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7 on 7 Coed Soccer League - Winter 2020
Registration for NEW TEAMS is CLOSED
|Monday - January 13||8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Tuesday - January 14||8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Wednesday -January 15||8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Thursday - January 16||8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Friday - January 17||8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Coed (4 males, 3 females), 12 player roster
- Small Sized Fields
- Two 25 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
- 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM games
- No Goalies
- Free Substitutions
- No rain outs due to synthetic turf fields
- Championship apparel and discount for winners
- Includes 8 regular season games and potential playoff games
- Referee fees are included in registration
The City of Manhattan Beach 7 on 7 Coed Soccer is played on a synthetic turf field located at Manhattan Village Field, 1300 Parkview Avenue.
REGISTRATION: Register as a team by emailing Robbie Hoag. A league team roster will be sent to you via email. Team registration is accepted with a completed league team roster and payment.
Email Robbie Hoag or call (310) 802-5411.
Updated September 2013
All decisions of the Referee are final and binding. The league reserves the right to decide on all matters relative to the league and its’ decisions are final. In the event of inclement weather, the league coordinator may reschedule a match, change division structure, reduce match duration or cancel a match.
NO PROTESTS ARE ALLOWED
Spirit of the Game
The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department believes that safety is the most important component to recreation programming. Therefore, it is important that all participants understand that the emotional and physical safety of all players is of the utmost concern of the League Director and Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department.
Any player who engages in fighting of any kind, retaliatory or otherwise, will be automatically dismissed from the league without a refund. Not only will that player be removed from the league, but the team may also be banned indefinitely. Do not put your team in jeopardy of being kicked out of the league. Team managers will be held accountable for their team's actions. The league director has the final say on all rules and regulations.
- Players must be 18 years old or older.
- Each team shall be allowed a maximum of twelve (12) players. A minimum of three (3) female players and four (4) male players must be included on each coed team roster.
- Players must be listed on the roster at registration to be eligible to play; additions will only be permitted for injuries, etc, by approval of the league director. Player interchange from one match to the next is not authorized.
- There are no goalies for these matches.
- A player may compete only on one team per night.
- Field dimensions are as marked on the field and are ~ 35 by 70 yards for all divisions.
- The goal area dimensions are as marked on the field and are ~ 6 feet by 4 feet.
- It is strictly forbidden to wear metal cleats on the synthetic turf field.
- Jerseys: The home team will wear white and the visitors will wear dark. The season’s schedule will designate Home and Visitors for each match. If a team has custom jerseys, they must be a contrasting color with the scheduled opponent’s dark or white Jerseys. If not the team with the custom jerseys must change.
- Ball Size: Matches will be played using a size five (5) soccer ball. All teams are required to bring a size five (5) ball to each match.
- Shin guards: Not mandatory but are highly recommended.
- Jewelry: It is also recommended that players do not wear jewelry. Players assume all responsibility for injuries related to equipment and jewelry.
- Team managers shall ensure that all players are at the field ten (10) minutes before the scheduled match.
- The team manager shall bring a copy of her/his roster to each match and make it available to the referee when requested. The referee will note any missing rosters on the score card which is turned into the League Director and Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department. The League Director will take action on missing rosters as deemed appropriate.
- A team, which cannot field six (6) players five (5) minutes after the scheduled start time which includes two (2) females and four (4) males, or three (3) females and three (3) males, shall forfeit the match. This includes reductions in eligible players due to send offs.
- The team forfeiting shall be declared the loser by a score of two (2) goals to (0) zero.
- Team Managers are responsible to set up the field. This typically only includes setting up the two (2) goals but could also involve moving items off the field.
- A referee will be assigned to each match. The referee will serve as timekeeper and scorekeeper. The referee is part of the field of play and their calls are final.
- If no referee is present by the scheduled start time, the match will be rescheduled unless both teams agree to proceed.
- If the match proceeds, the score shall stand as played without protest.
