INDOOR House Rules

Amherst Soccer Association – 2021-2022 Indoor House League Rules

Absolutely no jewelry including earrings, studs/new piercings

WATER ONLY allowed on the surface, no snacks, no food

8U Rules and Procedures – NARC – Using small goals

  1. 4 v 4 with NO Goalkeepers.  Please encourage the children to play in a square shape- everyone attacks, everyone defends.
  2. do not instruct a player to stand in front of the goal and not move.
  3. all restarts are played as kick-ins, no throws.
  4. corner kicks allowed
  5. goal kicks - place ball 3 large steps out from goal, have player take run at ball to kick.  Opposing team must retreat to midfield.
  6. no scores or standings are kept
  7. encourage playing all positions
  8. if you do not have enough players, borrow from the other team
  9. games are 25 minutes running time
  10. A Goal may only be scored from a team’s offensive half of the field.
  11. two games will be played per session – White jerseys will switch fields i.e. White from Field 1 moves to Field 3, white from Field 3 moves to Field 1

10U BOYS, 10U GIRLS, 12U GIRLS - INDOOR Rules – NARC – Using larger goals

1. 4 v 4 plus Goalkeeper (total 5 v 5)

  1. Subs on the fly, like hockey
  2. No offsides
  3. No goalkeeper punts, ball must stay below head height, otherwise possession and a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team – Ball should not be rolled or thrown past midfield by goalkeeper.
  4. No Throw-ins from the sidelines. Instead ball is placed on ground and passed into a teammate with the foot
  5. On free kicks and corners the opposing team must be minimum of 5 yards away from the ball.  On goal kicks, retreat to midfield
  6. No slide tackles, players must not go to ground to steal possession back
  7. no scores or standings are kept
  8. encourage playing all positions including goalkeeper
  9. if you do not have enough players, borrow from the other team
  10. games will consist of 2, 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  11. A Goal may only be scored from a team’s offensive half of the field.

12U BOYS – 14U COED - INDOOR Rules – Village Glen – Using small goals

1. 5 v 5 with NO Goalkeepers – may play 6 v 6 if coaches agree or 4 v 4 if attendance is low

  1. Subs on the fly, like hockey
  2. No offsides
  3. No goalkeeper punts, ball must stay below head height, otherwise possession and a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team – Ball should not be rolled or thrown past midfield by goalkeeper.
  4. No Throw-ins from the sidelines. Instead ball is placed on ground and passed into a teammate with the foot
  5. On free kicks, goal kicks and corners the opposing team must be minimum of 5 yards away from the ball
  6. No slide tackles, players must not go to ground to steal possession back
  7. no scores or standings are kept
  8. encourage playing all positions – players are not to stand in front of the goal where a goalie would stand
  9. if you do not have enough players, borrow from the other team
  10. games will consist of 2, 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime
  11. A Goal may only be scored from a team’s offensive half of the field. 

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