each
other in the same colors.
EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will
not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls.
FIELD DIMENSIONS: Length: 35- 40 yards, Width: 25-30 yards
GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 10 minute halves separated by a two
minute halftime, OR the game ends when a team reaches a 10 goal lead. Pool games
tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end tied.
PLAYOFF OVERTIME: TEAMS WILL HAVE A 3 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL”
OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner is decided by shootout with the
3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.
GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the
SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a
loss. FORFEITS: A forfeit is scored as 5-0
TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1)
head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference in pool play; 3) fewest goals
against in pool play; 4) goals scored; 5) team shootout with entire rosters.
NO OFFSIDES IN 3V3 SOCCER AND NO SLIDE TACKLING OR HEADING IN 3V3
HEADING: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick
(IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.
FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand five yards
away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal area is closer than five yards, the ball
is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.
KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.
INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except
corner and penalty kicks.
GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line.
KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction.
PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity
was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the top of the center circle
(15ft. line) on the offensive side of the midfield line with all other players behind the
midfield line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.
Penalty kicks are not live balls.
PLAYER/BENCH PERSONNEL EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees have
the right to dismiss a player OR bench personnel from the game for continual
disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off. RED CARD
suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may dismiss player
or bench personnel for rest of tournament. (Teams still play with 3 on the field)
SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature
of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any
instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.
FORFEITS: A forfeit shall be scored as 5-0.
SITUATIONS THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS ARE THE DECISION OF
THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.