U9-U11 8 vs 8 Edmonton Soccer Dome
U13-U19 9 vs 9 Edmonton Soccer Dome
General tournament rules apply in areas not covered by these rules.
Law 1 The Field of Play
The field size is determined by facility used and marked accordingly.
Law 2 The Ball
The game ball shall be size 4 for u9 and u11
The game ball shall be size 5 for U13-U19
Law 3 The Players
A match may not start or continue if either team has fewer than 5 players on the field. Unlimited substitutions shall be allowed.
No players may be added or alterations made to the game sheet after the commencement of the second half.
Law 5 The Referee
The Referee Assignor will assign two ASA registered Referee for each scheduled game. Games can proceed with 1 official.
Law 7 The Duration of the Match
A match lasts for two equal halves of 25 minutes each. There is no allowance for time lost. Teams must have the minimum number of players (see Law 3) by ten (10) minutes after the scheduled game time. A game shall be declared valid if, in the referee's estimation, at least 2/3 of the game has lapsed.
There are no timeouts in the Polar Cup Tournament.
Law 9 the Ball in and out of Play
The ball is out of play when it touches the ceiling. Restart: Throw-in to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball, at the touchline closest to where the ball touched the ceiling.
Law 11 Offside
U9 there are no off sides.
U11 there are off sides at the third of the field. This is also where the retreat line is located
U13-U19 Off sides as per FIFA rules. (at the half)
Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct
All yellow and red card offences are to be recorded by the referee on the applicable game sheet.
Players receiving 2 yellow or 1 red will not be eligible to play the following game. Receiving a red card is an automatic 1 game suspension.
Spitting on the field is a sending off offense.
At no time do teams play shorthanded but players receiving 2 yellows or a red card are ineligible to play the following game.
Law 13 Free Kicks
Until the ball is in play all opponents must remain at least 5 yards from the ball, unless they are on their own goal line between the goalposts. (Indirect and Direct kicks apply)
Law 14 The Penalty Kick
The penalty mark for 7v7 games is 9 yards from the goal line
The penalty mark for 9v9 games is 9 yards from the goal line
Note: The penalty Mark may be outside the penaly area depending on the field of play. Players may not encroach closer to the goal than the penalty mark and must remain at least 5 yards from the ball on all sides.