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Mason SAY Soccer Co-ed League Rules Modification

The rules of SAY Soccer shall be enforced as stated in the SAY rulebook unless modified below. These modified Laws are for Minors/Seniors and Kickers Coed.

Last updated: February 8, 2018

Law 1: Field

The recommended field size is the same as used for the Strikers and/or Kickers Division 

Law 3: Players and Substitutions

  • The maximum number of players, including the goal keeper, is 9.
  • The minimum number of players, including the goal keeper, is 6.
  • Each team shall field a maximum of 6 males, including the goal keeper AND at least 1 female.
  • In case of 1 female player, defending that player must be within the spirit of the game. Defending with multiple players to prevent Female touch is not allowed.
    • A whistle and a verbal warning will be issued for unsporting behavior if, in the eyes of the referee, defending is outside the spirit of the game.
    • A yellow card will be issued to the coach for a second offense. Restart will be an indirect free kick at the location of the unsporting behavior.
    • Unsporting defending is considered more than 1 or 2 persons defending a Female player. 

Law 7: Duration

The game will be played in 15-minute quarters. No overtime.

Law 8: Start of Play

The female touch rule does not apply at the kickoff. Any player may take the kickoff. A goal can be scored direct from this kick. The taking of the kickoff by a female does not establish female touch.

Law 10: Method of Scoring

A female player must touch the ball in her attacking half of the field for a goal to be allowed unless the ball enters the goal from:

  • A kickoff and the ball has not been touched by a second teammate
  • A kick is taken from the defense half of the field and has not been touched by a second teammate in the attacking half of the field.

Should a goal be disallowed because a Female Touch was not established, play should be re-started with a goal kick.

Law 13: Free Kicks

A female must take all free kicks awarded to a team in its attacking half of the field. An improper restart of play will result in an indirect free kick to the defending team from the position of the improper restart. Kicks awarded in the defense half may be taken by any player of the team.

Law 14: Penalty Kicks

A female must take all penalty kicks. An improper restart of play (penalty kick) will result in an indirect free kick to the defending team

Law 15: Throw-ins

Any player of a team may take a throw-in. The taking of a throw-in by a female player does not establish a Female Touch.

Law 16: Goal Kick

Any player of a team may take a goal kick.

Law 17: Corner Kick

Any player of a team may take a corner kick. A male can score a goal direct as long as the proper Female Touch has been previously established. The taking of a corner kick by a female does establishes female touch.

Notes

  1. Once Female Touch is established. a team does not lose the Female Touch until the ball crosses into its defense side of the field. This includes the taking of throw-in, any free kick, goal kick or corner kick that is taken in the attacking half of the field.
  2. The goalie is one of the players.
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