FIYA Soccer Rules

applies to Divisions 1, 1A 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.
  • 9 v 9 for Division 1A
  • In Division 1A, a team must begin a game with seven 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.