Rules and Guidelines

SEASON RULES:
At the start of the season teams will be placed randomly into leagues. You will play each team once and then be re-allocated into new skill based leagues depending on where you finish in the original league. You will play 2 10 week seasons in these leagues, with promotion and relegation taking place. A cup tournament will also be organised towards the end of the season (If you’re in Manchester this is the highlight of the year so make sure you get involved!)

MATCH RULES:
• Over head height is allowed

• When the ball goes out of play, play will be re-started with a kick in (if applicable). If the ball leaves the cage, play will be restarted with goalkeepers ball from the opposite team that last touched it.

• Nobody is allowed in the area except the goalkeeper, if a defender goes in their own area, it is a penalty. If the goalkeeper comes out it is a penalty. Common sense will be applied when enforcing this rule to decide whether it was deliberate or a players motion just carried them in. If an attacker goes in, its goalkeepers ball.

• Penalties will be taken from the edge of the area or 4 yards outside the area (depending on area size) and the taker must only have one step before the shot

•  Yellow cards carry a 2 minute sin bin. 2 yellows = a red.

• The goalkeeper cannot pick up a back pass, results in a free kick being given from 4 yards outside the area

• All free kicks are direct

• No opposition player can be stood within 4 yards of free kick, corner or kick in

• Once the goal keeper has passed the ball to a defender, the ball cannot go directly back to the goal keeper. If it does a free kick from the point of the pass will be given.

• If a foul is committed when the attacking player has a clear goal scoring opportunity a free shot will be given from the point of the foul. This will be the same as a free kick, but all players must be behind the ball.

• Substitutions are roll on/roll off, so players can come on and off as many times as they wish. However the referee must be notified when any substitution is made

• No sliding is allowed

RULES & REGULATIONS:
• By signing up to the competition you have made a commitment to fulfill all the fixtures in the coming year

• Please arrive 10 minutes before you game, so that you can pay your match fee and get started on time

• Teams must pay in cash before they play, you will be given a chip as receipt, games will not start until the referee has a chip from both teams

• If you are late, you will start a goal down

• If your team fails to honour a fixture, you will be liable for the full cost of the match missed. You will also be given a 5-0 loss.

• If the team you are due to play against do not show, a friendly will be organised which will cost the same as normal game, but you will get the 5-0 win.

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