Basketball Rules

Adult League Rules Follow NFHS Rules except for below

  • Minimum 7 subscribers per team

  • Game begins promptly at the start time

  • Teams are allowed to start with 4 players. If a team does not have 4 players within 5 minutes of the start time, that team forfeits. No refunds are given and those games will not be rescheduled. 

  • There are two 20 minute halves and a two minute halftime

  • One two minute (sudden death) overtime if tied at the end of regulation

  • Shoot one & one (bonus) on the 7th foul of each half

  • Shoot two shots on 10th foul

  • Home team provides the ball. Ball must be Men’s regulation size (29.5).

  • Ejection from contest will result in a 1 game suspension (out of the current game and the next game).

  • Foul out on 6 fouls.

  • One timeout per half. Timeouts do not carry over.

Soccer Rules

All basic rules of play as described by FIFA will be used with adaptations and exceptions as noted below.

The Field of Play

For our 6v6 or 7v7 leagues, dimensions are approximately 60-80 yards x 30-40 yards (depends on venue)

Number of Players:

A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than seven (7) players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than five (5) players. Note- A five-minute grace period will be given before a forfeit is issued.

Substitutions: Unlimited substitutions can be made. All substitutions must be made near midfield with the player coming off in the same area as the player going on.

All players must be on the roster with a signed waiver in order to play. Players may not play on multiple teams in the same league.

The Players Equipment:

Conform to FIFA. Shin guards under socks are highly recommended!

All teams should have matching colored jerseys. In the case of similar team colors, the home team will be required to change to a color accepted by the referee. The uniform of the goalkeeper must be distinctly different in color from the basic colors of the competing teams and the referee.


However, soft braces can be worn, with final judgment as to safety at the discretion of the referee.


A referee will be appointed to each game to enforce the rules, keep the official clock, and most importantly, maintain safety.

Their decisions connected to the game shall be final and unquestionable (no protests). They also have the power to suspend a game at any time if they feel that the safety of players, coaches, spectators, or them

The Duration of the Game:

Conform to FIFA. A coin flip will determine which team will start with the ball.

Ball In and Out of Play:

Conform to FIFA.

Method of Scoring:

Conform to FIFA.


There is not offsides rules for 6v6 or 7v7 soccer.

Fouls and Misconduct:

Conform to FIFA with the following exceptions:

  • Slides or slide tackles – Slides and slide tackles are not permitted. Any sort of slide by a field player whether going for the ball or not, no matter if contact is made or not, is considered a slide. The penalty is a direct free kick for the opposing team. If any of the above is committed by a defending player within the penalty area, a penalty kick should be awarded against their team.

  • Red Cards- If a player receives a red card, they are required to leave the field and the team must play down a man for the remainder of the game. The carded player is also required to sit out the next game in the tournament.

Areena has the right to expel players from games for serious offenses (fighting, threatening players or referee, etc).

Free kick:

All free kicks will be indirect.

Penalty kick:

Conform to FIFA with the exceptions that the penalty mark is at nine (9) yards and that players other than the kicker and defending goalkeeper are at least ten (10) yards from the penalty mark.


Conform to FIFA.

Goal kick:

Conform to FIFA.

Corner kick:

Conform to FIFA.

General Rules:

Unsportsmanlike Behavior - Unsportsmanlike behavior from players, coaches, or spectators will not be accepted and will be handled accordingly by referees and/or Areena Staff.

Forfeits: A team will be issued a forfeit if they do not have enough players to field an eligible team or if they are found to have used illegal players.

Inclement Weather: Safety is our number one concern. If the referee feels the conditions are unsafe, then they have the right to suspend the game. Any game suspended after half the game was completed, will be considered final if they are unable to finish the game within their time limit. All other games will be resumed once it is deemed safe to play.

Participant Waiver Forms: All participants must have a signed waiver on file prior to playing in any game.


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