Six a side rules

Rules

This is a social competition, excessively competitive and aggressive behaviour is not appropriate and WILL NOT be tolerated.

  1. REGISTRATION
    Registration is by www.sunnybanksaints.org.au only. Registration will only be accepted with full payment by credit card at the time of registration. Registration is on a first come first served basis and age groups are restricted to 6 teams each (48 players). When the age group  limit is reached registration for that age group will be closed. Additional wait list players will be accepted when an age group is full in the case that we have withdrawals.
  2. FOOTWEAR
    Must be either Football Boots with molded studs or Touch Football Trainers. No Screw – In or Metal Studs will be allowed, players with these kinds of footwear will not be permitted to play.
  3. SHIN PADS
    The wearing of shin pads is compulsory. Players without shin pads are not permitted to play. No exceptions.
  4. PLAYING FIELD
    The size of the pitch will be ⅓ of the Lister St field
  5. BALL SIZE
    Size 4 Ball for Juniors and size 5 ball for Seniors
  6. GOAL AREA
    This will be a semi circle or “D” of a 5m radius
  7. GOALS
    These will be the U5/U8 goals complete with nets.
  8. SEASON
    The season will consist of 8 matches. No refunds will be given for non attendance or wash outs.
  9. MATCHES
    The duration of a match will be 40 minutes, 20 minutes each way. You are responsible for turning up on time to play your match.You will be allocated a match when you arrive. No refunds will be given for match’s not played.
  10. HALF TIME
    There is a 5 minute half time break.
  11. TEAM FORMATION
    Teams are nominated through the registration process and will remain fixed for the duration of the 8 week competition.
  12. TEAM OFFICIAL
    Each team will be responsible for the appointment of a Team Official.  The Team Official will wear an orange vest and will be responsible for player interchange.  The Team Official will also be responsible for the management of players, parents and supporters behaviour.
  13. REFEREES
    Official qualified referees will be supplied for each match. Anybody who abuses, manhandles, or strikes a referee will be BANNED from the competition. Please behave and respect these guys who are giving up their time so that you can have fun!  All decisions of the referee regarding the game are final. No protests of a referee decision will be accepted.
  14. INJURIES
    There will be no clock stoppages for an injury unless it is extremely serious. Injured players who are able must leave the field of play immediately and once they have done so, may be substituted.
  15. PLAYERS
    Each team will consist of 6 players on the field and two substitutes (including a goalkeeper).
  16. SUBSTITUTIONS
    These will be unlimited but must take place from the halfway line. The player being replaced MUST leave the field before the replacement player can enter play.
  17. TEAM KITS
    One team will be supplied bibs to be worn by each team member.
  18. GOALKEEPERS
    The goalkeeper can pick the ball up anywhere inside the “D” penalty area. He is allowed to leave the penalty area, but can’t handle the ball once outside.
  19. GOAL KICKS
    Goal kicks must be taken from inside the goalkeeper’s “D” area. The ball must be place kicked, not thrown (the ball may be thrown if the goalkeeper picks the ball up in play).
    If the ball is kicked or thrown over halfway on the full an indirect free kick will be awarded on the halfway line.
  20. BACK PASSES
    The regular back pass rule applies – i.e. the goalkeeper may not pick the ball up.
  21. CORNERS
    These will be marked and taken in the usual manner
  22. KICK INS
    When the ball goes over the sideline play restarts with a kick-in (i.e. no throw ins).
  23. FREE KICKS
    Free kicks, other than penalties will be INDIRECT. Opposing players must be a minimum of 5m away from the ball.
  24. PENALTIES
    Penalties are awarded as normal for any fouls inside the Semi Circle and will be taken from the spot as marked.
  25. OFFSIDE
    There will be NO offside rule applying.
  26. NO SLIDE TACKLES
    A slide tackle will be deemed a foul and a penalty awarded. If the same player commits this offence twice they will be given a yellow card and will sit out for 5 minutes.
  27. OVER HEAD HEIGHT
    There will be a “NO overhead” height rule applied to the game (any ball that is kicked over head height will result in a free kick to the opposing team.)
  28. BLUE CARDS
    At the referee’s discretion a player can be given a time out penalty (BLUE card) and must stand behind the teams goal. (Time out penalties will last 5 minutes.  A blue card will be shown for the following offences:

    1. Guilty of unsporting behavior including foul play, time wasting and the use of offensive, insulting or abusive language.
    2. Persistently infringing on the laws of the game.
      Any player accumulating 3 blue cards (in separate games) will automatically miss the next scheduled match and may be asked to stand down for the rest of the season at the club’s discretion.
  29. RED CARDS
    Any player given the red card will automatically miss the next two scheduled matches.
    A red card can be shown for the following offences:

    1. Guilty of serious foul play
    2. Guilty of violent conduct
    3. Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language
    4. Two blue cards received during a match
      Any player that is given 2 red cards for the season may be asked to stand down for the rest of the season at the club’s discretion.
      Substitutes are able to replace a blue card player but unable to replace a red carded player.
  30. INSURANCE
    The Six per side competition is played under the QCSA injury insurance. Each player acknowledges that the Sunnybank Soccer club is not responsible for any injury incurred during this competition.  Any player not already registered for the current season with the QCSA will be required to pay an additional fee for the insurance of that player at the time of registration.
  31. CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
    The Club’s Committee is determined to maintain a high standard of behaviour and ethics by all Sunnybank registered players, parents and supporters. Whilst they are representing the Club, all players, parents and supporters must comply with the following principles of behaviour at all times:

    1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, parents, officials and supporters;
    2. Abide by the rules of the game and respect the decision of the Age Official, Team Official and Game Referee ;
    3. Maintain high standards of personal behaviour consistent with membership of a Christian
      • Club. The club has in place a management program to lead and direct appropriate behaviour, but all persons present remain personally accountable and responsible for their own actions. The following behaviours could lead to Executive Committee intervention:
      • Dangerous play
      • Offensive language on or off the field (this includes players, parents and supporters)
      • Disrespect for Age Official, Team Official and Game Referee, Club Representative, any player, parent or supporters.
      • Offensive behaviour in the vicinity of the field, prior to, during or after a match, or training session (this includes players, parents and supporters)
    4. Any breach of the Code of Behaviour may result in termination of the Sunnybank Saints membership.