All matches will be played in accordance with FIFA, Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) “Laws of the Game,” found at FIFA website. However, these City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation 7 on 7 Coed Soccer League Rules overrule the FIFA Laws where contradiction occurs.
- Duration of Match: matches have two twenty-five (25) - minute halves and a five (5) - minute halftime.
- Start of Match: The Home team decides which end to defend in the first half and kicks off. The kick-off will be at the center of the field on the referee’s whistle. The Visitors will kick off to begin the second half.
- Kickoff: Occurs at the start of each half and to restart the match after goals are scored and may be kicked in any direction. Opponents must remain at least five (5) yards away from the ball before the kick. A Goal cannot be scored directly from the kickoff.
- Restarts: All restarts for fouls are indirect free kicks. All defending players must be five (5) yards from the ball.
- Defensive Walls: There shall be no more than two (2) defensive players in any wall. All other defenders have to be five (5) yards from the ball.
- Substitutions: There are unlimited substitutions. Substitutions can only occur when the ball leaves the field of play and with the referee’s permission. Substitutions occur on the sidelines with the players entering and exiting the field at approximately the same location near mid field. The substitute can only enter the field after the player who is being substituted for has left the field. An unfair substitution shall result in an indirect free kick for the opponent at a point determined by the referee.
- Offside: There is no offside.
- Sliding/Slide tackling/Playing on the ground: Only the player’s feet can touch the ground when involved in play. There is no sliding, slide tackling, or playing on the ground allowed. Doing so is an automatic foul resulting in an indirect free kick for the opponent.
- Scoring: A goal is scored when the entire ball crosses the entire goal line in the air or on the ground between the goal posts and under the crossbar.
- Ball out of play: The ball is considered out of play when the entire ball crosses the goal line or touchline (sideline) or whenever the referee blows her/his whistles.
- Corner Kick: Shall be given when a defensive player last touches the ball before it crosses the goal line. The corner kick must be taken within a yard of the corner flag. A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick. Opposing players must be five (5) yards away from the ball
- Goal Kick: Shall be given when an offensive player last touches the ball before it crosses the goal line. The ball must be in the goal area when kicked. A goal may be scored directly off a goal kick. Opposing players must be five (5) yards away from the ball.
- Throw-Ins: A throw-in is given to the opponent of the team who last touched the ball before it crosses the touch line (side line). The throw-in shall occur one yard from where the ball crossed the touch line. A goal cannot be scored off a throw-in. Opponents must be 2 yards away from the throw-in.
- Goalies: There are no goalies. No player can control the ball with her/his hands during the match.
- Goal Area: Offensive and defensive players may not be inside the goal area until the ball is inside the goal area. During a shot on goal, if the defensive team has a player in the goal area prior to the ball entering the area, a Penalty Kick will be rewarded to the opposing team. The referee may caution the offending player. During a shot on goal, if an offensive team has a player in the goal area prior to the ball entering the box, a goal kick will be awarded to the defensive team. The referee may caution the offending player.
- Penalty Kicks: Penalty kicks are taken from the center of the field with all players five (5) yards from and behind the ball. The penalty kick is not complete until a goal is scored, the ball stops moving, or the ball leaves the field of play. Once the ball is kicked, it cannot be touched by any player. The penalty kick is retaken if an opponent touches the ball before it stops moving. An indirect kick is awarded to the defending team if a member of the kicking team touches the ball before it stops moving. The indirect kick is awarded where the ball is touched. The opponent restarts the match with a kickoff, goal kick, indirect free kick, or throw-in depending on the result of the penalty kick. The referee may show a yellow card or red card to players who commit an infraction during a penalty kick. The penalty kick is retaken if an opponent touches the ball before it stops moving.
- Tied Scores A tied score at the end of regulation time during the regular season remains a tied score.
- Match Overtime: There will be no overtime, except in playoffs.
