House League Rules - Sportsplex
All Empire House League teams will follow the US Youth Soccer modified playing guidelines:
Category Under 6 Under 8 Under 10 Under 12
Players -Indoors 3 vs 3 no goalies 4 + GK vs 4 +GK 4 + GK vs 4 +GK 4 + GK vs 4 +GK
Offsides No No No No
Coaches on field Yes to give directon None None None
Soccer ball Size 4 4 4 4
Time of play (2) 25 min halves (2) 25 min halves (2) 25 min halves (2) 25 min halves
Halftime 2 min 2 min 2 min 2 min
Goalies None 1/2 game max 1/2 game max 1/2 game max
Throw-in Retakes Kick Ins Until correct No retakes No retakes
Free Kicks indirect only indirect only Direct and indirect Direct and indirect
Opponent Distance on kicks 5 yards 5 yards 5 yards 5 yards
Penalty Kicks None None None Yes
Slide Tackles Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed
Punting/Drop Kicks (Indoors) Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed
- Substitutions: Permitted at
either teams throw-in, goal kick, goal or after an injury by either team. Must substitute at the halfway line.
- Yellow Cards: Any player
receiving a yellow card must be substituted for.
- Red Cards: Any player
receiving a red card must sit out the remainder of the game. Red cards for violent conduct or intent to
injure will subject the offending player to disciplinary action by the Empire
House League Board of Directors.
- Players are required to
wear shin guards under their socks to play in the game.
- Sneakers or soft cleated
soccer shoes are permitted for outdoor soccer.
- Screw in cleats or baseball
shoes are not permitted.
- Absolutely no jewelry is
- All players must play at
least half the game and players should play all positions at all levels.