PLAYING RULES

Competition Details

Competition

The Super 6 Soccer competition usually involves 1 or 2 round of games depending on the number of teams in each division (0- 7 team comp has two rounds 10-12 team comp 1 round). Semi final and final draw will be notified to participants following completion of the round.

Trophy and medals awarded to winning team and medals to the runner up. Best player awards will be presented at the end of the competition. Additional awards may be awarded depending on availability eg Outback Steakhouse Dinner team dinner vouchers, or discount coupons.

Points and finals

Win: 3 points Draw: 1 point   Loss: 0 points .No bonus points, ranking will be based on goal difference, followed by most goals scored. Finals will be top 2 for divisions with 5-7 teams and top 4 for divisions with 10-12 teams.

Top 4 semi finals, no extra time or penalty shoot if drawn after full time, highest placed team goes though to final. Grand final will go to penalty shoot out if drawn after full time.

Evening play

Each evening of competition will commence about 4.40pm for juniors and 6.25 pm for adults. Teams must start play at the scheduled kick off times notified to them.  Teams playing the final games of each evening of competition are responsible for carrying one set of portable goals and 4 goal pegs back to the dressing shed. Teams that do not bring their goals back to the shed will be deducted points.

Pitch

Adult and juinor teams (U8-U15)
Size of pitch is approximately 48m x 30m. Goal area semi circle of 6m radius.

Juniors (U6 & U7)

Size of pitch is approximately 30m x 24m, no goal area or goal keepers
Referees
Referees will be provided. Verbal or physical abuse of a referee will not be tolerated. Any player abusing a referee will be sent off and suspended.  That player’s team may, at the competition manager’s discretion, get points deducted for the behaviour. Team’s spectators who verbally abuse or threaten a referee will result in a 3-point deduction for the team.

Registration Checks

The referee or a roaming official will undertake registration checks from time to time using the original registration sheet received by Super 6 Soccer. Teams/ team captains must cooperate with officials by helping with this process eg Photo ID checks.

Unregistered Players/ players used from other teams
Teams playing a disqualified, unregistered player or a player from another team automatically forfeit the game and fined $100. If it happens twice teams will be banned from the competition. Teams must not interchange players. If teams use players from another team and found guilty risk losing any points received for that game. If it happens twice Super 6 Soccer may expel the team from the competition.
 
You can register new players up until the 5th round, so don’t risk it.  Teams can only borrow players from other teams once they declare a forfeit so a friendly can be played. Please note players can register for more than 2 teams but must pay the additional registration fee.

Forfeit


Forfeited games result in 3 points being credited to the non-forfeiting team. The forfeiting team will be fined $60 for the forfeit (if Super 6 soccer is not notified 24 hours before kick off); failure to pay will result in expulsion from the competition, without refund.

Teams forfeiting 3 times will be expelled from the competition, without refund. So if your players are unreliable, register more! Super 6 Soccer may expel any team that forfeits 3 games without valid cause.  No refunds will be paid to teams expelled or withdraw from the competition.

Expulsion/withdrawal


Super 6 Soccer reserves the right to expel or suspend Players or teams involved in any sort of on or off field violence, including verbal abuse of officials- without any refund.

Team Withdrawal  


If a team withdraws from a competition, all previous games played against this team will be nullified (win, lose or draw).    No refunds will be paid to teams expelled or withdrawn from the competition.

Wet Weather


If its been raining it is the responsibility of each player and team to check the website for updates to see if games are still on or cancelled.  We have scheduled one extra week to play cancelled games because of rain or lighting. After we have used this spare week up and it rains and the round is cancelled all teams will then receive a point. The games will not be played at another time.

Lightning

In spring and summer we sometimes have thunderstorms and lightning. If lighting is too close while games are on we will stop all games and ask all players and spectators to take cover. It’s happened before and will more than likely happen again. When it does we usually wait till it passes and make an assessment or recommence or suspend all remaining games for that round. We ask people to take cover in the dressing rooms or in their cars or over at the bowling club. If play is suspended for more than 30 minutes, all remaining games will be called off.

