3v3 Christmas Classic Rules

RULES


Games will be played with official FIFA soccer rules. Any exceptions will be listed below.

Number of players per team:

Teams can roster a maximum of 5 players –
three field players and two substitutes. Teams can roster less than six players if they choose (A team must have a minimum of 3 field players). Players may only play on one team per age group.

Goalies:
There are no goalies in 3v3

Game Duration: The games are a minimum 15 minutes or maximum 20 minutes. They are played straight through, there is no half time. Rock, Paper, Scissors will determine who starts with the ball. Games during Pool Play that are tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Games during the Playoffs / Championship Rounds that are tied after regulation play shall proceed to a) 5 minute sudden death. If still tied b) 3 minute 2v2 sudden death. If still tied c) Shoot-out

Play-off Penalty Kick Shoot Out
If there’s no winner after the official game and two rounds of sudden death the game will go to shoot-outs. A coin toss will decide team-kicking order. The three players from each team remaining on the field at the end of the game will be the only players to kick for their team. The remaining three field players after overtime regulation will rotate, alternating teams with each kick. The first round of shootouts will consist of each player kicking once (round of 3 players shooting per team). The team with the most goals after the first round will be considered the winner. If the score remains tied after the first round of penalty kicks, the same 3 players will alternate in the same order in a sudden death penalty kick format until one-team scores unanswered.
Substitution: Substitutions can be made on the fly.

Kick Offs / Kick Ins / Direct and Indirect Kicks / Goal Kicks / Penalty Kicks:
Kick Offs

May be kicked in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick off (ball must be 100% over the mid-line to be considered on the offensive half of the field). The kick off is an indirect kick.

Kick-ins

The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline, rather than thrown in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched and changes position. This is an indirect kick, and a goal cannot be scored from this kick.

Direct and in-direct kicks

All dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks, hand balls) are indirect.

Corner kicks

There are no corner kicks, if the ball goes out at the end line it is always a goal kick.

Goal kicks

May be taken from any point of the end line. All Goal Kicks are indirect kicks.

Penalty kicks

Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are DIRECT kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.

Five-Yard Rule
In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the penalty.

Goal Scoring
A goal may only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the team’s offensive half on the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half of the field and cannot be touching the mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensive half kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits another player (offensive or defensive) in their offensive half, and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the defensive half and is not touched before the ball rests in the goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. A goal cannot be scored from an indirect kick, such as a kick-in from out-of-bounds.

Goal Keepers / Off-sides / Slide Tackling / Hand Ball Clarification:
There are no Goalkeepers in 3v3 Soccer, we don’t play with offside and no slide tackling is allowed. If a player is sliding for the ball, contact with any player(s) from the other team is NOT ALLOWED. If a player slides and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.

Hand Ball Clarification
Deliberate handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A penalty kick.

Standings:

  1. a) 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and zero for a loss

  2. b) If standings are tied Goals For/Against total will be used

  3. c) If still tied Goals For will be used

­­­TIME

FIELD

TEAM

 

TIME

FIELD

TEAM

300-315

Field One

KILLER BEES V TEAM GILMORE

 

540-555

Field One

GOLDEN CLEATS V BARCA GIRLS

300-315

Field Two

TEAM HORTON V BIG MAC ATTACK

 

540-555

Field Two

U9/10 FINAL

300-315

Field Three

GOLDEN GALS V TEAM DAL BELLO

 

540-555

Field Three

TEAM JURMAIN V GUELPH GRYPHONS

320-335

Field One

SANTA’S SOCCER ELVES V TIC TAC GOALS

 

600-615

Field One

TEAM SANDHU V FLAMES

320-335

Field Two

CAST V THE PROFESSORS

 

600-615

Field Two

ERIN UNITED V TEAM DAVIS

320-335

Field Three

GOLDEN CLEATS V SUSHI FC

 

600-615

Field Three

 1ST PLACE V 4th PLACE

340-355

Field One

KILLER BEES V TEAM HORTON

 

620-635

Field One

2nd PLACE V 3rd PLACE

340-355

Field Two

BIG MAC ATTACK V TEAM GILMORE

 

620-635

Field Two

TEAM JURMAIN V FLAMES

340-355

Field Three

GOLDEN GALS V SANTA’S SOCCER ELVES

 

620-635

Field Three

TEAM DAVIS V TEAM SANDHU

400-415

Field One

TIC TAC GOALS V TEAM DAL BELLO

 

640-655

Field One

GUELPH GRYPHONS V ERIN UNITED

400-415

Field Three

KILLER BEES V BIG MAC ATTACK

 

640-655

Field Two

U11/U12 FINAL

400-415

Field Two

BARCA GIRLS V SUSHI FC

 

700-715

Field One

TEAM JURMAIN V ERIN UNITED

420-435

Field One

TEAM DAL BELLO V SANTA’S SOCCER ELVES

 

700-715

Field Three

TEAM SANDHU V GUELPH GRYPHONS

420-435

Field Two

TEAM GILMORE V TEAM HORTON

 

700-715

Field Two

DAVIS V FLAMES

420-435

Field Three

GOLDEN GALS V TIC TAC GOALS

 

720-735

Field One

1st PLACE V 4TH PLACE

440-455

Field One

THE PROFESSORS V GOLDEN CLEATS

 

720-735

Field Two

    2nd PLACE V 3rd PLACE

440-455

Field Three

SUSHI FC V CAST

 

740-755

Field Two

                             U13/U15 FINAL

440-455

Field Two

POOL A 1ST PLACE V POOL B 2ND PLACE

 

 

 

Text Box:

500-515

Field One

BARCA GIRLS V CAST

 

RED

U9/10

500-515

Field Three

SUSHI FC V THE PROFESSORS

 

GREEN

U11/12

500-515

Field Two

POOL B 1ST PLACE V POOL A 2ND PLACE

 

PURPLE

U13-15

520-535

Field One

BARCA GIRLS V THE PROFESSORS

 

 

 

520-535

Field Three

CAST V THE GOLDEN CLEATS

 

 

 

520-535

Field Two

U9/10 FINAL