Soccer

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The object of the game of Soccer is to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal…

 

Soccer (or football as it's known outside of the United States) is played in over 200 countries, making it the most popular sport in the world. It is also one of the oldest sports to exist having been recorded all the way back to the fourth century B.C.E. This sport requires teamwork as well as cardiovascular and aerobic training and is a great way to get into better shape while spending time with a few friends.

 

 

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League

Oct 16th to Nov 19th, playoffs from Nov 27 through Dec 8

Key Points

Timeframe: 45 Minutes

Team Size: 6-10

Equipment

Requested: Athletic Wear, Soccer Cleats

Required: 2 Goals, a Field, 1 Soccer Ball, Closed-toe Shoes, Shin Guards

 

Weekly Game Dates TBD by Captains

Rules

Basics

  1. Six players from each team are allowed on field. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation. Players must get enter and exit at the half-field mark only. Teams can register a maximum of 10 players.
  2. Requirements include an open field (preferably a soccer field), two goals, and a soccer ball.
  3. The game shall consist of two 20 minute halves separated by a five minute halftime period OR the first team to reach 12 goals, whichever comes first. The clock does not stop at any point during the game. Games tied shall result in a shootout.
  4. Soccer cleats and shin guards are highly recommended. Players MUST wear closed-toed shoes.

 

Gameplay

  1. The game begins with a cointoss to decide which team’s offense start with the ball.
  2. At the moment of the kickoff, all players should reside on their own side of the field, and defensive players should be ten feet away from the center.
  3. If a ball goes beyond the field perimeter, it shall be thrown in (using two hands) by a member of the team opposite of who touched the ball last. However, if the ball rolls across the endline (not within the goal) the team which did NOT touch the ball last may kick the ball into play from the nearest corner of the field.
  4. The goalie may kick the ball back into play, however the ball may not pass the midline in the air without touching the ground of a player first
  5. If a goal is scored, the team scored against kicks off from the center again with the ball.

 

Scoring

  1. Goals can be scored from anywhere on the offensive half of the field of play. The ball must last be touched (either by offense or defense) within the attacking team's offensive half of the field.
  2. Ties in standings between two teams will be broken by a shootout. Teams will alternate attempting to make goals, and each member of each team will get a chance to kick once until one team misses.