“TIMBITS” – Active Start Outdoor Soccer Rules

Revised and amended April 15th 2018

 

Field

  • 30 Yards x 20 Yards Grid
  • Pugg Nets
  • Cones to mark corners and half way line (6)

 

Ball

  • Ball size is # 3

 

Number of Players

  • Maximum number of players on the field per team is 4
  • There are NO GK’s in Active Start Soccer

 

Substitutions

  • There are NO substitutions – all players play

 

Equipment

  • Soccer shoes or Running shoes
  • All players must wear shin guards. Shin guards must be covered entirely by socks or pants

 

Game Leaders

  • Game Leaders “lead/guide” the games

 

Start of Play and Kick Off’s

  • Center of Field – Player kicks ball in any direction to a team-mate “Ball is live”
  • Opposition players must be 3 yards from the ball at kick off and in their own half of the field

 

 

Duration of Games

  • 2 x 5 minutes
  • 1 x 10 minute straight game maximum

 

Restarts

Ball Out of Bounds Sideline – Pass In/Kick in or Dribble in

 

  • Awarded to the opposing team – at the point where the ball crossed the sideline
  • Player has 3 seconds to pass the ball
  • If the Player cannot pass the player can then dribble the ball in

Game Leaders are asked to encourage the player to make a decision

  • Opposition players must be 3 yards from the ball

 

Goal Kick

Ball Out of Bounds End line

 

  • Awarded to the opposing team
  • Player has 3 seconds to pass the ball
  • If the Player cannot pass the player can then dribble the ball in

Game Leaders are asked to encourage the player to make a decision

 

Retreat Line

Ball out of Bounds End line – Goal kick to be played

 

  • The opposition players are to retreat to the half way line until the ball is kicked (passed or dribbled)

 

Corner kicks

Ball out of Bounds End line – Restart with a Goal Kick

  • There are NO corner kicks awarded in Active Start Soccer (restart with a goal kick)

 

Free Kicks

All infringements must be regarded as non-intentional

 

  • There are NO free kicks or penalty kicks in Active Start Soccer
  • Simply remind the player that there is not to be any pushing – pulling – tripping – picking up the ball with their hands and continue with the game

 

There are NO Offsides in Active Start Soccer

 

Special Notes

No jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces or bracelets of any kind are permitted on the field If a Game Leader observes a player wearing any jewelry items the player will be asked to leave the field and a parent remove the jewelry before being allowed to return to participate. Medical bracelets are allowed. Religious items must be declared to CYS at registration or to CYS staff upon arrival to the field of play for review prior to the session for acceptance or rejection. CYS staff decision is final.

 

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself/herself or another player. No hard casts (as per CYS Cast Policy). CYS asks that the parent/guardian of a player wearing a cast send a picture of the cast to the club so a determination can be made on whether it is acceptable.