Player/Team Registration: All teams must check in at the registration table at
least 30 minutes before the start of their first game and provide the team roster and signed waiver for each team member.
All players must show proof of birth date at this time (e.g. copy of birth certificate, player pass, passport, etc).
Any player determined by the event director to have falsified age will be
dismissed from the tournament/league. All games played with an ineligible player shall
A team can have up to 8 players on a roster. A team can field no more than 3 players at any time. A minimum of 2 players must be present to start the game.
U8 and older: 40 yards long by 30 yards wide.
U4 – U6. 30 yards long by 20 yards wide.
Ball size: Age appropriate, U5-U8 size 3, U9-U12, size 4, U13-Adult, size 5.
Equipment: Shin guards required; cleats recommended but not required. Each team must have 2 different colored jerseys. In case of conflict the home team will change. The home team is listed first on the schedule.
Coaches/Spectators: Each team will be allowed no more than 2 adults
(coach/parent) on the coaches sideline of a game. Spectators must remain on the opposite side of the field.
Games will start as scheduled – 5 minute grace period.
Game Length: Two 12 minutes halves each (running time clock) with a two-minute half time.
Home teams are listed first on the schedule and get the kick-off.
Kick off may be taken in any direction.
Teams will switch sides at halftime and the opposite team will receive the kickoff.
Substitution can be made on any dead ball by notifying the referee.
Goal kicks are taken from any point on the end line. Corner kicks are taken from the corner designated.
All dead ball kicks are indirect, except penalty kicks.
Kick offs are indirect.
No throw-ins, all out of bounds restarts are from a kick-in where the ball left the field.
There are no off-sides.
NO SLIDE TACKLING. Slide tackling will result in a penalty kick for the other team.
Goal Box Rule: Players are not allowed to score or defend the goal from inside the goal box area (6ft x 10ft). A penalty will be awarded if any player touches the ball inside the goal box. Defenders will concede a goal to the attacking team. Attackers will concede a goal kick for the defending team. Players are allowed to run through the goal box, just not to touch the ball.
5-yard rule: In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five
yards away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal is closer than five yards,
the ball shall be played five yards from the goal, in line with the place of the foul.
Penalty Kicks: A penalty kick shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction. A penalty kick shall constitute a direct kick taken from the center of the half-field line with all players behind the half way line. After the kick, the offensive team cannot touch the ball again until the defensive team has touched it.
Goals must be scored in the offensive half of the field. No long ball goals. The ball must be touched in the offensive half of the field by either an attacker of defender to count.
Player ejection (red card): Referees have the right to eject a player, coach or
spectator from the game.
Red card will result in a one game suspension.
Points for a match are as follows:
Win: 3 points plus a point for each goal scored up to 3,
Tie: 1 point plus a point for each goal scored up to 3.
Loss: 0 points plus a point for each goal scored up to 3.
A team will receive an additional point for a shutout.
Advancement Tiebreaker will be decided by:
2.) head-to-head competition
3.) goals for
4.) goals against
5.) a coin toss
Length of Finals: 2 halves at 12 minutes each (running time clock) with a 5 minute half time.
Kick off will be decided by a coin toss.
Tiebreaker in final to be decided in a “golden goal” shootout.
The Pueblo Rangers League/Tournament Director will have final say in any disputes.