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Compass Truckers Soccer Tournament 2012 Rules

All participants understand and agree that use of this facility and/or participation in an activity is at their own risk and Compass Holding is not responsible for any incidents, injuries or loss of property that may occur.
Each team should start the game with 6 players; a minimum of 4 is needed to avoid a forfeit.
A player may play on only one team.
Each team shall designate to the Referee a player as the field captain. This person is the only player who can communicate with the monitor; all others must be kept quiet or asked to leave the facility. The captain is responsible for any information contained in the Compass Truckers Soccer Tournament Rules.


• The game will consist of two 15-minute halves (running clock) separated by a 2-5 minute half-time period.
• During play, the clock will only stop for injuries.
• In the event of a tie during the playoffs, a tiebreaker will be conducted.
•There will be one (1) five (5) minute Golden Goal period. A coin toss will determine which team will kick off first.
•If after the period, neither team has scored, the winner shall be determined by a penalty-kick tiebreaker.
• Penalty kicks are taken from the penalty mark. The goalkeeper can move sideways but not forward until the ball is kicked.
• A coin toss will determine the team that kicks first.
• Each team will take 3 penalty kicks (taken alternately). The team that scores the greatest number of these will win.
• If necessary, the PKs will continue on a sudden-death basis: the first team to score an unanswered goal wins.
• A different player will take each kick, progressing through the entire roster of players who played in the game. The team with the most players present will choose to have all their players kick, or have the same number of players as the other team takes a kick.
• Players must have played that game to participate in the penalty kick tiebreaker.
• Once the entire roster of players is completed, the initial kicking order will be repeated.

All matches will be played on grass field 130’ long and 80’ wide. The goals are 14’x 6.5’.

Substitutions are unlimited and occur "on the fly". This should occur near the bench area and the entering player may not touch the ball until the player being replaced is off the court. A keeper may be replaced only on a dead ball and the official must be informed.

• The ball is dead whenever it goes across the touch line. A kick-in takes place from that spot.
• A corner kick or a goal kick takes place if it goes over the goal line.
• A keeper may receive the ball with his hands from a teammate only if the pass is played with anything but the feet or hands. Note that he has only four (4) seconds to release the ball.
• The player taking the goal kick must set the ball in the box. The ball must be stationary and the kick-in must be taken within four (4) seconds.
• On an indirect free kick, the ball may go directly off the opponent, including the goalkeeper's body, and into the goal for a score.
• On an indirect kick or direct kick, the defending player must be at least five yards away from the ball. A Yellow Card will be issued if a player repeatedly disregards this rule.


The goalkeeper may possess the ball with the hands as long as the ball stays within the box. Any collision with the goalkeeper will be an automatic INDIRECT FREE KICK.
If he handles the ball outside the goalkeeper's box, a free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team.
The keeper loses the ability to handle the ball and is treated as a regular player outside of the goal box .

The keeper may release the ball from his hands or feet.

• Kick off
• Direct kick
• Corner kick
• Goal kick to opponent goal

• The following infractions will result in a DIRECT FREE KICK (a man wall may be formed).
-Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
-Tripping an opponent
-Jumping or throwing himself upon an opponent
-Charging an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner
-Charging an opponent from behind unless the opponent is obstructing
-Striking or attempting to strike an opponent or spitting on an opponent
-Holding an opponent
-Pushing an opponent
-Charging an opponent with the shoulder
-Sliding in an attempt to play the ball, when an opponent (slide tackle) is playing it
-Handling the ball, except the keeper in his penalty area
• Should a player of the defending team intentionally commit one of the above 11 offenses within his penalty area his team shall be penalized with a penalty kick, regardless of the position of the ball, as long as it is in play.
• If a player has an open goal ahead of him and is fouled, or when a defender intentionally handles the ball, blocking an obvious opportunity for a score, a DIRECT FREE KICK is awarded. A penalty kick is taken if the foul takes place in the penalty area. The offending player must be shown a YELLOW CARD.
• The following infractions will result in an INDIRECT FREE
- Playing in a manner considered by the referee to be dangerous, e.g. raises his feet to kick backwards or kicks with the heel, or attempts to take the ball out of the hands of the opposing keeper.
-When not playing the ball intentionally obstructs an opponent, running between him and the ball, or interposing the body in such a manner as to prevent an opponent from playing the ball when he is not in control of the ball.
-Charging the keeper except when he has passed outside the penalty area
• When playing as a keeper: he touches or controls the ball with his hands.
• A YELLOW CARD equals a warning.
• Two yellow cards equal a RED CARD and the player is ejected from the game. The team must then play one down for the remainder of the game.
• Any player who receives a straight red card can be ejected for the remainder of the tournament if determined by the referee. 

Each match shall be controlled by a referee, who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed, from the moment he enters the premises where the pitch is located until he leaves them.
The referee shall:
• enforce the Laws of the Game
• allow play to continue if the team against which an offense has been committed stands to benefit t from such an advantage, and penalize the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue.
• take note of and report to the appropriate authorities any incidents occurring before, during and after the match and any disciplinary measures taken against players or team officials.
• act as a timekeeper in the event that this official is not present
• stop, suspend or terminate the match for any infringement of the Laws of the Game when he considers it appropriate.
• stop, suspend or terminate the match as a result of any kind of outside interference.
• take disciplinary action against players guilty of cautionable and sending-off offenses
• take action against team officials who are guilty of misconduct and, if necessary, dismiss them from the pitch and surrounding area.
• ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the pitch
• stop the match if, in his opinion, a player is seriously injured and ensure that this player is removed from the pitch
• allow play to continue until the ball is out of play if a player is, in his opinion, only slightly injured
• ensure that any ball used meets the requirements of Futsal rules.
• punish the more serious offense if a player commits more than one offense at the same time.

Be advised that only team captains are allowed to submit a complaint regarding any violations of Compass Truckers soccer Tournament rules or other similar issues.
A complaint must be submitted immediately after the violation is perceived, otherwise it will not be accepted.
If any, complaints must be submitted and are reviewed by Compass Truckers soccer Tournament Director: Samir Albeitoni. It is his sole and ultimate decision that solves any issues regarding this Tournament.

Referee Manager
Samir Albeitoni

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:27

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