- Forfeits: A team forfeits the match if it cannot field six (6) players which include two (2) females and four (4) males, or three (3) females and three (3) males. This includes reductions in players due to send offs.
- Pass or Shot Height: There is no limitation on the height of passes or shots by foot or head.
If any player commits any of the following fouls, an indirect free kick will be taken by the opponent from the spot of the foul.
- If the foul occurs within one (1) yard of the goal area, the referee awards the indirect free kick five (5) yards from the point of infraction.
- A goal cannot be scored directly from an indirect free kick until another player touches the ball.
- Any fouls committed by a defender in the goal area results in a penalty kick for the opponent.
- The referee may show a yellow or red card to the player or players who commit fouls;
- based on the severity of how the foul was committed
- in the goal area,
- It is considered a foul to:
- Kick or trip an opponent
- Jump at an opponent
- Charge an opponent
- Strike or attempt to strike an opponent
- Grab, push or obstruct an opponent
- Touch the ball intentionally with the hand or arm
- Slide tackle – front or behind
- Being inside the goal area before the ball enters the goal area
- Cautions (Yellow Cards): Players will be cautioned if the player:
- Demonstrates unsportsmanlike behavior
- Dissents - by word or action
- Persistently infringes the laws of the game
- Intentionally delays a restart of the game
- Does not give the five (5) yards for a direct kick or corner kick
- In the opinion of the referee participates in any “unfair play”
- Send Offs (Red Cards): A player will be sent off for:
- Receiving two yellow cards in the same match
- Serious foul play
- Violent play/conduct
- Foul or abusive language
- Any “unfair play” or “unacceptable behavior” in the opinion of the referee
A player who receives a red card will be removed from the remainder of the match with his/her team playing “short” for the remainder of the match. The sent off player must also sit out the following match. Any player receiving a red card must give her/his name to the referee. If the referee is not given the player’s name, then the match will be stopped and the offending team will forfeit, regardless of the score. The sent off player’s name and reason for suspension will be reported to the League Director for additional sanctions as deemed appropriate.
Bracket standings to determine first, second and third place will be based on the following:
- Win three (3) points
- Tie one (1) point
- Loss zero (0) points
Total point ties will be resolved by the following tiebreakers, in order:
- Head-to-head match up
- Total goals scored
- Fewest goals allowed
The only rule change for playoffs is that a playoff match cannot end in a tie and “Kicks From the Mark” will be used to determine an winner.
Kicks From The Mark Tie Breaking Procedure for Playoffs: Playoff matches which are tied at the end of regulation (second half) will be settled using “Kicks From The Mark” (Kicks) as follows:
- The referee will conduct a coin toss and the winner of the coin toss decides either to kick first or second.
- Kicks will be taken from the center of the field.
- The ball cannot be touched again after it is kicked.
- The Kick ends when the ball stops moving.
- All eligible players may participle in the kicks. If one team has more eligible players then the other team that team may “Reduce to Equate” for total team size.
- Teams do not have to reduce to equate if they want all their players to participate in the kicks.
- A set of five (5) kicks will be taken by five (5) different players from each team with at least two (2) women in each group of five (5).
- Each team will alternate between male and female kickers until all females in the group of five (5) have taken a kick.
- The best of five (5)will determine the winner.
- If the match is still tied after the group of five (5), a series of 1 vs. 1 “Golden Goal” kick-off rounds will occur until a winner is determined.
- The teams shall alternate between male and female kickers during the 1 vs. 1 rounds until all females have taken a kick.
- A player may not take a second kick until all teammates have taken a kick.
- A winner is determined when only one team scores in a round.
- After all players have taken a kick the teams can reorder their kickers for the additional
- 1 vs. 1 kicks but must alternate between male and female kickers until all females have kicked. 1 vs. 1 kicks continue in this manner until a winner is determined.
- A player may not take a third or fourth (etc.) kick in the 1 vs. 1 rounds until all other players have taken their kick in each round.