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Movedon Soccer League

Rules and Policies



General Information

  1. The League Director shall act upon any and all situations not covered explicitly in these rules. All decisions will be final.

  2. Movedon Soccer League offers a Soccer Program for the recreational enjoyment of the participants. Movedon Soccer League is the sole governing body of this program.

  3. Movedon Soccer League reserves the right to expel any team from the league for reasons of conduct, failure to observe rules, regulations, and procedures and/or failure to field a team for 2 or more games. Written notification of such actions will be provided to the individual and/or team manager.

  4. The current FIFA Laws of the Game with the amendments included within this document will be the rules of competition for outdoor play. Teams are responsible for knowing the rules.

  5. The game shall be played between two teams 11 Co-Ed players (at least 3 female) each for full field games. A team may play with only 2 female players but must play with a total of only 10 players until a 3rd female enters the field. A team may also play with only 1 female player but must play with a total of only 9 players until a 2nd or 3rd female enters the field.

  6. It is essential that the necessary safety rules are followed at all times without exception. It is essential for all players to enter the game with the attitude that this is a recreational activity, which contact can occur and that good sportsmanship will always prevail.

Inclement Weather & Rescheduled Games:

A final decision will be made at least 2 hours prior to game time. In the event that inclement weather may cancel games.

  1. The Manager/Coach will receive a call and email. Only Managers/Coaches should call and notify their players. Please call if there is any doubt about whether games will play.

  2. Games that are called due to lightning or other unsafe playing conditions will be played or called at the discretion of the center referee. The referee may opt for a waiting time up to 10 minutes to determine if conditions will improve to acceptable playing conditions. The game clock continues to run during the waiting time.

  3. If a game is called prior to half time, the game will be rescheduled and no score will be entered until the rescheduled game. If a game is called after one half of the game has been completed, the score at the time the game was called will be recorded as the official score and the game will not be rescheduled.

Rescheduled Games:

  1. A preliminary schedule will be released at the Captainâ??s Meeting about a week prior to the start of the league.

  2. If your team is unable to attend your scheduled game, you must contact us at least 36 hours prior to the game. If your request in less than 36 hours from game day your team will be charge the officiating and administration fees of: $75. This fee will be paid before your next scheduled game or your team will be taken off the schedule.

  3. Make-up games may be scheduled at any time. Original schedules may change. Any changes will result in a notification via phone and email to the team Manager/Coach.

Team Fees

  1. All remaining Teams League Fees are due in full by the first scheduled game. Payments are accepted online or in cash or check (make payment out to â??Movedon Sportsâ??)

  2. All members of the team must be notated on a Team Roster and submitted to the league at the start of the third week of scheduled games. Players not included on the team roster are not eligible for play after the rosters are locked, unless they join as a free agent and pay separately.

  3. Players may play on multiple teams throughout the season as the schedule allows, however they must chose one team to play on for the Tournament and they must be on that teamâ??s final roster.

  4. There are no refunds on team fees after the first scheduled game.

Movedon Additional Laws of the Game

  1. FIFA Laws of the game apply with the following modifications.

  2. Length of Play â?? games will be 2 x 40 minutes halves, 3 minute half-time.

  3. Divisions: Games are played full field, 11 v 11 players, Men and Women

(at least 3 females per team). A team may play with only 2 female players but must play with a total of only 10 players until a 3rd female enters the field. A team may also play with only 1 female player but must play with a total of only 9 players until a 2nd or 3rd female enters the field.

  1. NO SLIDE TACKLES INVOLVING PLAYERS. Anything going to the ground near an opposing player is deemed a slide tackle. Slide tackles only involving yourself are permissible

  2. Players may be added to the roster up to the start of the third week. If additional players are added, they must join as a free agent and pay separately, then they will be added to the team. Players may not be added during any playoff competition, or tournament play. NO GUEST PLAYERS DURING PLAY-OFFS!

  3. Ball In & Out of Play â?? Ball remains in play within the touchlines and goal lines. Each team is required to bring two game balls per game, submitted and approved by the referee.

  1. Player substitutions: substitutions can be made during the course of play; players must enter and leave the field at the halfway line. Player leaving the field must be completely off the field before the substitute may enter.

