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2022 Neptune Recreation Soccer Division III Game Rules for Coaches and Players


Teams should arrive prior to scheduled start time and be dressed and ready to play.

Games are 7 v 7 including the goalie.

Games will be two 20 minutes halves

Ball size – 4

Field size – 35 yards x 55 yards

No offsides

Goalies are not allowed to punt the ball.

Substitutions allowed on any stoppage of play. No subs on the fly.

Build Out Line: The build out line is being implemented to help the defensive team, and is approximately halfway between the end of the penalty box and midfield. The rule is the following – When the goalie has the ball in his/her hand the opposing team must retreat behind the build out line. Once the goalie puts the ball in play it’s live and the opposing team may cross the build out line. The same applies when the defensive team has a goal kick. The opposing team retreats behind the build out line. Once the ball is kicked and leaves the penalty area it is live and the opposing team may cross the line. The team in possession of the ball does not have to be behind the build out line.

No parents on the field.

No coaching from behind the goals. Players and coaches not in the game should be along the team sidelines near midfield. Parents are expected to be on the opposite side of the field than the team.

In the event of a foul throw players will be allowed to throw the ball in again. Referees, and or coaches should instruct players on a proper throw in.

Goal kicks have to leave the penalty area before being touched by a player on either team.

Please do not run up the scores.

Have fun!