General tournament rules apply in areas not covered by these rules.
Law 1 The Field of Play
The field size is determined by facility used and marked
Law 2 The Ball
The game ball shall be size 5
Law 3 The Players
A match may not start or continue if either team has fewer
than 5 players on the field. Unlimited substitutions shall be allowed.
No players may be added or alterations made to the game
sheet after the commencement of the second half.
Law 5 The Referee
The Referee Assignor will assign two ASA registered Referee
for each scheduled game. Games can proceed with 1 official.
Law 7 The Duration of
A match lasts for two equal halves of 25 minutes each. There
is no allowance for time lost. Teams must have the minimum number of players
(see Law 3) by ten (10) minutes after the scheduled game time. A game shall be
declared valid if, in the referee's estimation, at least 2/3 of the game has
There are no timeouts in the FC Memorial Tournament.
Law 9 The Ball in and
out of Play
The ball is out of play when it touches the ceiling.
Restart: Throw-in to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball, at
the touchline closest to where the ball touched the ceiling.
Law 11 Offside
Off Side will be at half as per FIFA rules. No offsides for U9 games.
Law 12 Fouls and
All yellow and red card offences are to be recorded by the
referee on the applicable game sheet.
Players receiving 2 yellow or 1 red will not be eligible to
play the following game. Receiving a red card is an automatic 1 game
Spitting on the field is a sending off offense.
At no time do teams play shorthanded but players receiving 2
yellows or a red card are ineligible to play the following game.
Law 13 Free Kicks
Until the ball is in play all opponents must remain at least
5 yards from the ball, unless they are on their own goal line between the
goalposts. (Indirect and Direct kicks apply)
Law 14 The Penalty
The penalty mark for 7v7 games is 9 yards from the goal line
The penalty mark for 9v9 games is 9 yards from the goal
Note: The penalty Mark may be outside the penaly area
depending on the field of play. Players may not encroach closer to the goal than the
penalty mark and must remain at least 5 yards from the ball on all sides.