Oly-Pen Sports uses the Official Rules of Indoor Soccer as published by the US Indoor Soccer Association as a base for our rules of play with the exception of our "Facility" Rules which are listed below.
Oly-Pen Sports Facility Rules
U8 and below will use a size 3 | U9 through U12 will use a size 4 | U13 and above will use a size 5 ball
Ages U8 and below will play on the small field, without goal keepers, 4 vs 4 on the field
Ages U9 through U12 will play on the big field with goal keepers and 6 vs 6 on the field (7 total)
Ages U13 and above will play on the big field with goal keepers and 5 vs 5 on the field (6 total)
Shinguards are required for all play
No dangerous objects (hard casts without padding, jewelry, watches or other objects that could injure) This includes fitbits and fitness watches. (These may be worn under a wrist band) ***This rule will be enforced heavily starting November 16th, If you don't have a wrist band and want to wear your watch/fitness tracker, you will be able to purchase a wrist band at Guest Services***
Cleats are not allowed on our indoor playing surfaces. Turf shoes, Tennis shoes and indoor shoes only.
Duration of the Game
Games on the small field will consist of four, 10 minute quarters and will kick off on the half hour of every hour
Games on the large fields will consist of two, 22.5 minute halves. Field 1 will kick off on the hour, Field 2 on the 1/4 hour.
All free kicks on the small field will be indirect
Penalty Kicks will be taken at the top of the arch with all other players behind the attacking line. Penalty kicks will be given if:
A. A foul in the box is committed by the last defender. B. A foul in the box is committed that warrants a time penalty
All other fouls in the box will be a free kick at the top of the arch with a wall allowed
All opponents must be 15 feet from the ball on all restarts
On keeper restarts or free kicks in the defensive arch, the opposing team must be 15' away from the arch until the ball is in play
In youth leagues U12 and below, the opposing players must retreat to the attacking line for keeper restarts
You may not go to the ground with any part of the body in order to play the ball. No sliding, no sliding kicks, no sliding blocks. If in
the opinion of the referee, you could not play the ball without going to ground, a foul will be called
AN INTENTIONAL SLIDE TACKLE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC 2 MINUTE PENALTY.
Any player taking a forceful shot above the waist of any other player and striking or intimidating that player will have a foul called.
Continued use of extreme and uncontrolled force will result in time penalties to the discretion of the official.
THIS RULE APPLIES TO WOMEN'S C AND ALL COED LEVELS AS WELL AS YOUTH U12 AND BELOW
When a team gains a goal differential of +5 goals, they will be forced to remove one field player until the goal differential is +4 goals
or less. If a time penalty is given to a team playing short handed, they will take an additional field player off. If the goal differential
drops below 5, the time penalty must still be served in full unless another goal is scored by the opponent.
In youth leagues U12 and below, the mercy rule takes effect at a +3 goal differential.
Blue Cards are for serious violations of the rules
Yellow Cards are a warning that the next card displayed will be red
Red Cards are disqualification from the game
A 2 minute time penalty will be given for Blue Card offenses
Goal keepers must serve their own time penalties
A player receiving 2 blue cards will be shown a yellow card, notifying them that their next card will be red
If a player receives an accumulation red card (three blue cards in one game) the player is ejected and the team will have a 2 minute
Any player that receives a straight red card will be ejected from the game and the team will serve a 5 minute time penalty in full
regardless of whether or not the other team scores.
There will be no delayed penalties. If a situation warrants a time penalty, the referee will give it at that moment regardless of an
Goal keepers must release a Keeper Restart outside of the arch for play to begin
Keepers will have 5 seconds to put the ball in play outside of the arch on any stoppages
Keepers will have a 5 second limit on ANY possession inside the arch whether with the foot or hand. Failure to get the ball out of the
box in 5 seconds will result in a free kick for the opponents at the top of the arch.
Suspensions and Ejections
Any player receiving a Red Card is required to leave the facility immediately.
Red cards will be assessed a MANDATORY 1 week suspension from all play at the facility
All red cards will be reviewed by management and additional fines and/or suspension time will be added within 5 days of the incident
Fighting and trying to instigate a fight will not be tolerated and will carry heavy suspensions and fines
Please email with any questions or concerns about our rules.