Code of Conduct & Player Agreement
1. CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Play by and adhere to the rules.
Deliberate cheating will not be accepted.
2. Value safety, fair play and the welfare of all participants above competitive advantage.
All players and officials must give priority to the wellbeing of all participants, over and above the outcome of the game.
3. Accept the authority of match officials.
The decisions of umpires, referees and match officials are final. All officials are to be treated with respect. Arguing with or criticizing match officials during a game, or constant questioning of decisions is not acceptable.
4. Do not use abusive language.
The following are not acceptable:
- Use of foul or insulting language towards match officials, other players or spectators (including but not restricted to: racist, sexist or other insults).
- “Sledging”, or any form of denigrating, sarcastic or insulting comments about the ability of players or officials. Any comments deemed to be intended to unsettle or intimidate players or officials.
- Insulting or offensive gestures
- Persistent use of audible foul language in any context.
5. Control your temper.
The following are not acceptable:
- Dangerous or overly aggressive play.
- Intimidation or threats towards other players, officials or spectators.
6. Play Sober.
Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs must not enter the playing area.
7. Play for enjoyment.
Keep in mind that you are playing for enjoyment, as are others – your actions should not interfere with the enjoyment of others.
In registering to play in any Scoreline Sports event or fixture competition, you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct. Match officials will be instructed to take action against any participant that breaches this Code. Further action may be taken by management, which may include expulsion from the competition.
2. PLAYER AGREEMENT
1. I warrant that I am in a state of health and fitness to the levels required to compete in this sporting competition, and have no reason to expect any medical complications arising from my participation.
2. In case of injury, accident or illness, I authorise representatives of Scoreline Sports to obtain medical assistance for me , and I agree to pay any costs incurred as a result.
3. I hereby grant Scoreline Sports the right to use any picture or likeness of me recorded during the competition, for promotional purposes.
4. I agree to play in a fair and sporting manner, in accordance with the Scoreline Sports Code of Conduct. I accept that I may be sanctioned if I breach this code.
5. I understand the risks of the activity, and agree to play at my own risk
This is a basic summary of the rules, with a particular focus on the rules that are specific to our leagues. With any matters not covered here, we apply the same laws as FIFA Futsal.
- Team: 5 players on court per team (including 1 goalkeeper) plus subs
- Total squad must be minimum 7 players, maximum 12. (Mixed team squad must include minimum 3 female players & minimum 4 male)
Unlimited ‘flying’ substitutes: Players can re-enter the game without notifying the referee. Note: Substitutions must take place within one metre of the half way line, same side of the pitch as the team subs areas. The exiting player/s must be completely off the court before the substitute can enter the court.
- Goalkeeper substitutions can only take place when the ball is out of play and the referee has been notified.
4. KICK OFF
The ball must be played forward of the halfway line.
A goal CANNOT be scored directly from kick-off.
For sideline re-starts, we use kick-ins instead of throw-ins
The kicker must place the ball by hand stationary on the line
- The non-kicking foot must be on or behind the line while the kick is taken
A goal CANNOT be scored directly from a kick in unless it touches a player before crossing the goal line.
6. OTHER IMPORTANT RULES
For a ball to be OUT or a goal scored, ALL of the ball must be over the line.
There is a 4 second time limit at all restarts of play.
There is NO offside.
Players are not allowed to play the ball whilst on the ground, except for the Goalkeeper who can only do so within the goal “D”.
A Goal can be scored directly from a corner.
Goalkeepers throw the ball from the marked goal area (D) to restart for a goal clearance after the ball has gone over the goal line.
If they have saved the ball in general play they can also drop kick
All goalkeeper throws must bounce (or be touched) before halfway. There is no restriction on the length of goalkeeper drop-kicks.
The goalkeeper has a 4 second time limit to clear the ball from his/her goal area
Goalkeepers are NOT allowed to pick up a deliberate pass from any of their team mates (Back pass).
There is NO “two touch” rule in this league.
8. DISCIPLINARY ACTION
The referee has the option of using 2 disciplinary cards – blue and red.
- BLUE CARD: player must leave the pitch for a period specified by the referee (this may be anything from 2 minutes to the whole game). The team may replace them (if they have subs). The matter does not carry over to other games.
RED CARD: player is immediately expelled from the game. They cannot be replaced, and will be reported. The player will miss the next game at a minimum. If management see fit, they may miss the rest of the tournament.
Referees have the right to warn, ask to leave or eject from the venue any Person whom is displaying antisocial behaviour, or disrupting the tournament in any way.. (Spectators included)
- All players are bound by the Code of Conduct. Referees may take action during the game for breaches of the code. Management may issue further sanctions for reported breaches of the code, which may include exclusion of individuals or a whole team from the competition.
9. MIXED RULES
Maximum 3 males on the court at all times.
A Female Goal is worth 2 Goals.
Males can only shoot for goal from inside the large semi circle
- There is no official limit on kicking height; however a free kick may be given against a male player who kicks the ball excessively hard at or near head height, especially if a female player is in the vicinity
- If scores are level in a finals match at the end of normal time, there will be up to 3 minutes each way of extra time (“golden goal” to apply). If there is no score in extra time, there will be a penalty shootout (best of 5).