SoccerPolicies

Soccer Policies


  Adult Registration         Click the button for online registration or fill out and return with deposit this Adult Registration Form

  Youth Registration        Click the button for online registration or fill out and return with deposit this Youth Registration Form

Teams are registered on a first-come, first-served basis - with current teams getting first priority. The deposit fee of $100 ($200 for youth) must accompany the registration form. A deposit will be refunded only if a team is not offered a position in the season requested and does not wish to remain on the waiting list for the next available season. You can use the online registration to pay your individual league fee as well. Contact your manager to find out your portion of the league fee.

LEAGUE FEE: Adult league fees are $600. The balance of the team fee is due before first game of the season. A $50 late charge will be imposed on teams paying their balance later than their first league game. There is a $20 fee to re-schedule a game. There will be a $25 returned check fee. There will be no refunds for missed games, including missed games due to injury. ** YOUTH WINTER LEAGUE will be a 9 game schedule - $675.

HOUSE TEAM PAYEMENT POLICY: All league fees for a “house team” must be paid in advance to hold a spot on the roster. This includes both youth and adult teams

PLAYER CARDS: No individual will be allowed to participate in any league game until a Waiver & Release of Liability form (Player Card) has all the necessary information and signatures properly completed. Player Cards are $15 and valid from Oct 1-Sept 30. You will not be allowed to play without a player card. REMEMBER, you MUST show your player card before EVERY game. Player cards are valid 10/1-9/30, and are $15.

  Adult Player Card    You can now purchase your player card online!

  Youth Player Card    You can now purchase your player card online! Youth House Team player cards are included in your child's team fee.

SESSION & GAME DURATION: All Sessions are 8 games - Each game is 2 x 22 minute halves. There will be a No Show Fee of $20 charged to any team who does not speak directly to an Indoor Goals employee more than 48 hrs in advance of the scheduled game.

TEMP CARDS: All players must be registered with Indoor Goals to be eligible for a Temporary ID Card. Players must present a picture ID to be verified with current player card information. If a player can not be verified as registered, the player must complete a player card registration form and pay the $15.00 fee. There will be a $2 fee for temporary cards.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Any and all players must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to be eligible to play in any Adult soccer division. Players may be required to provide proof of age.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS & GAME BALLS: Indoor Goals provides the game ball. No unbagged balls allowed off the playing field.
U11 and below: 7 players, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper. Size 4 ball
All Other Divisions (except COED): 6 players, one of whom shall be a goalkeeper. Size 5 ball
Co-Ed: 7 players, 3 men, 3 women (minimum 2), plus 1 goalkeeper (gender indifferent). Size 5 ball

EQUIPMENT: Artificial turf or flat-soled shoes are required (no cleats). All players must wear shinguards, covered by socks. Teams must be dressed in matching colored shirts. All teams must be in like colored shirts or pennies. Like colors means – if your team is wearing blue, then all players must be in blue. Having a 2nd color of white, would be a good idea, for those teams who are having difficulty matching. Numbers are suggested, but not required. Teams must have an alternate set of matching shirts in case of a color conflict. The home team must change colors in the event of a conflict. Teams without "referee-approved" matching colored shirts will forfeit the game.

****Activity tracking wrist gadgets must be covered completely. Thanks you for your cooperation. ****

RULES OF THE GAME: All rules are in compliance with USSF and CISL. Click here for US Indoor Soccer Rules
Substitutions: Substitutions are unlimited. Permitted after goals, during breaks in play, or during play (player must be at the touchline of his/her team before a substitute can enter).
No slide tackling, chewing gum, spitting or board hopping.
All free kicks are direct.
Three Line Rule: If the ball crosses both red lines while in the air without hitting anything (wall, surface or player), a free kick shall be awarded to the defending team and shall be taken from the first red line.

Soccer ball hitting the cables is now a "Play On" instead of change in possession

Penalties: 2-minute penalties for misconduct shall be served to the full length of time. A substitute may enter during the penalty. The penalized player may not leave the box until a break in play occurs.
2-minute penalties resulting from fouls must be served for the duration unless that team is scored against. The team will play short during this time. The penalized player may re-enter the field at the expiration of time or after the goal.

HOUSE RULES: Saturday Night Coed Division 2 and Division 3 (Coed Rec) Soccer House Rules: These rules are being put in place in order to make playing indoor soccer at Indoor Goals an enjoyable experience for all participants.
No score is kept.
The Macho Rule: If the referee feels that any player threatens, intimidates or places in jeopardy another by his or her style of play, a free kick will be awarded (if warranted, a 2-minute penalty may be issued). Be advised that a powerful shot on goal may be JUST such a situation. The enforcement of this rule is solely at the discretion of the referee.
Two Line (Clearing) Rule: Any kicked ball that travels (IN THE AIR) more than two lines will cause the offending team to lose possession. The ball will be placed on the first line the ball crossed with the opposing team having a free kick.
Two goal limit per person.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Individuals are expected to play under control within the rules of the game, and to the best of their ability, avoid causing injury to themselves and other persons using the facility. Sportsmanship is strictly enforced in all leagues and tournaments. Players and/or teams will be suspended from further participation in league play or tournaments if they receive poor ratings.

