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GBGSL Rules Of Competition

  1. Field of Play:
    • Division K
      • Reduced size.
    • Division I
      • Reduced size.
    • Division II
      • Reduced size.
    • Division III
      • Reduced size.
  2. The Ball:
    • Division K
      • Size 3.
    • Division I
      • Size 3.
    • Division II
      • Size 4.
    • Division III
      • Size 4.
  3. The Number of Players:
    • Division K
      • Four (4) players, no goalkeeper.
      • Substitutions are unlimited.
      • Substitutions may occur, with the Coach's permission,
        1. On the team's own throw-in,
        2. When the ball crosses over the end line by either team,
        3. At any stoppage at the discretion of the Coach.
    • Division I
      • Six (6) players, no goalkeeper.
      • Substitutions are unlimited.
      • Substitutions may occur, with the Coach's permission,
        1. On the team's own throw-in,
        2. When the ball crosses over the end line by either team,
        3. At any stoppage at the discretion of the Coach.
    • Division II
      • Seven (7) players, one of whom is a goalkeeper.
      • Substitutions are unlimited.
      • Substitutions may occur, with the Referee's permission,
        1. On the team's own throw-in,
        2. When the ball crosses over the end line by either team,
        3. At any stoppage at the discretion of the Referee.
    • Division III
      • Eight (8) players, one of whom is a goalkeeper.
      • Substitutions are unlimited.
      • Substitutions may occur, with the Referee's permission,
        1. On the team's own throw-in,
        2. When the ball crosses over the end line by either team,
        3. At any stoppage at the discretion of the Referee.
  4. The Players' Equipment:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA. See GBGSL Points of Emphasis.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA. See GBGSL Points of Emphasis.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA. See GBGSL Points of Emphasis.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA. See GBGSL Points of Emphasis.
  5. The Referee:
    • Division K
      • No Referee is employed by GBGSL. Use of Coaches.
    • Division I
      • No Referee is employed by GBGSL. Use of Coaches.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  6. The Assistant Referee:
    • Division K
      • No Assistant Referees are employed by GBGSL.
    • Division I
      • No Assistant Referees are employed by GBGSL.
    • Division II
      • No Assistant Referees are employed by GBGSL.
    • Division III
      • No Assistant Referees are employed by GBGSL.
  7. Duration of the Match:
    • Division K:
      • Matches last one period of 20 minutes.
      • Round robin format.
      • Matches start promptly.
      • No added/stoppage time.
    • Division I:
      • Matches last two equal periods of 25 minutes.
      • Players are entitled to an interval at half-time.
      • Matches start promptly on the hour, end at fifty-five (55) minutes past the hour.
      • No added/stoppage time.
    • Division II:
      • Matches last two equal periods of 25 minutes.
      • Players are entitled to an interval at half-time.
      • Matches start promptly on the hour, end at fifty-five (55) minutes past the hour.
      • No added/stoppage time.
    • Division III:
      • Matches last two equal periods of 25 minutes.
      • Players are entitled to an interval at half-time.
      • Matches start promptly on the hour, end at fifty-five (55) minutes past the hour.
      • No added/stoppage time.
  8. The Start and Re-start of Play:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  9. The Ball In and Out of Play:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  10. The Method of Scoring:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  11. Offsides:
    • Division K
      • No Offsides Law 11 not enforced.
    • Division I
      • No Offsides Law 11 not enforced.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  12. Fouls and Misconduct:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  13. Free Kicks:
    • Division K
      • All free kicks are Indirect.
    • Division I
      • All free kicks are Indirect.
    • Division II
      • All free kicks are Indirect.
    • Division III
      • All free kicks are Indirect.
  14. The Penalty Kick:
    • Division K
      • No penalty kicks. See Law 13.
    • Division I
      • No penalty kicks. See Law 13.
    • Division II
      • No penalty kicks. See Law 13.
    • Division III
      • No penalty kicks. See Law 13.
  15. The Throw-In:
    • Division K
      • One attempt Law 15 not enforced.
    • Division I
      • One attempt Law 15 not enforced.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.
  16. The Goal Kick:
    • Division K
      • May be taken anywhere within the penalty area.
    • Division I
      • May be taken anywhere within the penalty area.
    • Division II
      • May be taken anywhere within the penalty area.
    • Division III
      • One attempt Law 15 not enforced.
  17. The Corner Kick:
    • Division K
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division I
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division II
      • Conforms to FIFA.
    • Division III
      • Conforms to FIFA.

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