Field of Play:
The game will be played in gyms 109 and 127, with the basketball goals up. All floor
areas will be considered inbounds. The wall areas below the covered windows are considered
inbounds. The white walls around the doors and storage rooms are inbounds. All other
areas are out of bounds and any touch by the ball in these areas will result in a
kick in front of that spot. The out of bounds areas include the bleachers, wall areas
above the white, any structure attached to the ceiling, and the ceiling. Balls off
the ceiling or its structures will result in a midfield kick.
There will be five players on the court per team to start the game. A team may begin
the game with three players. If game time is reached and a team has three players
the game will begin. All players are required to show up ten minutes prior to game
time. Substitutes are allowed at any time; however, the incoming sub may not touch
the ball until the outgoing player leaves the court. Players are encouraged to wear
protective shin guards and must wear non-marking shoes.
The game will be two (15 minute) halves of continuous time. Overtime will be (1) 3
minute period, if tied, shoot out. The format for a shoot-out will be as follows:
3 v 3, if tied, 1 v 1 until we have a winner. The clock will stop only for injuries
and official time-outs. After a goal the defending team has 5 seconds to put the ball
into play with a goal kick (see goal kick rules).
A goal can only be scored in the opposite team’s defensive zone. Any kick traveling
more than half the length of the court without being touched by another player before
entering the goal will result in a goal kick for the defensive team. Any shot off
the posts of the goal will result in a goal kick for the defending team. A defensive
player may not intentionally kick the ball into it own goal post (free kick will be
awarded to the offense). Defensive players will be responsible for resetting goals.
After a score the defending team will have 5 seconds to put the ball into play with
a goal kick.
Passes/ Goal Kicks:
A goal kick is to be played from the no touch zone of the defending goal. Goal kicks
must be received by the offensive player on the same side of the midfield line as
the goal from where it is being played. Defensive players must allow a 5-yard radius
from the initial point of the goal kick and any kick in.
No Touch Box:
The no touch box will be the taped box extending six feet to each side and nine feet
to the front of the goal. Any touch inside this box by the defensive team will result
in a goal for the offense. Any touch by the offensive team will result in a goal
kick by the defending team and no goal will be scored should the ball go in the goal.
Pushing, tripping, dangerous play, and other rough play fouls as judged by the officials
will result in a direct kick for the other team and may provoke the issuance of a
yellow card. Slide tackling, slide blocking into an opposing player, and checking
will result in a two-minute penalty and the issuance of a yellow card. Repeated fouling
will result in the issuance of a red card and a disqualification. Penalties will
be served in the penalty box next to the timekeeper. The timekeeper will notify the
offender when the penalty time has been served. Any fouls inside the penalty area
will result in a penalty kick. Penalty kicks will be placed on the offensive team’s
own side as marked by the X on the foul line.