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OPEN 7v7 Format

OPEN 7v7 LEAGUE


UPDATED & EFFECTIVE 9/1/2018


1. 7 players v 7 players (6 outfield players & 1 goalkeeper per team):


2. Squads may have up to 15 players. No player can be added to the roster after the culmination of the league.

3. Games are 43 minutes in length. They will consist of twenty-one (21) minute halves and include one (1) minute rest. Games will kick-off on time and teams may be penalized if they fail to arrive on time for their game

4. There is NO offside rule

5. NO SLIDE TACKLES AT ANY TIME. We encourage you to stay on your feet, this is a friendly but competitive league. Players are allowed to slide to stop a goal or the ball going out of play, but the slide must not endanger other people. The referee will decide what is a slide tackle and whether it is dangerous play...the referee's decision is final. 

6. ALL free-kicks are direct unless the referee states otherwise. A wall is allowed but all opposing players must be 8 yards from the ball

7. Penalty-Kicks are taken 10 yards from goal

8. Goalkeepers:

- CANNOT throw, kick, punt or drop-kick the ball past the half-way line without it touching the ground first. The only time a GK can send the ball past the halfway line without it touching the ground is when the ball is in play. The GK can not pick up the ball and then put it down to kick it past the halfway line without it touching the ground.

- CAN slide in his/her own box, marked out by four cones. The referee will determine what is inside or outside the box

- MUST release the ball from their hands within six(6) seconds. Failure to do so will result in a DIRECT free-kick to the opposing team from the edge of the area.

8a. The GKs area will be marked by four small cones. We ask that all GKs only handle the ball within this area. All decisions on what is inside or outside the box will be ultimately decided by the referee. THE REFEREE'S DECISION IS FINAL. If a GK handles the ball outside the area a free kick will be awarded and a yellow or red card may be given.

9. Teams must have a MINIMUM OF 5 PLAYERS to start the game

10. In a regular season teams will receive:


- 3 points for a win
- 1 point for a tie
- 0 points for a loss

11. The league table will be decided by the following:

- Total points gained
- Goal differential
- Goals scored
- Head to Head scoreline

12. During Playoffs and Championship game, in the result of a tie, each team will take three penalty-kicks. If the score is level after three kicks, it will go to sudden death. Players can not take more than one penalty kick unless sudden death goes on long enough to come back round to the first player


13. If a player is injured or bleeding they must leave the field of play until they are ready to come back on. The players uniform must be completely free of blood before entering the field of play again

14. If a player receives a yellow card, their team must play a player down for 2 minutes, even if a goal is scored.Half-time ends the carded playerâ??s time off the field

15. If a player receives a red card, the player must leave the field of play, but will be allowed to stay within the park grounds if their conduct is appropriate. The team of the offending player will play a player down for the reminder of their match

16. The referee's decision is final. If a player would like to complain to the league regarding a particular game or incident, they must do so within 24 hours of that game. They must make the complaint by emailing leagues@ps2g.org with subject line 'COMPLAINT'.


17. There are unlimited substitutions.

18. Just like in any soccer game, goals CAN be scored direct from kick-off

19. Shin-guards are not required but are recommended

20. The league does not tolerate violence of any kind. Your actions may result in police involvement and you will almost definitely receive a suspension from the league

21. Games will be played come rain or shine. However, if there is snow or the field is unfit to use, the league reserve the right to cancel games and will provide teams with a make-up date. All decisions on the day's games will be made before 5pm if possible and the captain of each team will receive a phone call, text message or email

22. Cancellations after 5pm will be made at the referee's discretion. A make-up date will be arranged if needed

and finally...

24. Team Captains are responsible for the following things:

- The conduct of their team

- Registration fees being paid on time (if players miss a payment deadline, the remaining balance will be transferred to the Team Captain and until that fee is paid, the team will start their games 2 goals down)

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