REFEREE STAFF: Indoor Goal's management would like to reaffirm that referees appointed to officiate each game have complete authority, and that his/her decisions on points of fact connected with the game are final.

REFEREE FEE: $9 per game per team

LEVELS OF COMPETITION: Indoor Goals reserves the right to make the necessary changes within league divisions to insure an equal level of ability and competition.

PLAYER BENCHES:
Adult Leagues: For safety reasons, only players are allowed in the player boxes during league games. Teams may receive a 2-minute bench penalty for violation of this rule.
Youth Leagues: For safety reasons, only players and a limit of 2 coaches are allowed in the player boxes during league games. Teams may receive a 2-minute bench penalty for violation of this rule. The High School division games must have and adult coach or parent on the player bench.

YOUTH GOAL LIMIT: In youth leagues (U18 and below), if one team gains a 3 goal advantage over the opposing team, the opposing team may add ONE player to the field. This addition is to remain until the team is down by one goal, then they have to remove a player from the field.

YOUTH LEAGUE GOAL THROWS: In youth leagues U7 and U9, the goalie is allowed to punt the ball back into play after a save. All other levels the goalie must throw the ball or play the ball off the ground.

YOUTH LEAGUE AGES:
Age Group Chart: Season 2016-17 Players may be required to provide proof of age. For preformed teams, you can qualify to play in the division your team played during the fall 2016 outdoor session (THJSL division)

Age Group Birth Year or Later Usually In Notes
U5 2012 Pre-K no headers allowed for this age group per OYSA rule
U7 2010 K, 1st no headers allowed for this age group per OYSA rule
U9 2008 2nd, 3rd no headers allowed for this age group per OYSA rule
U11 2006 4th, 5th no headers allowed for this age group per OYSA rule
U13 2004 6th, 7th  
U15 2002 8th, 9th  

 

ADULT GOAL LIMIT: No player may score more than two goals per game in Coed Division 2 and Division 3 (Coed REC)

STARTING TIMES: Teams with the minimum number of players to start shall take the field when signaled to do so by the referee. Failure to comply will result in a two-minute penalty for delay of game. Teams without the minimum number of players required to start will forfeit the match.

GAME-TIME FORFEITED GAMES: The winning team in a forfeit has the following options:
1) Conducting a closed practice session. A referee will not be provided for practices.
2) Sharing players with the other team and scrimmaging.
3) Letting the other team pick up players that are acceptable to the winning team and acceptable to the referee for that division.

NO SHOW POLICY: There will be a No Show Fee of $20 charged to any team who does not speak directly to an Indoor Goals employee more than 48 hrs in advance of the scheduled game.

INJURIES: The game clock does not stop in the case of injuries.

RED CARD POLICY: A player or coach ejected (red-carded) in a game or scrimmage by a referee will serve a minimum 2-week or 2 game suspension from all divisions in which the individual plays. The suspension may be longer depending on the severity of the incident and any previous red cards. The league reserves and will use the right to place any probationary period of life league play bans on red card penalties. No refunds will be given to a player receiving a red card.
An ejected player or coach must leave the facility. Anyone who refuses to leave the premises when directed to do so by the referee or facility manager shall serve an additional suspension as determined by the management.
Any player who engages in further misconduct following an ejection shall serve an additional suspension as-determined by the management.
There will be a $25 fine for anyone receiving a red card. The person's player card will be returned upon payment of this fine.
If a player receives additional red cards, management will review the infraction and the player may serve an additional suspension as determined by the management.

TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION: Indoor Goals management reserves the right to terminate an individual's participation at the facility for violation of any Indoor Goals policy. Participation may be terminated during a game, at which time the player will be ejected. Any player who drinks alcohol prior to playing will be banned from play for a minimum of one year. Any underage person who attempts to purchase or drink alcohol in this facility will be permanently banned from all participation.

TERMINATION OF GAME BY TEAM: A team that leaves the field in protest will be suspended for one game and will be placed on probation for one year. Any similar action by that team will result in immediate termination of participation. In addition to the probation, the team will be required to submit a $100 "performance bond" before the team is allowed to continue participation in the league.

ABANDONMENT OF GAME BY REFEREE: A game shall be abandoned if members of one or both teams leave the bench to engage in misconduct.

COACH/MANAGER/PLAYER RESPONSIBILITY: It is the responsibility of each player and the player's manager or coach to be aware of the total status of their own or their player's infractions. Failure to comply may result in further disciplinary measures which may include suspension of the player/coach and forfeiture of games played in. (This also includes the use of illegal players - those not registered properly on the team roster).

**INDOOR GOALS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE**