Soccer

Monash Soccer Rules of Competition

Mixed Soccer - There can be no more than three (3) male players on the court at any one time. Players of any gender can play in the Goal Keeper position.

Open Soccer - There are no limitations on the gender make up of teams. The team may be single-gender or mixed-gender, however, no mixed rules apply.

Monash Sport Social Sport Soccer will follow the 2021 FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game.

All rules will be adhered to with modifications to the following laws:

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct

The following rule will NOT be penalised in Monash Futsal competitions:

  1. If a goalkeeper, after playing the ball, touches it again in his own half of the pitch after it has been deliberately played to him by a team-mate without an opponent playing or touching it.

The following rules WILL be enforced in Monash Futsal competitions:

  1. Slide tackling – Although permitted under FIFA Futsal rules, slide tackling will NOT be permitted under any circumstances during Monash futsal matches. A direct free kick will be awarded against any player slide tackling, regardless of whether or not he or she “won” the ball cleanly or did not end up making contact with an opponent. This is to ensure the game is played safely, with the player’s safety being protected.
  2. Playing the ball on the ground – Although permitted under FIFA Futsal rules, under Monash Futsal competitions, any outfield player who is on the ground and touches the ball will be penalised. A direct free kick will be awarded against any outfield player who is on the ground and makes contact with the ball.

Outdoor 5-a-side soccer - follows the same futsal rules as the indoor competitions with the following exceptions:

  1. Boots with studs may be worn.
  2. The wearing of shinguards is compulsory for all players.

Length of Games:

  • Indoor Soccer (evening) 18-minute halves with a 1-minute break for half time
  • Indoor Soccer (lunchtime) 15-minute halves with a 1-minute break for half time
  • Outdoor Soccer 5 a side 18-minute halves with a 1-minute break for half time.

Late starts

The clock will start at the commencement of the game time. If a team is running late once the clock has started one goal will be added to the opponents score for every two minutes the game is delayed starting. If the game has not commenced within 10 minutes of the first half the game will be forfeited.

Cards

Yellow Card - A first yellow card will be a warning, however, a second yellow card will result in a red card being given.

Red Card - A red card is immediate removal from the game. The red-carded player's team will not be allowed to replace the player until either:

  • The opposition team score a goal
  • 2 minutes of playing time have passed

A red-carded player will also be suspended from the following weeks game.

Finals

In the event that scores are tied in any final other than a grand final at the end of regular time, a penalty shoot put will take place. Both teams will have five penalties each at which point the team who has scored more goals will win the game. If the scores are still even after each team has taken five penalties the shootout will continue as a knockout. If scores are tied at the end of regular time in a grand final, a 5-minute extra time (non-golden goal) period will be played. If scores are still tied after extra time, a penalty shootout as outlined above will follow to determine the winner.