Lexington Five-a-side League

All New Turf Field!

The Pitch at LAC

3882 Mall Road

Lexington, KY 40503

  • For age groups U9 through High School
  • 6-game session
    • Session Two: January 7 – February 13
  • 5-a-side matches
  • 40 minute matches (Two 20-minute halves with a 3-minute halftime)
  • Registration Fee: $600.00 per session
  • Registration Deadline (payment must be made by these dates):
    • Session Two: December 31, 2021
  • All games held at The Pitch at LAC (3882 Mall Rd, Lexington, KY)
  • Times: Fridays (6pm-9pm), Saturdays (8am-7pm), Sundays (1pm-8pm)
  • Contact: csc.referees@gmail.com

Schedule & Standings Info

Register Team & Liability Waiver

Lexington Five-a-Side League Rules and Information

General Information

  • There is no overtime, injury time, or stoppage time.
  • Teams are comprised of four outfield players and one goalkeeper.
  • The goalkeeper must wear a different color jersey than the outfield players.
  • There is no offside.
  • Substitutions are made on the fly at the team bench.
  • Home team wears white or light color; away team wears a dark color. The offending team will be asked to change.
  • Schedules out prior to the first week of play
  • Download Liability Release Form
  • In game scores will be held at a 10 goal maximum
  • There will be a $75 fee assessed to any team wishing to make a scheduling change after the schedules are finalized during the initial scheduling period.

House Rules

  • All matches will be played with a weighted, size 4 futsal ball provided by the league.
  • The opposing team must be behind midline on kickoffs and goal kicks
  • The walls are in, the nets are out. Free kicks will be awarded at a spot closest to where the ball is deemed to be out of bounds.
  • On goalkeeper restarts – The ball must stay below shoulder level of the players on the field.
  • Accumulation of fouls – For High School divisions, each team will be allowed 5 total team fouls per game. After the 5th foul, the opposing team will be awarded a penalty kick regardless of where the foul occurred on the field. This is designed to eliminate contact and maintain focus on possession and foot skills.
  • No Heading
  • No Sliding (with exception for Goalkeeper rule listed below)
  • No scoring from kick­off.
  • Infraction on kick-offs result in a re-try, on the others the ball turns over to the opposing team.
  • Goalkeeper can not drop kick or punt the ball. Goalkeepers may NOT throw the ball overhand. Restarts by the keeper must be rolled underhand into play, or placed on the ground and passed into play. On a goal clearance (goal kick) the keeper MUST roll the ball into play and out of the penalty area. Any infraction results in a retry by the keeper/team in possession.
  • You CANNOT score from your own half (this is to limit simply hitting the ball as hard as you can down the field at the goal).
  • U9 and U10 groups ONLY — When the keeper is in possession of the ball for a goal clearance or collecting the ball in the penalty area and trying to restart. The opposing team must be behind the midcourt line. Once the ball is touched by a field player they may cross that line.
  • Game length is (two) 20 minute halves with a 3-minute halftime.
  • Actual scores are recorded, but for standings a maximum goal differential of six goals in a given game will be used.
  • When the keeper collects the ball or saves it, they may roll the ball back into play or drop the ball to the ground and pass it into play. NO THROWING, PUNTING, OR DROPKICKS.
  • When passing you may pass in the air over midcourt, IF it is determined to be a controlled play or attempt to play a teammate the ball.

Substitution Rules

  • All substitutions are on the fly, this includes goalkeeping substitutions.
  • Referees will not stop play for goalkeeping substitutions. A player must leave the field before a new player may come on.
  • Any substitute who enters the field of play before the player being replaced has completely left the field of play may be shown a yellow card.
  • All substitutions must take place in the technical area (in front of the team bench) ­­not at the halfway line.

Restarts

  • Kickoffs: are indirect. The ball may be played in any direction. Tapped balls are not in play – the ball must move a full rotation in any direction.
  • Goal Clearances: A goalkeeper may not score using his arm or hand from his own penalty area. If a goal occurs the defending goalkeeper must use his hands to roll, bounce or throw the ball from
    anywhere inside the penalty area to outside the penalty area.
  • Free Kicks: may be indirect or direct unless the foul is within the penalty arc; then it is a penalty kick. The ball must be stopped completely before the kick may be taken.
  • Penalty Kicks: Must be shot at goal by a clearly identified kicker. Defenders may not be nearer to the ball than 16 feet and must be behind an imaginary line running from touchline to touchline even with the penalty spot.
  • Distance: For all of the above, except goal clearances, opponents may not be closer to the ball than 5 yards.

Fouls & Misconduct

  • Indirect Free Kicks: (For fouls outside the penalty arc) — When a player plays in a dangerous manner, impedes an opponent (without playing the ball), slides, prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball with her hands or commits any offence for which play is stopped to caution or eject a player.
  • Direct Free Kicks: (For fouls outside the penalty arc) — When a player kicks or attempts to kick an opponent, slide tackles an opponent or slides with an opponent near (automatic yellow card/caution), jumps at an opponent, charges at an opponent, strikes or attempts to strike an opponent, pushes an opponent, holds an opponent, spits at an opponent or handles the ball deliberately.
  • Yellow Card / Caution: A player receiving a yellow card/caution may be sent to the bench at the referee’s discretion, and a substitute player will be allowed on in their place.
  • Red Card / Ejection: The offending player must least the field and team bench area for the duration of the match. The offending team must play down for the remainder of the match.
  • Accumulated Fouls / AFPK (rule will only apply to U13 and older teams): Each team will be allowed 5 total team fouls per game. After the 5th foul, the opposing team will be awarded a penalty kick regardless of where the foul occurred on the field. This is designed to eliminate contact and maintain focus on possession and foot skills.

The Goalkeeper

  • Must wear a different color shirt. They may wear long pants and/or other padding as deemed safe by the match referee.
  • Goalkeepers may only slide to gain possession of the ball, when not controlled by the opposing team. They may not slide and into or towards and create contact with an opposing player.
  • As an example: Team A is dribbling towards the goal on a break away and has control of the ball, the keeper of team B may come out but may not slide into or towards the player in control. If Team A is not in direct control of the ball the keeper may slide out to recover the ball, while leading with their hands and NOT legs/feet.
  • May receive a kick-in directly.
  • May kick the ball directly over the half­way line.
  • May score directly with his feet during the run of play.
  • May not punt or drop­ kick the ball. (Ball must settle to the ground or be touched first, no “air” under the ball when kicked.)
  • May not possess the ball for more than four seconds in their own half.
  • Goalkeepers may NOT throw the ball overhand (new). Restarts by the keeper must be rolled underhand into play, or placed on the ground and passed into play. On a goal clearance (goal kick) the keeper MUST roll the ball into play and out of the penalty area. Any infraction results in a retry by the keeper/team in possession.

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