MITB Sports Soccer games will be played in 2, 25-minute halves
separated by a very brief half time. (5 minutes max.)
There will be a running clocked maintained by a
referee/league ambassador. The clock will not stop for
Cleats and shin guards are allowed, but not
required. No metal or screw ins cleats.
3. In-game rules
● A handball is defined as being from the shoulder
down, with the hand or arm located away from the
body and causes the ball to change course.
● A handball should not be awarded if a player is ruled
to have handled the ball accidentally.
● This refers to a player either attempting to protect
himself from injury, for example by placing the
hands in front of the face and then being hit by the
ball, or a player being hit on the arm by the ball
without moving towards the ball and without being
able to move out of the way.
● A handball inside the goalie box is a penalty kick for
the other team. All other handballs are direct kicks
at the spot of the foul.
● Penalty kicks are the only exception to this rules.
● A ball that completely crosses the sideline is ruled
out of bounds, and is followed by a throw in. A
throw in must take place with both the player’s feet
on the ground, and thrown overhead.
● A goalie or a player takes an indirect kick from the
corner. If the ball goes out of the back end line and is
last touched by an offensive player, it will result in a
goal or an indirect kick. If a defensive player last
touches the ball, it will result in a corner kick for the
The goalie is allowed to either throw or drop the ball and play
from their feet. The goalkeeper must put the ball into play on his
or her own half of the field only (the ball must be touched by a
player or touch the ground on the goalkeepers half). Violation
will result in an indirect kick for the opposing team at the spot
where the ball crossed the half.
● All goal kicks must be played from the ground in
A goalie is allowed to use his or her hands inside the goalie box.
Once a goalie has possession of the ball inside the goalie box,
no player may attempt an action to dislodge the ball from the
The goalie has six seconds to get rid of the ball after making
a save. Goalie may throw or kick the ball away. They may also
during that time, hold the ball, bounce it, or throw it in the air
and catch it.
If a ball is passed (kicked) to a goalie inside the penalty or
goal box by his/her own team, they may not pick it up. If a
ball is kicked by the opposing team or headed by any player
the goalie may pick it up.