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FIYA Soccer Rules

applies to Divisions 1 and 2

  • 11 v 11 for Divisions 1 and 2
  • In Divisions 1 and 2, a team must begin a game with nine or more players or else it is a forfeit.
  • 25 minute halves with running time; no time added for injuries.
  • Five minute halftime.
  • No timeouts.
  • Free substitution. Substitution on own possession, goal kick, or after a goal is scored.
  • Size 5 ball, each team should be prepared to provide one game ball.
  • Off sides is in effect.
  • In the regular season, there is no overtime or penalty kicks and a game may end in a tie.
  • In playoffs, if a game is tied after regulation and time permits at a facility, there will be a five minute overtime period (golden goal).  If the game remains tied after the overtime period, there will be penalty kicks.
  • Standings determined by points. A win is worth 3 points, a tie one point, a loss 0 points, and a forfeit -3 points.
  • Metal cleats may not be worn.
  • Shin guards must be worn.
  • A red card results in an ejection. Two yellow cards in one game equal a red card.
  • For anything not mentioned above, FIFA rules are in effect.

FIYA Futsal Rules

applies to Division 2 and 3

  • 5 v 5, four outfielders plus a goalkeeper.
  • For Division 2 - 24 minute halves with running time; no time added for injuries.
  • For Division 3 - 20 minute halves with running time; no time added for injuries.
  • Three (3) minute halftime.
  • One timeout (30 sec) per half.
  • All substitutions are on the fly; a substitute may not enter the match until the player leaving the match is at the touchline in the substitution zone.
  • Team benches are on defensive side of pitch and teams switch benches at halftime.
  • Size 4 ball for Division 2; Size 3 ball for Division 3.
  • No off sides is in effect.
  • Indoor gym shoes and shin guards must be worn.
  • FIYA futsal shall adopt many of the rules laid out in