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ABOUT

 

Welcome to the DC Eleven League and Cup Rules page! Here, you can find comprehensive guidance on the rules that govern the competitions hosted by DC Eleven. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for players to showcase their skills and passion for the game. 

  

While we strive to cover the fundamental aspects of competition rules on this page, it's important to note that not every detail may be explicitly outlined here. These rules are meant to serve as a general guideline to ensure fair and enjoyable competitions. DC Eleven organizers reserve the right to make decisions on aspects not explicitly covered in this document or in the event of any disputes that may arise during our events. 

  

We encourage all participants to familiarize themselves with these rules to promote a spirit of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and healthy competition. If you have any questions or require clarification on any rule or guideline, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team. Thank you for being a part of the DC Eleven community, and we look forward to seeing your talent shine on the field! 

LEAGUE

THE PLAYERS 

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be submitted on the team’s roster.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: The maximum number of players on a team is 

  • 8 (U6): 3 or 4 field players at a time, no keepers. 

  • 10 max for U8 and above: four field players, one keeper and five substitutes. Only five players are on the field at a time. The minimum number of players a team can field is four.

 

To enlist more players in special circumstances you must have express permission from the league directors. You may not use any player from another team without permission from league directors.

 

PLAYER SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions may be made at any dead-ball situation, regardless of possession. Teams must get the referee’s permission before making the substitution and players are to enter and exit at midfield.

 

PLAYER EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play.

 

PLAYER “KITS”: All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play. In most cases, DCXI will provide Jersey shirts for all teams.

FAIR PLAY: All players are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner. The referee has the sole discretion to give up to 2 minute timeouts.

 

THE FIELD OF PLAY

 

FIELD DIMENSIONS: See game format

 

PENALTY BOX: May or may not be indicated based on field/game format.

 

BALL SIZE: See game format

 

GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from anywhere on the field. The ball changes possession after a goal is scored, and is restarted from midfield.

 

RESTARTS: All restarts are indirect kicks (including the kickoff to start each half). This does not include penalty kicks, which are direct.

 

KICKOFF: All kickoffs are indirect kicks taken from midfield, and may be taken in any direction.

 

THREE (3) YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, restarts, including game start and halftime start, defending players must stand at least three (3) yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than three (3) yards, the ball shall be placed three (3) yards from the goal area.

 

THROW-INS: see game format

 

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from anywhere inside the goalie box. Goal kicks are indirect.

 

INDIRECT KICKS: All kicks will be indirect aside from corners and penalties.

 

PENALTY KICKS: A penalty kick will be taken from a marked penalty spot. Or the indicated spot by the referee.

 

THE LEAGUE

FUTSAL RULES OBSERVED:

  • Ball Release - Goalie has 4 seconds to release the ball (Goalie throws).

  • Timeout - Each granted 60 second timeout.

  • Dismissed player - May be replaced only after 2 mins or a goal is scored by opponent.

  • Handballs - Handball in goalie area = PK

  • Fouls - 5 Fouls = PK/Direct free-kick

  • Kick-ins - Kick-ins must be done on the line (ball not in motion)

  • Other minor rules will be explained by the referee as needed

FORMAT: 10 – 15 minutes will consist of a clinical warm-up with staff members in preparation for competition (Teams are encouraged to be on time, so not to miss out on this). 40 – 45 minutes will be used to compete; broken up into two halves of 20 – 25 minutes, with a 2 minute half-time period. This format may differ from age-group to age-group.

 

GAME DURATION: See game format. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. The match length may be shortened due to team tardies, and related obstacles.

 

SCORING: Scores will be posted on Monday’s following weekend play. U6 age group scores will neither be posted nor recorded. This may differ based on season, division format.

 

NO-Shows: If a team is overly tardy (10 minutes) or does not show, the game will proceed as a forfeit and an automatic 3 - 0 to the opposing team..

 

Sideline Ethics: Parents, coaches, and players alike are encouraged to support the development nature of this league. We wish for this to be an environment promoting growth and not the mere short-term gain of winning.

 

FAIR PLAY: Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to act in the nature of “Fair Play” at all times.

 

FIFA RULES APPLY TO ANY RULES NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS DOCUMENT. SITUATIONS OR OCCURRENCES THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS SHALL BE LEFT TO THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE LEAGUE.

CUP

THE PLAYERS 

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be submitted on the team’s roster.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: The maximum number of players on a team is ​

  • 10 max for U8 and above: four field players, one keeper and five substitutes. Only five players are on the field at a time. The minimum number of players a team can field is four.

 

To enlist more players in special circumstances you must have express permission from the league directors. You may not use any player from another team without permission from league directors.

 

PLAYER SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions may be made at any dead-ball situation, regardless of possession. Teams must get the referee’s permission before making the substitution and players are to enter and exit at midfield.

 

PLAYER EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play.

 

PLAYER “KITS”: All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play. 

FAIR PLAY: All players are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner. The referee has the sole discretion to give up to 2 minute timeouts.

 

THE FIELD OF PLAY

 

FIELD DIMENSIONS: See game format

 

PENALTY BOX: May or may not be indicated based on field/game format.

 

BALL SIZE: See game format

 

GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from anywhere on the field. The ball changes possession after a goal is scored, and is restarted from midfield.

 

RESTARTS: All restarts are indirect kicks (including the kickoff to start each half). This does not include penalty kicks, which are direct.

 

KICKOFF: All kickoffs are indirect kicks taken from midfield, and may be taken in any direction.

 

THREE (3) YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, restarts, including game start and halftime start, defending players must stand at least three (3) yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than three (3) yards, the ball shall be placed three (3) yards from the goal area.

 

THROW-INS: see game format

 

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from anywhere inside the goalie box. Goal kicks are indirect.

 

INDIRECT KICKS: All kicks will be indirect aside from corners and penalties.

 

PENALTY KICKS: A penalty kick will be taken from a marked penalty spot. Or the indicated spot by the referee.

 

THE CUP

 

FORMAT:

  • 5v5

  • 40 minutes of play.

  • 2 minutes half time.

 

FUTSAL RULES OBSERVED:

  • Ball Release - Goalie has 4 seconds to release the ball (Goalie throws).

  • Timeout - Each granted 60 second timeout.

  • Dismissed player - May be replaced only after 2 mins or a goal is scored by opponent.

  • Handballs - Handball in goalie area = PK

  • Fouls - 5 Fouls = PK/Direct free-kick

  • Kick-ins - Kick-ins must be done on the line (ball not in motion)

  • Other minor rules will be explained by the referee as needed

 

GAME DURATION: See game format. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. The match length may be shortened due to team tardies, and related obstacles.

 

SCORING: Scores will be posted either the night after the last match concludes or the next morning.

 

NO-Shows: If a team is overly tardy (10 minutes) or does not show, the game will proceed as a forfeit and an automatic 3 - 0 to the opposing team..

 

Sideline Ethics: Parents, coaches, and players alike are encouraged to support the development nature of the competition. We wish for this to be an environment promoting growth and not the mere short-term gain of winning.

 

FAIR PLAY: Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to act in the nature of “Fair Play” at all times.

 

FIFA RULES APPLY TO ANY RULES NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS DOCUMENT. SITUATIONS OR OCCURRENCES THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS SHALL BE LEFT TO THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE LEAGUE.

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