Middle School Soccer Rules
Middle school soccer shall adhere to FIFA rules.
FIFA Rules: http://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/FootballDevelopment/Refereeing/02/36/01/11/Lawsofth egamewebEN_Neutral.pdf
The middle school league has additional rules as follows:
• In the event that a school has multiple teams. 8th grade student can only play on the highest level team. Exceptions may be made with the clubs permission.
• No slide tackling.
• If a school has two teams in the same division, that team is not allowed to cross roster students. Two separate teams must be declared.
• If a school has teams in the Stars and Stripes division and in the American division it may bring down ANY three 8th grade players to play on its American team. 3 players maximum.
• 6th and 7th grade players can play in multiple divisions.
• Substitutions can be made during a throw in for their team, a goal kick or when a goal is scored. Players must be at the halfway line before entering the field. • Coaches are expected to only have players who are participating in the game on the sidelines and they must stay within the coaching area.
• The number of referees may vary depending on availability.
• Coaches who break the rules are subject to disciplinary action from the disciplinary committee to include but not limited to forfeited points and suspensions.
• Parents must not occupy the same side as the coaches and players.
• Coaches, spectators and players must adhere to the Pueblo Rangers Code of Conduct.
• Any team entering the league with only one team cannot enter into the National division if that team has 8th grade students.
• Teams must be ready to play within 5 minutes of the scheduled kick off time to avoid a forfeit.
• In the event of a tie in the league. The play off decision will be decided in the following ways: 1. Head to head 2. Most goals against 3. Most goals for 4. Flip a coin.