Game Day Procedure

  1. Team/Player check-in: All players must be present, dressed and ready for play at least 5 minutes before scheduled game time.

  2. If a team has an outstanding balance the team will not be allowed to check in until the issue is resolved.

  3. Teams may pick up individual players for single games as long as the players sign and pay the player fee for their team roster.

  4. Teams and Spectators:

    1. Full field games â?? teams and coaches/managers may set up equipment and gear a minimum of 5 feet outside the side lines. Spectators may sit or stand beyond this point as well.

  5. Teams must have a minimum of 7 players to start the game. Opponents have the following options:

    1. Ask for an immediate forfeit or

    2. Start the game clock and allow the team up to 10 minutes to get enough legal players before the forfeit is declared.

  6. In the event a game is forfeited the teams will be allowed to use the field for a limited time to practice/scrimmage. If both teams agree, the assigned referee will officiate a scrimmage game. The field must be vacated 10 minutes prior to the next scheduled start.


  1. Jersey:

  1. All teams must have jerseys with visible numbers. No Jersey, no play. T shirts in uniform color scheme are acceptable.

  2. Numbers are required on the back of the uniform jersey (minimum of 6 inches). No duplicate numbers.

  1. Shorts: players will wear like color shorts or sweatpants.

  2. Shoes: Only one piece molded rubber shoes are acceptable. No screw-in cleats.

  3. Shinguards: All players must wear shin guards.

  4. Jewelry: all jewelry must be removed. This includes weddings rings. Exception: Medical IDâ??s and religious emblems can be worn if made safe to the discretion of the referees.

  5. Any player that cannot meet all of the above minimum requirements will not be allowed to participate in the game. Any equipment in question should be brought to the attention of the referee prior to the start of the game.

Disciplinary Action

  1. FIFA Laws of the game apply.

    1. Cautions (Yellow Cards) and Send Offs (Red Cards) are recorded and monitored. Cautions and send-offs will result in player suspensions. Player fines apply as follows.

    2. Fines must be paid in cash to MoveDon Soccer League for a player to return to play.

      1. Accumulation of three (3) yellow cards in a season = 1 game suspension, and a $50.00 fine.

      2. Two (2) yellow cards in a single game = red card. Player must sit out the remainder of that game, must sit out the next scheduled game, a player sent off may not be substituted for, $50.00 fine.

      3. Red Card (Send Off) â?? player is expelled for the remainder of the game, will receive a minimum of one (1) game suspension. $50.00 fine.

      4. Red Card for Serious Foul Play, Violent Conduct, or Foul and Abusive Language will receive a suspension, minimum of 2 games and may result in further suspension to the discretion of Movedon Soccer League. Minimum fine of $50.00.

      5. Any player accumulating 2 or more red cards in any 12-month period will be subject to suspension from the Movedon Soccer League.

    3. Any player, coach or spectator sent off must leave the facility by their own means.


  1. MoveDon Soccer League has established a â??LABâ?? League Advisory Board for the purpose of addressing official protests raised by individual players or teams.

  2. No protests shall be received or considered if it is based solely on the accuracy of judgment on the part of the officials (judgment calls).

  3. The protest will be made within 30 minutes of the game completion.

  4. Protest forms will be filled out with the head referee or league representative. The coach/manager will complete the protest form.

  5. The Team Manager signs the Protest Form, attaches $50 cash and submits it to the head referee or league representative. The protest will be sent to all members of the LAB for review. A decision will be rendered within one week from submission. If a protest is upheld, the $50 will be returned to the team applying the protest, if denied the $50 shall be deposited in the LAB fund. Decisions affecting scores will be adjusted to standings within one week of the decision.


  1. League champions will receive individual awards. The number of awards will be equal to the number of paid participants on the roster, no more than 20 and will be provided to the Team Manager/Coach for distribution to the team.

  2. League Champions will also receive $25 off the next seasonâ??s Team Registration Fee.

  3. Tie breakers:

  1. Goal Differential

  2. Head to Head Record

  3. Goals Against

  4. Goals For

  5. Coin Toss

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