Fusion Soccer is an adult coeed league. No one under the age of 18 years old is permitted to participate. All players are required to sign a waiver form per team in which they participate. Players must also appear on the team's online roster (which has a cap of 30 members). Fusion League Photo Id is also manditory for each player.
Players can play only on one team per night per season.
FIFA rules honored with following exceptions:
No sliding or slide tackling allowed. (except keeper in area while making a save in a safe manner)
Unlimited substitutions on the fly. (except goalkeeper- stoppage of play)
A player who receives a yellow card must sub-out, but may re-enter at next eligible opportunity.
A player who receives a red card will be sent off the field for the remainder of the match and must leave the entire field area. That player will also receive a minimum one week league suspension. Teams do not play short on field after send off (indoor only).
All players must wear shin guards in order to play. (under socks)
All restarts are indirect. (opponents to be 5 yards away from the ball)
Penalty shots will be enforced - taken by a player who was on the field (7 yards distance if no markings are provided)
No offside, no 3-line rule enforecment(indoor only)
Note - Field #4 at Soccer West and calgary central sportsplex do allow outdoor shoes to be used.
Kick in are restarts for side-outs at viperdome, vision sports and soccer west #4 (unboarded fields)
At Okotokos and Soccer Annex the boarded fields with plexiglass and netting the ball is in play unless it hits the netting or roof.
Matches are 60 minutes (25 minute halves, with 5 minutes intermission and 3 minutes start up). Referees will start game clock at times specified on schedule, even if teams are not yet prepared to take the field. Games sheets and player cards are to be completed and handed in to referee prior to kick off..
Of the fiive field players (ignoring the goalkeeper), no more than 3 can be men. There are typically 2 women and 3 men on the field in order to start a match. A game can be played with only one woman, but that team will play one short on the field. Ball is out of bounds if it strikes the roof or netting.
Minimum number of player to play a match is 4- 2 guys, 1 gal and a keeper.
The league and referees reserve the right to adapt league rules to fit expected or unexpected situations resulting from, player/team conduct, and field conditions to ensure the safety of all players and to maintain the integrity of the league. Also, referees may stop or conclude a game at any point due to poor sportsmanship by players.
If a referee terminates a game due to misconduct of players or spectators, the offending team will forfeit the game and be charged a default fine and a 5-0 loss to be recorded regardless of the score-line at the time of the incident. Any assault on an official will result in a league ban for the player(s) involved.
If there is a conflict in shirt color, the home team will change shirts. All teams should bring both jersey sets to accommodate this. The league will expect teams to have 8 inch numbers on the back of these playing shirts. Players are not permitted to wear jewelry other than wedding bands or medical alerts. Any object which might cause injury to others should be removed. (No watches, sunglasses, hats)
Rosters are locked after week ten of the season. Note use of illegal players will result in a 5-0 loss and $50 fine. All players
Playoffs will be determined on the number of points. If there is a tie, the result of head-to-head competition will determine standings. If teams tied in head-to-head, then best goals against will determine standing. If still tied, goals for, will determine standings. If a tie still exists, a coin flip will determine standings.
During playoffs penalty shots will determine winner if tied at the end of match play. Best of five with male/female alternate kickers, though-out roster if needed. Sudden death if tied after 5 shots.
Defaults a 5-0 loss as well as a $50 fine . A default will be considered at 10 minutes past match start time is a team fails to field the minimum number of player.
Notes:1) An intentional foot pass back to the keeper = no hands
Recruiting and Poaching
Players are always able to do what they want, anytime. Players move at season's end from team to team or night to night for various reasons. (Personality conflicts, change in schedule, etc.) In the spirit of good sportsmanship and to avoid bringing the game into disrepute, the following "Poaching" guideline has been implemented. Any team which, through its captain or representatives attempts to induce a registered player from any other team within the league of leaving his/her team before the end of the current season shall be deemed to have committed on offense. Recruiting shall include, but not be limited to: using current players to persuade players from other teams to transfer; providing incentives to players such as reduction in fees, trips, uniforms or other equipment.
Friendly and fun competition is what this league is all about. This is the wrong league to play in if you are attempting to build a "stacked team". As a result of this policy any player who quits a team during a current season will not be allowed to play with any other team during that season. The exception would be in the case of a team which folds during a season; those players would then be considered "Free". Violation of this policy will result in the removal of the offending team from the league.
These rules are subject to amendment or revision by Fusion Soccer Inc. and have been accepted, as written herein, this 08th day of Jan., 2017.