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PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams’ registration form before the season begins. Any team or player determined by to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the season. All players must carry proof of age, ie: player pass, driver’s license or birth certificate.

ROSTERS: All rosters are final upon completion of the team’s first game.

PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: TEN is the maximum number of players on a team, unless an exception has been given by LTYA; four field players and one goalkeeper at one time. Players may only play on one team per division. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation. 

GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions, except co-ed division. Females CAN play in male divisions. Co-ed division must have at least one female on the field at all times.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards and flats or tennis shoes. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play.

Preferred Ball: Futsal Ball (heavier ball that does not bounce as a normal soccer ball does)

PLAYING SURFACE: Basketball Court. The boundaries are the basketball court boundaries. The goalkeeper "box" is the three point arc of the basketball court.

GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 12-minute halves separated by a two-minute halftime.

GOALKEEPER DISTRIBUTION: Goalies must roll or throw out the ball. There are not punts or drop kicks.


HEADING: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than five yards, the ball is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.

KICK-INSThe ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.

INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except on penalty kicks.

GOAL KICKS: May be taken between the bottom blocks of the basketball lane.

KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction.

SLIDING: NO Sliding of any kind is permitted. Sliding offenses not near other players will result in an indirect free kick for the offended team. Slide tackling, where a slide is done near an opposing player, shall result in a penalty kick AND YELLOW CARD. Teams will be awarded a BLUE card for their first offense. Subsequent penalties for slide tackles will result in immediate RED CARD for the player and a penalty kick for the offended team.

PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the top of the three point arc with all other players outside the three point line. Once the ball is kicked players can follow up on the play. 

PLAYER/BENCH PERSONNEL EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees have the right to dismiss a player OR bench personnel from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off. RED CARD suspension = Rest of game PLUS next week's games. LTYA Board members may dismiss player or bench personnel for rest of the games or season depending on severity of the infraction. (Teams still play with 3 on the field)

A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a YC (caution) or RC (sending off); if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the YC/RC  

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.

ADDITIONAL PLAYERS: When a team is down by 4 or more goals, they may add a 6th player on the field. If the score difference returns to 3 or less, the 6th player must return to the bench.



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