VERSUS SPORTS - 2019 RULES OF PLAY
PLEASE NOTE: Management reserves the right to change/adjust the rules and policies at any time.
Law 13 and 16 – Free Kicks and Goal Kicks
-The ball is in play once it is kicked and does not have to leave the penalty area.
-Opponents must remain outside the penalty area and at least 10 yards away, however if the kicking team takes a free kick while the opponent is in the penalty area, the kicking team is accepting the risk that the opponent may gain possession of the ball once it has been kicked. However if the opponent challenges for the ball before it is in play a goal kick is retaken.
Drop ball clarification
-A dropped ball will be dropped to the team who last touched the ball unless the above has occurred and the opponent must remain 4.5 yards away.
-If the ball touches the referee and goes into the goal, team possession changes or a promising attack starts, a dropped ball is awarded.
First Aid: The facility has limited first aid supplies. It shall be the responsibility of each team to maintain their own first aid kit for treatment of their players.
Concussion Policy: If a player is in a collision and exhibits any of the following symptoms the referee will remove them from the games until they have written clearance from a physician: - Vomiting
- Slurring their words
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Amnesia surrounding the collision
If the player is in a collision and does not display any of the above listed symptoms they will be asked if they are feeling any of the following symptoms. If not they will be cleared for play. If they are feeling any of the below symptoms they will be removed from playing until they have written clearance from a physician. It is the Team Captain's responsibility to enforce this policy.
- Ringing in the ears
Versus Sports, LLC strives to give players the opportunity to play soccer in an environment that is comfortable, safe, fun, and free from unsportsmanlike behavior. Swearing at officials, players, or staff will not be tolerated, as it takes away from the experience of others. Players must conduct themselves in the spirit of good sportsmanship at all times. Dismissal for bad sportsmanship is at the sole discretion of the officials and staff and will not result in a refund. Any behavior that is, in the opinion of referees and/or management, offensive, violent, threatening, dangerous, or negatively affecting the experience of other players, will result in the loss of playing privileges. Players are expected to play under control and within the rules of the game and must avoid behavior that puts the safety of others at risk. The team captain or team representative is responsible for the conduct of all players on their team. Any and all complaints must be made in writing and submitted no later than 24 hours after the game in question.
Zero Tolerance Policy: Any Player fighting within the field complex will be subject to banishment from the league indefinitely.
Versus Sports, LLC reserves the right to deny access to any player that management feels is a nuisance or a danger to other players, staff, officials, or spectators.