Indoor Football – Rules & Game Info
- Lunchtime games – 13 minute halves
- Evening games – 15 minute halves
- DEFAULTS – All teams must give 48 hours (two working days) notice of a default, if less than this, a default fee of $65 will be charged and must be paid in full along with the game fee at your next scheduled game time.
- Any game defaulted outside of this period will be rescheduled and may not be played against the scheduled opposition. If the game can not be rescheduled, the defaulting team will be charged the standard game fee
- All corners are to be taken from the spot.
- You cannot score directly from a corner unless it touches another player.
- The defender must have their heels on the line of the goal circle until the ball has been played, or two metres from the ball.
Free kicks & dead balls
- All free kicks are to be taken from where the foul occurred or behind the mark if it’s to be taken quickly, unless it’s within two metres of the goal circle whereby it is to be taken from the penalty spot.
- The player has four seconds to play the ball or will lose it.
- All defending players must be two metres from the ball until the ball has been played.
- If it’s being taken from the penalty spot then the defenders must have their heels on the line.
- The ball is deemed live or active in play once it has been touched. The ball does not need to move for it to be active in play.
- There are no headers whatsoever regardless of where the ball has been played from. This is to keep players from getting a foot in the head.
- If the ball strikes the referee or he interferes with the play, the team who had immediate possession retains the ball.
- The referee can restart the game with a drop ball if there is any dispute.
- No running though the goal box at any stage, this can result in a free kick from the penalty spot or in the act of preventing a scoring opportunity a penalty.
- If a player runs through the goal box but clearly does not interfere with play, the referee can play on.
- If the goalkeeper leaves his box deliberately to prevent a shot on goal or cut down an angle a penalty can be awarded.
- First offences of this nature will result in a free-kick and warning to the goalkeeper/player
- For lesser offensives an indirect free kick from the penalty spot may be awarded.
- All subs must enter through the gate failure to do so will result in a free kick to the opposition where the ball is at the time the action occurred.
- Once a team has committed FIVE fouls, there will be a penalty given to the opposing team. Once the team has SIX fouls, the player who commits it will spend two minutes in the bin and a penalty is given and so on. If the referee considers after this stage that the game is too dangerous, the referee may call the game off for safety/discipline reasons.
• Penalties are to be taken from the white dot and penalty takers must have a run up of no more than 1-metre from the ball. Players when taking the penalty can take as many steps as they like within that 1-metre run up.
• Goalkeepers must have their heels on the goal line when positioning themselves for the penalty kick.
- Teams will receive their full allocation of bonus points at the beginning of the season; one bonus point will be deducted per week if a team defaults their game in that week or has any outstanding game fee arrears.
- Teams in debt will not be eligible for semi-final or final fixtures. Teams may also be disallowed to play in season matches if outstanding balances are not paid
What constitutes a foul?
- No tackling from behind, unless taken clean through the legs with no contact on the player
- No hooking around a players legs from behind.
- No riding or pushing a player into the wall.
- The player in front has the right of way.
- No obstruction.
- No soles up challenges.
- No dangerous tackles.
- No slide tackles.
- No elbows or raised arms.
- A player deliberately running through the goal box.
- The keeper coming outside the box deliberately to prevent a shot on goal.
- Any player with the ball backing into the defender moving them with the body (at referee’s discretion).
- Abusive language towards the referee, or another player
- No hand balls.
- No hands on the walls while playing the ball or defending.
- No Abusive language towards the referee or another player.
- No high balls. (A high ball is considered anything above the shoulder and or in line with the referee’s eye line). This rule is also at the referee’s discretion.
- All mixed games must have a minimum of two females on the court at all times.
- Female own goals are worth two.
- If a player has the ball between their legs and is not in control of it then the defender can play at it as long as they do not touch the play at all.
- The referee may award a penalty at any time if he deems the player was taken out in the midst of scoring a goal when one on one with the keeper.
- The referee can send a player off or put them in goal if they have committed three or more fouls in quick succession and is not listening to the referee’s advice as a result of these actions.