-- There is no offsides in indoor soccer.
-- There is no slide-tackling allowed. To do so results in an indirect free kick at the spot of the violation.
-- Defensive players must stand at least five yards from the ball during any free kick.
-- On the kickoff to start the game or after a goal, the defending team must be behind the light gray line that defines the sideline of the volleyball court until the ball is touch by the offense.
-- A ball kicked deliberately back to the goaltender cannot be handled by the goalie. A violation of this rule brings about an indirect free kick at the point from which the ball was kicked.
-- Penalty kicks wil be taken from the top of the goalie's box (about 8 yards away). All players other than the kicker and the goalie must be behind the midcourt line when the penalty kick is taken.
-- All goal kicks and free kicks or throws by the goalie must touch the floor or be touched by a player before reaching midcourt (in other words, you can't boot a goal kick all the way to the other end of the court, or have the goalie do the same with a kick or throw). If a ball travels over midcourt in the air on a goal kick or goalie throw, the ball will be put in play by the non-offending team by an indirect free kick at midcourt.
-- Rough play (fouls) will be characterized as flagrant and non-flagrant. A flagrant foul will be penalized by a two-minute penalty, as in ice hockey. Violent, intentional violations such as pushing, tripping, etc. will bring about this penalty. After a penalty, play resumes with a direct free kick at the spot of the foul. Continual rough play by an individual will result in a game ejection and possible suspension from the league. Non-flagrant fouls will bring about a direct free kick at the point of the violation only.
-- Any problems or questions which arise during a game will be dealt with by the official. One official will be present for all games and their decisions are final
Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013
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