Teams

Player Numbers

Each squad is to comprise at least 8 players and a maximum of 12.  Teams to field 6 players including a goalkeeper for each game (Under 8 – Senior Teams).  Goalkeeper is to wear a shirt coloured different to outfield players. 
Under 6 and 7 teams will be 5 a side with no goal keeper. Teams will be permitted to commence play with not less than 4 players and bring on any late arriving players after kick off. Teams must finish play with at least 5 players or forfeit the game. Games will not be delayed for teams short of players waiting for their players to turn up.


Substitutes

Unlimited provided replacement does not enter play until player being replaced has left field.  To be taken from halfway at orange flag

Footwear


Boots with moulded studs only; players with screw ins or metal studs will not be allowed to play.  Touch football trainers or “grass cats” are acceptable.

Shin pads


Must be worn; this is not negotiable. Players will be asked to leave the field if they are found not to be wearing shin pads

Uniform/Kit


Teams to field players wearing same colour shirts and must be numbered. Numbers must match the numbers provided in original team registration form.  Super 6 Soccer now offers adult teams the option to purchase uniforms all pre-numbered. Teams will not be allowed to play unless shirts are numbered. Bibs provided when colours of opposing teams similar. Teams must provide an updated registration sheet if shirt numbers and their allocations change.

Balls


All balls will be supplied - We don’t have ball boys or girls, so it is each teams responsibility to ensure balls do not go missing. Balls must be retrieved during game time; substitutes and goalkeepers are responsible for retrieving balls. Balls must be returned to referee at the end of each game

Goals

Goals are erected and pegged into ground on each field by Super 6 Soccer staff. Teams playing the last games on a field are responsible for bringing the goals (still fully in tact or assembled with net still on the goal) back to dressing sheds (East side or Men’s side). Each goal contains 4 metal pegs that must also be brought back to shed and place in box provided. Super 6 staff will disassemble goals and store in shed. Failure of teams to bring back a goal will result in a 3-point deduction. This is a condition of entry.

Game Rules

Duration

Adult games

  • Each game will start on or close to scheduled time, any delays will result in a shortened game length.
  • Each game 34 minutes in duration with 17 minutes played in each half. 
  • 1-minute break, quick drink and back on the field; teams to swap ends and recommence play immediately.

Junior games

  • Each game will start on or close to scheduled time, any delays will result in a shortened game length.
  • Each game 30 minutes in duration with 15 minutes played in each half.
  • 1-minute break, quick drink and back on the field; teams to swap ends and recommence play immediately

Entering the playing Field

Spectators, coaches or substitutes are not allowed to enter the field of play under any other circumstances other than described below. We take this very seriously and will throw teams out if this happens!

A substitute can come onto field to replace another player and must only come on from the centre where the orange flag is placed.

A substitute or coach can attend to an injured player.

Warm up areas

Due to an increase in the number of fields there will only be only a couple of small areas where you can kick a ball or warm up. These. You are not allowed to kick the ball or warm up outside these designated warm up areas. If teams continue to ignore this rule they will be deducted points

Bad Language

Women and children are usually present, and neighbours are often out walking their dogs or in close proximity.  We do not tolerate bad language used in our competitions and teams and their spectators who have continued to use excessive bad language have not been accepted back into the competition.  Referees will caution players for using excessive bad language. Referees will report on teams spectators who continue to use bad language. Teams will lose points if they or their spectators use inappropriate or bad language.

Alcohol

Alcohol is not to be consumed by anyone on Centenary Park or Ted Horwood Reserve while Super 6 soccer games are in progress.

Parking

Croydon -There will be limited parking this season but the clever people will park at West Sport Club/ Bowling club car park free of charge and right next to Centenary Park.  Don’t park in peoples driveways and please respect the locals i.e. access to their properties and noise, when coming and going. Cars parked in driveways will be towed away!
'The Hills' - Plenty of parking in car park!

Rubbish

Please put all your rubbish in the bins provided, especially tape and empty drink bottles, enough said!