CASL League Rules
The game is played in a
8v8 format with an 8 game season for each team, under general
FIFA rules and with some changes made to facilitate leisure play. All decisions
of the referee are final and binding. The league Director reserves the right to
decide on all matters relative to the league and its decisions are final. The
league Director may reschedule a match, change league structure, reduce match
duration or cancel a match. NO PROTESTS and/or APPEALS ARE ALLOWED. We are a
Recreational League, NOT a Competitive League.
No refunds or credits are
provided for injuries, ejections, stop playing or leave.
SPIRIT OF THE GAME
The CASL believes that safety
is the most important component of recreation programming. Therefore, it is
important that all participants understand that the emotional and physical
safety of all players is of the utmost concern of the League and participate in
the sport accordingly.
Any player who engages in
fighting of any kind, retaliatory or otherwise, is automatically dismissed from
the game. The player is also subject to removal from the league with no refund.
The League Director has the final say for all rules and regulations.
Team - Each team may carry up
to fifteen (15) players. Players must be listed on the roster to be eligible to
START OF PLAY
A team which cannot field 6
players at the scheduled start time, shall forfeit the match. The team
forfeiting shall be declared the loser by a score of three (3) goals to zero.
Players entering the match late must enter with the official’s notification. Teams may only field players from official roster.
League standings to
determine first, second, and third place will be based on the following:
LOSS=ZERO (0) POINTS
Total point ties will be
resolved by the following tiebreakers, in order:
2-Head to head matches
START OF THE GAME
The referee will ask the teams
to decide kick-off and field side options. The kick-off will be at the center
of the field at the referee whistle. The ball must move in any direction. After
a goal has been scored, the game restarts from the same midfield point. The
team not kicking off at the start of the game will take the kick-off to begin
the second half.
DURATION OF THE GAME
All games will have 30-minute
halves with a 5-minute halftime to exchange ends and break. The referee whistle
ends each period.
SCORING A GOAL
A goal shall be scored when the
entire ball crosses the goal line, not the player, in the air or on the ground
between the goal posts and under the crossbar.
OUT OF PLAY
The ball is considered out of
play when the entire ball crosses the end line or sideline.
There are no off sides.
There are no limits on
substitutions. The substitute can only enter the field after a player that is
being substituted for has fully left the field.
It is recommended to wear firm
ground cleats but turf and studs are allowed. Shin guards are mandatory.
The top needs to be the same
color. If teams are wearing the same color, the home team must wear pennies.
The goal keeper must wear a different color than the opposing team. No jeans or
khaki shorts can be worn.
The game is officiated by
a Referee designated by the CASL; their decisions are final. The Referee will
serve as timekeeper and scorekeeper. The Referee is part of the field of play and
their calls are final.
NO SLIDE TACKLE of any kind is
YELLOW CARD (The player must
leave the field of play for 5 minutes)
Argues, harasses and interferes
with the Referee
Persistently infringes the laws
of the game
Any “unfair play” or
"rough play" in the opinion of the Referee
No player can replace the
RED CARD (The player is not
permitted to re-enter the game)
When a player receives two
Serious foul play
Foul or abusive language
Any “unfair play” in the
opinion of the Referee
No player can replace the
If a player commits a serious
aggressive foul, or offends any spectator or participant of the game, the
Referee shall give them a Red Card and they shall be sent off the field without
being able to re-enter the game. If a player receives 2 Yellow Cards in a
match, then they will be ejected as well and he/she may not be replaced for the
remainder of the game.